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    • The Pearl

      • Address
        471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
        乍浦路471号, 近武进路
      • Phone
        136 2168 8556

      This historic theater up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's a bubbling club/lounge/bar regularly hosting cabaret theater shows. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and theater boxes, with a real feeling of history in the wood,... Read more

    • Mercedes-Benz Arena

      • Address
        1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu
        奔驰文化中心, 世博大道1200号, 近上南路
      • Phone

      The former Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center with seating up to 18,000. It is Shanghai's premier concert venue. Bruno Mars, Queen, Iron Maiden, Troy Sivan, Disney on Ice, WWE... the rule of thumb is if it happens here, it's a #bigdeal, and tickets are going to... Read more

    • Bandai Namco Dream Hall

      • Address
        179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
        宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
      • Phone

      Formerly the QSW Culture Center, the Bandai Namco Dream Hall is a huge live music venue with one of the best sound systems in Shanghai. It contains two separate venues. Q.Hall is the larger, and has room for 1500 people on two levels, or 600 people at a seated... Read more

    • Yuyintang

      • Address
        851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu (Entrance behind the Metro Station)
        凯旋路851号, 近延安西路口
      • Phone
        5237 8662

      Yuyintang is one of the oldest underground live music houses in Shanghai, and has become a staple in the city. Featuring regular gigs every weekend, it brings in underground rock acts both worldwide and local. Read more

    • MAO Livehouse

      • Address
        3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu
        3/F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
      • Phone
        6445 0086

      MAO Shanghai Livehouse is a Shanghai's most active large-sized concert venue, hosting local, national, and international acts every weekend and intermittent week nights. Music ranges from pop, to rock, to large-scale electronic events and raves. Shows vary in start... Read more

    • The Ritz Bar & Lounge (Portman Ritz-Carlton)

      • Address
        The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
        上海波特曼丽思卡尔顿酒店1层, 南京西路1376号, 近西康路
      • Phone
        6279 8888 * 5976

      The Ritz Bar & Lounge combines Art Deco of the 20s and 30s with touches and elements of glitzy Shanghai during this era, reflecting the theme of "Ye Shanghai" or "Shanghai Nights." Promising to be a first call for global travelers, this focal venue segues from... Read more

    • Q.S.W. Culture Center

      • Address
        179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
        宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
      • Phone
        6266 3191

      This is a huge government-backed music and arts center. It hosts musical and stage performances from classical to rock, plus has dance studios and areas for kids to learn about music. There are also a number of recording studios on site, with the whole package aimed... Read more

    • Shake

      • Address
        3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, near Jinxian Lu
        茂名南路46号3楼, 近进贤路
      • Phone
        6230 7175

      Opened by the owners of Heyday and Chef Danyi Gao, Shake is based on New York supper clubs from the 1960s, where patrons would spend an entire evening at the venue for food, drinks, and entertainment. Shake's dinner menu features fusion dishes like honey cheese tofu,... Read more

    • Heyday

      • Address
        50 Tai'an Lu, near Xingguo Lu
        泰安路50号, 近兴国路
      • Phone
        6236 6075

      Heyday harks back to the glamorous days of 1920's and 30's Shanghai. It's a small, intimate venue showcasing local jazz talents like Coco Zhao. To go with the music is a list of cocktails that riff on Shanghai's decadent jazz era, with names like Heaven Built on... Read more

    • Modern Sky Lab (Ruihong Tiandi)

      • Address
        Ruihong Tiandi 3/F, 188 Ruihong Lu, near Tianhong Lu
        瑞虹路188号3楼, 近天虹路
      • Phone
        6580 7180

      State of the art, mid-size livehouse run by one of China's biggest indie labels, Modern Sky (the same folks who bring you Strawberry Festival every year). Equipped with excellent sound, lighting, and LCD screens, this is a great place to see one of the many touring... Read more

    • Found 158

      • Address
        158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Lu
        巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金路
      • Phone

      Once known as the seedy, underground bar maze Da Tong Mill, this development just off Julu Lu has sprung back to life with a boatload of venues; restaurants, bars, lounges, live music venues, a pretty decent pizza place, a little performance theatre in a bar, the... Read more

    • Blue Note Jazz Club

      • Address
        3-5/F, 867 Sichuan Bei Lu, near Haining Lu
        四川北路867号3-5楼, 近海宁路
      • Phone
        139 1870 6076

      Branch of the acclaimed international jazz club, opened in mid 2019 up in Hongkou. The first one in Shanghai and the tenth worldwide. It is 1,700 square meters, with the main room sitting 300 people at once, but it feels a bit... spare. Like a grey box with a stage.... Read more

    • Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai

      • Address
        4/F, 139 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu
        南京东路139号4楼, 近江西中路
      • Phone
        6330 9218

      Dark, intimate and chic jazz lounge set up in partnership with the famed New York institution, Jazz at Lincoln Center regularly rotates in two- to three-week residencies, from fresh conservatory graduates to grizzled industry veterans and regulars at the New York... Read more

    • VAS Livehouse

      • Address
        3/F, 19 Wanhangdu Lu, near Changning Lu
        万航渡后路19号3楼, 近长宁路
      • Phone
        182 2139 1480

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    • Lucca

      • Address
        390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu
        番禺路390号, 法华镇路
      • Phone
        5295 6979

      Lucca (formerly known as 390) is smack in the middle of Shanghai’s gayborhood. It's a stone’s throw from Happiness, gay friendly Celia, and Telephone 6, which is just upstairs. You’ll see this place immediately from the mass of gay men spilling out into the Panyu Lu... Read more

    • Wooden Box

      • Address
        9 Qinghai Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
        青海路9号, 近南京西路
      • Phone
        5213 2965

      The smallest, possibly chillest member of the JZ family, this comfortable little café near the Nanjing Xi Lu metro stop is a good bet for light live music like folk, jazz, and bluegrass most evenings. Nice patio. They also do lunch sets and happy hour. Read more

    • House of Blues and Jazz

      • Address
        60 Fuzhou Lu, near the Bund
        福州路60号, 近外滩
      • Phone
        6323 2779

      The House of Blues and Jazz moved to the Bund from its original Maoming Lu location (opened in 1995) around 2008. It's an upgrade, for sure. Big two-story space with live music nightly. Music is generally good, and includes a lot of soul and funk standards (Motown,... Read more

    • Harley's Underground

      • Address
        B1/F, 265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Lu
        南丹东路265号地下一层, 近漕溪路
      • Phone
        5424 7317

      Basement club next to the Xujiahui metro station hosting DJs and live shows in one room and bar sports in the other. This was one of Shanghai's oldest bars and live rock venues. They first opened at Hongqiao Lu and Yili Lu in 1996, they moved to Xujiahui in 2006. For... Read more

    • ERMAPUB

      • Address
        844 Hengshan Lu, near Tianping Lu
        衡山路844号, 近天平路
      • Phone
        6415 7552

      Despite plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows and an entire second story that's open to the elements and a distinctly garden-mansiony look, this is very much a club. Real third-tier city club. Glass cabinets full of weirdly-shaped cognac bottles, neon piping and disco... Read more

    • Chair Club (Haifang Lu)

      • Address
        Bldg 12, 555 Haifang Lu, near Yuyao Lu
        海防路555号12号楼, 近余姚路
      • Phone
        138 1737 3313

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    • Yuyintang Park

      • Address
        B1/F, 1398 Yuyuan Lu, near Dingxi Lu
        愚园路1398号B1层, 近定西路
      • Phone
        5237 8662

      The second venue from Shanghai live-house icon Yuyintang. Built into a basement in the office building across from Zhongshan Park's main entrance, this one's a little bigger. They've poured a lot of effort into getting the space sound-optimized, installing... Read more

    • World Of Beer (Fumin Lu)

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      • Address
        1/F, 85 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu
        富民路85号巨富大厦1楼, 近巨鹿路
      • Phone
        6205 8885

      This chain beer shop and restaurant from Tampa Florida opened their first international venture in 2016, in Shanghai city. Basically it's a beer shop with about 400 kinds of bottles including some really rare brews (have seen some Bell's here). There's also about 30... Read more

    • JZ Latino

      • Address
        Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, Top Floor, 159 Henan Nan Lu, near Fuyou Lu
        河南南路159号, 近富有路
      • Phone
        2321 8888

      JZ's lounge bar in the Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel. The rooftop is absolutely massive, with uninhibited views. Every night sees a live Latin band and dancers, with lots of dance events and classes each month. Read more

    • LOFAS

      • Address
        B1/F, 230 Ruiping Lu, near Kaibin Lu
        瑞平路230号B1楼, 近凯宾路
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      From the makers of erstwhile live music staple On Stage, LOFAS is a livehouse in a mall in the West Bund area. LOFAS stands for "Life of Fun and Sustainability." Yup. It's a single-room venue with a slightly raised stage and a good sound system, dark and industrial... Read more

    • JZ Live

      • Address
        266 Suhong Lu, near Shenwu Lu
        苏虹路266号上海虹桥丽宝广场, 近申武路
      • Phone
        5223 5203

      JZ Live is a multi-functional, one-stop jazz living space occupying 1,000sqm in Libao Plaza. It includes the second JZ Club, a livehouse, music workshops, instrument and record stores. It's like a complex dedicated to music. Read more

    • Time Passage

      • Address
        No. 183, Lane 1038 Huashan Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
        华山路1038弄183号, 近复兴西路
      • Phone
        6240 2588

      Hidden down a small street off of Huashan Lu, Time Passage (or Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow in Chinese) has somehow managed to stay open and running since 1994. It's a great place for a relaxing drink during the week and every weekend they have live blues, jazz, or... Read more

    • 1886 German Restaurant & Bar (Bund 13)

      • Address
        11 Hankou Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
        汉口路11号, 近中山东一路
      • Phone
        6321 8447

      A German car-themed live house. It's where you can see a red Porsche hanging from the ceiling and a 1950s BMW R50 sitting right next to you. Why? Why not. Performances usually start at 7.30pm. It's beer, cocktails and your typical German staples. Read more

    • WET BAR

      • Address
        W Shanghai – The Bund 4/F, 66 Lvshun Lu, near Dongchangzhi Lu
        旅顺路66号4楼, 近东长治路
      • Phone
        2286 9962

      Latin-inspired tapas and cocktail bar in the W Shanghai with a view over Pudong. They're focused on throwing parties associated with contemporary music, fashion, and youth culture trends with guests coming for the party first and then staying for the everything else... Read more

    • Electric Circus

      • Address
        7/F, Heritage Building, 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu
        南京东路199号辅楼7楼, 近河南中路
      • Phone
        5368 9551

      Conceived in the Studio 54 tradition (think dramatic lighting and wacky interior), Electric Circus is Shanghai EDITION's arena for big-name DJs and performers. It's only open for special events. Read more

    • World of Beer (Century Avenue)

      • Address
        Century Link Mall, LG1/F, 1192 Shiji Dadao, near Dongfang Lu
        世纪大道1192号LG1楼, 近东方路
      • Phone
        5087 3253

      This chain beer shop and restaurant from Tampa Florida opened their first international venture in 2016, in Shanghai city. This is their second location, opened in 2018. Basically it's a beer shop with about 400 kinds of bottles including some really rare brews... Read more

    • Craig David | TS5 Tour Live in Shanghai (Reservation)

      He's back! Craig David, the multi Grammy-nominated UK pop star and DJ brings his famous TS5 show to Shanghai! Before his successful solo career, Craig started out as a DJ working the UK club circuit; he went on to sell over 15 million...
    • Jose James Presents No Beginning No End 2

      A jazz artist for the hip-hop generation, José James has showcased his rich and graceful baritone voice through a series of unpredictable projects that have also blurred the lines between traditional and contemporary jazz, soul, funk,...
    • Kokoroko Music

      Kokoroko is a young, London based Afrobeat 8-Piece band led by trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey. The band’s name is an Orobo – a Nigerian tribe and language – a word meaning ‘be strong’. Sonically living up to their name, KOKOROKO is an...
    • Stereolab China Tour 2020

      With a sweeping set of reissues, Stereolab are back in the public consciousness in 2019 – ready to take their cosmic groove global. Next stop: China. Two-city tour. 320rmb pre-sale or 380rmb on the door. Formed in London in 1990 and led...
    • JZ Festival 2020

      One of Shanghai's biggest and best festivals throws down for the 16th year, with details to be confirmed. In addition to Alec Haavik and the Shanghai Shindiggers, 2019 saw Al McKay’s Earth, Wind and Fire Experience, Jaga Jazzist, Jacob...
    • Moves Like Jagger Live Band

      Move Like Jagger! A night of hits from the 2000s all the way to the present, all performed live by The Pearl’s Red Stars. Dance to hits from Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Britney Spears, Pink, Shakira,...
    • Monsters of Rock

      The Pearl presents a salute to Arena Rock. RAWKASAURUS REX are teaming up with The Red Stars for one night of big, big music from Journey, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Queen and Cheap Tricks. The sort of music that gets blasted from boomboxes and...
    • Walter Blanding: East Meets West 2020 (Canceled)

      Blanding was born into a musical family in Cleveland, Ohio. He started playing the saxophone at the age of 6, and has been performing at the local churches since the age of 16. He has been a member of the Lincoln Music Center Jazz...
    • British Invasion

      The British Invasion — The Pearl’s tribute to the cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s when bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones crossed the Atlantic to American shores. This night The Pearl’s house band The Red Stars will take...
    • Nirvana Tribute Concert

      Come as you are, to The Pearl’s tribute night to the mighty grunge gods themselves. Few bands scream “the nineties” as much as Seattle’s super band Nirvana. Do you remember how you felt the first time you heard Lithium, or Smells Like...
    • Shun Kikuta and Blues Company

      Shun Kikuta is one of the most important Asian musicians in the history of Blues and Jazz. He was first introduced to the global audience through "A Hundred Years of Blues" - the seven-episode documentary film directed by Martin...
    • Loston Harris Quartet 2020

      Pianist and singer Loston Harris has long been at the peak of his music career as an excellent performer and artist. His passion lies in blending traditional jazz, gospel music and blues with his unique style. His early musical...
    • Chiara Civello Eclipse Trio

      Some emotional and alluring jazz on Valentine’s Day. Born in Rome, Chiara Civello left for the US to attend Berklee College of Music and became the first Italian artist to record for Verve Records. A great result of the Boston-New York...
    • Haze Valentine’s Weekend

      Four indie-pop bands from around the globe will be performing at Haze, sweet breezy melodies to start your Valentine’s Weekend off right. Pompeya, a four-piece indie pop and rock band from Moscow will be performing unabashed Pop and New...
    • Aura Jazz Night

      Take a sip while overlook the breathtaking night view of The Bund from the 52nd floor. Immerse in the glamour of the live Jazz performance after a long day at work with six new cocktails for you to try. 8:30pm to 11.30pm every Monday to...
    • Rammstein Night!

      Love them? You can't miss this. Curious? Come and see what's the big deal with Germany's biggest hard rock export. Berlin band Rammstein burst onto the international radar in the late '90s with their breakthrough sophomore set, 1997's...
    • New York Voices

      New York Voices was born in the mid-1980s at upstate New York‘s Ithaca College. Peter Eldridge, an aspiring jazz pianist who came late to singing; Kim Nazarian, who dreamed of a life on Broadway; and Darmon Meader, a saxophonist and...
    • Adele & Ed Sheeran Tribute Concert

      Britpop star-power galore! Adele and Ed Sheeran, simply forces of nature. It’s tough to catch the live music of these two new-school legends in the 'Hai, so The Pearl brings it to you! The Pearl’s stage stars Ksenia and Dave Stone have...
    • Chris Dave & Drumhedz

      Chris Dave is a drummer, composer, and bandleader from Houston, Texas. He is an influential drummer in jazz, gospel, hip hop, noted for his extremely virtuosic sticking technique and ability to play with a high degree of syncopation. He...
    • Ruel | Free Time World Tour

      After playing sold-out shows throughout the US, UK and Europe, the 17-year-old Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ruel, is bringing his highly anticipated “Free Time World Tour” to China for the very first time. His...
    • Fat White Family China Tour

      English rock band Fat White Family was founded in a Peckham squat in 2011. Their music explores the grim, often more perverse topics like the toxicity of masculinity and sexual desire. Anti-gentrification, anti-consumerism,...
    • 90s Alternative Rock Grunge

      The final iteration of The Pearl's musical tribute to the music of angsty teenagers. One night of alternative rock and grunge music, played by the house band the Red Stars, with your favorites from Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains,...
    • YUNGBLUD: Twisted Tales Of The Ritalin Club

      Born in Yorkshire, England, YUNGBLUD first picked up a guitar at age two, began writing his own songs at age 10, and moved to London to kick-start his music career when he was 16. After sharpening his musical vision by mining inspiration...
    • Pearl Floyd : Pink Floyd Tribute Concert

      Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Two obscure blues players that caused a young psychedelic musician named Syd Barrett to rename his London band from "The Tea Set" to "Pink Floyd" in 1965. What happened next has influenced the course of...
    • John Shanghai Live Jam

      New tunes, famous standards, and some great Chinese tunes from longtime Shanghai musician John Jam. Free entrance.
    • Tom Walker China Tour (Reservation)

      Tom Walker, the Scottish born, Manchester-bred singer-songwriter broke through with his International hit single "Leave A Light On," becoming one of the biggest songs of 2018 as well as a featuring on the global Sony Bravia TV campaign....
    • Kyle Eastwood Band Cinematic

      Eastwood began playing bass guitar in high school, learning R&B, Motown, and reggae tunes by ear. After studying with French bassist Bunny Brunel, he began playing gigs in New York City and Los Angeles, forming the Kyle Eastwood Quartet...
    • Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward

      The duo first performed together in January 2018, when Woodward — fresh off supporting her fourth solo album, 2016’s Til They Bang on the Door — joined forces with Hunter as a last-minute fill-in on a tour he’d originally booked with...
    • New York Voices

      New York Voices was born in the mid-1980s at upstate New York’s Ithaca College. Peter Eldridge, an aspiring jazz pianist who came late to singing; Kim Nazarian, who dreamed of a life on Broadway; and Darmon Meader, a saxophonist and...
    • Chris Dave & Drumhedz

      Chris Dave is a drummer, composer, and bandleader from Houston, Texas. He attended Howard University. He is an influential drummer in jazz, gospel, hip hop, noted for his extremely virtuosic sticking technique and ability to play with a...

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    • Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai New Year Sale

      Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai is doing a New Year sale. All discount packages purchased are valid until December 30, 2020, and can be used for all regular performances scheduled throughout the year.
    • SHAKE Presents: Courtney Knott

      A night of live funk and soul with the electrifying singer Courtney Knott and SHAKE's full band. A graduate of Berklee College of Music who grew up singing everything from gospel to Led Zeppelin, Ms. Knott is a true post-genre artist who...
      • Nightlife | Shake | on Thu Jan 23 2020
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      • Nightlife | Shake | on Wed Jan 22 2020
      • 2020-01-22 Finished
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      An hour set (probably a bit more), playing traditional classical Indian Ragas, starting at 8pm, by this master sitarist. Seats are limited. 80rmb.
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      • Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Jan 18 2020
      • 2020-01-18 Finished
    • A Trip To Motown

      Motown is a feeling! A feeling of joy, hope, and the love that we all need. Shanghai's house of funk and soul takes you there this weekend, with a concert of timeless, euphoric music from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Rick...
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      • 2020-01-16 Finished
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      Expect the unexpected! This week's guest at Shanghai’s longest running jam session is up-and-coming band Elsa & The Fungs, performing original music before the jam. Dinner from 6pm; music starts at 9:30pm with Elsa & The Fungs on at...
      • Nightlife | Shake | on Wed Jan 15 2020
      • 2020-01-15 Finished
    • Richard Johnson’s Quintet

      Born in Pittsburgh, pianist Richard D. Johnson has strong territorial jazz roots. He was invited to become a member of Wynton Marsalis' Septet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. During the time he was named United States Musical...
    • Jon Cowherd & Mercy Project

      The Kentucky-raised, New Orleans-schooled, New York-based Cowherd is best known for his long-running partnership with drummer/bandleader Brian Blade, with whom he co-founded the Grammy-nominated Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band, whose...
    • Cotton Club Blues Night

      After 19 years and 5,000 shows, the venerable blues institution, Shanghai's world famous "Cotton Club," shut its doors on March 25 2017. The Royal Hombres were a fixture of the Shanghai music scene since the dawn of time. Led by...
      • Nightlife | The Pearl | on Sat Jan 11 2020
      • 2020-01-11 Finished
    • A Trip To Motown

      Motown is a feeling! A feeling of joy, hope, and the love that we all need. Shanghai's house of funk and soul takes you there this weekend, with a concert of timeless, euphoric music from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Rick...
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      • 2020-01-09 Finished
    • Mark Allen Felton

      A Chicago native, saxophonist extraordinaire, Mark Allen Felton aka Panther drew upon a wealth of influences from Jazz to Gospel. At the tender age of 11, he began an artistic journey inspired by such musical greats as Grover Washington...
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      Hesher Has Culture presents another night of local punk rock with 3 of Shanghai's underground titans: Round Eye, The Flood, and Dahaha along with the debut gig of local dudes White Ink. An exercise in alcoholic gluttony and fake whiskey...
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