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The Canteen Events & Tickets

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Seriously popular Bristol venue with free gigs every night.

About The Canteen in Bristol

Thankfully surviving lockdown, the Canteen is still a centre point of the Stokes Croft live music scene: 5 nights a week of the best free* music on the most vibrant street in Bristol (*£5 entry fee after 9:30pm Fri & Sat)

Since it's launch in 2009 The Canteen (part of the Hamilton House Arts Space) has become seriously popular, so much so that it's fair to expect queues on both Friday and Saturday nights. The Canteen is a multifunctional meeting space, it is neither predominantly a restaurant nor a music venue, however arguably succeeds in both of these roles.

With regards to gigs at the Canteen you can find some of Bristol's best bands and entry is always free (see our free live music in Bristol page for more).

The atmosphere (gig wise) can depend on whats on at The Canteen in Bristol, bearing in mind that many patrons will not be there specifically for the live music. That said the quality of musicians booked by the Canteen is seriously high so be sure to check the listings.

What's On At The Canteen

Starlings at The Canteen in Bristol
Thursday 3rd February 2022
Inimitable contemporary Jazz and Funk quartet
Kasai Masai at The Canteen in Bristol
Friday 4th February 2022
Kasai Masai
Kasai Masai’s music reflects their journey from the rural to urban
The Bomo Swing at The Canteen in Bristol
Saturday 5th February 2022
The Bomo Swing
Eight piece band renowned for its high energy and unique blend of Balkan, Reggae, Cumbia and dance
The Big R Big Band at The Canteen in Bristol
Sunday 6th February 2022
The Big R Big Band
16 piece Big R Big Band - firm favourites with the Bristol swing dance crowd
Hippo at The Canteen in Bristol
Thursday 10th February 2022
Hippo is an electronic jazz trio based in Bristol
Mellowmatic at The Canteen in Bristol
Friday 11th February 2022
Energetic Funk Soul, Jazzy Neo-soul vibes and Hip-hop flavours.
The Bare Souls at The Canteen in Bristol
Saturday 12th February 2022
The Bare Souls
From sleazy blues, to sultry soul, too good old fashioned rock n roll, with a heavy dose of funk thrown in to keep you moving
Nick Malcolm at The Canteen in Bristol
Sunday 13th February 2022
Nick Malcolm
Rhythmic and harmonic complexities of contemporary jazz with the intensity and interaction of free improvisation
Michel Padrón Quartet at The Canteen in Bristol
Thursday 17th February 2022
Michel Padrón Quartet
Latin Funk, Electro, Latin Jazz, Drum & Bass and many other genres
Ask My Bull at The Canteen in Bristol
Friday 18th February 2022
Ask My Bull
A musical chimera that combines the visceral energy of punk, the dance command of a rave and the intriguing nuance of jazz

Venue Details:

Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft
0117 923 2017
[email protected]
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