La Cecilia, Havana
The live performances are irregular depending on the weather and the season, so check to see if something is playing before going to hear music here. The outdoor theater is large and formed in an amphitheater with rising levels for seating back up to a bar area. A platform offers a dance area in front of the stage. This becomes very crowded when a top act plays. Salsa and timba groups like Paulito or NG inspire powerful audience response, like a great rock concert. Other times, I have seen less well known groups here, fronted by a floor show often including very impressive salsa dance demonstrations. Audiences here are about 90 percent foreign. Cover charge varies with the event, but rarely exceeds $20.
Dress Code: No dress code, just don´t go naked... :-)