Lichfield Arts: What’s on

The Lichfield Arts programme promises to be a rich feast of music and dance for your entertainment. From up and coming local acts to seasoned veterans of the Folk, Jazz, Rock and Blues circuits there is something for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

August 2019

Venue: Lichfield Arts
Thursday 01 August 2019

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September 2019

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 13 September 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Take a good dollop of musicianship, add in a soupcon of mystery, and you have the ingredients for a good night out with The Urban Voodoo Machine. International tours and musical mayhem have been the calling cards for this group, a showcase for gin soaked full blooded gypsy blues and rock

The Urban Voodoo Machine

Venue: Cathedral Hotel
Wednesday 18 September 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Lichfield Jazz is a partnership between Lichfield Arts and Nick Dewhurst Music supported by Jazz West Midlands presenting regular monthly jazz nights at The Cathedral Hotel, Lichfield occasional concerts in the Guildhall and an annual Jazz Festival. Led by a house band of fine local jazz musicians, there will be an opportunity to sit int with the band if your a player, or if you wish to sit back and relax watching the musicians imporvise together,  then come along and simply enjoy!

Pre-season Friendly Jam Session

Venue: Guildhall
Friday 20 September 2019
Time: 12.00pm

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September 2019 sees this popular beer festival return to the fantastic Guildhall, rated by many as the best venue on the beer festival scene.

Autumn Beer Festival

Venue: Lichfield Trent Valley/Lichfield City Stations
Wednesday 25 September 2019
Time: 19.40hrs

Join us for a night of fun and music as folk musicians from around the area hold a session on the train from Lichfield Trent Valley to Sutton Coldfield. We will then decamp to the Three Tuns Hotel where the music continues until it’s time to leave, with the session being taken on the late train back to Lichfield. Its going to be a night to remember and is totally free (train ticket must be purchased). If you can play an instrument, bring it along, if you can’t play, join us anyway you’ll have a great time.

L2F Folk Train

October 2019

Venue: Duke Of York
Wednesday 02 October 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Come along to our L2F quiz at the Duke of York on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at 8pm for a great evening of brain teasing fun!

L2F Quiz at the Duke Of York

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 05 October 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Roxy Magic recreate entirely live material that spans four decades, from futurist/nostalgic art rock, through to classic standards to sophisticated adult-oriented rock.  Their aim is to give the audience a fabulously entertaining evening.  Very high quality musicianship and a wonderful Bryan Ferry look and sound-alike in the person of singer Kevin Hackett, combine to do just that!

Roxy Magic : A night celebrating the music of Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 06 October 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Kitty Macfarlane is a critically acclaimed, award winning singer-songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, with music rich in visual imagery and written with clarity and perceptive detail. This beautiful, and beguiling music will be the perfect partner for the acoustically stunning surroundings of the Guildhall.

Kitty Macfarlane

Venue: The Cathedral Hotel
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Time: 7.30pm

We're delighted to be welcoming Chris Bowden to Lichfield, to present a concert with his fine band made up of some of Birmingham's best jazz musicians. Chris, a well known Alto Saxophonist has been a major force on the jazz scene both locally and nationally, and will be playing a selection of his favourite tunes, both originals and standards. 

Jazz at The Cathedral Hotel - Chris Bowden Quartet

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall and Lichfield Garrick
Friday 18 October 2019

The Lichfield Festival of Folk, otherwise known as L2F, is an annual event from Lichfield Arts and held mainly in the historic Lichfield Guildhall and its environs and Lichfield Garrick.

L2F - The Lichfield Festival of Folk

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 27 October 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Hipkiss are a well regarded five piece band featuring the ex-Wishbone Ash guitarist Muddy Manninen and the in demand saxophonist and vocalist Patsy Gamble. Hipkiss play a potent mix of blues, rock and funk, both originals and their own spin on other people’s music . This incendiary mix of saxophone, soulful musicianship and a hard rocking band will mean that this concert will be an unmissable evening for all music fans.

Hipkiss with Patsy Gamble

November 2019

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 01 November 2019
Time: 8.00pm

This is a show that is guaranteed to enthral guitar fans, acoustic music lovers. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the country’s leading acoustic musicians in concert.

Gordon Giltrap

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 09 November 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Ian Parker

Venue: The Cathedral Hotel
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Lichfield Arts in partnership with Lichfield Jazz supported by Jazz West Midlands. Back again for a November gig, the 6-piece Nick Dewhurst Band will entertain you with a high energy performance of jazz, funk, fusion, pop, blues, rock and more!  Come along and tap your feet and enjoy these groovy tunes played by some amazing musicians.  

Jazz at The Cathedral Hotel - Nick Dewhurst Band

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 30 November 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Jo Harman’s blues soaked voice, superb song-craft and mesmerizing stage presence makes her one of the biggest draws currently on the live blues scene. Her multi-talented band move easily between heart-breaking sorrow and brassy filled Motown anthems, all the ingredients we need for an unmissable evening of dynamic live music.

Jo Harman

December 2019

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 01 December 2019
Time: 8.00pm

A Cornishman who has lived on Dartmoor for 40 years, has been described as " A stalwart of the West Country Folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty." He's the dad of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, who are all internationally renowned folk musicians. His smooth tenor vocals and unique concertina accompaniment have won him plaudits and fans over the years but it has only been since retiring from a long career as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically. 

Geoff Lakeman

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Wednesday 04 December 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Kim Cypher is one of the UK’s most exciting female saxophonists, vocalists and composers, having developed her own unique ‘funky’ style of saxophone playing, built upon influences by great players such as Gerald Albright, Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Dean Fraser, Courtney Pine and Grover Washington. Kim trained alongside American saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis (saxophonist with James Brown and Van Morrison) and internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard.

Kim Cypher Band

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 07 December 2019
Time: 8.00pm

An internationally renowned performer, Bob Fox has toured the UK, Europe, America, Austrilia and New Zealand. Since the early 1970’s he has lovingly developed his skills in the performance of folk song in all of its various forms, collaborating with many leading names, and winning many awards for his talents.

Bob Fox

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 08 December 2019
Time: 8.00pm

The Get Back Beatles recreate the look, sound and feel of the Fab Four. They deliver the authentic energy, and musicality that sets the Beatles apart. The band members are all talented, seasoned performers, able to give full and vivid life to one of the best known and best loved pop music songbooks.

The Get Back Beatles

Venue: The Cathedral Hotel
Wednesday 18 December 2019
Time: 8.00pm

The world famous, legendary, one and only, Lichfield Christmas Special! This event needs further little introduction other than to say it will once again feature the Lichfield Jazz Big Band, a band made up of some of the best players in the Lichfield District, playing alongside some of the finest pros in the Midlands! 

Jazz at The Cathedral Hotel - Lichfield Jazz Christmas Special!

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 21 December 2019
Time: 8.00pm

If you take one of folk’s leading performers Jez Lowe, add in his equally talented band, The Bad Pennies (Kate Bramley, Andy May, and David De La Haye) and some fine, festive songs and stories you have all of the ingredients for a fine evening of entertainment.

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies A Northumbrian Christmas