If you’re heading to Europe this spring then you want to check out Brussels. Brussels is a beautiful city that is the headquarters of the European Union and there are millions of tourists that flock to Brussels. One of the reasons that Brussels is so popular in the spring is the annual Jazz Festival. You can take in the charm of this old world city, sit in an outdoor café and appreciate some incredible jazz. Taking place on the last weekend in May, you want to put it on your calendar, the Annual Brussels Jazz Festival is a must see for all jazz lovers.
The Musical City
Brussels is fascinating any time of year but during the spring it is absolutely magical. Brussels is always up for a party but the jazz festival there is a palpable energy in the air. While Brussels is probably not the first thing that comes to mind it really is one of the better jazz festivals around the globe. Like other festivals it may have started out as pure jazz but now you will also be able to hear funk, Latino along with classic and improvisational jazz. Musicians all over Europe along with their fans flock to the city.
For the last weekend in May the main square of the city is set aside for outdoor performances. The local pubs and bars are all turned into stages for the various performers. There are jazz performers all over the city happy to put on a show for the locals and the tourist who flock to Brussels for the party. Take some time and wander through the downtown streets listening to the music and just taking in the party atmosphere.
Something for Everyone
One of the great things about this musical festival is that there is something for everyone to enjoy. No matter the genre of music that you prefer you will music venues that you are going to love. You don’t have to worry about trying to find your way around Brussels to find the acts that you want to see. For the Jazz Festival the city has commissioned special buses that can quickly and easily get you from one venue to another.
If you are worried about accommodations, you needn’t. There are plenty of hotels, you can also book through AirBnB if you would rather something different. The hotels work with the organizers of the festival to make sure that the guests all have a great time. You should still book your hotel room or the Eurostar tickets as early as possible.