Whats on: Gigs and Live Music in Bristol

Sheelanagig

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:

A Night Of Post Rock @ The Lousiana

A triple-bill night of Post Rock music



Blind River Scare @ Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Americana, Alt-Country, Folk-Rock


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

Live music in Bristol this weekend:

Batch Gueye @ The Golden Lion

World music and dance from Senegal


Bristols Jazz And Blues Bbq @ Horts Bristol

Great music, great food, great brews.



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

FRIDAY 1ST AUGUST
A Night Of Post Rock @ The Lousiana, Bristol

A triple-bill night of Post Rock music

Blind River Scare @ Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Americana, Alt-Country, Folk-Rock

Captain Hotknives @ Red Lion, Easton, Bristol

Sarcy solo legend from the North

Doctor Nut Owlbum Launch @ Stag And Hounds

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Hallouminati @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Gypsy/Electro/Ska/Balkan/Greek/Punk Mashup!

Kairo @ The Grain Barge, Bristol

Canterbury jazz-prog

Malarkey @ The Plough, Easton, Bristol

Psychedelic reggae / punk mash up from Birmingham

Mixradio Terrace Session @ Colston Hall

Gilles Peterson, Hot 8 Brass Band & Mr Benn

Papa Moomin @ Number 51, Bristol

Tunes from 10 - Late

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

Traps @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

With Skata Tones

SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST
Batch Gueye @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

World music and dance from Senegal

Bristols Jazz And Blues Bbq @ Horts Bristol

Great music, great food, great brews.

Dido And Aeneas @ Bristol Old Vic - Theatre

Pumeza Matshikiza and The English Concert

Mimic @ Bristol Old Vic - Studio, Bristol

Tobacco Factory Theatres present...

Never The Bride @ The Fleece, Bristol

Doors 7pm From 11pm is"Propaganda" club night an

Rock The Stag's Bar @ Stag And Hounds

A bloody good rock show full Bristol's finest!

Seven Saturdays Of Summer @ The Rose Of Denmark

Live Music, Bbq And Wonderful Drinks Promotions

The Wires @ Kingsdown Wine Vaults, Bristol

High energy acoustic duo from Bristol

SUNDAY 3RD AUGUST
Swing Night With... @ No.1 Harbourside

Emily Wright & The Royals and Swing Dance Bristo

MONDAY 4TH AUGUST
Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted by Jumping Joint

TUESDAY 5TH AUGUST
Blankety Quiz @ Number 51, Bristol

Plus DJ Adski'til late

WEDNESDAY 6TH AUGUST
Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted by Bobby Anderson

The Slimline Shufflers @ The Bootlegger

Live New Orleans style rhythm'n'blues

THURSDAY 7TH AUGUST
John Pearce/james Morton/dave @ Fringe Jazz

Brilliant Violin, Alto and Piano Trio

Paulo Adamo Quintet @ Future Inns Bristol

Jazz @ Future Inns Every Thursday 8:30pm - 11pm

Sayer'n'slim @ The Bootlegger

Live downhome blues

Shaggy + Live Band @ Motion Bristol, Bristol

Mr. Boombastic hits up Bristol!!!

FRIDAY 8TH AUGUST
Backdoor Band @ Kingsdown Wine Vaults, Bristol

Rhythm and blues, heart and soul

Henry Blacker @ Stag And Hounds, Bristol

With support from Cattle and Beggar

Jazz Jamaica + Myrna Hague @ The Trinity Centre

Celebrating Jamaican Independence day with Myrna

Jessie May Trust Benefit Gig @ The Grain Barge

Ali George, The Great Sea Choir & Dexter Selboy

Really The Blues @ El Rincon,298 North St.

Lively Country Blues in a Spanish setting!

Rose Redd @ Yha Bristol, Bristol

If John Turner says it's good, it's good.

Soul Boy @ The Plough Inn Easton, Bristol

Beats, breaks, electro & more!

The Soul Strutters @ The Robin Hood, Bristol

Bristol's premier soul/funk fusion band.

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 9TH AUGUST
DJ Ciao @ Number 51, Bristol

Tunes from 10 - Late

Doom Town @ Stag And Hounds, Bristol

A night of Doom and Math for your delight.

Matt Woosey @ Kingsdown Wine Vault, Bristol

Acoustic blues, folk and rock

Variable Audio Day Party @ No 20 Old Market

An All Day Party With Bbq Jerk Chickaaann

Wormfood @ The Canteen, Bristol

Feat. Golden Boys & DJ Remi

SUNDAY 10TH AUGUST
Current Swell @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Current Swell perform at The Louisiana

Milonga With... @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Tango Con Fuoco and Tango Note (7pm)

Really The Blues @ Bag O' Nails, Bristol

Really the Blues @ the Bag of Nails BS1 5UW

MONDAY 11TH AUGUST
Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted by Jumping Joint

TUESDAY 12TH AUGUST
Blankety Quiz @ Number 51, Bristol

Plus DJ Anonymous Sound

WEDNESDAY 13TH AUGUST
Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted by Bobby Anderson and Friends

Spells @ Number 51, Bristol

Tunes from 10 - Late

THURSDAY 14TH AUGUST
Andy Sheppard & Denny Ilett @ Fringe Jazz

Sheppard & Ilett's superb quartet are back !!

Molly And The Kings @ Future Inns Bristol

Jazz @ Future Inns: Thursdays 8:30pm - 11pm

FRIDAY 15TH AUGUST
Daggers & Waves E.p Launch! @ The Crofters Rights

Crofters Rights Summer Extravaganza!

DJ's Metisse & Duchess @ Number 51

Plus H'inglish and Dutty Nebz

Fat Pedro @ The Grain Barge, Bristol

Funk, Soul, Jazz & Latin

Hot Buttered Soul @ The Plough Inn Easton

Deep funk, crossover, modern soul & boogie

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 16TH AUGUST
DJ Alfie @ Number 51, Bristol

Tunes from 10 - Late

The World Government @ Plantation, Bristol

Afrobeat, Funk, Boogaloo, D&B

SUNDAY 17TH AUGUST
Molly Miranda King Quartet @ The Canteen

Molly Miranda King Quartet

MONDAY 18TH AUGUST
Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

A Jumping Joint Production

TUESDAY 19TH AUGUST
Daniel Schamroth & Andy Watts @ The Canteen

Daniel Schamroth & Andy Watts

WEDNESDAY 20TH AUGUST
Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Noodles and beer for all performers!

THURSDAY 21ST AUGUST
Graham Clark & Jim Blomfield @ Fringe Jazz

Plus Special Guest Andy Sheppard

John Pearce @ Future Inns Bristol, Bristol

Jazz @ Future Inns: Thursdays 8:30pm - 11pm

Live Jazz Night! @ Smoke And Mirrors Pub

The Spike Island Quartet, ft. Mr Andy Leggett

Uncle Ecstasy/evil Usses @ The Canteen

Uncle Ecstasy/Evil Usses

FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST
Birkhouse Recs: Birk009 Launch @ Cavern Club

Local and international live electronic music

Charity Cider Festival @ The Sandringham Pub

Wurzels Tribute Night! with The Mangledwurzels

Funk Soul Brothers @ The Plough Inn Easton

It's not about the DJ's....

Reggae Lives: Glen Washington @ The Trinity Centre

Ati Music, Fullfirm Foundation, Capricorn Sound,

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

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

Dancehall - Dub - Steppas - Jungle

SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST
MONDAY 25TH AUGUST
Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

A Jumping Joint Production

TUESDAY 26TH AUGUST
WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST
Diatribe @ Number 51, Bristol

Tunes from 10 - Late

Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Noodles and Beer for all performers

THURSDAY 28TH AUGUST
The Pushy Doctors @ Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Andy Sheppard and The Pushy Doctors

FRIDAY 29TH AUGUST
Gumbo Show! @ The Plough Inn Easton, Bristol

Voodoo swamp, rhythm & blues, soul & funk

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

Through The Grapevine @ The Lanes, Bristol

Motown, Soul and Funk at The Lanes!

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

12pm - 8pm street party in Easton!

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

Marie Lister & James Ladd

O. Chapman & Lizzie Murray @ The Louisiana

Electric Harmony Basement Sessions...

MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
8-bit Night 2.0! Hexadeci @ Mother's Ruin

8-bit/Chiptune/Electronic music

FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
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
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

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

FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
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
Oasis Experience @ Fiddlers, Bristol

Support from The Kasuals

SUNDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
MONDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
Lewis Watson @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Dhp Presents English Singer-songwriter

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

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

SUNDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
Wheatus @ Thekla, Bristol

Wheatus perform at Thekla

MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
TUESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER
Galliard Ensemble @ St George's Bristol

Classical - Lunchtime Concert

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

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

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

Bristol Festival Of Song 2014

SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER
TUESDAY 14TH OCTOBER
WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER
THURSDAY 16TH OCTOBER
FRIDAY 17TH OCTOBER
Brodsky Quartet @ Lord Mayors Chaple, Bris

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle Ii

Brodsky Quartet @ St George's Bristol

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle Iii

SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER
Brodsky Quartet @ Arnos Vale Cemetery Chap

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle Iv

Brodsky Quartet @ St George's Bristol

Shostakovich Quartet Cycle V

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