In the 20 years since its inception, The Lucerna Music Bar has become one of the most important music venues in the Czech Republic. The location has a rich cultural tradition and prides itself on making every concert a very special experience, where the artists seem to be within grasp during their performance on the famous round stage. Hundreds of local and foreign bands have already performed on this stage.Just to mention a few are artists such as: Joss Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, Maceo Parker, Hurts, The Parov Stelar Band, Stephen and Kymani Marley, Major Lazer, Living Colour, Keisza, The Subways, Two Door Cinema Club, Incognito, Pat Metheny, Robben Ford, Mos Def, Mark Lanegan and José González. An all-time favorite are the 80’s & 90’s video-parties, which have been taking place every Friday and Saturday since 2000.
The history of the Lucerna Music Bar goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, when the Palace Lucerna was build. By 1909 the club was already used as a theatre and later as a cabaret under Karel Hašler. The next important step in the history of the Lucerna Music Bar is the year 1927, when the Cabaret – Restaurant Lucerna opened. Many famous Czech artists performed here (Voskovec and Werich) and popular jazz bands played and filled the dancefloor. After 1948 the whole Lucerna palace, which was property of the Havel family, was nationalized. In the dark days of communism the club was used as a night club without any real focus. 20 years ago, on October 25th, 1995, the new era of the Lucerna Music Bar had begun. We strongly believe that era will continue on for at least the next 20 years.