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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October 2019

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

A songwriter genuinely literate, sometimes almost literary, Ian is an original craftsman. Expressed through a distinctive bitter-sweet vocal delivery, Ian's songs hold nothing back. His ability and willingness to share with his audience, naked honesty and genuine emotion, is what sets him apart.

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: The Hub at St Mary's
Friday 06 December 2019
Time: 7.30pm

Momentum provides an opportunity for talented young bands and musicians to cut their teeth performing on a stage. Budding technicians and engineers from local schools are also given the chance to get in on the action by learning the ropes from professionals backstage. 

Momentum – Young Musicians Take the Stage

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