San Javier Jazz Festival in Murcia @Photo: Rafa Mellado
He Mar Menor it's not alone the largest salt lagoon in Europe Not an exceptional place to practice water sports.
Each summer its banks also become the cultural center of the Murcia region Thanks to its many festivals.
World music, dance, pop, classical theater, flamenco, jazz ... fill the nights of the Murcian coast with art.
Manuela Carrasco in Cante de las Minas de La Unión in Murcia
San Javier Jazz Festival 2017
The Marenorean cultural summer begins with the XX International Jazz Festival of San Javier, the great musical date.
From July 3 to 30 they act, among others, Ximo Tébar Y Sole Giméne, Charenee Wade, George benson, The Tak Mahal & Keb'Mo ', Thierry Lang Heritage Trio, Charles LLoyd Quartet, John Pizzarelli & Daniel Jobim wave Ramsey Lewis Electric Band.
On Friday July 28 a special performance of Jorge Pardo, saxophonist, flutist and composer, one of the most influential live jazz musicians in the world, in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the festival.
July 20 acts George benson, jazz life legend and great friend of San Javier Festival, in which he has already acted on five occasions.
Here you can check the full program of the San Javier Jazz Festival 2017.
Sole Giménez at the San Javier Jazz Festival @Photo: Rafa Mellado
San Javier Theater, Music and Dance Festival 2017
And we don't leave San Javier, the capital of the west bank of the Mar Menor. Because at the same time that jazz ends, the theater begins.
The 48th edition of the International Theater, Music and Dance Festival will fill the venues of the Plaza de España and the auditorium with performances Almansa Park throughout the month of August.
Classics, such as 'Caligula' in version of Mario Gas (August 15) o 'Trojans', from Euripides, with address of Carmen Portacelli (6th August).
And musical performances like the Mediterranean fusion of Noa and Passion Vega (August 19).
Here you have all the detail 2017 San Javier Theater Festival programas well as the online ticket purchase.
Tao Dance Theater at the San Javier Theater, Music and Dance Festival
Cante de las Minas 2017 in La Unión
In August also comes the best Flemish to a festival already of reference in the national circuit: the Cante de las Minas, which this year celebrates the 57th edition.
The beautiful Old Public Market of La Unión it will be once again the headquarters and where the galas and the contests of Cante, Guitar, Dance and Flamenco Instrumentist are held.
The market is a jewel of the modernist architecture of the nineteenth century in the region and one of the first that was built with the new materials of that industrial revolution: iron and glass.
In it they have acted Island Shrimp, Miguel Poveda, Paco de Lucía, Enrique Morente, Sara Baras, Vicente Amigo, José Mercé; that is why it is considered the "cathedral of cante".
The other two locations are the Piñón House and the Agrupa Vicenta mine, an old underground operation reconditioned as an auditorium where the singing, guitar and dance performances have a sound and a special atmosphere.
Jesús Méndez at the Cante de las Minas Festival in La Unión
In addition to courses, seminars and workshops around flamenco and traditional Mining Lamp contest, the actions of Lole Montoya Y Juan Montoya (August 4th), Paco Montalvo (August 5) or Andalusian Flamenco Ballet (August 8), among others.
All the Programming of the 2017 Cante de las Minas Festival in La Unión.
Cante Flamenco Festival Lo Ferro 2017
Flamenco fans have another date at the Lo Ferro Flamenco Singing Festival, a district of Pacheco Tower.
A small but very deep popular festival that this year celebrates the 38th edition with a good repertoire of concerts and performances around the flamenco singing.
Here you can check the Flamenco Singing program Lo Ferro. //www.loferroflamenco.com
The Sea of Music 2017 in Cartagena
And finally, the most cosmopolitan of the regional summer festivals, The Sea of Music, in Cartagena, from July 14 to 22.
The Sea of Music many editions have become one of the international references of world music, miscegenation and multicultural sounds.
This year they act Franco Battiato (July 20th), Michel Camino and Tomatito (July 16th), Rodrigo Leào (July 16) or UB40 (July 21).
Around the central program of world music there is a whole catalog of acts of the most multidisciplinary, including exhibitions of plastic arts (Juan Manuel Díaz Burgos, José Luis Vidal Coy, Nadin Ospina…), Cinema and a contest The Sea of Letters, around Ibero-American literature.
Here you have more information about The Sea of Music 2017 of Cartagena.
In summer, the Mar Menor sounds like music and art.