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Sun 14 February


The Mourning Glories are an up-and-coming trio based in The Netherlands, with members from The U.S., Canada and France. This international group sing intricate, sultry harmonies and yodel fearlessly. They switch up instruments, play murder ballads and old time blues.

Sun 14 February

Puntkomma Muziek: Stadsgeluiden

During the latest edition of Puntkomma Muziek, we go looking for the sound of the city. With amazing stories, unique compositions and new collaborations, it is going to be an interesting afternoon. Don’t miss it!

For all the details about the program, see the poster.

Fri 26 February

Open Mic Night!

Get out of the basement and on to the stage! It’s time for another Open Mic Night in your favourite living room at Hostel Room Rotterdam!

Sun 21 February

trio ZVOV

ZVOV will perform in the magneficant building of City Art Rotterdam. ZVOV will use the inside of the whole building in their performance. They play in the different spaces of city Art Rotterdam. Each space has it’s specific acoustic. The artworks of Chris Ripken will be their decor.

Thu 04 February

Silent movie, Live music

Live music accompanying short silent films on a boat!!!

IFFR is taking over rotterdam once again. Join us on V11 with sort films and soundscapes. Followed by further live music: Violet Fall!

Thu 11 February

Dutch Music Community

Dutch Music Community presents a new way of making music, without rehearsals, sheet music, a fixed repertoire or lyrics. Composing is done on the spot by an ever-changing group of the best musicians. This makes every session unique! Tonight’s edition will feature DJ Franky Sticks as a special guest.

Fri 29 January

I Wonder as I Wander

An evening offering you a unique inside in the development of music throughout the last century. AKOM Ensemble presents five exciting works inspired by a world where both Luciano Berio and George Crumb lived.

Wed 27 January

AKOM Presents Codarts Composition Department

AKOM has invited 6 young composers to present the latest ideas in music making


Fri 12 February


Discover great new talent on our Gistpodium (Yeast Stage).

Sat 27 February

Cross-linx 2016

feat. Neil Finn & Glenn Kotche’s Unlimited Orchestra, Andrew Bird, The Notwist, Son Lux, Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Lunatree and more

Sat 26 March

Iris Penning

Iris Penning is a rising star: Her melodies and lyrics are gripping and she has the voice of an angel.

Sat 16 April


A slam poet from Belgium and a singer-songwriter from Utrecht join forces to play the smallest venue in Rotterdam

Sat 04 June

Stijn Charpentier

Singer-songwriter Stijn Charpentier sings and plays the guitar. He captures the audience with his lyrics and unique voice.

Fri 12 February


The perfect hang out for parents and very young children.

Thu 21 January

Panenka Vynil Session #2

As the new year starts to unfold, we’re bringing back the open turntable sessions at the very cozy Panenka Bar. Come and enjoy some drinks, talk about music and feel free to spin some records yourself.

Wed 17 February

Jamison Ross in BIRD

Some have it all. Jamison Ross won the Thelonious Monk Competition for his work behind the drums. People dub him the new Gregory Porter as he charms jazz lovers, including the Grammy judges. The singer/drummer will show us his uncut and pure brand new album Jamison at BIRD on 17 February.

Sun 07 February

Sextet Friso van Wijck

City Art Roterdam proudly presents the 6 TET of Friso van Wijck.

Fri 22 January


Vrooom’s 34th live event takes place at our newly found habitat PINK PANK. It’s tough not to wax lyrical about Han Bennink’s first live show at Vrooom, but the rest of this bill is also the stuff of micro legends: BMB Con; one of the most mystifying sound/performance collectives from The Netherlands… Wim Langenhoff; the former Philips company jack-of-all-trades and ex- New Electric Chamber Music Ensemble electro hippie.

Sun 17 January

Frank Doesburg live at ROOM!

Luckily he didn’t forget his roots back in Holland, because we are proudly hosting him!

Sun 31 January

Josue Amador Hugo Costa

A special Sunday afternoon concert by Josue Amador, guitar and Hugo Costa Saxophone.