Music to your ears

Lit wine cellar with bottles neatly stacked and rock walls and ceiling

This week we take a peek at where you can enjoy jazz and wine in local wine cellars, the second stage of the 2024 World MotoGP Championship and a weekend of music in Lagos.

Jazz nas Adegas

A firm favourite with many, this winter has seen the seventh year of Jazz nas Adegas (Jazz in Cellars) being enjoyed by many. There are now six more to be enjoyed.

The initiative promotes wines from Silves’ municipality – offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy a jazz concert, whilst tasting three wines from the host producer and tapas treats made from regional ingredients.

This weekend, March 8 and 9, Herdade Barranco do Vale is hosting The Pocket Band. Their repertoire includes traditional jazz themes with creative rhythms ranging from swing to Brazilian music, Cuban, flamenco, funk and pop.

Other dates, musicians and venues are:

March 22 and 23 – Algarve Jazz Orchestra at Quintsa do Rogel

April 5 and 6 – The New Orleans Jazz Band at Quinta João Clara

April 19 and 20 – Comfort Trio at Quinta Barranco Longo

May 10 and 11 – Lu-Fuki Trio at Paxá Wines

Mar 24 and 25 – The Invisible Tuba at Convento do Paraíso

Tickets cost €20 each and are available from BOL, FNAC, Worten and the Porst Office (CTT).

For information on Algarve wines click here and for local rosé wines, click here.


MotoGP is back racing in the Algarve for the fifth time. Hosting the second stage of the World Championship, Portimão’s racetrack (Autódromo Internacional do Algarve) looks forward to welcoming 11 teams including Portugal’s Miguel Oliveira.

Practises are on March 22 and 23 with qualifying also on March 23. Sunday March 24 is the big day for all races; Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP starting at 11am, 12.15pm and 2pm respectively.

For information on available tickets click here.

Lagos strikes a chord

Staying with the music theme, this weekend is brimming with music in Lagos.

The Lagos Cultural Centre hosts the Sons ao Crepúsculo (Sounds at Twilight) on March 8. Played by El Quinteto, the concert starts at 7pm with tickets costing €10 and which are available at the venue or online.

On March 9, the Lagos Light Orchestra will also play at the Lagos Cultural Centre. The concert is entitled Respect, offering a journey through themes immortalised by women in jazz and modern music.

With Paul Carter conducting, the orchestra will play music that offers a tribute to women who have shaped and influenced music.

Mariana Oliveira will appear as a special guest.

Tickets again cost €10, available online or at the venue, with the concert starting at 9pm.

And our final choice is Vivaldi’s Four Seasons This is truly poetry to music and will be played by Orquestra Barroca D’Aquém Mar in São Sebastião Church.

Starting at 7pm tickets cost €6 and are available online.

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