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Festivals, live music and theatre in Malaga province this summer

  • The list of cultural events planned for the next couple of months has greatly increased with jazz and flamenco festivals, theatre and dance performances up and down the coast

Live Music and Concerts

Theatre and Music Festival

Benalmádena.8 July - 29 August. Municipal auditorium.

Until 11 July. Annie the musical.

13, 14 July. Queen tribute: We Love Queen.

16-18 Jul / 13-15 August. The Marvellous Wizard of Oz.

20-21 July. Abba tribute - Abba Live TV.

23-25 July / 20-26 August. Jeckyll & Hyde the musical.

27-29 July / 24, 25 August. The Magic of Broadway.

5-8 August. Annie the musical.

17, 18 August. Michael Jackson tribute - Michael’s Legacy.

26-29 August Peter Pan the musical.

Noches de Gibralfaro

Malaga. Plaza del Armas, Castillo Gibralfaro. 10pm.

9 July Javier Ojeda.

10 July Quincy Jones presents the Alfredo Rodríguez Trío.

15 July Antonio Simón: Armonías de la Tarde.

17 July Proyecto Veinte Veinte.

22 July Concerto 1700: Follia! Sones y danzas de la España antigua.

23 July Si Alguien me hubiera dicho.

24 July Insostenible Big Band, Duke Ellington: Retratos en jazz.

30 July Paula Coronas: Esencia del Piano Español..

31 July Málaga y Jerez: Simetrías Flamencas.

Estepona Feria

Estepona. Until 11 July from 3pm. Caseta Municipal.

The Feria and Fiestas Mayores continues in Estepona with concerts and dance performances. More information on:

Louie Louie Live The popular music venue has opened in the Recinto Ferial for the festival and is open from 6pm every evening. Concerts include Malamanera, Los Tabernícolas, Top Secret and wel-known Dj’s like LeFox, We are not Dj’s, Dj Godoy, Dj Top Secret and others. Reservations: 645193410 (Whatsapp or telephone).

OFM Concerts

Malaga.Various venues.

9 July, 9.30pm Jardines Centro Cultural La Térmica. Music by Constantini, Piazzolla, Gershwin.

15 July, 9.30pm A night of music from films at the Plaza del Santuario de la Victoria.:

16 July, 8pm At the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos, the OFM and the Fernando Dance Company will be performing The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. The music will be accompanied by theatrical interpretation, dance and narrative (in Spanish). Tickets 10€ from:

17 July, 8pm The tenth anniversary of the Joven Orquesta Barroca de Andalucía in the Auditorio Edgar Neville.

Cazbah Live Lounge

Mijas Costa.8pm.

9 July Denyse’s Boom Box. Back to the eighties.

10 July Rock Of The Ages.

Thursday Concerts in the Museum

Vélez-Málaga. 8pm. Free.

15 July Flamenco en Andalucía.

29 July Músicas del Mundo.

5 August Romances de Zarzuela.

12 August Bienal de Flamenco.

19 August Los Tres Tenores.

26 August Piano recital with Paula Coronas.

All concerts by invitation email:

La Cochera Cabaret

Malaga. 9 July, 8.30pm. Avda de los Guindos.

Ignacio Sarria toured halfway around the world as guitarist of Los Labios and rubbed shoulders with figures like Craig Ross. He is also co-author of hits by Lenny Kravitz like Are You Gonna Go My Way and producer of albums by Mick Jagger, The Black Crowes, BB. King, Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow, among others.

Music in the gardens

Malaga. 9 July, 9.30pm. Centro Cultural La Térmica.

Tango Sinfónica.

Música y Museos

Malaga. Until 22 July. Museo de Málaga, Palacio de Aduanas. 10pm.

13 July Anni B Sweet (pop).

14 July Capullo De Jerez (flamenco).

15 July Daniel Casares (flamenco).

20 July Pony Bravo (pop, rock).

21 July Antílopez.

22 July Soleá Morente (flamenco).

Street Musicians

Torremolinos. Mon - Sun, 11am - 2pm, 5 - 11pm.

To support local musicians who have been unable to work during the pandemic, will be allowed to perform in the sreets of Torremolinos (under licence from the town hall). They will be in the town centre, Parque de Bomberos, Av. Palma de Mallorca, Plaza Costa del Sol, Plaza de la Unión Europea, C/ San Miguel, Plaza San Miguel, Plaza de La Nogalera, Plaza Andalucía, Plaza del Remoand from the Paseo de La Carihuela to Plaza Chiriva, El Bajondillo and Playamar.


Bonnie Tyler, Starlite.

Bonnie Tyler, Starlite.

Marbella. Until 4 September.

The Starlite Festival is back this year with a wide variety of live concerts including flamenco, fusion, Latin, rock and pop. International stars such as Tom Jones, Bonnie Tyler, Alan Parsons, David Bisbal, Melendi, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Plácido Domingo, Estopa and many more will be performing on one of the two stages at the event. More information and tickets:

La Liebre de Marzo

Frigiliana, Almáchar and Cómpeta. Until 10 July.

10 July, 1pm The Orquesta Barroca de Málaga will be playing Mozart’s quartets in the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church, Cómpeta.

Tickets from the town halls.

Terral Festival

Malaga. Until 31 July. Teatro Cervantes.

The Terral festival starts on 5 July and will present a varied programme of concerts and shows. More information:

Jazz and Blues Nights

Torremolinos. Until 3 September, 9pm. Parque de la Batería.

16 July Daniel Amat Cuban Connection.

30 July Belle MC Quartet.

20 August Rachel Malka & The Jazz Makers

3 September Inoidal González.

Chiclana Music Festival

Chiclana de la Frontera. From 9 July until 23 August.. Sancti Patri

The festival includes concerts by David Bisbal, Ara Malikian, Oreja de Van Gogh, Pablo Alborán, Miguel Poveda, Melendi, Sara Baras, Raphael, Vanessa Martín, Manuel Carrasco and tribute acts God Save The Queen and Abba Mania among others.

Funky Town

Torremolinos. 23 July, 8pm. Plaza de Toros.

International names performing at the festival include Martha High and Madeline Bell as well as Javier Ojeda, Gordo Master, Julia Martín, Suzette Moncrieff and Noelia Sakura with the Big Band Funk Allstars.

Lanzadera Rock

Ara Malikian, Chiclana.

Ara Malikian, Chiclana.

Torremolinos. 9, 10 July, 9pm. Plaza de Toros.

Live music performances and free entrance with an invitation. A full list of bands and how to get an invitation:

Música en el Patio

Malaga. Until 24 July, 9.30pm. Museo Carmen Thyssen.

10 July Jarillo Lata. A mixture of styles; reggae, ska, rock, flamenco, jazz, rumba etc.

17 July Pianist and composer José Carra with trombonist Rita Payés. Jazz, rock and pop.

24July Flamenco singer Maui de Utrera, ‘the Lady Gaga of flamenco.

The Diego Valdivia Company

Rincón de la Victoria. 10 July, 10pm. La Plaza Gloria Fuertes, La Cala del Moral. Free.

Pianist Diego Valdivia is accompanied by Daniel Valenzuela on guitar and Pepe Rodríguez on drums.

100% Estepona

Estepona. From 15 July until 9 September. Various venues.

The festival this year will feature eight concerts by Estepona musicians. A full agenda can be found on:

The Rob Sas Band

Rob Sas, Estepona

Rob Sas, Estepona

Estepona. 23 July, 11.45pm. Louie Louie Bar, Estepona Port.

The Rob Sas Band is performing its first gig since February 2020 at the Louie Louie Bar.

Jazz en la Costa

Almuñécar. 20 - 25 July, 10pm. Parque El Majuelo.

20 July Juan Perro Sexteto, Cantos de Ultramar.

21 July Kenny Barron All Star Quartet.

22 July Cyrille Aimée.

23 July Richard Bona and Alfredo Rodríguez Dúo.

24 July Brad Mehlbau Trío.

25 July David Murray Trío with Marta Sánchez.

Night of Jazz

La Herradura. 18 July, 10pm. Plaza Independencia.

Sophie Newick and band.

Festival de Castillo

La Herradura. 19-22 August, 10pm. Castillo de La Herradura.

19 August La Blues Band.

20 August Pitingo.

21 August Celtas Cortios.

22 August J L Vaquero and Pepe Céspedes.

Blues Festival

La Herradura. 28 August, 10pm. Castillo de La Herradura.

The Vargas Blues Band, Patricia Kraus and Anne 4 (José Montalvo) will be performing. Tickets: or from Librería Coral La Herradura and Pub La Cochera.

Sister Sledge

Marbella. 30 July. Marbella Arena.

Heatwave Promotions present Sister Sledge 2021 We Are Family. Tickets:629056720.


Paseo Flamenco

Malaga. Sundays, 9.30 -11am. May and June. 10€.

11 July Flamenco en Huelín.

18 July Flamenco en El Perchel

25 July Plaza de la Merced.

Reservations call 687607526 or email:

Flamenco Wednesday

Mijas. Every Wednesday, 12pm. Plaza Virgen de la Peña.

Live flamenco performance weekly in the plaza.


La Herradura. 16, 17 July, 10pm. Plaza Independencia.

With dancer Ivor Vargas on 16th and singer kiki Morente on 17th.

Flamenco Show

La Herradura. 29 August, 10pm. Castillo de La Herradura..

A performance by María La Canastera.

Theatre and dance

Theatre and dance festival

Benalmádena. Until 29 August. Municipal auditorium.

8-11 July. Annie the musical.

13-14 July.Queen tribute - We Love Queen.

16-18 July. The Marvellous Wizard of Oz.

20-21 July. Abba tribute - Abba Live TV.

23-25 July. Jekyll & Hyde the musical.

27-29 July.The Magic of Broadway.

5-8 August. Annie the musical.

13-15 August. The Marvellous Wizard of Oz.

17-18 August. Michael Jackson tribute - Michael’s Legacy.

20-23 August. Jekyll & Hyde the musical.

24-25 August. The Magic of Broadway.

26-29 August. Peter Pan the musical.

Swan Lake

Marbella. 23 July, 10pm. Auditorio Starlite Festival.

Irina Kolesnikova and the St Petersberg ballet perform Swan Lake. Tickets:

Theatre Festival

Mijas Pueblo. 15-18 July, 10.30pm. Auditorio Municipal Miguel González Berral. Free

The theatre has scheduled four plays (in Spanish) for the annual festival held in memory of Juan Moreno García. More information: email or call 952590380

Zarzuela Los Gavilanes

Estepona. 17July, 10pm. Plaza de Toros. 10-12€

The Teatro Lírico Andaluz presents an adaptation of the three act Spanish opera Los Gavilanes by Maestro Jacinto Guerrero. Tickets from the box office at the bull ring or

The Season of Dance

Estepona. From 13 July until 4 September, 9.30pm. Various venues.

13 July. Las Lourdes, Lourdes B and Lourdes B. Plaza Antonio Guerrero.

20 July.Ballroom - Flamenco with Monica Peña. Plaza ABC.

27 July. Gala show with Martina Tessaaro. Plaza ABC.

30 July. Peña Flamenca students. Plaza Fuerzas Armadas.

Charity events


Alhaurín de la Torre Open every Sunday 9am - 2pm.

The ARCH team at the Rescue Centre for Horses and Donkeys has resumed its popular Sunday open mornings. Children can groom the donkeys and ponies, and volunteers are on hand to explain the charity’s work. No more than six in a group can be admitted and masks must be worn. More information on Facebook: Centro Andalusi de Rescate de Caballos or

Fashion Show

Mijas. 29 July, 8pm. Centro Plaza shopping centre.

A fashion show organised by Todos con Adán. 10€ donation entry.

TAPAS Summer fair

Coín. 16 July, 11am - 3pm. Venta Las Palmeras.

Lots of stalls selling plants, crafts, homemade jams etc. To book a stall: 693104060.

Lectures and Talks

Art history in focus

Online. Live lectures and courses throughout the year.

Founded by art historian and lecturer Siân Walters, Art History in Focus arranges regular courses, study days and visits in the UK as well as cultural holidays throughout Europe. Siân is a highly qualified and experienced tutor and events organiser, and lectures regularly for the National Gallery and NADFAS (The Arts Society).

More ideas

Lux Mundi coffee mornings

Torre del Mar. Fridays, 11am - 1pm. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel.

Coffee mornings with coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of cake. A boutique with a range of new and nearly new clothing and accessories and also a wide stock of second hand English books. Donations of clothing etc welcomed.

Craft Group. Mondays, 10am-1pm in the centre. The craft group will be making cards in various styles including Iris paper folding, decoupage and other projects. 5€.

Knitting and Crochet Group. Mondays, 10.30am-1pm in the centre.

Art Group. Wednesdays, 10am-1pm in the centre.

Taize Prayer. 30 July, 8.45pm. San Andrés church. Taizé prayer is a monthly invitation to join in prayer. Send an email to be included in them:

Lux Mundi

Fuengirola. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, C/Nueva 3

Call: 952474840 or email:

Taize Prayer. 29 July, 8.45pm at San José church. Taizé prayer is a monthly invitation to join in prayer. Send an email to be included in them:

Botanical garden El Molino de Inca

Torremolinos. Jardín Botánico El Molino de Inca.

The site, which has been remodelled to make the gardens and facilities accessible to everyone, has now re-opened. The gardens cover 40,000 square metres of land and contain nearly a thousand plant species of which there are 150 varieties of palm. There are also several different species of birds, including some unique in Spain.