Bandstand concerts return throughout the summer

Jul 10, 2012 by Warren

The weather may not be as warm and sunny as we would like, but there is one summer tradition which is returning – the Bandstand Concerts in the Castle Grounds.


The popular free concerts, which take place in the Bandstand in the Castle Grounds every weekend until the end of August, start up again this Saturday (July 14).


The first performance in the season is by Claret – a Hopwas-based band who play folk and roots music with a jazz slant. They will be performing throughout Saturday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm.


This year’s Bandstand Concert season features music for all tastes, including folk, brass band, rock, organ, acoustic, blues and swing.


All the concerts are free of charge, so bring your picnic baskets down to the Castle Grounds for a lazy afternoon of music.


Dates for this summer’s concerts are:


Saturday July 14 – Claret

Sunday July 15 – Central England Brass Band

Saturday July 21 – Carousel Circus

Sunday July 22 – Newhall Colliery Band

Sunday August 5 – Organist Martin Atterborough

Saturday August 11 – Colin Brown’s acoustic music day

Sunday August 12 – Wilnecote St John’s Band

Saturday August 18 – Blues afternoon with 58 Deluxe

Sunday August 19 – Gresley Colliery Band

Saturday August 25 – Acoustic afternoon with Barry Hunt

Sunday August – Strictly Swing

More information is available on the Tamworth Assembly Rooms website


The Bandstand Concerts are part of Tamworth’s Year of Events 2012 programme, which is sponsored by Ankerside.



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  1. Bec

    I do like these … Colin Brown is always entertaining, especially when he throws in the odd protest song.

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