Lay your beach towel for three special concerts in Praia da Rocha

Cuban singer-songwriter Eme Alfonso will be performing alongside the Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa on Saturday (June 22) in what will be the first of three open-air concerts taking place this summer in Praia da Rocha.

It will be the singer’s first show in Portugal and, alongside her own band and the Portuguese orchestra, she will be performing material from her latest album ‘Voy’, as well as other Cuban and Caribbean hits.

The second concert is scheduled for Saturday, July 20 and will feature the Orquestra Clássica do Sul led by maestro John Avery who has prepared an “eclectic repertoire” for the show.

The Orquestra de Jazz do Algarve, led by maestro Hugo Alves, will be paying tribute to Elvis Presley on Friday, August 23 with the help of tribute singer ‘Sélvis Prestley’.

Together, they will perform all of Elvis’ biggest hits from ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Don’t be Cruel’, ‘CC Rider’ and ‘I Got a Woman’ to ‘Always On My Mind’ and ‘Suspicious Minds’.

This series of concerts is organised by Portimão council which says it wants to give locals and visitors a “different experience”.

Entrance to the three concerts is free. Performances begin at 6.30pm on the beach in front of the Júpiter and Rocha hotels.

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