All Bristol's What's on Listings...

THURSDAY 2 JULY

Berkeley Square Garden Party @ The Berkeley Square Green

The most English of events

Mat Ewins & Sally-anne Hayward @ The Wardrobe Theatre

Chuckle Busters: Edinburgh Comedy Previews

Phil Jerrod & Joel Dommett @ The Greenbank

Edinburgh comedy previews

Scratch The Attic Impro Comedy @ The Yard

Comedy wonders based on a new guest speaker

Thirst For Knowledge X Bread: @ The Trinity Centre

Community event descussing questions

Bus Ride @ The Golden Lion

The BS7 Monthly Funkdown.

Eat Your Greens @ Number 51

'til late

Flango @ No.1 Harbourside

No - not some kind of dodgy orange pudding but a

Jaws @ The Coronation Tap

Funk/soul/blues

Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank

Jam Band / Every Thursday / Free Entry / 8pm-1am

Lewis Clark @ Jersey Lily

Live Acoustic Sessions

Los Cojones @ The Grain Barge

Blues, Reggae & Soul

The Don Fox Scandal @ Mr Wolfs

+ Barrow Dog + The Night Bus

The Duval Project @ The Gallimaufry

James Morton hosts The Groove Den

The Long Pours @ The Fleece

The Long Pours headline an evening of Americana

Three London Planes/hipicat @ The Canteen

Add jangling guitars and close harmony vocals to

A Scene With A Groove @ Amoeba, Clifton

Jazz, soul, hip-hop, house, afro, latin, electro

Reggae Society Summer Session @ Cosies

With Ras Addis

FRIDAY 3 JULY

Ivo Graham & Michael J Dolan @ The Wardrobe Theatre

Chuckle Busters: Edinburgh Comedy Previews

Little Kitchen 1st Birthday @ Little Kitchen

Help us celebrate our 1st Birthday!

Pat Cahill & Mike Wozniak @ The Greenbank

Edinburgh comedy previews

Afon Sistema @ No.1 Harbourside

This pounding new rhythm collective may hail from

Arty Farty Afterparty@leftbank @ Leftbank

Arty Farty After Party @ Leftbank 9pm - 2am

Dojo @ The Canteen

London meets Paris, jazz meets reggae, snapping

Elder (us) / Mos Generator @ The Lanes

Psych Fuzz Rock / Melodically Heavy, Dirty Rock

Glowglobes Album Launch @ @ The Well, Stokes Croft

Album launch by Glowglobes!

Jama @ Plantation

World Beat Fusion

Live Music @ Number 51

+ Papa Moomin

Matuki And The Doctors Of Rhyt @ Exchange

Matuki And The Doctors Of Rhythm

Medicine Creek Play Live @ The Oxford - Totterdown

Whisky-soaked bluegrass and americana

Mestizo Blues Collective @ Railway Tavern, Fishponds

Hot, spicy rhythm and blues

Ruffneck Ting @ The Attic Bar

Kenny Ken, Dazee, Jinx

Stiff Upper Lips @ The Steam Crane

Lively four-piece covers band

The Lewis Creaven Band @ The Golden Lion

Bristol's hardest working Blues/Rock Band

Traps + Edd Keene @ Mr Wolfs

+ Mako and the Hawk + Rat-A-Tat-Tat

Artful Dodger @ Pryzm, Bristol

UK Garage masters and clubland legends The Artful

Break Stuff @ The Fleece

A night of nu-metal nostalgia

Cosmic Vomit @ The Trinity Centre

A night of psychedelic forest trance

Firebreak Sessions @ Timbuk2

Breaks, DnB, Bass Music

Idle Hands @ Cosies

Andy Mac (Trilogy Tapes) b2b Chris Farrell (IH)

Songs For The Deaf - Elder Aft @ The Lanes Bristol

Songs for the Deaf - Bristol's first Desert Rock

Soul Shakin' @ The Gallimaufry

Northern Soul 7" vinyl

Thekla Presents @ Thekla

Thekla Presents: Dismantle, Coco Cole, Distro

SATURDAY 4 JULY

Hoedown Party Comes To Cadbury @ Cadbury House

Hoedown event for all lovers of country!

Karaoke! Usa Special 9pm @ The Eldon House Bs81by

Karaoke!! Usa Style!!

Photography And Awareness @ Hamilton House, Bristol

Workshop exploring Awareness in Photography

2gether As One @ The Attic Bar

St Pauls Carnival Alternative

Aji Pa'ti @ Plantation

Latin & Fusion

Best Of The West @ Colston Hall

Gurt Lush & the Gordano Gorgeous Chorus

Disney Rascal @ The Steam Crane

Ska/punk covers of everyone's fav disney tunes

Dojo @ No.1 Harbourside

London meets Paris, jazz meets reggae, snapping

Ilu Axe @ The Canteen

Dark trance Candombl grooves from deepest Brazil

Immigrant Swing Play Live @ The Oxford - Totterdown

Gypsy Swing, Blues & Hip-hop

Live Music @ Number 51

+ Funk Soul Brothers

Mama Jerk & The Ladyfingers @ Mr Wolfs

+ Live Support + CowTippa and Hiphopopotamus

Normanton Street @ The Golden Lion

Brighton Based Soul/hip Hop

Poor Old Dogs @ The Old Duke

Freshly baked vibes yeah?

Saint-saens Organ Symphony @ St Mary Redcliffe Church

Bristol Concert Orchestra: Saint-Saens Organ Symp

Supposed-to-be-st-paul's-party @ The Social Bar & Cafe

DJ Moneyshot spins hip-hop, disco and funk

06 With DJ Skint @ The Gallimaufry

100% phonographic funk

Cubana Summer Carnival @ Lakota & Coroners Courts

Foreign Beggars, Plastician, Jus Now, Donaeo...

Department S Club Night The Ry @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol club night Department S

Horseplay Synaesthesia @ Projekt

Bristol Pride Week opening party

Ruffnek Diskotek Carnival Jam @ Cosies

Soca, bashment, afrobeat & rave

Umbro Boys Present #cookout @ 1775

An Independence Day Celebration

Who Cares Day Party - St Pauls @ Coroners Courts Courtyard

St Pauls Carnival Fundraiser

SUNDAY 5 JULY

Slow And Low @ The Love Inn

Slow & Low Sweet Soul 45s - 8pm start - Free!

"a Bigger Show" @ Hen & Chicken, Bristol

New Jazz/rock Oratorio From Obe Mike Westbrook

Batch Gueye (solo) @ The Canteen

Senegalese singer, guitarist, drummer and dancer

Firebird Festival 2015 @ Firebird Studios

Studio open day to celebrate our first year!

Jimbo & Griff 5pm @ The Eldon House Bs8 1bt

Blues, ragtime, folk & great 40's standards

John Pratt Trio @ Old Fish Market 7pm

Jazz / Grooves Trio

Karama @ Nova Bar

Karama For The First Time In Bristol

Temwa At Harbourside Market @ Harbourside

Make Sunday Special!

The Jazz Rendez-vous @ The Bristol Fringe

Jazz Jam

Twomanting @ Tobacco Factory

Sunshine Afro-roots!

DJ Sleazy Harry @ The Gallimaufry

Charity shop pic n mix

MONDAY 6 JULY

Big Fat Music Quiz @ The Golden Lion

All About The Music!!! Cash Prizes!!

Shaun In The City @ Bristol Bs1 2el

70 Shaun the Sheep sculptures, created by artists

Blue Mondays @ Pata Negra

Learn to look and feel good dancing

Canteen Jazz Session - @ The Canteen

An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to

Songsmith @mr Wolf's @ Mr Wolf's

SongSmith @Mr Wolf's ft Downpipe / Geoff Pugh / C

TUESDAY 7 JULY

Fin Taylor & Phil Wang @ The Little Black Box

Preview Season @ The Little Black Box

Seventyseven Film Club @ The Arts House

Marathon Man (1976) 8.30pm

Defeater @ The Marble Factory

Melodic Hardcore shipped in from Boston

DJ Adski @ Number 51

'til Late

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Howlin' Lord + special guests

Open Mic @ Grain Barge

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

Open Mic On Stage @ The Bristol Fringe

Open mic

Twelve Months Of Summer @ The Canteen

Monthly showcase of the best acts from the acoust

Xprs @ Cosies

Joe Nice & Truant

WEDNESDAY 8 JULY

Curry Club @ Little Kitchen

Create your tastier version of your takeaway!

Disaronno Terrace @ The Square Club

Coasts & Tim Sensation

Open Stage @ The Bristol Fringe

Comedy, music and poetry

The Quiz @ The Vittoria

The Quiz

What The Frock: Fringe Preview @ Bristol Improv Theatre

What the Frock Ed Fringe Stand-up Previews!

DJ Lawi @ Number 51

'til late

Jonny Bruce Trumpet Kings @ The Mall Pub Clifton

Tribute To The Trumpet Kings

Jose Solo @ No.1 Harbourside

Hailing from Extremadura but nicely settled in Br

Julian Alenda 4tet @ The Canteen

Led by French sax player Julien Alenda and featur

Red Rooster Moving Co. @ The Golden Lion

From Portland, Usa. Stomping, Ragtime Blues

The Damn Busters @ The Gallimaufry

Slim's Pickings #4: live rhythm & blues

THURSDAY 9 JULY

Storytellers Club @ The Cube

With Phil Kay and Simon Munnery

Cannonballista @ The Trinity Centre

Call for participants

Slow And Low: Killajo @ The Pipe And Slippers

Sweet Soul Rare 45s from LA - 9pm start!

What The Frock: Fringe Preview @ Bristol Improv Theatre

What the Frock Ed Fringe Stand-up Previews

Conjunto Gringo @ The Canteen

Sparkling 8-piece salsa orchestra comprising some

Greg Oxenham & Joe Armer @ No.1 Harbourside

Bristol Horn Stars conductor Greg Oxenham gets to

James Morton Presents @ The Gallimaufry

The Groove Den

Kaleidophone @ Mr Wolfs

+ Vivid Vague + DJ Alfie

My Boogaloo! @ The Golden Lion

Live RnB, Hot Jazz & Ska with Pete Cunning & Co.

Pete Gage'left Over Blues' @ The Coronation Tap

CD launch

Rebecca Phillip @ Jersey Lily

Live Acoustic Sessions

Uptown Sound @ Number 51

'til late

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 10 JULY

Thru The Blak Gait @ Frome

A one night outdoors art show

Weapon Of Choice Group Exhibit @ Two's Company, Old Market

Weapon of Choice X Two's Company Group Exhibition

What The Frock: Fringe Preview @ Bristol Improv Theatre

What the Frock Ed Fringe Stand-up Previews

Angel Up Front At The Railway @ Railway Tavern

Angel Up Front at the Railway

Biscuithead & The Biscuit Badg @ Plantation

Theatrical Musical Comedy

Don Gallardo / The Rosellys @ The Golden Lion

Nashville V Bristol. A night of great Americana

First Degree Burns @ Mr Wolfs

+ The Tixx + DJ Alfie

Live Music From Ish Kabibble @ Number 51

+ Barlow

Los Cojones @ The Steam Crane

Reggae, blues, soul original and covers

Radio Nasties @ No.1 Harbourside

This trio of old-school rock'n'rollers come burst

Samson Sounds @ The Canteen

Here's a cool-as-you-like outfit from Glasgow mak

The Carny Villains @ The Attic Bar

Return to the Attic Bar

Bump & Grind @ Thekla

Bump & Grind $ Keepin' It Fresh $ Thekla

Cannonballista @ The Trinity Centre

Call for participants

Format X Sub//sist @ Timbuk 2

Format x Sub//Sist Ft. Sukh Knight & Squarewave

Soul Shakin' @ The Gallimaufry

Northern Soul 7" vinyl

Sukh Knight + Squarewave @ Fo @ Timbuk2

Dubstep royalty in the Timbuk2 basement

The Gumbo Show Feat Keb Darge @ The Plough Inn Easton

Dancing and go home happy music...

SATURDAY 11 JULY

Fumble In The Jumble @ The Crofters Bar

The Real Cheap Rummage

What The Frock: Fringe Preview @ Bristol Improv Theatre

What the Frock Ed Fringe Stand-up Previews

Baraka @ Plantation

Reggae, Calypso, Blues & Soca

Bristol Americana Weekend Sat @ St George's

Larkin Poe / Police Dog Hogan

Cable Street Collective @ The Canteen

Wormfood Ft. Cable Street Collective

Gee Stripes @ The Steam Crane

Soul, funk and motown

Jah Sun @ The Attic Bar

Salentoroot Sound, Ramboy, Skylion, Kiya Kaya

Live Music @ Number 51

+ Chow

M2tm - The Final @ The Fleece

M2tm - The Final @ The Fleece

Mugstar @ The Cube Cinema

Psychedelic Rock to wash your brains to

Rock The Stag's Bar Presents: @ Stag And Hounds

Bad For Lazarus - Tie Fighter Pilot -pink Lizards

Samson Sounds @ No.1 Harbourside

Here's a cool-as-you-like outfit from Glasgow mak

Soul Ingredients @ The Golden Lion

Powerful Soul, Gospel & Blues. Stax Records Style

The Crawlin Kingsnakes @ Fire Engine, Redfield

Rockabilly and Rock & Roll

Who Killed The Bear + Dive @ The Chelsea Inn

Ska Punk Metal Wktb

06 With DJ Skint @ The Gallimaufry

100% phonographic funk

Banjax Summer Series @ Timbuk2

July's instalment of Banjax

Cannonballista @ The Trinity Centre

Call for participants

Green Guava Jelly @ The Plough Inn

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

Hospitality Bbq Bristol @ Motion Bristol

London Elektricity / Fred V & Grafix / Etherwood

Seriously Soulful @ Fringe

60s & 70s soul

The Violent Romantics @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol Club Night Department S With Jo

SUNDAY 12 JULY

Avon Gorge Crusie @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 1.50pm - Returns 5.15pm

Slow And Low: Greg Belson @ The Love Inn

Sweet and Rare Slow Soul 45s - 8pm start

Bristol Americana Weekend Sun @ St George's

Mud Morganfield / The Coal Porters

Just 3 @ The Tobacco Factory

Pitch perfect vocal harmony group!

Milonga With Tango Con Fuoco A @ No.1 Harbourside

Milonga with Tango Con Fuoco and Tango Note (6pm)

The Black Feathers 5pm @ The Eldon House Bs81bt

Folk, roots, Americana, and southern rock

DJ Sleazy Harry @ The Gallimaufry

Charity shop pic n mix

MONDAY 13 JULY

Big Fat Music Quiz @ The Golden Lion

All About The Music!!! Cash Prizes!!

Canteen Hip Hop Session @ The Canteen

Guest MCs and musicians join the rhythm section o

TUESDAY 14 JULY

Seventyseven Film Club @ The Arts House

Nazarin (1959) 8.30pm

Anonymous Sound @ Number 51

'til Late

Joe Strouzer @ The Canteen

Once Joe discovered there's only so much blues yo

Live In The Lions Den Special @ The Golden Lion

Mankala (unplugged) + Emma Ballantine

Open Mic @ Grain Barge

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

Open Mic On Stage @ The Bristol Fringe

Open mic

Sam Cartwright Johnson @ Mr Wolfs

+ Danielle Celeste + Dave Remix

WEDNESDAY 15 JULY

Disaronno Terrace @ The Square Club

Rag N Bone Man and Pardon My French

Highway To V Festival Comes To @ Walkabout 40 Corn Street

Win a slot at V Festival this summer!

The Quiz @ The Vittoria

The Quiz

Tour Of The Avon Gorge (east) @ The Avon Gorge

Tour of The Avon Gorge (East)

Andy Sheppard & Friends @ The Mall Pub Clifton

Globetrotting saxophonists back home in Bristol

Austeros/ghost On Tape(france) @ The Hatchet

Diy Punk. + Holy Pinto/viva Zapata

Joe Strouzer @ No.1 Harbourside

Once Joe Strouzer discovered there's only so much

Meakin @ Number 51

'til late

Open Mic @ The Golden Lion

Weekly showcase with Al Green (Beyond Rivers)

The Damn Busters @ The Gallimaufry

Slim's Pickings #4: live rhythm & blues

The Triple As @ The Canteen

So, you take funky saxman Andrew Neil Hayes, groo

THURSDAY 16 JULY

Let Me Tell You A Story, Jack! @ The Crofter's Rights

Free storytelling & open mic

Tim Renkow And Bobby Mair @ The Little Black Box

Preview Season @ The Little Black Box

Adski @ Number 51

Til late

Buffos Wake @ The Canteen

Further proof that Brighton and Bristol share th

Jack Cookson @ Jersey Lily

Live Acoustic Sessions

James Morton Presents @ The Gallimaufry

The Groove Den

Julia Turner & Annalise Lam @ No.1 Harbourside

Both separately schooled in the Hard Knocks Conse

Life In Cold Climates @ Mr Wolfs

+ Los Cojones + DJ Vallee

Molly & The Kings @ The Coronation Tap

Upbeat jazz, soul & r'n'b.

The Damn Busters & Friends @ The Golden Lion

Delta Piano Blues fronted by Kirris Riviere

FRIDAY 17 JULY

A.j. Holmes & The Hackney Empi @ The Canteen

Bamoko meets Barking in this chirpy cockney take

Baila La Cumbia @ No.1 Harbourside

Catching the rich and spicy musical stew from the

Cannonballista @ The Trinity Centre

Explosive new show from live artist Liz Clarke

Dysfunktional @ The Steam Crane

Young and energetic covers band

Live Music From Voodoo Jukebox @ Number 51

+ Boom Slang

Shanty @ The Attic Bar

Jazz reggae Sessions, DJ Guy, DJ Dad

The Soul Stealers @ Plantation

Funk & Soul Band

Thee Ones @ Mr Wolfs

+ The Flattones + Asbo

Free Rave Summer Special Pt. 2 @ Motion

Free Rave Summer Special Pt. 2 - Ft Aphrodite

My Boogaloo! DJ's @ The Golden Lion

Pete Cunning & Co spin Reggae & Summer Fun

Soul Shakin' @ The Gallimaufry

Northern Soul 7" vinyl

SATURDAY 18 JULY

Code Of The Streets @ Basement 45

Summer party organized by Ujima Radio

Cannonballista @ The Trinity Centre

Explosive new show from live artist Liz Clarke

Harare @ No.1 Harbourside

Whatever you hope for when you think of Zimbabwea

Harbourfest @ The Grain Barge

Outdoor stage 12-9pm

John Fairhurst Solo Show @ The Steam Crane

Blues, Rock and Roll and everything else

Live Music @ Number 51

+ DJ Alfie

Old Reds Music Festival @ Old Redcliffians Rfc

Old Reds Music Festival

Orchestre Du Montplaisant @ The Canteen

Described as'mainly instrumental but with bits o

The Crawlin Kingsnakes @ The Bootlegger

Rockabilly and Rock & Roll

Uri Green & The Seeds @ Plantation

Reggae, Danacehall & DnB

06 With DJ Skint @ The Gallimaufry

100% phonographic funk

Craig Charles Funk'n' Soul @ Motion

Craig Charles ft. Roy Ayres

Department S Club Night The Mo @ The Lanes Bristol, 22 Nel

Legendary Bristol club night Department s with jo

Funk Soul & Disco @ Meca Swindon

Playing the best of classic funk soul & Disco

Moose & Co. DJ's @ The Golden Lion

Soul, Disco & Groove with the Funky Moose!!

Pts X Coyote Records @ Cosies

Heavyweight Soundsystem, Limited Capacity

SUNDAY 19 JULY

Bristol Harbourside Festival @ Grain Barge

Rich, raw, energetic blues

Harbourfest @ The Grain Barge

Outdoor Stage 1-7pm

Ruth Gordon @ The Canteen

Once Ruth Gordon's gentle voice starts telling yo

Sean Heath 5pm @ The Eldon House

Acoustic soloist playing progressive folk

The Jazz Rendez-vous @ The Bristol Fringe

Jazz Jam

Thomas Ford @ The Tobacco Factory

Blues Shouter

MONDAY 20 JULY

Big Fat Music Quiz @ The Golden Lion

All About The Music!!! Cash Prizes!!

Canteen Jazz Session @ The Canteen

An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to

The Naturals @ The Exchange

W/ Ossia / Taos Humm / Uiutna

TUESDAY 21 JULY

Seventyseven Film Club @ The Arts House

Cosmic Voyage (1936) 8.30pm

DJ Lawi @ Number 51

'til late

Hillfolk Noir @ The Canteen

Lookee here - it's 100% original Junkerdash from

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Charlie Williams + Snufkin & the Devil's Doorbell

Open Mic @ Grain Barge

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

Open Mic On Stage @ The Bristol Fringe

Open mic

Vital Remains (usa) + Seprevat @ Bristol Bierkeller

Underground Death Metail

WEDNESDAY 22 JULY

Improv Jam Night @ Bristol Improv Theatre

Improv Jam Night & Social - All Welcome!

The Quiz @ The Vittoria

The Quiz

George Oscar @ Number 51

Til late

John Pearce Quartet @ The Mall Pub Clifton

Amazing jazz violinist and his superb quartet

John Pearce Quartet @ The Mall Pub Clifton

Amazing jazz violinist and his superb quartet

Open Mic @ The Golden Lion

Weekly showcase with Al Green (Beyond Rivers)

The Felice Brothers @ The Marble Factory

Folk Rock from the core of the Big Apple

The Milli-meters @ The Canteen

See what they did there? Like, they're paying a t

Thomas Sefia & Henry Binning @ No.1 Harbourside

The classic jazz pairing of tenor saxophone (Thom

THURSDAY 23 JULY

Delaney Davidson & Friends @ The Cube

Neo-gothic-folk-noir-country at it's finest.

Chris Betts & Harriet Kemsley @ The Little Black Box

Preview Season @ The Little Black Box

Bombs @ The Canteen

Artful rockers from London with King Crimson hidd

Burgess & Slide @ The Grain Barge

+ Leo James + Beccy Elder

DJ Lawi @ Number 51

'til late

Glowglobes @ No.1 Harbourside

Cabaret-inflected duo Glow Globes lace their shar

Maybug @ Mr Wolfs

+ New Daze + Benjamin Michael

Stevie Yeomans @ Jersey Lily

Live Acoustic Sessions

Uberphonic Presents.. @ The Golden Lion

Kayla Painter / Lto - Electronica

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 24 JULY

Rumageddon #2: Rum Harder @ The Rummer Hotel

Rum & cocktail tasting

Angel Up Front - Blue Lagoon @ Blue Lagoon

Angel Up Front at the Blue Lagoon

Badly Drawn Boy @ St George's

'The Hour of Bewilderbeast' 15th Anniversary Tour

Brass Junkies @ The Canteen

The Brass Junkies are a dynamic 8 piece brass ban

Cider House Rising @ The Trinity Centre

Cider House Rising

Death To The Strange @ Mr Wolfs

+ NewRising + Zoe Konez + Big Chief Weird Bird

Live Music From New Daze @ Number 51

+ Chow

Revolver - Moonclub + Why We L @ Exchange

Revolver - Moonclub + Why We Love + Towers

The Sex Pissed Dolls @ The Fleece

Sexy all-girl 70s punk covers band

The Supers @ No.1 Harbourside

Molly King's 5-piece soul and funk band catch th

Zuri Aura @ The Golden Lion

Soul Grooves, Skankin' Reggae, Hip Hop, DnB, Afro

Come Down With Me @ Dojo's Bristol

Launch Night 24.7 W/ Rowl, Hall Of Fame & Ulex

Soul Shakin' @ The Gallimaufry

Northern Soul 7" vinyl

SATURDAY 25 JULY

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 10.40am - Returns 2.00pm

Goldie & Heritage Orchestra @ Bristol Harbourside

Performing Timeless with full orchestra

Classical Extravaganza @ Colston Hall

The Best Classical Music in the World

Live Music From Beth And Chloe @ Number 51

+ Our Resident DJs

The Four Fighters & Nirvano @ Bristol Bierkeller

The best Foo Fighters & Nirvana Tribute Bands

The Summertides @ The Golden Lion

Dynamic, Upbeat Indie band from the Devon Coast

Zirigidium @ The Canteen

Massive Brazilian-style carnival drum band in the

06 With DJ Skint @ The Gallimaufry

100% phonographic funk

Room 237 @ The Island

Source Direct / Lee Gamble / White Peak

SUNDAY 26 JULY

Bula Bula 5pm @ The Eldon House

50's and 60's rock'n' roll

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies @ The Canteen

Bluegrass? Lougrass? This is the sound of the Gre

MONDAY 27 JULY

All-in Kitchen @ Pata Negra

World's 1st'Pay-by-Poker' Restaurant in Bristol

Big Fat Music Quiz @ The Golden Lion

All About The Music!!! Cash Prizes!!

Six With Jonathan James Talk 1 @ Bristol Old Vic

Beethoven Unwrapped

Beethoven In The Dark @ Bristol Old Vic

Sacconi Quartet

Slimline Henry Blues Session @ The Canteen

When harmonica guru Henry'Slimline' Slim blows

Solo Fiddle @ Bristol Old Vic

Jon Boden

Tchaikovsky Vs. Brahms @ Bristol Old Vic

Daniel Hope with his Bristol Proms Ensemble

TUESDAY 28 JULY

All-in Kitchen Bristol @ Pata Negra

World's1st'Pay-by-Poker' Restaurant in Bristol

Seventyseven Film Club @ The Arts House

That Sinking Feeling (1979) 8.30pm

Six With Jonathan James Talk 2 @ Bristol Old Vic

A History Of Classical Music In 60mins

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Jon Kenzie (manchester) + Alabaster Deplume (ldn)

My Life In Song @ Bristol Old Vic

Pumeza Matshikiza

Open Mic @ Grain Barge

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

Open Mic Special Songwriters @ The Bristol Fringe

Open mic songwriter

Pilot: Album Launch @ Bristol Old Vic

Benji Bower and Kathleen Fitzpatrick-Milton

Pretty Things Peepshow @ Mr Wolfs

+ George Oscar

Rockit Science @ Number 51

'til late

WEDNESDAY 29 JULY

All-in Kitchen @ Pata Negra

World's 1st'Pay-by-Poker' Restaurant in Bristol

Mj Dolan & Geins Fam Giftshop @ The Little Black Box

Preview Season @ The Little Black Box

Six With Jonathan James Talk 3 @ Bristol Old Vic

Patterns in Music

Anonymous Sound @ Number 51

Til late

Carl Orr @ The Mall Pub Clifton

Internationally respected jazz rock guitarist

Dave Perry Trio @ The Canteen

Cool and contemporary jazz outfit with Dave's nim

Dreamers @ No.1 Harbourside

Two busy acoustic musicians and singers with tire

Late Night Trumpet @ Bristol Old Vic

Alison Balsom

Open Mic @ The Golden Lion

Weekly showcase with Al Green (Beyond Rivers)

Pure Minimalist Baroque @ Bristol Old Vic

Hakon And Mari Samuelsen with Sinfonia Cymru

THURSDAY 30 JULY

Six With Jonathan James Talk 4 @ Bristol Old Vic

Strings, Quills & Hammers:Masters Of The Keyboard

Forestears @ The Canteen

Brighton's claiming them but Bristol proudly says

From Purity To Passion @ Bristol Old Vic

Jan Lisiecki

Heartfelt @ Bristol Old Vic

A Sacconi Quartet Digital Performance

Rosie Sleightholme @ Jersey Lily

Live Acoustic Sessions

Shaw @ Mr Wolfs

+ Live Support + Our Resident DJs

Slimline Henry @ No.1 Harbourside

Henry Slim's dust-voiced Americana comes complete

Steve Harris British Lion @ Bristol Bierkeller

New Band from Steve Harris of Iron Maiden

The First Raitt Band @ The Golden Lion

Tribute to the legendary Bonnie Raitt

The Night Shift @ Bristol Old Vic

Classical Music: Minus The Rules

FRIDAY 31 JULY

Six With Jonathan James Talk 5 @ Bristol Old Vic

The Story Of The Guitar

Angel Up Front - Chase Inn @ Chase Inn (chasers)

Angel Up Front at the Chase Inn

Batch Gueye Band @ The Canteen

There's a contemporary electronic shine to Batch

From Bach To The Beatles @ Bristol Old Vic

Milos Karadaglic

Hot Pursuit @ Mr Wolfs

+ Live Support + Rackabeat

Mad Apple Circus @ No.1 Harbourside

Welcome to the South West Circus, they say, and t

Poor Old Dogs @ The Golden Lion

Bristol based bastardised folk. Stomping music!

Rumdog Billionaire @ Number 51

+ Our Resident DJs

The Bon Jovi Experience @ The Fleece

The worlds first and finest tribute to Bon Jovi

Victoria Klewin&the True Tones @ Plantation

Live Soul, Jazz & Blues

Soul Shakin' @ The Gallimaufry

Northern Soul 7" vinyl

Totally'ardcore Vs Stompers @ Club Ice, Westbury, Wilts

'Welcome to the Jungle'

Trancelation @ Lakota

Trance // Progressive // Psy // Tech // House

SATURDAY 1 AUGUST

John Rutter In Conversation @ Bristol Old Vic Theatre

With John Suchet

Six With Jonathan James Talk 6 @ Bristol Old Vic Studio

Riches Of The Renaissance

Circus City Summer Show @ The Louisiana

Sam Eason EP Launch w Special Guests

London Afrobeat Collective @ Exchange

Their name may include the UK's capital but their

Songs Of Hope - In 40 Voices @ Bristol Old Vic Theatre

The Erebus Ensemble

Department S Club Night @ The Lanes Bristol

Legendary Bristol Club Night Department S With Jo

Go Go Children @ Fiddlers

60's Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues!

The Blast Summer Bbq @ Motion

The Blast are very excited to announce details of

TUESDAY 4 AUGUST

Fender Presents: @ The Fleece

The American Standard Tour

Open Mic @ Grain Barge

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

Open Mic On Stage @ The Bristol Fringe

Open mic

The Misfits @ The Marble Factory

The Misfits Performing Static Age In Full

WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST

The Quiz @ The Vittoria

The Quiz

Queensryche + Death Angel @ The Marble Factory

Late'80s Pioneers of Progressive Metal

THURSDAY 6 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 9:00am - Returns 12:30pm

Lewis Clark @ Jersey Lily

Live Acoustic Sessions

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 7 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 9:45am - Returns 1:15pm

15th Bristol Cider Festival @ Brunel's Old Station

A night of real cider and West Country music!

Jason Laidback @ Bass Kitchen @ Timbuk2

Bass Kitchen presents Jason Laidback 7 Aug Tb2

Run @ Motion

Bristol's premier Drum'n' Bass night

Run Summer Special Pt I @ Motion

First of 2 very special summers events.

SATURDAY 8 AUGUST

15th Bristol Cider Festival @ Brunel's Old Station

A night of real cider and West Country music!

Angel Up Front - Jolly Cobler @ Jolly Cobler

Angel Up Front at the Jolly Cobler

SUNDAY 9 AUGUST

Anti Flag @ The Marble Factory

American Punk-rock From Pittsburgh, Usa

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 12:15pm - 3:45pm

MONDAY 10 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruises @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 1:30pm - Returns 5:00pm

TUESDAY 11 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departing: 2:30pm - Returns 6:00pm

Cryptopsy + Psycroptic + Necro @ Bristol Bierkeller

Extreme Technical Death Metal

Less Than Jake @ The Marble Factory

The Kings of Ska Punk (Arguably)

Open Mic @ Grain Barge

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 3:30pm - Returns 7:00pm

Open Stage @ The Bristol Fringe

Comedy, music and poetry

The Quiz @ The Vittoria

The Quiz

THURSDAY 13 AUGUST

Sebastian Hawley @ Jersey Lily

Live Acoustic Sessions

FRIDAY 14 AUGUST

Aswad @ The Marble Factory

Long standing Legends of British Reggae

Husky Tones Blues Band @ Bristol Bootlegger

Soulful, heartfelt blues

The Stranglers @ Nt Tyntesfield

The punk legends return, at Tyntesfield.

SATURDAY 15 AUGUST

Seth Lakeman @ Nt Tyntesfield

Seth Lakeman heads to Tyntesfield

The Crawlin Kingsnakes @ The Bootlegger

Rockabilly and Rock & Roll

SUNDAY 16 AUGUST

Fundraiser For Bill @ Bristol Bierkeller

Metallica Reloaded Acoustic fundraiser,

TUESDAY 18 AUGUST

Open Mic @ Grain Barge

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST

The Quiz @ The Vittoria

The Quiz

The Quiz @ The Vittoria

The Quiz

THURSDAY 20 AUGUST

Ben Sayey & Henry Slim @ Jersey Lily

Live Music Sessions

Syd Arthur @ Exchange

Syd Arthur @ Exchange, Bristol

Green Guava Jelly @ The Mothers' Ruin

StrictlyVinyl.R&B-Rocksteady-Ska-Soul-Punk

FRIDAY 21 AUGUST

The Crawlin Kingsnakes @ The Royal Naval Volunteer

Rockabilly and Rock & Roll

SATURDAY 22 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 9:00am - Returns 12:30pm

SUNDAY 23 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 9:45am - Returns 1:15pm

MONDAY 24 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 11:00am - Returns 2:30pm

TUESDAY 25 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 12:30pm - Returns 4:00pm

Open Mic @ Grain Barge

Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!

Open Mic Special Songwriters @ The Bristol Fringe

Open mic songwriter

WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST

The Quiz @ The Vittoria

The Quiz

THURSDAY 27 AUGUST

Avon Gorge Cruise @ Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Departs: 3:00pm - Returns 6:30pm

Lewis Creaven @ Jersey Lily

Live Acoustic Sessions

SUNDAY 30 AUGUST

The Crawlin Kingsnakes @ The Red Lion Staple Hill

Rockabilly and Rock & Roll

MONDAY 31 AUGUST

Bristol Open Mic Night @ Tobacco Factory

Are you looking to enter an Open Mic in Bristol?

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