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ACCESS / PARKING

PARKING

The most convenient parking lot is the INTERPARKING Grand’Place.

Come out on place de l’Agora, cross the Grand’Place, look up and you can’t miss us!

SPECIAL RATE for the Members

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTS

METRO : station “De Brouckère” (100 m from the Club)

BUS : 29  38  46 47 63  66  71  88

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MEMBERSHIP

The Club is open to all : Members and non-Members alike.

However, members benefit from special privileges :

 

PARKING FACILITIES

Thanks to an agreement with INTERPARKING, Members can park their car

in the PARKING GRAND’PLACE at the cheap rate of 5 € from 6 pm to 1am.

(special voucher available at the Welcome Desk of the Club)

for location, see ACCESS / PARKING

 

TICKET REDUCTION

Members get a reduction of 2 € on all major concerts

 

1 MEMBERSHIP = 2 PEOPLE

A single Membership is valid for 1 person + 1 guest (any Member may invite ONE GUEST per concert). The Guest also benefits from the reduced admission charge and parking facilities.

 

Annual MEMBERSHIP FEE (12 months) :  12 €.

You can apply for membership on your very first visit to the Club, get your membership card at the Welcome Desk, and benefit from all the advantages directly.

 

 

EATING & DRINKING

The Bar of the Club offers various assortments of soft drinks, cocktails, teas, wine, whiskies…We serve Club hot & cold meals "à la carte" from 7pm and during the    concert. Last food order : during the first break (around 10 pm).

Belgian Flavours

SPECIAL RATES

CHILDREN

Accompanied children are welcome. Under 10 : no admission charge requested

 

STUDENTS

Admission charge of  7.5€ upon presentation of a valid student Card.

 

GROUPS

Groups of min 20 to max 40 people which would like to attend one of our programmed concerts : ask for seats availability and special rates for TICKET and CATERING.

Please fill in the form below.

 

 

For larger groups, companies events or tourists operators,

please refer to the section RENT

 

 

GROUPS FORM

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  • TO SHARE

    Crisps      3.5€

     

    Tasting Plates:

    For 2 people      16 €

    For 4 people     30 €

     

    4 Belgian cheeses* (Flandrien - old gouda world champion in 2016, brie cheese St Benoit , ash-coated goat’s cheese, pavé Val Dieu)

    OR

    4 Belgian cold meats/delicatessen* (Liège veal sausage, Brussels’ cervelas, pâté de Beauvoorde, pat of ham from Breydel)

    *Those 2 plates are served with: bagel, home-made pickles, home-made candied endives, Home-made candied onions

  • BAGELS

    Crusty bacon strips   8€

    tomatoes, croutons, arugula/rocket, home-made sauce*

     

    veggie    8€

    cucumbers, arugula/rocket, olives, home-made pickles, pumpkin seeds

     

    Home-made meat loaf (pain de veau)   10 €

    croutons, arugula/rocket, pumpkin seeds, home-made pickles, home-made sauce*

     

    Liège veal sausage (boudin de Liège)   10 €

    croutons, arugula/rocket, pumpkin seeds, Candied onions with Kriek (cherry beer), home-made sauce*

     

    Belgian « brie » cheese    10 €

    croutons, arugula/rocket, pumpkin seeds, candied endives, home-made sauce*

     

    Belgian ash-coated goat’s cheese    10 €

    croutons, arugula/rocket, pumpkin seeds, Candied onions with Kriek (cherry beer), home-made sauce*

     

    Home-made duck rillettes    12€

    croutons, arugula/rocket, pumpkin seeds, Candied onions with Kriek (cherry beer), home-made sauce*

     

    Smoked salmon    12 €

    croutons, arugula/rocket, pumpkin seeds, candied endives, home-made sauce*

     

    *mayonnaise, traditional wholegrain mustard, syrup from Liege

     

  • DESSERTS

    Home-made Belgian gourmet coffee     8 €

    «  chokotoff » cake (Belgian chocolate toffee), apple fondant with syrup from Liege, speculoos

     

    Quartet of Belgian macaroons  8 €

     

    Brussels waffle with caramel    9 €

    vanilla ice-cream, home-made caramel with speculoos, whipped cream

     

    Brussels waffle with chocolate    9 €

    « Côte d’Or » chocolate sauce, vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream

     

    Apple tartlet    10 €

    vanilla ice-cream, home-made caramel with speculoos, whipped cream

     

GIFT VOUCHER

Offer a Jazz Experience to your friends, family or relatives :

Printed vouchers are available at 25€ each, valid one year on TICKET and CATERING

Get them at the Club Welcome Desk

or by post  :

GIFT VOUCHER REQUEST

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FAQ

GENERAL

 

CAN I SMOKE IN THE VILLAGE?

No, the Village is a non smoking place.

 

WHERE IS THE MUSIC VILLAGE?

Please find a map and our address here

 

IS THERE A PARKING LOT CLOSE TO THE VILLAGE?

Yes, all info are here

 

BOOKING

 

HOW CAN I BOOK MY SEAT?

The Music Village is a 100-seats comfortable concert hall which offers a club catering and bar. Seats can be booked preferably via the reservation form

 

DO I NEED TO PAY MY BOOKING IN ADVANCE?

No

 

PRICING

 

IS THERE AN ADMISSION CHARGE TO ENTER THE VILLAGE?

All admissions, except in the case of particular exceptions, are paying.

 

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A CONCERT?

Admission charges range between 7.50€ to 25€ according to the program

 

ARE CHILDREN ADMITTED?

Yes, children are welcome. See the special rates

 

ARE THERE SPECIAL RATES FOR STUDENTS?

Yes, See the special rates

 

DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Yes (VISA, DINERS, AMERICAN, MAESTRO, …)

 

EATING & DRINKING

 

CAN WE EAT IN THE VILLAGE?

Yes, from the opening onward (7pm) you can have dinner before or during the first set of the concert. Dinner is not compulsory. The bar is open all night.

Discover our menu here

 

SCHEDULE

 

WHEN DOES THE VILLAGE OPEN?

The Club opens at 7pm and 5.30pm on sundays

 

WHEN DOES THE CONCERT START?

Concerts start at 8.30pm on weekdays and Sundays and 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

HOW LONG DOES A CONCERT LAST?

Concerts usually consist of two 50-minute sets during weekdays and Sundays (end at about 11pm), and three sets during weekends (end around midnight).

 

 

ABOUT US

An international Jazz Club…

 

The Music Village is located in the historic heart of Brussels, only a few steps away from the famous Grand-Place.The Club opened on September 1st 2000. Two 17th-century houses were saved from ruins and entirely renovated. After 1839, they hosted a well-known hardware store called “La Bêche d’Or”.

 

Today they offer an exceptional and beautiful setting for the organisation of concerts.

 

In terms of artistic quality, interior design, comfort, acoustics, lighting, reception, bar and catering, the Club can easily stand the comparison with the best international Jazz clubs of New-York or London.

 

The Music Village was very quickly adopted by both French and Dutch-speaking inhabitants and by the large international community which makes Brussels an extraordinary cosmopolitan crossroads.

 

Even after Paul Huygens passed, the Music Village continues its activities thanks to Lucie Saeys (his wife) and Romain (one of his sons) who is the director and scheduler. The VILLAGE is one of the few musical places which survives mainly on its own resources (90%). The remaining 10% are supported by the FEDERATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES and the COCOF. The Village is, therefore, officially recognized as a major cultural venue.

 

Far from being restricted to an audience of connoisseurs, the music programming definitely stands up for “Eternal Jazz”, both “music for pleasure” and major musical Art.

One of the Village’s special features is to be open continuously, and to programme live concerts all year long.

 

In addition to Jazz, the Village welcomes other kinds of music that share passion for improvisation, rhythms, and permanent creation such as Afro-Cuban music, Brazilian music, blues, folk, R&B,chanson…

 

Events developed and organised by the Music Village

 

In 2003, the Music Village created an international jazz singers contest. Since then this contest has promoted young female and male jazz singers from all over the world and has been given support by the Brussels Region and the Ancienne Belgique.

The Brussels International Young Jazz Singers Contest (Voices Now) is one of the few contests of the kind that gathers 60 young talents for semi-final concerts during a whole week.The last edition took place in December 2008.

 

In 2007, the Music Village set up a European Jazz Festival to celebrate the 50th birthday of the European Union foundation and the signature of the Treaty of Rome.

“Jazz in Europe Now” brought together some of the best European jazzmen during great concerts which were offered by the Brussels Region and performed in 4 different concert halls in Brussels.

 

YOUNG JAZZ

 

Since 2005, the Music Village has welcomed young jazzmen on the occasion of Young Jazz concerts every Wednesdays. More than 250 bands have thus been able to perform on the Village’s stage.

 

Some figures…

 

In summer 2013, the Club counted more than 6000 regular members

Since its opening in 2000, more than 3500 live concerts have been performed, gathering 200 000 spectators.

 

And indeed some « locals »… Belgian Jazz being a wonderful and constantly renewed reservoir of talents…

 

Find here a – very short and necessarily subjective - selection of them, photographed by Michel Binstok for some of them…

 

Rhoda Scott, Monty Alexander, Peter King, Deborah Brown, Lee Konitz, Benny Bailey, Larry Corryel, Jacky Terrasson, Bobo Stenson, Rick Marghitza, Marc Murphy, Norma Winstone, Sheila Jordan, Bob Mintzer, Stéphane Belmondo, Don Friedman, Kenny Werner, Dave Pike, Steve Swallow, Billy Hart, Jeff Twain Watts, Aldo Romano,…

 

And indeed some « locals »… Belgian Jazz being a wonderful and constantly renewed reservoir of talents…  Philippe Catherine,  David Linx, Michel Herr, Gino Latucca, Nathalie Loriers, Ivan Paduart, Richard, Rousselet, Guy Cabay, Jean-Louis Rassenfosse, Charles Loos, Steve Houben, Roby Lakatos, Frank Vaganée, Phil Abraham, Bert Joris, Alexandre Cavaliere, Diderik Wissels, Jef Neve, Paolo Radoni, Jacques Pirotton, Sal la Rocca, Roger Van Haverbeke, Bart Denolf, Bruno Castellucci, Félix Simtaine, Nick Thys, Philippe Aerts, Chris Joris, Aka Moon,..

 

 

PARTNERS

Rue des Pierres 50 Steenstraat

1000 Brussels - BE

T : +32 513 13 45

E : booking@themusicvillage.com

CREDITS

Graphic & Web Design : Mathieu Huygens

Pictures : Maxence Martens

Hall of Fame Pictures : Michel Binstok