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Zack Chisha Sikazwe also known as Zack Songs was born in 1998 on the 16th of February. Influenced by recording artists such as Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Justin Bieber and many more RnB and soul artists, he started writing, singing, dancing and performing at the age of 7. Zack decided to join the music industry in 2008. He started out as an underground artist in Lusaka and has developed a career full of contradictions and wild swings.
Established in 2010, Soundwave Zambia is a new age event company that offers top notch audio, visual, lighting and stage production management services for events, concerts, festivals, private, public and corporate functions of all sizes. The company provides a music festival quality management service that will run your program or event from start to finish. Their team consists of an efficient team that will make sure a brilliant service is executed and delivered.
With a mission to serve food that carries flavours, Kwesu Restaurant in Solwezi and Kabwe delivers creative, culinary excellence in a comfortable atmosphere. Their bar is fully stocked with a wide selection of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and signature cocktails. Every Wednesday is karaoke night - Kwesu gives you an opportunity to show off your singing skills. Kwesu Restaurant and Pub is also ideal for parties and other social events. Whether you are seated by their bar counter or dining area, their team does not miss a beat in catering to your needs.
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The Web showcases some of Zambia's best talent as well as international celebrities. This is one of Lusaka's finest live music venues, for people with a passion for music. Come and dine, or simply have a few drinks from the well stocked bar. The food menu covers a range of popular international fare, and the bars offer a full range of beverages. The Web also offers 25% happy hour discount on selected drinks and is open every day with specials from Wednesday through to Friday.
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Il Portico Restaurant is very chic, with well planned spaces, delightful furnishings and dramatic finishes. This is a hot spot for eating, drinking and socialising. Authentic Italian recipes are often used to create exquisite dishes. As if dining was not enough, Il Portico frequently hosts live music events featuring local bands. It does however have the balance right – guests can enjoy the live music and enjoy a conversation, or you can retreat into more intimate and quieter spaces if you so wish.
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Find a 'taste of Ireland in Africa'. With a beautiful old Irish cottage pub setup and decor, it has a definite Irish feel. O'Hagan's Irish Pub & Grill is a venue in Lusaka, Zambia, for people to meet, eat and relax. They can enjoy live sport in friendly surroundings, with smatterings of Irish tradition. Regular promotions, activities and events ensure there's high entertainment value to be found here. O'Hagan's also has a special private lounge which can be used for a variety of functions.
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Live music in Zambia

A live music concert takes place in front of an audience. The performance may be by a single musician or by a band or choir. Concerts are held in a wide variety of settings which includes private houses, nightclubs, concert halls, arenas and parks. Live music concerts in Zambia take place throughout the year, with a number of live performances done by Zambian musicians.

If you like a late night and want to be in the thick of it, Zambia is the place to be. With a wide selection of amazing live music venues and a diverse line-up of artists, you are sure to enjoy and experience the country’s legendary live music. Performers ensure that they always provide you with an outstanding show – one that you will never forget. Depending on the venue, talented patrons are also allowed to get a chance to sing their favourite songs.

Zambian crowds have a long and celebrated tradition of nurturing live music. The country’s vibrant independent music scene comes alive every from Wednesday right through to Sunday. This is the best time to catch up-and-coming bands, as well as touring artists. Performers cater for all music tastes with only one condition – a heartfelt love of live performance. There is a wide selection of intimate live venues and funky clubs and pubs. Zambia is the perfect destination for a vacation with great music and nightlife options. Live music venues are privately owned and may charge for admission.

Depending on the type of venue, the opening hours, location and length of performance may differ, as well as the technology used to deliver the music in the venue. Other attractions, such as performance art or social activities, may also be available, either while music is playing or at other times. For example, at a bar or pub, the house band may be playing live songs while drinks are being served, and between songs, recorded music may be played. Some venues may play live music in the background, such as a performance on a grand piano in a restaurant.

Some of Zambia's live music performers include:

  • Pompi
  • Chef 187
  • Jae Cash
  • Bobby East
  • Tiye P
  • Kaladoshas
  • Mampi
  • Chileshe Bwalya
  • Slap Dee
  • Kayombo

With Zambia’s exciting, thriving, diverse music scene, there is always something to hear in the country’s live music venues when you are here. Whether you are in for a meeting, a convention, or a weekend of fun, there are a wide selection of opportunities to hear live music, there is an amazing collection of bands and musicians. The country offers you an array of concert halls, clubs, bars, lounges, and restaurants that welcome a variety of bands. It is varied, so when you have the urge to step out and hear some music, survey the list above for some of the best Zambian live music venues.