Moods, Rock Concerts, and More in Zurich

Moods is Zurich’s premier music club, hosting both local and international acts on an intimate stage. From cutting-edge new talent to legendary bands experiencing a second wind in their careers – its program covers it all!

The band impressed their audience with their energy and anthemic songs, performing an array of energetic dance tunes as well as soulful ballads that got everyone moving.

Open-air concerts

As summer comes around, Zurich’s parks and squares become a music lover’s mecca. Events and festivals offering everything from rock to classical can be found here; many are free concerts that provide an ideal alternative to the more formal settings found within traditional venues like symphony halls or opera houses; they bring crowds who gather to listen to their favorite artists while dancing the night away and laughing alongside beautiful views of Swiss Alps or historic city landmarks.

No matter your taste in music – be it rock, blues, jazz or electronica – Zurich offers something suitable. Gurtenfestival and Moon & Stars concerts offer unforgettable festival atmosphere in smaller settings while other popular options include Openair Frauenfeld, Wollishofen OpenAir festival or Paleo festival.

Zurich open-air festivals offer a diverse selection of musical acts from up-and-coming bands to internationally acclaimed headliners, family-friendly activities, as well as second-hand villages that make a social impact by collecting unsold items for donation and working in partnership with local charity organizations to donate them back into circulation.

Outside of music festivals are also circus acts and performance art shows. Food and beverages are provided, with some offering even the ‘glamping nightbox’ option – an intimate wooden cabin equipped with beds, power sockets, and lighting to complete the experience.

Zurich Openair Festival is one of Switzerland’s premier music events, boasting an eclectic roster that spans contemporary icons to up-and-coming indie bands. Each artist performs at its designated time slot so as not to clash, providing over 50,000 attendees with a feast of entertainment; past festivals have featured Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris and Billie Eilish as headliners.

Zurich is a vibrant year-round destination, but summer brings the city alive. Open-air concerts, large and small festivals, outdoor events and outdoor performances give visitors an opportunity to explore Zurich while listening to their favorite band or singer perform live.


Zurich offers something for every taste in summertime: open-air concerts, theater evenings and summer movies in scenic locations are just a few highlights that keep Zurich buzzing with energy during its bustling cultural scene. A host of festivals and events take place all throughout town throughout the year: art exhibitions, the Zuri Carneval parade and Knabenschiessen marksmanship competition are just a few to name. There’s always something new to discover here!

Music enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the “Zurich Openair” festival in August; rock and indie acts from around the globe perform on an outdoor stage over four days at this spectacular music event, making for an enjoyable conclusion to your summer stay in Zurich.

Zurich offers plenty for music enthusiasts during winter in Zurich, too. One of Switzerland’s signature winter celebrations, Fasnacht, dates back to pre-Christian traditions and includes dressing up in costumes, parades, and fireworks displays.

Theater Spektakel, held annually from June to July, provides theater lovers with a delightful dose of theater. The festival brings together various forms of theatrical performances as well as opera performances, dance concerts, and concert events at different locations across Germany.

Zurich is home to many popular events and festivals, such as the Pride Festival which honors diversity and LGBT love. Each year thousands attend this vibrant event and experience its wide array of entertainment. In particular, Switzerland boasts one of the liveliest street parades.

The Moods music club provides the ideal venue for jazz, funk and soul enthusiasts to witness both local and international musicians. This venue features both an on-ground floor bar and subterranean concert club seating up to 2300 guests that host over 2300 performances annually – featuring many big names in music! In addition, there is a fantastic selection of drinks, snacks and food available throughout your visit; ticket prices are generally reasonable with good deals being often found online for this venue, situated conveniently close to city centers via short train rides from these venues.

Concert halls

As any music lover can attest, hearing your favorite musicians live is truly magical experience. Even more special if it takes place in an amazing acoustically sound venue. Zurich boasts several concert halls offering top-tier performances; from intimate cellar bars to massive arenas – there’s sure to be something suitable for every musical taste here!

Tonhalle Zurich is one of Switzerland’s premier concert venues, boasting an iconic architectural design blending neoclassical and Art Nouveau elements. Since opening its doors for business in 1909, audiences have been delighted by its exquisite acoustics which continue to delight. Since that time it has hosted top musicians as orchestral concerts as well as chamber music performances at this world-class venue.

Zurich Tonhalle Orchester has played an influential role in Zurich’s cultural life since 1873, performing both classical and modern compositions with multiple awards for recordings as well as featuring internationally-renowned conductors and soloists. It currently holds over 400 performances annually at its home venue of The Tonhalle.

This venue also plays host to various other events, from theatre productions and dance shows, to choir concerts and choir rehearsals. It can be found at Albisriederstrasse 16 in Zurich. Run by the Zurich Philharmonic Society, guests can also enjoy pre-show drinks and refreshments at its bar.

For those preferring a more informal atmosphere, Helferei cultural center offers rooms of various sizes available for rent. All of the rooms feature modern plug-and-play technology for live streaming of events. A room suitable for up to 160 attendees offers seminars or meetings while for smaller gatherings there’s Breitinger Saal which accommodates 50.

Switzerland boasts an active yet diverse live music scene. However, its linguistic divisions make reaching a national audience difficult for bands. Still, Zurich offers plenty of venues where you can catch both local and international acts – being known for alternative rock and jazz music especially. There’s something here for every type of listener – whether seeking solitude or party vibes!


Zurich offers something musical for every musical taste – whether that means bar-hopping or listening to classical concerts in concert halls. Open-air concerts bring rock and electronic music fans together in parks and squares throughout summer; winter brings Switzerland and international acts for Zurich’s annual music festival that brings their sounds directly into old town streets.

Zurich Jazz Club is one of the city’s premiere addresses for jazz and blues. Offering both a bar and subterranean concert venue, this premier jazz destination hosts numerous events every year by big name musicians as well as local bands and even its own jazz school – making this must-see stop a must visit destination for all who appreciate jazz!

Other popular venues for live music in Zurich include Kulturzentrum Dynamo, a cultural hall that hosts workshops and concerts, located along Limmat River area with excellent stage for bands, solo artists, choirs as well as choir rehearsals. Being so centrally located makes this an excellent spot to catch emerging young talent! Additionally it can also be rented for private events.

Komplex is another favored event space in Zurich for live music performances, offering a diverse selection of acts in an intimate setting. Although larger than many other Zurich venues, its cozy feel ensures no audience member feels distant from performers. Plus its Paradeplatz location makes for an excellent gig experience and its drinks are affordable!

If you are planning a corporate event, Aura Event Hall offers the perfect space. This multifunctional venue sets new standards in terms of flexibility, visualization options and technical infrastructure. With up to 650 guests per seating capacity for main hall events or smaller rooms that provide more intimate settings – their team will work with you to tailor an event package that meets all of your requirements!

Aura Restaurant & Bar in Wood Tones features European dishes as well as an intimate bar upstairs featuring live music. Its interior is warm and welcoming while the bar boasts a large selection of cocktails for patrons to choose from. Aura makes for the ideal location for hosting parties, weddings and business meetings – staff can assist in event planning by suggesting professional musicians for special events as well as finding suitable locations.