Free (no booking required)
Weston Bandstand Sessions
Presented in association with Loves Cafe and St George’s Bristol, and with support from Weston BID.
Outdoor live music sessions from diverse musicians and musical genres taking place at bandstands and stages around the town, to breathe life into public spaces through the sound of music.
From the Mud: Jams under the Bandstand
Saturday 30 July, 12-3pm, Grove Park Bandstand
From the Mud summer festival present ‘Jams under the Bandstand’. Be serenaded by talented Mud musicians while you picnic in the park.
Sunday 31 July, 3-4.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand
Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist hailing from Bristol, Rachael Dadd’s explorative songs are rooted in the flow of life.
Saturday 13 August, 6pm-7:30pm, Grove Park Bandstand
From London via Lagos, charismatic chanteuse SISTER COOKIE will take you on an eclectic excursion into the roots & fruits of black music. Old sounds, new tricks. Sensuous, seductive and moody.
Sunday 14 August, 2-4pm, Marine Lake Bandstand
Fingerstyle guitar and pedal steel player, Holly Carters songs weave joyously catchy melodies.
Friday 19 August, 7-8.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand
Malawian instrumentalist Gasper Nali plays a Babatoni – a 3 meter, one-stringed, home-made bass guitar – with an empty bottle and a stick to make the most beautiful and catchy original afro-beats possible.
Sunday 21 August, 2-4pm, Italian Gardens Stage
An afternoon of live music from Theo Mizu – a fusion of Brazilian and Eastern Music, once crowned the Best Street band in São Paulo!
Tango Calor Trio
Sunday 28 August, 3-3.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand
An afternoon of live music from Tango Calor Trio
Spanish folk band who will take you on a journey from the night clubs of Buenos Aires to the salons of Paris.
Sweet and the Low Downs
Saturday 10 September, 6-7.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand
Old-time swing songs and jazz from the 30’s and 40’s to dance to. Learn some beginners swing dance moves and enjoy the show.
Saturday 17th September, 6pm, Grove Park Bandstand
French Iranian singer songwriter with a voice that resounds like a cry from the east.
With Middle Eastern Mezze available from Sprout Cafe.
Saturday 8 October, 2-3.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand
A vibrant, colourful and accessible exploration of popular, folk and classical music, songs and dance styles rooted in the traditions of Turkey and the Middle East.