The Bar at Buena VistaThe Grandfathers of Cuban Music


From the sizzling quarter of Havana, Cuba and a critically-acclaimed world tour, the intoxicating tribute to Old Havana returns for a night of pure passion and undeniable magic!

Following a sell-out international tour, The Bar at Buena Vista – The Grandfathers of Cuban Music, are set to return to Australian stages in July 2018 and will once again have patrons dancing in their seats, bringing back to life the Golden era of Cuban music in the 40s and 50s.

The Bar at Buena Vista – The Grandfathers of Cuban Music brings us a cocktail of Cuban music and dance, paying homage to the famous Buena Vista quarter in Havana – the famous quarter of Havana and Cuba’s music legends, such as the late Compay Segundo and Ruben Gonzalez. It’s a dedication to the original spirit of the music of Cuba, the lifeblood of a people whose heritage is as rich as it is old; a cast of Cuba’s most notable and legendary musical greats drawn from the most renowned music quarter in the World, Barrio Buena Vista.

The legendary Cuban masters all return together with Cuba’s original diva Siomara Avilla Valdes Lescay. The cast will also include dancing legend Eric Turro. The master of all traditional Cuban dance styles from the 40s and the 50s, which is a hybrid mixture of Street and Salon styles of dance, will be returning to mesmerise audiences with his moves. Eric will be accompanied by his sensual, sexy dancers.

The Bar at Buena Vista – The Grandfathers of Cuban Music is a passport to another time, another place that takes audiences to the downtown bar of a Havana Club of the 40s and 50s – creating a festive cocktail of music and dance, in a night filled with raunchy salsa, rhythms of tropical jazz and Cuban folk music, in a show that is as intoxicating as the rum served at the bar on stage.

Intoxicating Tribute to Old Havana….a cultural exchange not to be missed. The Bar At Buena Vista is brimming with passion” – The Australian

“Here in this joyous show is the secret to almost eternal life” – Herald Sun, Melbourne

“Rhythmic fluidity and sophistication…undeniable magic” – Sydney Morning Herald

“Unforgettable…. Rhythmic vitality….convivial cocktail of music and dance” – The Melbourne Age

Tickets on sale on Monday 16th April, 10am (AEST).



  • Adult - Premium: $129.90
  • Adult - A-Reserve: $109.90
  • Groups (10 or more) - A-Reserve: $89.90
  • Concession (Pensioner) - A-Reserve: $98.90
  • Adult - B-Reserve: $98.90

Notes: Handling and other fees may apply

Running Time:

  • 7:00pm - Foyer Doors
    7:30pm - Auditorium Doors
    8:00pm - 1st set
    10:00pm - Approximate Finish
    This show includes a 20-minute interval

Notes: Running times are approximate and may change without notice

  • Friday, Jul 27, 2018
  • 8.00pm
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