Lichfield Arts: What’s on

The Lichfield Arts 2017 programme promises to be a rich feast of music and dance for your entertainment. From up and coming local bands to seasoned veterans of the Folk, Jazz and Blues circuits there is something for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

January 2017

Become a member of Lichfield Arts

Become a member of Lichfield Arts

Venue: Lichfield Arts
Sunday 01 January 2017

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

September 2017

Funke and the Two Tone Baby

Funke and the Two Tone Baby

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 03 September 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Introducing Funke and the Two Tone Baby - a one man alt-blues and dance beat explosion!

Born Again Beatles

Born Again Beatles

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 10 September 2017
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.

Ricky Cool and the In Crowd

Ricky Cool and the In Crowd

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 15 September 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Red hot rhythm and blues with a side order of classic early Jamaican grooves guaranteed to have your itching to dance. Ricky has shared stages with the likes of George Harrison and Robert Plant and fronted Birmingham’s legendary Ricky Cool and the Icebergs.

The West Coast Eagles

The West Coast Eagles

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 17 September 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Classic American pop/rock/country played with consummate precision and layered with superb vocal harmonies. The love of great music, musicianship, fabulous harmony vocals and a sheer enjoyment of playing have been bought together in one package…

Ceilidh with The Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers

Ceilidh with The Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 22 September 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Dance, smile, whirl, laugh, grin. Just some of the things that you'll do at this year's Ceilidh in support of L2F!

October 2017

Habadekuk

Habadekuk

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 01 October 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms characterise Habadekuk – one of Denmark’s leading folk bands, guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.

The Lichfield Festival of Folk

The Lichfield Festival of Folk

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 13 October 2017

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 Cathedral.

Meat Loud

Meat Loud

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 22 October 2017
Time: 8.00pm

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of this classic album Lichfield Arts is proud to present Meat Loud the UK’s premier tribute to the music of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman. All the classics are presented here with incredible authenticity.

Skinny Molly

Skinny Molly

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 29 October 2017
Time: 8.00pm

One of the hardest working and most popular rock bands to come out of the southern United States, Skinny Molly bring their highly energetic live set of Southern rock, country, blues, and Americana to the Guildhall.

November 2017

The Willows

The Willows

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 03 November 2017
Time: 8.00pm

The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014 and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding.

The Paperboys

The Paperboys

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 05 November 2017
Time: 8.00pm

For two decades, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots.

Cajun Dance Night with Elvis Fontenot

Cajun Dance Night with Elvis Fontenot

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 18 November 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Cajun music is back at the Guildhall after a long absence! The sound of accordion and fiddle and the songs still sung in the French of the immigrants that settled in Louisiana will fill the room with foot-stomping music you will want to dance to.

Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 19 November 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Multi award winning vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth, is joined by her husband, acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood, for a special concert of duets celebrating a century of song.

December 2017

Fred Zeppelin

Fred Zeppelin

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 01 December 2017
Time: 8.00pm

According to a Kerrang magazine reader’s poll, Fred Zeppelin are one of the top ten live bands around. Quite an achievement considering they were the only tribute band listed in any category!

King Pleasure and the Biscuit boys

King Pleasure and the Biscuit boys

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 02 December 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Rough, tough and always rocking, the legendary King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys’ zany stage show sometimes belies the fact that here is the finest, most authentic rhythm & blues band ever to come from outside the USA.

John Kirkpatrick Carolling and Crumpets

John Kirkpatrick Carolling and Crumpets

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 03 December 2017
Time: 8.00pm

An unbeatable recipe for Christmas party time with having a rattling good sing, guaranteed to keep the spirits cheery and the cold at bay.

The Moulettes

The Moulettes

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Brighton based band of multi-instrumentalists with 2-part harmony female vocals, amplified cello, auto-harp, electric guitar, drums, bass and synths and samples woven into an incomparable alt.pop/rock/folk universe.

The Dylan Project

The Dylan Project

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 17 December 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Four of Britain’s most talented folk-rock musicians present an exhilarating tribute to Bob Dylan. Their repertoire spans everything from Highway 61 to Mississippi with an electrifying stage show.

The Sleaze Brothers

The Sleaze Brothers

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 23 December 2017
Time: 8.00pm

The Sleaze Brothers make a welcome return to Lichfield Guildhall for a great big knees-up to chime in the holiday. This good time band of seasoned local musicians promise a night full of ‘festive fun and games’ that’s perfect for a crowd looking for a party.