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 Man Walks Intro A Bar... @ The Greenbank Easton

A Man Walsk Into A Bar... Presents Mat Ewins




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

Live music in Bristol this weekend:

Batch Gueye Band @ Plantation

Live African Rhythms



Dirty Luck @ The Grain Barge

Funk n Soul troupe


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

TUESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
Acoustic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Ft. Tenderlore, Liam O'Connell + James Thornton

Bad Sounds (live) @ The Gallimaufry, Bristol

"For fans of Metronomy & Tom Vek" DrownedInSound

Live In The Lion's Den @ The Golden Lion

Hosted by Nuala with Folly, Bombs, Three London P

WEDNESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
A Man Walks Intro A Bar... @ The Greenbank Easton

A Man Walsk Into A Bar... Presents Mat Ewins

From The Forest Presents @ The Gallimaufry

Henry Green + Kitten & Bear + Rhain

Knifeworld @ Stag And Hounds, Bristol

With Schnauser and Doctor Nut

Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted By Liam and Bobby

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Elm Records, ft Koloto + Thompost

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)

Live Acoustic Night @ The Flyer, Bristol

A great evening of acoustic music at The Flyer

Moscow Drug Club @ Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Gypsy Jazz meets 1930's Berlin Cabaret

School Boys Death Trio @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Live Music and Poetry Night

Traps @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Reggae / Soul / Surf

FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
DJ Dawson @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Old Skool, Hip Hop and House Music

Ewan Hoozami @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Party Breaks, Electro Funk

Live@thelaundrette @ The Well, Bristol

Fresh beats and clean sheets

Slim's Pickings #12 @ Leftbank, Bristol

A night of Live downhome blues

Speaking In Tongues @ Canteen, Bristol

Bristols finest Talking Heads Tribute!

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

Duvet Vous @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Chunky underground house music

Freshly Baked @ The Plough Inn Easton, Bristol

Roots rock reggae to heavy dub steppas

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

Old Market Music Festival 2014 @ Stag And Hounds

Five stages set over four venues

Red Hillbillies @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

With Gramophone Jass Band

Sheelanagig. @ Creative Common, Bs1 6dg

Bristol boystrous Balkaniers return to stomp!!

The Rich O'brien Project @ The Golden Lion

Energetic Funk, Jazz, and Soul

SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
Acustica @ The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Latin American folk, flamenco, rumba, salsa

Bristol Singing Auditions @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Singing Auditions - Open Mic UK

Lost 11 - 5pm @ The Eldon House. Bs8 1bt

Singalong, country & rock n roll at its finest!!

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).

Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Ft. Dylan Trenouth + Janey Summer

TUESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
Blankety Quiz @ Number 51, Bristol

Plus DJ Anonymous Sounds

Live In The Lion's Den @ The Golden Lion

Hosted by Lori Campbell with special guests

WEDNESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER
Lunchtime Live @ St Stephen's Church

Poetry Recital - Siegfried Sassoon

Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted By Liam and Bobby

Sayer n slim @ The Blue Lagoon, Bristol

A Night Of Live Downhome Blues

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

Brilliant Guitar and Hammond Organ Trio

Monthly Acoustic Jam @ The Old Stillage

Our Monthly Acoustic Jam Is Back!

The Shrinks @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Americana / Bluegrass / Country

FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
Boogie Truckers @ The Plough Inn Easton

Solid disco, funk and good time grooves

Electric Ladyland @ Smoke & Mirrors Bar

Badass Burlesque, GoGo & Grind from CoochieCrunch

Kate Miller Heidke @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Kate Miller Heidke performs at The Louisiana

Killamonjambo @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

With Ruzz Guitar Blues Revue

Landslide Purist @ The Grain Barge, Bristol

+ North Sea Navigator + Twin

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

Indie Disco/free Entry/3jbombs4£5

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Hot 27's @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Punk, garage, rock 60's

Hot 27's @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

The Hot 27s: punk, garage, rock 60's band

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

Pete Molinari performs at The Louisiana

The Rosellys @ Factoberfest @ The Tobacco Factory

Music And Beer Festival, Free Entry!!

The Slimline Shufflers @ Tobacco Factory

New Orleans-style blues n boogie

MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
Lunchtime Live @ St Stephen's Church. Bs1

Nick Rasle - Singer Songwriter

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hosted by Alan Green (Beyond Rivers).

Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted by Jumping Joint

TUESDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
Blankety Quiz @ Number 51, Bristol

With DJ Anonymous Sounds

Henry Slim @ Cotham Porter Stores, Bristol

Mellow versions of old blues & country songs

Live In The Lion's Den @ The Golden Lion

Hosted by Nuala, with Guy Calhoun + Wes Finch

Wide Eyes W/ Boddika @ Lakota @ Lakota

Wide Eyes 025 at Lakota - Bristol 16.09.14

WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted By Liam and Bobby

The Songwriters Showcase @ Shakespeare Totterdown

Bristol songwriters perform their original songs

THURSDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
Jazz Night @ The Spot Kitchen & Bar

Live Music and Great Food

Justyna Scheuring: Secret Gig @ The Trinity Centre

A concert that breaks all the rules Produced by

Kuwarto @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Soul / Jazz / Funk / Pop

Pat Thomas Quintet @ Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Pat Thomas & Dominic Lash head up new Quintet

Penguin Dance Academy @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Live Music and DJs'til late

FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
Chris Woods Groove @ The Grain Barge, Bristol

+ Elliott Morris + Will Mcnicol

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

By The Rivers (acoustic) @ Stag And Hounds

Support from Toyface and Jack Cookson

Hotbutteredsoul Ft DJ Red Greg @ The Plough Inn Easton

Deep Funk, Crossover, Modern Soul and Boogie

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

Snuff Lane proudly presents: Mother of God

Oasis Experience @ Fiddlers, Bristol

Support from The Kasuals

Rc:vc @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Ruckus Collective vs Volatile Compounds

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).

Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Ft. Linda B + Sleepwalker's Station

The Lanes' Open Mic Night @ The Lanes, Bristol

First of 2014 - Hosted by Jesse Embury

TUESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
Famy @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Famy Perform At The Louisiana

King 810 @ Thekla, Bristol

King 810 perform at Thekla

Live In The Lion's Den @ The Golden Lion

Hosted by Nuala. Poetry Special!

Throwing Muses @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Dhp Presents : 'throwing Muses With Special Guest

WEDNESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
David Thomas Broughton @ The Grain Barge

+ The Juice Vocal Ensemble

Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

Open Mic Night @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted by Liam and Bobby

THURSDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
Exit Calm @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Exit Calm perform at The Louisiana

Factotum + Downard @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Heavy Pop / Grunge / Post Rock

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!

Mr Tea And The Minions @ The Oxford, Totterdown

Gypsy/Ska/Swing/Dub band Mr Tea and the Minions!

The Carny Villains/john Langan @ The Fleece

The Carny Villains cd launch

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

Speaking In Tongues @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

The UK's finest Talking Heads tribute act!

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

Electric Harmony Basement Session

Wheatus @ Thekla, Bristol

Wheatus perform at Thekla

MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
Henry Slim @ The Jersey Lily, Bristol

Mellow versions of old blues & country songs

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Hosted by Alan Green (Beyond Rivers).

Songsmith @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Hosted by Jumping Joint

TUESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
Blankety Quiz @ Number 51, Bristol

Plus DJ Anonymous Sound

Live In The Lion's Den @ The Golden Lion

Hosted by Nuala, with Daniel Inzani, Kit Hawes,

WEDNESDAY 1ST OCTOBER
Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

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
DJ Eddie @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Our house DJ spinning tunes from 80s, 90, 00s

Mr Tea And The Minions @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Gypsy/Ska/Swing/Dub band Mr Tea&Minions+support

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

Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

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

Radio 3 Live In Concert

Bbf2014: Exclusivity @ Smoke & Mirrors Bar

Opening night for the Bristol Burlesque Festival

Fka Twigs @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Metropolis Music presents inovative alt-R&B music

FRIDAY 10TH OCTOBER
DJ Rastey @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Funk, SOul, New Jazz, Disco, Cumbia Latin

Queer, Weird, Wild, & Wired @ Queenshilling

#bbf2014 Those Burlesquers Have Gone Wild Hunty!

SATURDAY 11TH OCTOBER
#bbf2014 Prom Night! @ The Polish Club, Clifton

Final Night of the Bristol Burlesque Festival'14

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

Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

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

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
WEDNESDAY 22ND OCTOBER
Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

THURSDAY 23RD OCTOBER
FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER
Mr Tea And The Minions @ Golden Lion, Bristol

Minions+Bear Twists+The Convicts+Razzomo

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

WEDNESDAY 29TH OCTOBER
Open Mic @ Leftbank, Bristol

As open as a mic can be.

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

Thirteen Shots, Doctor Caligari & Lupen Tooth!

FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER
SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
Get Born Presents: @ Lakota, Bristol

Pearson Sound Untold Tessela

SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
SUNDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
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
THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER
FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER
SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER
Beethoven @ St George's Bristol, Bristol

The Sonatas For Piano & Violoncello

MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER
THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER
Chris Farlowe @ Chipping Sodbury Town Hal

The Return of Chris Farlowe



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