The 2018 Festival week will be fuller and more fun than ever before – every night of the week guaranteed!
Classical, Opera, Jazz, folk, rock, film there’s nothing that we cannot provide…
A whole range of acoustic music events will be hosted by various Keynsham venues.
And most of this is free! We will ask for donations and our organisers need them.
Where tickets are required please use the online community booking facility at www.keynshamtickets.co.uk
Previously some poor souls managed to get to every event. We’ve tried to make that impossible! But if you do – and can prove it beyond doubt … we’ll find a star prize for you!
Full details for the 2018 festival week coming soon!
PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music – and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.
For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828
Come and spend an afternoon dancing the time away in that grand old style:
Waltz, quick step, foxtrot, cha cha, jive …. we will have it all – live music (of course) and fresh scones!
Tickets: Just £5.00 on line Keynsham Tickets, or via your dance group leader.
This event is supported by: St John’s Bath Charity
At least three acts will play in the bar of The Ship – expected to be three of the acts who will be performing in The Park on Sunday
Presented by Seb Bailey – Abbey Stage Manager
Becoming an annual Festival event – a flavoursome buffet meal and live music – all with an oriental theme ….
A very special performance from Korean musicians, Yumni and Sangyeon Park, featuring both ethnic music and jazz standards. Both have Masters degrees in jazz music from institutions in the Netherlands, both have albums released and great music experience in the Far East
The buffet begins at 6.30pm and is replenished throughout the evening ….
Tickets £15 from Pomegranate
Three Rivers is a close harmony trio based in Bristol and formed in 2016. Lauren Holloway, Emily Willmott and Lucy Gilbert aim to captivate their audiences with perfectly blended three-part harmonies. Their beautiful cover versions and original songs encompass a variety of genres including jazz, soul, folk and pop mixed with their own elegant and unique style.
And performed in the B Block restaurant at Keynsham’s new Chocolate Quarter, courtesy of St Monica Trust:
JJ Gatsby are a Bristol based band playing Jazz, Swing, Hepcat music in a funky PMJ style. Formed in 2016, and now popular in Bristol venues and will get those toes tapping and the dancing started. Toxic, Sweet Dreams, 7 Nation Army, Whatever Lola Wants, Stray Cat Strut, Everybody Wants to be a Cat, That Man, Lipstick on his collar and many more great vibes…
Charlie + Jake are a Bristol-based vocal and piano/double bass duo combining soulful originals with well loved jazz standards. Mixing powerful vocals with melodic improvisations they share stories of love, friendship and sense of place.
Jelli Records of Bristol. associated with The Festival for many years bring some of their acts to play acoustically in the bar. Expect to see Bashema and Sophie Hoskin-Taylor
This year with special guests The Old Town Reclamation Skiffle Band from the Bath skiffle group, and featuring Keynsham’s George Liddell.
The Keynsham Music Festival is indebted to Jelli Records for their years of support, managing the Sunday Bandstand Stage, and more recently the Saturday Folk Stage
Opera | Thursday 28th June | Begins 7.30 pm | The Park: Top Stage Marquee |
***THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT***
Is this a first? A classical opera performed in Keynsham?
Bristol’s Opera in a Box were a hit last year with a selection of Opera favourites, and this year bring one of their performance triumphs to Keynsham.
Opera for the community – a must if you have never experienced live opera before.
This will be an all seated, ticketed event and fully weatherproof. This performance will not be open to the elements.
With bar and refreshments Hot drinks, food from Park Cafe. Arrive early for best seats and maybe bring a cushion
£15 (Student ticket £10 – U21s) plus booking fee From Keynsham Tickets:
Any tickets still available on door (there won’t be many) will be charged at £18
Please aim to pre order interval drinks from bar before the performance commences.
Top Stage Marquee is located adjacent to The Park Cafe – best free parking: Ashton Way car park and enter The Park via the walkway next door to Grounded in middle of High Street
Dance | Friday 29th June | doors open 7.30 | The Park: Top Stage Marquee |
We welcome back the highly entertaining and talented Thornbury Swing Band for what should be the fun night of the week! It was last year.
A real big-band presence and sound for an evening of dance and fun – great opportunity to dust off those retro 19540/50s gear too!
A night on the town with everything necessary for a good time, including bar and food, and hot and cold drinks from the Park Cafe.
And if you worried about the dancing we will be having some help at the event to get you going and show you the steps.
But remember – there aren’t too many opportunities to see live bands like this these days, dancing or not, and this one is Good!
This Festival event is fully covered and weatherproof.
Tickets £10 (plus booking fee) from Keynsham Tickets, or £12 on the door
We welcome back to the Festival the popular Keynsham Good Afternoon Choir led by Bath’s Mr Music, Grenville Jones will join together with the Yate and Chipping Sodbury Good Afternoon Choir for an evening of popular music to suit all tastes. There will also be plenty of opportunities to “join in”.
This concert will also include a section devoted to the commemoration of WW1 – this year 2018 – about which there will be more news later in the year.
This is a free entry event with a retiring collection to be split between the Music Festival and a charity of currently supported by Grenville Jones and the choirs