Event listings and gig guide for the coming month

A what's on gig guide for live music, plus arts & entertainment in the West Midlands.

Add your gig and event listings to this guide and for publication in Slap Magazine.

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Tuesday 22 August 2017

FESTIVAL Kidderminster Arts Festival
Various venues, Kidderminster

Plug n Play Acoustic Sessions
The Cotswold Inn, Cheltenham

OPEN MIC Open Mic Night with Tom Parry
The Valkyrie Cafe Bar, Evesham

Wednesday 23 August 2017

FESTIVAL Kidderminster Arts Festival
Various venues, Kidderminster

Bobby Funk, Suckerpunch, Clobber
Claptrap the Venue, Stourbridge

Poetry Open Mic Night with Ben Parker, Worcester Live's Poet in Residence
Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Junkyard + The Fiascos
The Iron Road, Evesham

MEMPHIS
Cafe Rene, Gloucester

Bad Manners
Guildhall, Gloucester

Thursday 24 August 2017

FESTIVAL Kidderminster Arts Festival
Various venues, Kidderminster

Howard Kenny
The Old Pheasant, Worcester

Vera Van Heeringen Trio
Stroud Brewery, Stroud

Surprise Attacks presents: Outblinker, A Werewolf!, Rosebud
Heroes Bar, Worcester

Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat (U.S.A)
The Iron Road, Evesham

ALEX CHAPMAN
Tank, Gloucester

Friday 25 August 2017

Kim Ryder
The Great Malvern Hotel, Malvern

FESTIVAL Kidderminster Arts Festival
Various venues, Kidderminster

MISTER WOLF
The Lamplighter, Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon

Nuclear Theory, Kill the Romantic, The Callout, Graces Collide, Rise to the Throne, Versa Vice
The Queens Head, Redditch

FESTIVAL Sunshine Festival, see uptonfestival.co.uk
Upton-Upon-Severn, Worcestershire

Dizzy Lizzy /Thin Lizzy tribute band
Robin2, Bilston

The Strays
The Pheasant, Toddington

The Dolly Parton Story
Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

The Delray Rockets
Richmond Place Club, Hereford

FESTIVAL Griffstock 2017
near Stroud, email griffstock16@gmail.com for info and tickets

Anna Bale
The Hop Pole, Bewdley

Chevy Chase Stole My Wife, Fight Rosa Fight
Monroes Cellar Bar, Worcester

Aquarius
Ye Olde black cross, Bromsgrove

FESTIVAL Beermageddon Festival see beermageddon.co.uk
Stoke Prior Sports and Country Club, Bromsgrove

Bank Holiday Shenanigans
Out to Grass, Malvern

The Commandments
Drummonds, Worcester

Oli Barton & The Movement, Support from False Flags
The Cotswold Inn, Cheltenham

Oli Barton & The Movement
The Cotswold Inn, Cheltenham

Union Of Strings
The Fire Station, Chedworth

The CureHeads, Shadowplay (Joy Division)
The Iron Road, Evesham

PAARTHURNAX
tHE kINGS hEAD, Tenbury Wells

FESTIVAL Stroud Fringe Festival see stroudfringe.co.uk
Town Centre, Stroud

SWAMPCANDY
Cafe Rene, Gloucester

FESTIVAL Sunshine Festival see uptonfestival.co.uk
Fish Meadow, Upton-upon-Severn

Acoustic Night with Amie
Reet Petite, Leominster

STEADY EDD & THE BOOGIEMEN
Golden Cross Inn, Hereford

Bad Spaniel
The Monument, Hereford

The Hawthornes
The Bush Inn, St Johns, Worcester

Jay & Eli
The Red Lion, Evesham

Answer Back & local Support
De Koffie Pot, Hereford

Trevor Burton Band
Queens Head, Wolverley

Ed Sheeran Tribute
The Gardeners Arms, Droitwich

FLEETWOOD BAC
The Courtyard, Hereford

James Hickman
The Clive, Ludlow

Saturday 26 August 2017

Sons of Yoda
Ye Olde Bull Ring Tavern, Ludlow

Ruben & Beckie Seabright
The Great Malvern Hotel, Malvern

FESTIVAL Kidderminster Arts Festival
Various venues, Kidderminster

MISTER WOLF
The Black Cross, Bromsgrove

The Machine Rages On, Liberty Artillery
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

FESTIVAL Sunshine Festival, see uptonfestival.co.uk
Upton-Upon-Severn, Worcestershire

ABBA - SWEDE DREAMZ
The River Rooms, Stourbridge

Miss Pearl & The Rough Diamonds
The Chestnut, Worcester

FESTIVAL Griffstock 2017
near Stroud, email griffstock16@gmail.com for info and tickets

ombs Creatius, Kazzum, Hijinx, Open Theatre Company, Musii (daytime)
Town Centre, Kidderminster

EXHIBITION Worcestershire Open Studios - see the work of over 200 artists when they open their homes, studios and shared spaces.
70 different venues, Worcestershire

Mister wolf
Ye Olde black cross, Bromsgrove

FESTIVAL Beermageddon Festival see beermageddon.co.uk
Stoke Prior Sports and Country Club, Bromsgrove

PITFEST: ACT III
Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham

Facestealers
New Inn, Pershore

Scott James and the Revolution
The Railway, Cheltenham

The Campfire Sessions - Circe's Diner & Mark Walby (5PM)
Chedworth Farm Shop, Chedworth

LORISE EATON & THE STEALERS
Green Dragon, Malvern

The Main Grains, The Midnight Dogs
The Iron Road, Evesham

FESTIVAL Dead Dad's Club, Red Dawe, Lounge Toad, Ruben Seabright, Jon Bushell, Tristan Grinnall, Zoe Phillips, Jim Smith
The New Inn, Malvern Link

FESTIVAL Stroud Fringe Festival see stroudfringe.co.uk
Town Centre, Stroud

FESTIVAL Sunshine Festival see uptonfestival.co.uk
Fish Meadow, Upton-upon-Severn

Chicago Bytes Blues Band
Black Star , Stourport-on-Severn

The Uproars
Reet Petite, Leominster

The Medlars
The Globe, Hay on Wye

DANCEFLOOR DELUXE
The Cross Keys, Malvern

Funky Navigation playing afrobeat, soul and all things funky
Heroes, Worcester

Voodoo Stone
The Valkyrie Cafe Bar, Evesham

Tale Lights
The Barn Venue, Bewdley

The Barrels Beer Festival with live music
The Barrels, Hereford

Mel and Him
The Gardeners Arms, Droitwich

A NIGHT ON BROADWAY
The Courtyard, Hereford

Ray Mytton Band
The Cricketers, Worcester

Sunday 27 August 2017

FESTIVAL Kidderminster Arts Festival
Various venues, Kidderminster

An audience with Laurie Hornsby (1PM)
Alestones, Redditch

FESTIVAL Sunshine Festival, see uptonfestival.co.uk
Upton-Upon-Severn, Worcestershire

The Strays
The Valkyrie Cafe Bar, Evesham

WHITE TYGER
The River Rooms, Stourbridge

Ralph Allin Classical Quartet (3pm), Will Kileen (5:30PM)
The Chestnut, Worcester

FESTIVAL Griffstock 2017
near Stroud, email griffstock16@gmail.com for info and tickets

Brinsley 'Aswad' Forde MBE, Looney Toone Hi Fi
Subscription Rooms, Stroud

Skewwhiff (official pub opening, afternoon)
The Lamb & Flag, Worcester

EXHIBITION Worcestershire Open Studios - see the work of over 200 artists when they open their homes, studios and shared spaces
70 different venues, Worcestershire

FESTIVAL Beermageddon Festival see beermageddon.co.uk
Stoke Prior Sports and Country Club, Bromsgrove

Live Music (5pm)
The Imperial Tavern, Worcester

Sunday Live Open Mic with Gaf Franks
The Cotswold Inn, Cheltenham

Joe Summers
The Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham

Legend (A Tribute to Bob Marley)
The Iron Road, Evesham

FESTIVAL Stroud Fringe Festival see stroudfringe.co.uk
Town Centre, Stroud

FESTIVAL Sunshine Festival see uptonfestival.co.uk
Fish Meadow, Upton-upon-Severn

Meats&Beats
Reet Petite, Leominster

The Woo Town Hillbillies
Credenhill Social Club, Credenhill Herefordshire

TOBY
Clifford Chambers Working Mens Club, Stratford Upon Avon

Monday 28 August 2017

EXHIBITION Worcestershire Open Studios - see the work of over 200 artists when they open their homes, studios and shared spaces
70 different venues, Worcestershire

Alash - Throat singers from Tuva
The Prince Albert, Stroud

Hay-on-Wye Record and CD Fair, Open 10:00-16:00, Buy,sell and exchange Records and CD's,
Butter Market, Hay-on-Wye

Hillbilly Hoe Down with The Woo Town Hillbillies
The Lenches Club, Evesham

The Woo Town Hillbillies
Plum Festival /Angel inn, Pershore

Bank Holiday All Day Open Mic
Queens Head, Wolverley

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Plug n Play Acoustic Sessions
The Cotswold Inn, Cheltenham

Rob Tognoni (Tasmania)
The Iron Road, Evesham

Thursday 31 August 2017

Live Music
The Old Pheasant, Worcester

London Calling
Subscription Rooms, Stroud

Rodda’s Hairy Craic
The Crown & Sceptre, Stroud, Stroud

Leatherwolf + The Darker My Horizon
The Iron Road, Evesham

ROB MCEWAN
Tank, Gloucester

Sally Live Music
The Gardeners Arms, Droitwich

Sam Thomas
Ye Olde Bull Ring Tavern, Ludlow

Friday 01 September 2017

Izzy the Push
The Wharf, Stourport-on-Severn

The strangers
Ye Olde black cross, Bromsgrove

Mother Popcorn
Drummonds, Worcester

The Uncanny Travellers
The Three Horseshoes, Malvern

The Uncanny Travellers
The Three Horseshoes, Malvern

Izzy The Push
The Wharf, Stourport-on-Severn

Witcher
The Blue Bell, Ryall

Shades of Grey
The Red Lion, Evesham

Alex Rainsford, Redwood, Chris Taylor
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

The Stoned Cherries
The Globe, Hay on Wye

Blues Night with Damon T
Reet Petite, Leominster

Sierra Noble band
St Georges Hall, Bewdley

Saturday 02 September 2017

GANDHI'S WALRUS
THE CHESTNUT, Worcester

Blind Lemon
The Wharf, Stourport-on-Severn

Ocd
The express inn, Malvern

The rooters
Ye Olde black cross, Bromsgrove

Hvmm EP launch With: Dessert Boots
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

VO FLETCHER
The Green Dragon, Malvern

Spectrum 4, & Black September
Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham

Spectrum 4, & Black September
Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham

Primetime
New Inn, Pershore

The After Dark Band
The Wheelhouse -, Upton

Black Cat Bone the trio
The Earl (boat), Worcester, South Quay, by the fountain

Charlie Dore & Julian Littman
Burton Hotel, Kington

Call of the Kraken
Reet Petite, Leominster

FABULOUS BORDELLOS
The Cross Keys, Malvern

Sunday 03 September 2017

Institutions
The Wharf, Stourport-on-Severn

Live Music (5pm)
The Imperial Tavern, Worcester

COMEDY The Broadway Record Fair
The Broadway, Peterborough

Forever Sabbath
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

Kev Donaldson (2pm_
Alestones, Tardebigge

Tuesday 05 September 2017

PAUL DRAKLEYS ALL STAR BIG BAND, AMERICAN SONG BOOK /SWING /TRAD JAZZ, FOOD AVAILABLE, DOORS OPEN 7pm, Ever 1st Tue in the month, 01562 850000 for details Tony Martin
KINGSFORD PUBLIC HOUSE, Wolverly dy11 5ta

Wednesday 06 September 2017

OPEN MIC Open Mic with Andy Lindsay & Debbie Parry
Green Dragon, Malvern

Thursday 07 September 2017

The Dowling Poole
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

COMEDY Hal Cruttenden & Support
The Broadway, Peterborough

Friday 08 September 2017

Jasper In The Company Of Others
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

The Festivals Experience
Drummonds, Worcester

KIM LOWINGS AND THE GREENWOOD
Artrix, Bromsgrove

The Jaguars
The Blue Bell, Ryall

The Troubadours
The Red Lion, Evesham

Felix & the Funk
The Swan, Staunton

Saturday 09 September 2017

Hybrid
The express inn, Malvern

Recovered
Clifton Upon Teme Village Hall, Clifton Upon Teme

Skrood
Ye Olde black cross, Bromsgrove

Without Flight
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

KITCHEN ISLAND BAND
The Green Dragon, Malvern

Taylor & Co
New Inn, Pershore

The After Dark Band
The oak apple, Worcster

NOBLE JACKS
Artrix, Bromsgrove

TOTAL COMMITMENTS
Artrix, Bromsgrove

OPEN MIC Open to all musicians
Ross on Wye Busking Festival, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire

Vini, Lindsay & Isaac
The Globe, Hay on Wye

THUNDER CHUNKY
The Cross Keys, Malvern

Slightly OCD
The Bayshill, Cheltenham

Sunday 10 September 2017

Jeff Toye Cradley To The Pub
The Wharf, Stourport-on-Severn

Nick Parker
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

Live Music (5pm)
The Imperial Tavern, Worcester

PAUL MORTON: SPITFIRE
Artrix, Bromsgrove

Wednesday 13 September 2017

ROCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR
Artrix, Bromsgrove

OPEN MIC Open Mic with Andy Lindsay & Debbie Parry
Green Dragon, Malvern

Thursday 14 September 2017

RICHARD DIGANCE: GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Artrix, Bromsgrove

Adrian Litvinoff's Interplay
Albany Social Club, Coventry

Agents of Evolution
claptrap, Stourbridge

Friday 15 September 2017

Worcester Music Festival: The Task in hand presents: Population:7, Hoggs Bison, Theo, Rosebud, Esteban,, To The Wall
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

Stone Farm
Drummonds, Worcester

The Strange Doors tribute act
The Broadway, Peterborough

THE MANFREDS MAKIN’ - TRACKS TOUR 2017
Artrix, Bromsgrove

Roughcut Ruby
The Blue Bell, Ryall

Lady and Sax
The Hop Pole, Bewdley

Saturday 16 September 2017

MISTER WOLF
The Bell Inn, St.Johns, Worcester

The Hush
The express inn, Malvern

Blanc generation
Ye Olde black cross, Bromsgrove

Worcester Music Festival: Slap Presents: The Americas, Malarkey, Vienna Ditto, Doozer McDooze, Calm Like a Riot
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

NIGHTSHIFT
The Green Dragon, Malvern

Emptyhead
New Inn, Pershore

Steve Tilston
The Ale House, Colwall, Colwall

Leftstock Blues (afternoon)
Left Bank, Hereford

NORTHERN SOUL LIVE
Artrix, Bromsgrove

2 TONE REVUE
The Cross Keys, Malvern

JiBBaFiSH
Upton Social Club, Upton Upon Severn

Sunday 17 September 2017

Two Tone review
The Wharf, Stourport-on-Severn

Worcester Music Festival: Rhythm & Booze: The Boston Shakers, Harry & The Howlers, MeMe Detroit, Girls Love Ponies, The Whipjacks
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

THE DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY STORY
Artrix, Bromsgrove

Jon Eselle
The Nottingham Arms, Tewkesbury

Tuesday 19 September 2017

COMEDY Scummy Mummies
Artrix, Bromsgrove

Wednesday 20 September 2017

OPEN MIC Open Mic with Andy Lindsay & Debbie Parry
Green Dragon, Malvern

OPEN MIC Open Mic with Andy Lindsay & Debbie Parry
Green Dragon, Malvern

Thursday 21 September 2017

Neville Staple Band
Subscription Rooms, Stroud

Friday 22 September 2017

Musicians Against Homelessness: Thousand Mountain, Rita Lynch, Lost Tiger To The Wild, Vinny Peculiar, Nth Cave , Humdrum Express
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

Come Up And See Me
Drummonds, Worcester

Neville Staple Band
The Assembly, Leamington Spa

OTHER WAW All star wrestling event
The Broadway, Peterborough

The Rubies
The Blue Bell, Ryall

Little Dave
The Red Lion, Evesham

Saturday 23 September 2017

MISTER WOLF
The Swan Inn, Port Street,, Evesham

Witcher
The express inn, Malvern

Midnight sun
Ye Olde black cross, Bromsgrove

JUNCTION 7
The Green Dragon, Malvern

The ELO Encounter (Electric Light Orchestra tribute)
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

Autumn
New Inn, Pershore

The Everly Pregnant Brothers
The Broadway, Peterborough

PURPLE ZEPPELIN
Artrix, Bromsgrove

D N A
The Cross Keys, Malvern

Slightly OCD
Harry Cook Free House, Cheltenham

Sunday 24 September 2017

Will Jay
The Wharf, Stourport-on-Severn

Sun Fire
The Cap N Gown, Worcestershire

Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla
Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa

Jon Eselle
Albion House Club, Cheltenham

Monday 25 September 2017

Amy Roberts / Richard Exall Band
Kidderminster Harriers FC, Aggborough Suite, Kidderminster

Amy Roberts / Richard Exall Band
Kidderminster Harriers FC, Aggborough Suite, Kidderminster

Wednesday 27 September 2017

OPEN MIC Open Mic with Andy Lindsay & Debbie Parry
Green Dragon, Malvern

Thursday 28 September 2017

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY: 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Artrix, Bromsgrove

Friday 29 September 2017

Mia and the blackhawkes
Ye Olde black cross, Bromsgrove

Blind Lemon
Drummonds, Worcester

Fred Zeppelin
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET: BROMSGROVE CONCERTS
Artrix, Bromsgrove

Chicago Bytes
The Blue Bell, Ryall

Amy LaVere, Will Sexton
St Georges Hall, Bewdley

Saturday 30 September 2017

High roller
Ye Olde black cross, Bromsgrove

JOURNEYMAN
The Green Dragon, Malvern

Glazz's birthday gig: China Shop Bull, Cracked Actors, The Humdrum Express
The Marrs Bar, Worcester

Final warning
New Inn, Pershore

THE COUNTERFEIT SIXTIES SHOW
Artrix, Bromsgrove

RELOADED
The Cross Keys, Malvern

Gin Annie
The Barn Venue, Bewdley

Sunday 01 October 2017

The Miss Fortunes (4pm)
Alestones, Tardebigge

  • Tyler Massey
  • Worcester Music Festival 2017