Whats on: Gigs and Live Music in Bristol

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Sheelanagig

My aim is to get all of Bristol's quality live music listed on one page. And while it sounds like a simple task, creating a whats on guide for ALL Bristol's gigs is pretty tough! One of the great things about live music in Bristol is it can be found where you least expect it.

Making a gig guide for Bristol's regular music venues would be easy. Making a gig guide for ALL of Bristol's gigs is a whole different story... A punk band on Turbo Island? An all girl accappella group playing to a crammed upstairs at the Miners Arms? Opera in a freshly closed-down Wetherspoons? All of these music events have happened - recently. Innovative and unusual gigs must be happening all the time, but all too often they are discovered well after the event actually occurred.

New years eve in Bristol can also provide some true one-off gigs in unusual venues.

The whats on listings to the left reflect all the Bristol gigs on Headfirst. On our homepage keep an eye on the pink events, (green = gigs, blue = clubnights, pink = other), these are unusual or special events including street festivals, ourdoor gigs and bands in Bristol's parks or the harbourside.

Live music in Bristol tonight:

Big Chief Weird Bird @ Number 51

Tunes from 10 - Late




Just the first three events for are shown above, full listings for are to the left.

Whenever my dad comes to Bristol, he's always shocked that there's so much great music that's free. I've made a special category on Headfirst for free gigs in Bristol, while there's always a margin for error I'm keen for it to be the most reliable resource for free live music in Bristol.


Bristol Live Music

SATURDAY 23RD AUGUST
Echo Chamber Sound @ The Plough Inn Easton

Dancehall - Dub - Steppas - Jungle

Ruckus Collective - Ratface @ Stag And Hounds

A blend of funk, hip hop, ska, punk and jazz

Ruzz Guitar's Blues Review @ Be.in Bristol

In the styles of'Dr Feelgood', 'Brian Setzer' an

The Montgomerys + Moriaty @ The Golden Lion

Ear shaking Blues and Alt County

The Rosellys @ St Georges @ St Georges

The Rosellys play St Georges Summer Garden Series

SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST
MONDAY 25TH AUGUST
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hosted by Alan Green (Beyond Rivers).

Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

A Jumping Joint Production

TUESDAY 26TH AUGUST
Acoustic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Morgan & Knapp + James Middleton

Jackson Hill + Support @ The Louisiana

Fiery local Folk band with Americana undertones

Live In The Lion's Den @ The Golden Lion

Hosted by Nuala w/ JP Hoe + Alice Phelps

WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST
Diatribe @ Number 51, Bristol

Tunes from 10 - Late

Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Noodles and Beer for all performers

The Rope Walk Open Mic @ The Rope Walk

The Rope walk open mic hosted by Lady Nade

The Slimline Shufflers @ The Bootlegger

Live New Orleans Style Blues'n'boogie

THURSDAY 28TH AUGUST
Scribble N Scratch @ The Big Chill, Bristol

Illustration Battles & Turntablism

The Jacques @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Local starletts play edgy and melodic Indie

The Pushy Doctors @ Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Andy Sheppard and The Pushy Doctors

FRIDAY 29TH AUGUST
Espai & Stantz @ Crofters Rights, Bristol

Night of live electronic bands

Gumbo Show! @ The Plough Inn Easton, Bristol

Voodoo swamp, rhythm & blues, soul & funk

Rocka's Roadhouse @ The Old Stillage

Vintage Swing, Rock n Roll and Soul

Sounds Of Harlowe @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Live Soul, Funk, and Hip Hop

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 30TH AUGUST
Downbeat Melody Street Party @ Bruce Road, Greenbank,

12pm - 8pm street party in Easton!

Ela Orleans Live At The Cube @ The Cube Cinema

Howling Owl Records presents a night of AV magic

J Star @ Number 51, Bristol

51 is super excited to have J Star hosting

The Rin Tins @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Live Folk fuelled Jazz/Jive/Boogie

SUNDAY 31ST AUGUST
Marie Lister & James Ladd @ The Canteen

Marie Lister & James Ladd

O. Chapman & Lizzie Murray @ The Louisiana

Electric Harmony Basement Sessions...

The Seagles - 5pm @ The Eldon House, Bs8 1bt

Eagles tribute with Steve Treble & Co.

MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hosted by Alan Green (Beyond Rivers).

TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
WEDNESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
Knifeworld @ Stag And Hounds, Bristol

With Schnauser and Doctor Nut

THURSDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
8-bit Night 2.0! @ Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Hexadeci + 2G1B + Spazrammer + Tommy Creep + Oliv

8-bit Night 2.0! Hexadeci @ Mother's Ruin

8-bit/Chiptune/Electronic music

Lady Rizo Plays The Cube @ The Cube Microplex

Grammy-winning Soul Diva And Chanteuse (nyc)

Moscow Drug Club @ Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Gypsy Jazz meets 1930's Berlin Cabaret

FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
Slim's Pickings #12 @ Leftbank, Bristol

A night of Live downhome blues

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

Woolley Festival @ Merkins Farm, Ba15 2rw

A fun affordable family festival

SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
Cheap Words On Handbills.... @ The Mothers Ruin

Bitpart + Crows-an-wra + Boxkite + Grandparent

Mixradio Terrace Sessions @ Colston Hall

Pardon My French 5th Birthday

My Little Owl Presents @ Cafe Kino, Bristol

My Little Owl Presents Best of The South West

SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
Bristol Singing Auditions @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Auditions - Open Mic UK

Nmsw Season Finale @ St George's, Bristol

Carnival of the Animals meets A Modern Menagerie

Sam Sweeney's Fiddle (gt. War) @ Colston Hall

Sam Sweeney's Fiddle Made In The Great War

MONDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hosted by Alan Green (Beyond Rivers).

THURSDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
Matt Hopkins Trio @ Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Brilliant Guitar and Hammond Organ Trio

FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
Kate Miller Heidke @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Kate Miller Heidke performs at The Louisiana

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
Pete Molinari Band @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Pete Molinari performs at The Louisiana

The Rosellys @ Octoberfest @ The Tobacco Factory

Music And Beer Festival, Free Entry!!

MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hosted by Alan Green (Beyond Rivers).

THURSDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
Pat Thomas Quintet @ Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Pat Thomas & Dominic Lash head up new Quintet

FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
Planet Rock Presents Blackwolf @ Exchange

Planet Rock Presents: The UK Rocks

The Pierces @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Sjm Concerts Presents La-based Soft-rockers

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
Audio + Frankee On A Boat @ Boat, Bath Harbour

Warehouse & Neuretox Present - Audio & Frankee

By The Rivers @ The Stag & Hounds, Bristol

Toyface / Jack Cookson / DJ John Stapleton

Mother Of God + Special Guests @ The Cavern Club, Bristol

Snuff Lane proudly presents: Mother of God

Oasis Experience @ Fiddlers, Bristol

Support from The Kasuals

SUNDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival @ The Tunnels

Great line-up, great day and great price!

MONDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
Lewis Watson @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Dhp Presents English Singer-songwriter

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hosted by Alan Green (Beyond Rivers).

TUESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
Famy @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Famy Perform At The Louisiana

King 810 @ Thekla, Bristol

King 810 perform at Thekla

Throwing Muses @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Dhp Presents : 'throwing Muses With Special Guest

THURSDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
Exit Calm @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Exit Calm perform at The Louisiana

Jonny Bruce : Trumpet Kings @ Fringe Jazz

Tribute To The Trumpet Kings

FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
Darlia @ Thekla, Bristol

Darlia perform at Thekla

Maasai Warrior Meets Jah Voice @ The Blackswan

Steppin Pomotions,, heavy roots and dub night!

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

Through The Grapevine @ The Lanes, Bristol

Motown, Soul & Funk at The Lanes

SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
Anathema @ Thekla, Bristol

Anathema perform at Thekla

Husky Tones @ Bootlegger Bristol, Bristol

One of the most exciting, sexy, blues band

SUNDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
Rue Royale & Evie Woods @ The Louisiana Basement

Electric Harmony Basement Session

Wheatus @ Thekla, Bristol

Wheatus perform at Thekla

MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hosted by Alan Green (Beyond Rivers).

TUESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
WEDNESDAY 1ST OCTOBER
The Jim Jones Revue @ The Trinity Centre

The Fleece Presents: The Last Hurrah Tour

THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER
Galliard Ensemble @ St George's Bristol

Classical - Lunchtime Concert

Goat Live! @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Swedish masked, tribal, psych rockers

FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER
The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 6TH OCTOBER
Skampa Quartet @ St George's Bristol

Radio 3 Live In Concert

Tycho @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Dhp Concerts Presents American Ambient Music Arti

TUESDAY 7TH OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY 8TH OCTOBER
Bbc Now @ Colston Hall, Bristol

Radio 3 Live In Concert

THURSDAY 9TH OCTOBER
Bbc Singers @ St George's Bristol

Radio 3 Live In Concert

Fka Twigs @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Metropolis Music presents inovative alt-R&B music

FRIDAY 10TH OCTOBER
SATURDAY 11TH OCTOBER
Gathering Voices @ St George's Bristol

Bristol Festival Of Song 2014

Jama @ Plantation, Bristol

World Beat Fusion

Wurzels Tribute Night @ Pba Club Shirehampton

Wurzels Tribute Night with The Mangledwurzels

SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER
TUESDAY 14TH OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER
Jackson Live In Concert @ Bristol Hippodrome

Starring Ben his incredible Live Band and Dancers

THURSDAY 16TH OCTOBER
FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER
Brodsky Quartet @ St George's Bristol

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle Iii

Brodsky Quartet @ Lord Mayors Chaple, Bris

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle Ii

Troy Ellis @ Plantation, Bristol

& The Hail Jamaica Reggae Band

SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER
Brodsky Quartet @ Arnos Vale Cemetery Chap

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle Iv

Brodsky Quartet @ St George's Bristol

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle V

The Neighbourhood @ The Trinity Centre

Live Nation presents US alt. rock group

SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER
TUESDAY 21ST OCTOBER
THURSDAY 23RD OCTOBER
FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER
SATURDAY 25TH OCTOBER
Wurzels Tribute Night @ Bishopsworth R B L

Wurzels Tribute Night! with The Mangledwurzels

SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 27TH OCTOBER
The Antlers @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Dhp Concerts Presents Brooklyn Based Indie Rock B

THURSDAY 30TH OCTOBER
The Travelling Morgue @ The Mother's Ruin

Thirteen Shots, Doctor Caligari & Lupen Tooth!

FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER
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SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
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THURSDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
Will Todd'mass In Blue' @ St George's Bristol

Bath Spa University Choir and Jazz Ensemble

SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
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