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Music Sessions and Open Mics

These are the current open mic and music sessions in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and north Gloucestershire. If you have any additions or changes please email us at

Please note: We cannot guarantee the accuracy of these listings.

Every Monday - Folk Night
Worley’s, The Swan, Stourport

Every Monday night - Acoustic Night
The Rollin Hills Restaurant, Upton Upon Severn

1st Mon of Month - Acoustic Session
The Pickled Plum, Pershore

First Monday - Open Mic
The Sociable Beer Company

1st Monday - Pub Quiz
Volunteer Inn, Hereford

4th Mon - Singaround
Piddle House, Wyre Piddle, Worcs

Fortnightly Mon & Wed (check website) - Folk Nights
Three Horseshoes, Frampton-On-Severn, Glos

Last Tues - Folk Night
The Millers Arms, Pershore

First Tues - Folk Session run by Phil Knowles
Rose and Crown, Feckenham

First Tues - The Courtyard Open Mic Night
Cafe Bar, The Courtyard, Hereford

Acoustic/Folk Session, Every Tuesday
The Plough Inn, Wollaston, Stourbridge

Every other Tue Perdido Street Jazz Band
The Talbot, Knightwick

1st & 3rd Thursday of every month,
The Cross Inn,Kinver,Stourbridge

First Tues - For 12-19 year olds 7pm
Pershore Library

2nd & 4th Tuesday - Open Mic Night with Pete Kelly
The Queen's Head, Wolverley

Every Tue - Open Mic
The Firefly, Worcester

Last Tuesday - Eclectic Open Mic
Volunteer Inn, Hereford

Every Tue - Plug and Play
The Cotswold Inn, Cheltenham

3rd Tues - Acoustic Jam Night with Ian & Kevin Fuller
The Millers Arms, Pershore

Every Tues - Enzo’s Open Mic
Great Malvern Hotel

Every Tue - Open Mic
The Swan, Port St., Evesham, Worcester

Every Tue - Acoustic/Singaround (Folk, Blues, Country)
The Falcon Hotel, Bromyard

2nd Tue of Month - Acoustic Session
The Farriers Arms, Worcester

3rd Tues - Folk Evening
The Crown Inn, Longtown, HR2

3rd Tues of Month - Acoustic Session with Mick Morris
The Bell, Pensax, Worcs

1st Tues of Month - Acoustic Session with Pauline Molloy
The Cardinal's Hat, Worcester

Every Wednesday - Open mic
The Maverick, Stourbridge

Every Wednesday - No Poetry Open mic with Cheating Lights
The Garrison at the Grapes, Hereford

1st Wed Every Month - Sing/Playaround
The Talbot Hotel, Knightwick

Every Wed - Swan Sessions - Open Mic
Worley’s The Swan, Stourport

Every Wednesday - Ukulele Session
The Old Cock Inn, Droitwich

Every Wednesday open mic
The Imperial, Worcester

Every other Wednesday - Open mic/Sessions
Rose & Crown, Severn Stoke

Every other Wednesday - Open mic/Sessions
Fox & Hounds, Breden

Fortnightly Wednesday - Bluegrass & Americana acoustic session
The Crown, Colwall

2nd Wednesday Permission to speak - spoken word & poetry
Clap Trap The Venue, Stourbridge

2nd Wednesday Unplugged Night
Paradiddles Music Cafe Bar, Worcester

First and third Wednesday - The Dragon Folk Club
The Dragon in The Tything, Worcester

Every Wednesday - Irish Session
Katie Fitzgeralds, Stourbridge

Every Wed Music night - Andy Lindsay & Debbie Parry
The Green Dragon, Malvern

Fortnightly Wed Open Mic
The Queens Head, Redditch

Last Wednesday Priest & The Beast Jam Night (No covers) 7pm
Clap Trap The Venue, Stourbridge

Every 4 wks on a Wed - Acoustic Session
The Rose & Crown, Severn Stoke, Worcs

Every Wed - Olá Samba Drumming
All Saints Academy, Cheltenham

Every Wed - Folk Jam Session
Prince of Wales, Ledbury

Every Wed - Marzys Jam Night
Marrs Bar, Worcester

3rd Wed of Month - Acoustic Session
The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Gn

3rd Wed of Month - Celtic folk session
The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Worcs

Every Thursday - Open Mic
The Victory, Hereford

Every Thursday - Drumlove Adult Workshop 7.30pm
The Angel Centre, Worcester

Every other Thursday, Open Mic with Dan James
The Chestnut, Worcester

1st Thurs - Folk Session

Kempley Village Hall

3rd Thursday - Eclectic Open Mic
Wobbly Brewery and Taphouse, Hereford

1st Thurs - Black Hill Tune Club
The Crown Inn, Longtown, HR2

1st & 3rd Thursday of every month,
The Cross Inn,Kinver,Stourbridge

Open Mic with Johnnie Gracie
The Jubillee Inn, Studley

Every other Thursday, Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove

Every Thur - Open Mic Night/Jamming Session
Three Horseshoes, Frampton-On-Severn, Glos

Every Thurs from 9.30 - West Malvern Open Mic
West Malvern Social Club, Malvern

Every Thursday Open Mic
Gardeners Arms, Droitwich

First Thursday - Jackson's Bar open mic - by The Third Verse
The Northwick Hotel, Riverside, Evesham

First Thurs - Open Mic
The Oddfellows Arms, Astwood Bank

Every Thursday Open Mic
The Eagle Vaults, Worcester

Every Thursday - Acoustic Folk Session
The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Worcs

Every Thur - Open Mic Night/Jam Night
The Swan, Barbourne, Worcester

Every other Thursday, Open Mic
The Prince Albert, Stroud

Every Thursday - Spoken word 7-9pm
Abbey Road Coffee, Great Malvern

Every Thursday - Folk Session run by Bob Chance
Black Swan Muchdew Church, Hereford

Every other Thursday - Matt & The Boys Jam Session
The Swan & Two Nicks, Worcester

Every other Thursday - Reggae at the Swan with Ital Sounds
The Swan & Two Nicks, Worcester

3rd Thur - Mainly Irish Session
The King's Head, Tenbury Wells

3rd Thur - Jazz Session
Reet Petite, Leominster

2nd Wednesday - Malvern Storytellers
The Great Malvern Hotel - £1.50. See

Every 4th Thursday - Open mic night with Blue Street
The Berkeley Arms, Tewkesbury

Every 4th Thursday - Session
New Inn, Malvern

Alternate Thurs - Mainly Irish & Scottish Session
The Morgan, Malvern

Every Friday - Somers Trad Folk Club (8.15pm)
Bishop Allenby Hall, St Stephen’s Church, Worcester

Every Friday - Open mic 7-9pm
Abbey Road Coffee, Great Malvern

1st Fri - Acoustic Session
The Camp, Grimley

2nd Fri - Open mic
Reet Petite, Leominster

3rd Fri (usually) - Beginners/Improvers Session/Workshop
The Methodist Church, Ledbury

Last Fri - Acoustic Session
The Fox, Monkwood Green, Worcs

Every Fri - Irish Session
St Ambrose Hall, Kidderminster

Every Friday Lunch Time - Folk Session
Three Kings, Hanly Castle

Last Friday - Resident band The Future Set
The Berkeley Arms, Tewkesbury

2nd Sat (3rd Sat in Feb) - Rushwick Folk Club
Rushwick Village Hall, Worcester

Every Sunday starting at 3:00pm
The Morgan, Malvern

Every Sunday Acoustic Sunday at 7.30pm
The Wharf, Stourport

3rd Sunday Open Mic with Tom Doggett 6pm-9pm
Thatched Tavern, Honeybourne

Sunday Live Open Mic
The Cotswold Inn, Cheltenham

Every Sat - Disco
Ducker Bar & Beer Garden, Leominster

1sr Sun - Open Mic
The Queens Head, Sedgeberrow

2nd Sun - Singaround Session
The Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow, Herefordshire

Every Sun 8.30-Midnight - Open Session
Social Club, West Malvern

Every Sun Lazy Acoustic Afternoon with Liz Kirby 4pm
Red Lion, Market Place, Evesham

Sunday Shenanigans Open Mic Night 7pm every Sunday
Clap Trap The Venue, Stourbridge

2nd Sun - Acoustic Session
The Hop Pole, Droitwich

Every other Sunday open mic hosted by Ruben Sebright 9pm
The OIl Basin, Worcester

Every other Sunday open mic hosted by Ruben Sebright 9pm
The Unicorn, Malvern

Sunday afternoon jazz 12.00 - 3.00
Lichfield Vaults

Last Sun - Mixed Acoustic Sessions
The Bowling Green Inn, Stoke Prior

1st & 3rd Sun - Singaround format Session
The Galton Arms, Himbleton, Worcs

Jazz every Sunday 12.30 till 2.30 ish
Pickled Plum, Pershore

2nd Sun - Moonshine Acoustic Jam Club
Piddle House, Wyre Piddle, Worcs

We are proud to support the following

Worcester Music Festival
Uncover night
Rhythm and Booze
BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester