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Taste of Music Nightlife in Kingston Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica is a vibrant capital city that is home to some of the best nightlife experiences in the Caribbean. From live music to DJ events, Kingston has it all. If you’re a music lover, then you’re in for a treat, as this city is known for its rich musical heritage that encompasses reggae, dancehall, ska, and more. So, let’s take a taste of some of the best music venues in Kingston, Jamaica.

Video footage of some music nightlife events in Kingston, Jamaica

Venues in Kingston featuring music events

First up, we have Jerk 22, a restaurant and bar that not only serves up jerk chicken in Kingston but also hosts some of the most memorable live music events in the city. From Tuesday night Latin music parties to Thursday jazz and reggae sessions, Jerk 22 makes for an entertaining night out. So, come for the food, stay for the music, and have a great time with your friends.

Next on our tour, we have Sugar Minott Youth Productions, a recording studio and record label founded by the late great Sugar Minott. This venue is the perfect place to catch live music performances from upcoming and established reggae artists. The intimate setting allows for an up-close and personal experience of local Jamaican reggae musicians. Check out some video footage of the amazing performances that have taken place here, and you’ll understand why Sugar Minott Youth Productions is a must-visit venue for music lovers.

Moving on, we have Jangas Soundbar, where each night DJs spin a variety of music. Saturdays is hip hop and socca. Wednesdays DJ  spin Afrobeats and international music. On some occasions, live performers like Looga Man, a known Jamaican lyricist take the stage.  And, if you’re lucky, you might even get to meet the musicians and have a chat with them. Check out some of the video footage from past events, and you’ll see why Jangas Soundbar is a popular spot for music lovers in Kingston.

Last but not least, Dubwise Cafe features independent musicians performing and spinning roots reggae music. The outdoor venue is a gem for experiencing talented independent artists such as Chris Malachi and  DJ who hosted a listening party for their project “Work n Play”.  

This is just a taste of the myriad music options you’ll find in Kingston, Jamaica. Ready to, pack your bags and dancing shoes? Unieros provides cultural tours in Kingston.

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