Rio’s most legendary concert hall is the Canecão (Av. Venceslau Brás 215, Botafogo, tel. 21/2105-2000, www.canecao.com.br). Upon releasing new CDs, Brazil’s major artists often kick off their national tours at this giant supper club next to Shopping Rio Sul.
Rio’s biggest concert hall is the gigantic, state-of-the-art Citibank Hall (Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Shopping Via Parque, Barra da Tijuca, tel. 21/2156-7300, www.citibankhall.com.br), where major national and international musical, theatrical, and dance events take place.
Located beneath the Arcos da Lapa, Circo Voador (Flying Circus, Rua dos Arcos, Lapa, tel. 21/2533-5873, www.circovoador.com.br) has been one of the city’s most vanguard outdoor musical venues since the 1980s. It continues to host big national stars as well as alternative local bands and theatrical groups.
© Michael Sommers from Moon Brazil, 2nd Edition