Open-Air Music in Zurich

In summer, open-air events in the city and surrounding region lure music fans into parks, onto squares, and even to outdoor bathing facilities, where they can listen to the sounds of classical, jazz, and electronic music outside in the open air.

The locations for open-air concerts in and around Zurich are truly spectacular. Directly on the lake, amidst history-steeped walls, or with a view of the Swiss Alps, they are a treat for the eye as well as the year. Summer nights in Zurich are pleasantly warm and the broad range of concerts and festivals an absolute delight. Whether rock, classical, blues, jazz, folk, or electronic music, in Zurich every music fan is sure to find their favorite open-air event. 

The following tips are just a small selection of possible open-air events. The tickets for all the events are also available at the Tourist Information at the Main Station. 

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May – September 2019, various Sundays

Seebad Unplugged

The series of acoustic concerts held at the Seebad Enge provides a magical ending to a great weekend.
May 19 – September 21, 2019

Triebguet Frischluftbar

The Triebguet open-air bar in Baden hosts various concerts, treating guests to atmospheric evenings.
June 14 – 15, 2019
The open air festival on Lake Zurich treats music lovers to blues and jazz sounds against the picturesque backdrop of Rapperswil Castle.
July 25 – August 3, 2019

Stadtsommer

Stadtsommer is a series of free concerts held at different venues in Zurich.
August 7 – 18, 2019

44. Winterthurer Musikfestwochen

As the summer draws to a close, Winterthur turns up the heat once more – when the Old Town vibrates to the rhythms of the Music Festival.
Vue sur le Château de Kybourg, la plus importante forteresse féodale de Suisse orientale
August 8 – 10, 2019

Kyburgiade

The courtyard of Kyburg Castle provides a spectacular backdrop for lovers of classic music.
August 9 – 10, 2019

Einsiedeln Music Festival

The festival extravaganza in the heart of Einsiedeln celebrates musical diversity.
August 21 – 24, 2019
Every year, the only open-air concert with its own airport thrills electro, rock and pop music fans with international acts.
September 6 – 8, 2019

Rock the Docks

Directly on Lake Zug, the festival offers great music, an attractive festival site, and much more.

Multifaceted Zurich

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