Sunday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Rock in Rio 2017, the largest music festival in Brazil, is happening at Parque Olímpico (Olympic Park) in Barra de Tijuca, and runs from September 15th to the 17th and then the 21st to the 24th.
During seven days, over 150 attractions from across the world will perform from 2PM until the late hours. Tonight Rock in Rio brings Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Moon and the Carioca artist Frejat to perform on the main Palco Mundo (World Stage).
The festival also has numerous attractions at their Sunset Stage, Eletronica, Rock Street, Rock District, Digital Stage, Game XP and Street Dance areas.
Justin Timberlake @ Rock in Rio 2017 (Barra da Tijuca)
Headlining tonight at Rock in Rio 2017, the biggest music festival in Brazil, will be American superstar Justin Timberlake, but only after R&B songstress Alicia Keys takes the main stage (Palco Mundo) at 10:35 PM. This Sunday’s line up will also include the groups Walk the Moon and the Carioca artist Frejat.
Rock in Rio 2017 – 12:25 AM
Olympic Park – Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401 – Barra da Tijuca
Entrance: see venue for details
Jazz na Rua (Tijuca)
The itinerant outdoor event Jazz na Rua (Jazz on the Street) brings to Tijuca the best of the 1930s jazz music, including free Lindy Hop dance classes and Chilean DJ Pedro Naine.
Praça Varnhagen – 2:30 PM
Praça Varnhagen, Tijuca
Tonight, musicians Widor Santiago (sax), Sergio Barrozo (double bass), Roberto Rutigliano (drums) and Cliff Kotman (piano) perform the best compositions by the American sax player, like “Naima”, “Impressions” and “Love Supreme”.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Rua Visconde da Silva, 55 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Samba no Alto (Vidigal)
The Vidigal community, in Leblon, hosts the Samba no Alto party tonight, bringing live samba music to one of the most beautiful views of Rio. DJs will be spinning in the intervals.
Alto Vidigal Bar & Lounge – 1PM
Rua Armando Lima – Vidigal – Tel: (21) 96596-9224
Nina Rosa (Lapa)
Carioca musician Nina Rosa returns to Lapa tonight, playing traditional Afro-Brazilian music, like samba, coco, jongo, baião and ijexá, and also renditions of bossa nova classics.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Ensaio do Tambores de Olokun (Aterro do Flamengo)
One of the most hyped Carnival blocos among Rio’s youngsters, the Tambores de Olokun rehearses this afternoon at Aterro do Flamengo. The group plays, sings and dances Maracatu and other Afro-Brazilian rhythms.
Aterro do Flamengo – 4PM
Aterro do Flamengo, Flamengo
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Bar Urca (Urca)
Sunday afternoon drinking whilst eating salgadinhos and watching the sunset at Bar Urca is a regular pastime in Rio de Janeiro. This simple establishment on the bayside has been a hit since 1939.
Bar Urca – 11AM
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205, Urca – Tel: (21) 2295-8744
NFL Sundays @ Blue Agave (Ipanema)
NFL Football season is back and all the games are available just around the corner from Posto 9. Blue Agave Ipanema is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the international crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
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