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 2018

Venue: Lichfield Arts
Saturday 01 September 2018

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December 2018

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 15 December 2018
Time: 8.00pm

On a summer’s day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today’s folk scene. Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe.

Knight & Spiers

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 22 December 2018
Time: 8.00pm

Johnny Coppin, one of England's finest singer/songwriters, presents a rich mix of traditional carols and new songs together with stories, superstitions and folklore from the UK and beyond. Expect a dash of well-written lyrics of integrity, add in marvellous musicality from three multi-talented artists and season with festive memories, warm nostalgia and timeless rustic country customs.

Johnny Coppin's All On A Winters Night

January 2019

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

The Ricky Nelson Rock and Roll Show aims to do justice to the songs and style of Ricky Nelson, performing such hits as Hello Mary Lou, It’s Late, Poor Little Fool, Travelin’ Man, Fools Rush In, I’m Walkin’, Just A Little Too Much and many more.

The Ricky Nelson Rock & Roll Show

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 11 January 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Ricky Cool and The inn Crowd rekindle the atmosphere of a typical night at the Flamingo Club in Soho, one of the most iconic music venues of the 1960s. Their infectious fusion of American and Jamaican grooves will have your feet itching to dance. Couple this with their immaculate presentation and you will truly have a night to savour.

Ricky Cool and the In Crowd present 'A Night At The Flamingo.'

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 12 January 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics keeps their audiences entertained with their fine, distinctive arrangements of music by the likes of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Kid Ory, George Lewis, gospel and spiritual numbers and New Orleans brass band parade tunes. They always offer an evening of vitality and musicality, a fantastic jazz experience for all.

Baby Jools & The Jazzaholics

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 18 January 2019
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: Guildhall
Friday 25 January 2019
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.

The Stumble

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 27 January 2019
Time: 8.00pm

The outstanding fiddle playing of Ric Sanders, as part of Fairport Convention has often astounded the group’s many fans, but now is your chance to hear a new side of his talent, in his own trio with music firmly rooted in the Americana Blues.

Ric Sanders Trio

February 2019

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 03 February 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Both Sides Now are a band of talented musicians, who do the work of Joni Mitchell full justice, both sonically, and artistically. If you are a big fan of Joni Mitchell, or just want to hear some fine musicians playing one of the more familiar song books of recent times, buy your tickets soon, you won’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

The Joni Mitchell Songbook

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 08 February 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.

The Urban Voodoo Machine

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 16 February 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Take three female singers, with exemplary musical skills, Sally Barker, Marion Fleetwood and Anna Ryder, add in entertaining stage repartee, and you have the ingredients for a great gig. I.O.T.A are a new ensemble, made up of these three talents. Their pedigree as an ensemble is unbeatable. Join them for an evening of the finest music making.

I.O.T.A

March 2019

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Saturday 23 March 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Blues, soul and rock ‘n’roll classics played with verve, combine to get you stomping your feet, dancing and singing along. The Sleaze Brothers have a great sense of fun and don’t take themselves too seriously, but make no mistake, there is real musicianship in the band. Don’t miss out on this evening that is guaranteed to blow your cares away!

The Sleaze Brothers

Venue: Guildhall
Sunday 31 March 2019
Time: 8.00pm

A musician, singer, songwriter, producer, talent spotter (most famously of Nick Drake), broadcaster, poet and most of all band leader - Ashley Hutchings enjoyed a lifetime of creativity, inspiration and innovation.

Ashley Hutchings

April 2019

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Friday 19 April 2019
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…

The West Coast Eagles

Venue: Guildhall
Saturday 20 April 2019
Time: 8.00pm

Gigspanner 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. They have played at the Guildhall before, and proved popular, with their music being the perfect match for the grandeur and acoustics of the room.

Gigspanner

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 21 April 2019
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.

King Pleasure and the Biscuit boys