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In the last few years the live music scene in Shenzhen, China has progressed through just featuring pop music cover acts to local foreign musicians performing original music and now to creative original Chinese bands playing around bars and rock festivals. Shenzhen has held large scale rock festivals such as Midi Festival. New live music bars spring up all the time and many more restaurants are now providing live performances while you dine. This includes some of the hotel restaurants like Duke's in The Langham Hotel Shenzhen.

The original standard for live music was the V Bar located in The Venice Hotel in Overseas Chinese Town. It still features live cover bands and has the biggest dance floor when you want to dance to live music. In fact most of the hotels have cover bands or small groups of artists playing in their bars.

There are two live music performance centers that have become the destinations for smaller touring bands that come through many Chinese cities. The main venues for these kind of live performances are A8 and B10 Live. Check our event calendar to see what performances are coming up at these venues.

The 3 main nightlife areas where you will find independent live music bands playing are Futian Coco Park, Shekou Seaworld, and OCT-Loft. Local musicians are usually hustling through these areas to get to their gigs around town. As these areas are so spread out you usually have to pick one destination for live music and stick there but when you arrive there will be multiple bars which which you can go watch performances in a variety of music styles.

On the more off nights it is common for amateur musicians to practice an hone their singing craft at the numerous open mic nights. If you want to support your friends and give them encouragement on their musicianship read our open mic nights article for a list of bars to frequent and comment at the bottom if you discover any other amateur live music performances.

The best Jazz bars in Shenzhen are listed on our section dedicated to Jazz clubs in this southern city. These can be a great place to take a date in Shenzhen. Scroll below to see the directory of Shenzhen live music bars:

The Terrace Restaurant & Bar (Shenzhen Shekou Sea World)

Phone: (0755) 2682-9105

Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen

Phone: +86 (755) 3395 2888

Xpats Bar & Grill, Sea World Shekou

Phone: +86 755 2686 7649/ 86 136 8954 1605 / 86 134 8085 6495

Duke's (The Langham Shenzhen)

Duke's (The Langham Shenzhen)
Phone: 86 (755) 8828 9888 ext.8922

Xpats Bar & Grill

Xpats Bar & Grill
Phone: (86)755-82801352


Phone: 0755082794480

B10 Live

Phone: +86 (755) 86337602

V Club

Phone: +86 (755) 2693-6888


Phone: 0755-86106046

Mon Saigon

Mon Saigon Asian and European Fusion Food
Phone: 0755-82703282

Enigma Bar & Restaurant

Phone: +86 13509678583 / 13622324724

Mars Live House

Location: 10F, T-Park, No.2001 Binhe Avenue, Futian District
Phone: +86 8279 6999

LAVO jazz·funk·soul

Phone: +86 755 8397 9899

Luna Bar & restaurant

Phone: +86 755 26686751


Phone: (86)0755 8654 1166

A8 Live

A8 Live
Phone: 18665890130


Phone: 13927457425

Penny Black Jazz Bar

Phone: +86 (755) 86098585

The Brew Bar & Bistro Shenzhen

Phone: +86 (755) 2389 2669

Moonlight Lounge (Sunshine Hotel Shenzhen)

Phone: +86 (755) 82233888 to 5041
call us: +86-755-3395-5850