Recently night live performances became very popular especially in big cities or tourist centers during hot seasons. While you didn't get into the night scene, look through some general information, given below.
When walking around the city centre or being in the restaurant area during the day, you will always notice numerous advertisements stapled to the walls or trees for that night live music performance. Actually, you can plan on some kind of night live music concert almost every night during your stay.
As usual, any tourist can afford night live concerts, because most of them are free. In such cases, profits benefit the musical group, the owners of the venue, and others involved in putting on the concert, or in some cases to benefit a cause or charity.
A concert is defined as a live music performance before an audience. The music may be performed by a single musician (which is called "a recital"), or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, a choir, or a musical band. Live concerts also have several more informal names, including "show" and "gig". Concerts can be held outdoors or in a wide variety of settings or venues, like: pubs, nightclubs, houses, concert halls, large multipurpose buildings, and even sports stadiums. A concert held in a very large venue is sometimes called an arena concert. Musicians usually perform on a stage. The nature of a concert will vary by musical genre and individual groups in those genres.
The principal reason for a live concert is the opportunity for the musicians to perform in front of an audience. Concerts provide the musicians exposure to the public. If the concert was worthwhile, an attendee would probably see the musicians perform again. Some musicians and musical groups make series of concerts in different cities or locations, which is called "concert tours". Recording artists usually go on tours to promote record sales and introduce their fans to new musical compositions.
Musical groups who expect large audiences can put on very elaborate and expensive affairs. So as to create a memorable and exciting atmosphere and increase the spectacle, the musicians frequently include additional entertainment devices on their concerts. These tend to include changeable stage lighting effects and various special visual effects: large video screens, inflatables, smoke or dry ice, pyrotechnics, artwork, pre-recorded video and unusual costumes. Activities which may take place during these concerts include dancing, sing-alongs, head-banging, crowd-surfing and others.
During musical festivals they organize larger concerts on different stages. The festivals usually last for several days and involve a number of musical groups. Examples include the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and Cambridge Folk Festival.
Live music can also be broadcast over the radio, television or the internet. Recording, even of musical styles which are essentially live often uses the ability to edit and splice to produce recordings which are considered "better" than the actual performance.
Lately in many countries listening to music through a recorded form, such as sound recording or watching a music video, became more common than experiencing night live performance. Sometimes, live music at night incorporate prerecorded sounds; for example, when a DJ uses disc records for scratching. Moreover, ordinary people can also become performers by using Karaoke, which uses music video and tracks without voice.