Our Travel Tips For Your Next Gig

By 28 October, 2019

Despite its immense popularity, Latin American music remains a niche interest. The passionate subculture it’s spawned has ballooned across the US over the past three decades as an increasing number of local acts have embraced Latin American culture with the enthusiasm of a metal-head at Download Festival.

And this is no flash in the pan success story. Some of the most prolific acts in the Latin American scene – Ricardo Arjona, Becky G and Anitta, to name just a few – have weaved themselves into the music industry and proven their staying power with a string of successes.

Yet if you want to see the hottest names of the Latin quarter, you’re going to have to travel – and that’ll cost you a lot more than a Jesse & Joy single.

So, to help you get to a gig in style, we’ve put together this handy guide on flights, hotels and dining. Take a look and you might save enough money to afford a few drinks at your next show.


Booking flights online can be a minefield. After all, which sites are ripping you off? Our recommendation here is to vie for a well-known flight booking site like Skyscanner. This is one of the most famous booking comparison sites in the world, and seems to go out of its way to find a bargain.

If you want a flight with all the mod cons, there are plenty of options open to you. For airport parking, we’d check out Looking4.com, another comparison site that facilitates a huge variety of US airports.

And to really wait for your flight in style, we’d recommend booking a VIP departure lounge that’ll give you some peace and quiet away from the noise of crowds.


Finding the ideal hotel before a gig is a fine art. You want somewhere comfortable but not too expensive, within walking distance of the gig, and close-by to all other amenities. Weighing up these pros and cons can be an arduous task – if you don’t choose the right booking site.

But the internet provides all – even a website dedicated to finding you a hotel next to the gig you’re attending. Websites like https://www.spamzilla.io may come out with hundreds of expired domains, but for the lucky ones, they’re already tailored to one’s needs. That’s how all of the relevant stuff is possible.

Check out concerthotels.com, type your concert venue into its search engine and you’ll receive all the finest hotels in the area. We can’t think of a better way to find accommodation.

Fine dining

If you’re planning to knock back a few brewskis at your next gig, a scrumptious pre-concert meal is a must – and that means knowing the best places to eat in the local area.

Google is your best option here. Simply type ‘restaurants near me’ and you’ll be met with more eateries than your stomach can handle. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, however, you should use the HappyCow app. This useful search engine highlights all the best veggie-friendly options in your area and will make sure you have a satisfying meal during your trip.

That’s our list! Do you have any gig-going travel tips you’d like to share? Then let us know in the comments below!

Follow Sounds and Colours: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Mixcloud / Soundcloud / Bandcamp

Subscribe to the Sounds and Colours Newsletter for regular updates, news and competitions bringing the best of Latin American culture direct to your Inbox.