Lichfield Arts: What’s on

The Lichfield Arts 2016 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

March 2017

Gigspanner

Gigspanner

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 26 March 2017
Time: 8.00pm

This trio have a growing reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene, dismantling the traditional and reassembling it in an intriguing, imaginative and beautiful way.

April 2017

The Stumble

The Stumble

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 08 April 2017
Time: 8.00pm

A blistering mix of blues, soul and old school R&B, The Stumble have been wowing audiences with the energy and virtuosity of their live performances for the past 20 years.

Fret and Fiddle

Fret and Fiddle

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 09 April 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Fret and Fiddle’s show takes you through the swing music of the 1920s, blues, americana, folk, gypsy and some foot-tapping fiddle tunes.

Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy

Venue: Guildhall
Friday 14 April 2017
Time: 8.00pm

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

Laurence Jones Band

Laurence Jones Band

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 23 April 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Hailed as “one to watch” as a teenager by the blues media, bookers, blues fans and guitar stars alike. Young Laurence has come of age turning heads and making jaws drop with his incendiary live set and stunning records.

Jaywalkers

Jaywalkers

Venue: Guildhall
Friday 28 April 2017
Time: 8.00pm

BBC Young Folk Awards finalists in 2008, Jaywalkers are one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands on the British Folk scene. Their unique sound takes influences from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in superb instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass.

Chris Helme

Chris Helme

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 29 April 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Chris was front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses which saw him sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones, U2 and Oasis in numerous support slots. Now solo, he is still rightfully remembered for the Britpop classics Love Is The Law and Blinded By The Sun – songs that evoked everything the 90's stood for.

May 2017

Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band

Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 07 May 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy’s emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake with her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives.

The Jive Aces

The Jive Aces

Venue: Guildhall
Friday 12 May 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Legendary swing, jive and skiffle group, The Jive Aces, are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. Perhaps best known as the first live band to reach the final rounds of “Britain’s Got Talent” and for their award winning viral video,“Bring Me Sunshine”, which is so uplifting it’s even been prescribed by a doctor!

The Jar Family

The Jar Family

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 20 May 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Following a fabulous headline set at Fuse 2016 we are delighted to welcome The Jar Family back to Lichfield Guildhall! Five individual songwriters and musicians from Hartlepool who decided to pool their talent and create their ‘industrial folk’ sound.

Little Brother Eli

Little Brother Eli

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 21 May 2017
Time: 8.00pm

Following their storming Sunday afternoon set at Fuse 2016 we just had to bring these guys to Lichfield Guildhall! Little Brother Eli create their own blend of bluesy garage rock by combining powerful, soulful vocals with growling guitars bringing the sound together with an infectious,rock solid hip-hop back beat.

June 2017

Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival

Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall & Other City Centre Venues
Friday 02 June 2017

Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival returns to Lichfield City Centre for 2017 with an explosive line up of new talent and seasoned performers from near and far.

October 2017

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.