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!

September 2017

Venue: Lichfield Arts
Friday 01 September 2017

Become a member of Lichfield Arts and benefit from discounted tickets and support live music and events in Lichfield

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January 2018

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 20 January 2018
Time: 12.00pm

The Guildhall is the setting for our Lichfield Winter Beer Festival on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th January 2018, where you can enjoy fine ales and traditional ciders with live music on both evenings.

Winter Beer Festival

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Wednesday 31 January 2018

In his highly anticipated 2018 solo tour 'Songs & Stories', multi-award-winning songwriter Steve Knightley invites his audience on a musical journey, charting the winding roads of his unrivaled career.

Steve Knightley

February 2018

Venue: Guildhall
Friday 02 February 2018
Time: 8.00pm

Rodney Branigan the songwriter is a truly gifted man. Rodney Branigan the performer has to be seen to be believed

Rodney Branigan

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 10 February 2018
Time: 8.00pm

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene.

Jez Lowe

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 18 February 2018

In 2014 Chris Bevington’s first album ‘Chris Bevington and Friends’ was released to critical acclaim here in the UK, the USA and globally. The Band have just released their third album for 2018 and are looking forward playing tracks from it at Lichfield Guildhall.

The Chris Bevington Organisation

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 24 February 2018
Time: 8.00pm

False Lights are a six piece electric folk group formed in 2014 by Jim Moray and Sam Carter, two of British folk’s most celebrated and forward looking performers.

False Lights

March 2018

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 03 March 2018
Time: 8.00pm

The Grahams are a dynamic Americana duo who’ve married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors. Like many Dylan fans, they traced their way back to his greatest inspiration.

The Grahams

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 10 March 2018
Time: 8.00pm

A wonderful musical journey with two diverse English folk bands. Featuring seven of the UK’s top instrumentalists in two incredible ensembles, the Eccentric Orbits Tour showcases the unique and distinctive music of Leveret and Spiro in a show that will fly the flag for new English instrumental music.

Leveret and Spiro

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 30 March 2018
Time: 8.00pm

Dance, smile, whirl, laugh, grin. Just some of the things that you'll do at this new year Ceilidh! We challenge anyone to try and sit still to the fantastic rhythms from The Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers.

Ceilidh with The Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers

April 2018

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 01 April 2018
Time: 8.00pm

Founded in the 60’s, by the much missed Colin Cooper, Climax Blues Band has always focused on its roots, a unique combination of jazz and blues. Playing great music with passion, style and great enjoyment to produce that superb, unforgettable, Climax Blues sound.

Climax Blues Band

Venue: The Guildhall
Saturday 21 April 2018
Time: Guildhall

The trio will be performing songs from both albums as well as highlights from Maddy’s solo and band career – all presented in a daring acoustic style that enhances one of the finest voices this country has ever produced.

Maddy Prior with Giles Lewin and Hannah James

Venue: Guildhall
Friday 27 April 2018
Time: 8.00pm

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar.

Miranda Sykes

May 2018

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 05 May 2018
Time: 8.00pm

A special night to raise funds for Fuse 2018. Bands that have played the Momentum stage and more.

Momentum Night Fundraiser for Fuse 2018

Venue: Garrick Suite, George Hotel
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Time: 8.00pm

After their wonderful performance at the 2017 Blues and Jazz festival we just had to bring these fine musicians back to Lichfield. You will hear fine gypsy jazz, blues, electronic and world music performed in the wonderful setting of the Garrick Suite at The George Hotel.

Remi Harris Trio

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 18 May 2018
Time: 8.00pm

Raw, authentic 60s sounds with the Born Again Beatles with a fresh line up and many new songs never played by the band before.

Born Again Beatles

October 2018

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall and Cathedral
Friday 19 October 2018

L2F 2018 (Lichfield Festival of Folk) will take place from Friday 19 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018. Headlining Friday night at Lichfield Cathedral will be Sam Kelly and the lost boys supported by Megson.

L2F - Lichfield Festival of Folk Very Early Bird Special