Bermuda’s musical tastes have been shaped by a mix of cultures over the centuries. Influences range from British and American to African and Caribbean. The island’s traditions include steelpan, calypso and reggae, and more contemporary styles stem from jazz, folk and pop-rock. You’ll hear everything from a solo ukelele player to a six-piece band. Check out the places below to get in the groove.
THE REEFS RESORT & CLUB
Local musicians play this oceanfront resort during season, generally April through October. Check out the Clubhouse Bar & Lounge for live music, DJs and more against the beautiful backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. On Thursdays, don’t miss the celebrated TonyB on guitar.
HOG PENNY RESTAURANT & PUB
The oldest pub in the capital, Hog Penny opened on Burnaby Hill in 1957. The dark wooden bar is decorated with items collected from pubs all over England, which lends an atmosphere of a classic British pub. Check out guitar-loving Gary Foster Skelton on Fridays and multi-instrumentalist Ben Payne on Saturdays. On Sundays, the bar hosts Quiz Night with Mike Bishop.