Add a Little Jazz to your Weekend

Ventana al Jazz is back!

If you like Jazz, Condado is the place to be on the last Sunday of every month. That’s when Heineken sponsors Ventana al Jazz — a free, open-air jazz concert that is a great way wrap-up your weekend.

Bring a chair or a blanket, and make an evening of it — sitting under the stars, enjoying live jazz music, with a few hundred of your closest friends.

Where? When?

These concerts are held the last Sunday of the month at the Parque Ventana al Mar — a grassy area between the Vanderbilt and La Concha Hotels in Condado. The music starts at 4:30pm (on island time) and runs until 9pm or so.

The bands vary by month — some are just music, some have vocals. Most of the songs and talking by the bands will be in Spanish, but the music transcends language barriers. It is what I would call Puerto Rican jazz … mixing of Puerto Rican instruments with the jazz rhythm.

And did I mention it’s free?

Ventana al Jazzfest

Casual & Family-friendly

The Parque la Ventana al Mar is a grassy outside area, on the waterfront. This is a casual family event, so dress comfortably. Bring chairs if you have them or a blanket, as there are only a few places to sit (benches, steps, etc).

There were a number of vendors selling food and various drinks (alcoholic and otherwise). There are bathrooms available, but you may want to bring your own TP, just in case.

Traffic was heavy driving into the area even before 4pm. By the time we got there, there were already people claiming their spot. There are a few parking decks and lots in the area. The parque is next to La Concha Hotel and Condado Vanderbilt Hotel.

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

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