Bermuda Live: Where To Hear The Island's Musicians
Music can tell you more about a place than words can. You can get a feel for Bermuda’s sound on the radio, but if you’re on the island, you’ll want to catch our talented musicians live. From steel pan drumming to energetic rock-infused bands, live entertainment is everywhere. Here are a handful of Bermuda’s music hot spots.
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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.
The DOCKSIDER'S PUB & RESTAURANT
With its prime Front Street location, Docksider’s is one of Bermuda’s favourite watering holes. Grab a seat at the cedar bar or check out the open-air patio to soak in the street scene. Mike Hind & The Limestones jam out on Wednesday nights.
This popular pub on bustling Front Street channels Victoria-era vibes with its ornate wooden bar. On the last Sunday of every month, pop in for Gin and Jazz with Ben Payne and friends.
CROWN & ANCHOR RESTAURANT, HAMILTON PRINCESS & BEACH CLUB
In the heart of Bermuda’s capital, the City of Hamilton, the Crown & Anchor is an inviting island lounge mixing elegant traditional styles with splashes of modern art and regular live music. The Working Title Band plays on Thursdays, performing a mix of reggae and other genres. Over the weekend, Silver City Band brings the party vibe on Saturdays, while Sundays feature a mix of local acts. For Monday night entertainment, Mike Bishop hosts Quiz Night.
This historic Paget Parish establishment offers an intimate feel, lush gardens dotted with roses and bougainvillea, and a great wine selection. A live pianist plays every night, typically Tony Bari or Saviour Messina. Relax and drink in the blissfully peaceful vibes.
CAMBRIDGE BEACHES RESORT
Tucked away on the West End, this beloved oceanfront escape features multiple restaurants and bars with stunning water views. Pair the sights with island tunes for a match made in heaven. Here you can experience the Sunset Swizzle at Sundowner with Wayne Davis, Mike Hind on ukulele on Thursdays and TonyB on guitar on Fridays.