Band’Art is an initiative of the Amarante Municipality, started in 2015, to create a platform for the presentation of local bands and musicians with original repertoire. During a week, they perform in different bars and such spots in Amarante and in the final weekend of the festival, artists stage in open-air venues, accessible to a wider audience. This is a way to promote music in the city, as well as foster collaboration between the involved bars and musicians. Many of the bands that took part in this festival had, due to it, the oportunity to, for the first time, play for a large audience, aided by professional technical support. Presently, the Band’Arte festival is attended by about 3000 people each year.