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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:

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