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Best free live music nights in KL

Where to catch free live music performances

Forget cover charge. Here's where to go in KL for free live music gigs.

Alexis Bistro Ampang

If you don’t want to spend the night listening to overproduced tracks or loops of popular hits, head to Alexis where jazz – with blues, soul, bossa nova, swing, classics and more thrown into the mix – take centre stage. Aside from featuring local veteran performers, the venue often hosts international musicians (cover charge may apply).
Free gigs on selected Fridays and Saturdays.

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KL City Centre

The Bee Publika

This restaurant is known for being a firm supporter of budding music acts. Come for the food and stay to discover new gems at regular events like Soundstruck, LIVE!, Lot 36, Feedback open mic nights, Tunes & Pints and acoustic showcases by singer-songwriters.
Free gigs on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as occassional Tuesdays and Thurdays. 

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Solaris Dutamas

Laundry Bar

Eight years on and this bar is still one of the city’s favourite go-to music venues. Expect an eclectic atmosphere paired with an equally diverse offer of genres through its event series, including Laundry X An Honest Mistake Records, Urban Sunset as well as Laundry Unplugged.
Free gigs on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Mutiara Damansara


Freedom of speech or music is the rule at this creative space. Don’t be surprised to hear someone belting a song about a political figure or a band bemoaning some social injustice. There’s no cover charge but you’ll have to buy a drink. If you like what you hear, leave a tip.
Free gigs from Tuesday to Saturday. 

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Petaling Jaya

Pisco Bar

Hit the bar on Wednesday – and the occasional Thursday – evenings for their Pisco Live Mic performances, courtesy of local and international talents. Space may be a bit tight upstairs but the good surround sound system ensures a cosy music experience. Genres range from bossa nova to reggae and retro rock, nothing too heavy for some mid-week fun.
Free gigs on Wednesdays and occassional Thursdays. 

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Bukit Bintang