Free (no booking required)


Various locations

Weston Bandstand Sessions

Presented in association with Loves Cafe and St George’s Bristol, and with support from Weston BID.

Outdoor live music sessions from diverse musicians and musical genres taking place at bandstands and stages around the town, to breathe life into public spaces through the sound of music. 


From the Mud: Jams under the Bandstand

Saturday 30 July, 12-3pm, Grove Park Bandstand 

From the Mud summer festival present ‘Jams under the Bandstand’. Be serenaded by talented Mud musicians while you picnic in the park. 

Rachael Dadd 

Sunday 31 July, 3-4.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand 

Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist hailing from Bristol, Rachael Dadd’s explorative songs are rooted in the flow of life.

Sister Cookie

Saturday 13 August, 6pm-7:30pm, Grove Park Bandstand

From London via Lagos, charismatic chanteuse SISTER COOKIE will take you on an eclectic excursion into the roots & fruits of black music. Old sounds, new tricks. Sensuous, seductive and moody.

Holly Carter

Sunday 14 August, 2-4pm, Marine Lake Bandstand

Fingerstyle guitar and pedal steel player, Holly Carters songs weave joyously catchy melodies.

Gasper Nali

Friday 19 August, 7-8.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand 

Malawian instrumentalist Gasper Nali plays a Babatoni – a 3 meter, one-stringed, home-made bass guitar – with an empty bottle and a stick to make the most beautiful and catchy original afro-beats possible.

Theo Mizu

Sunday 21 August, 2-4pm, Italian Gardens Stage 

An afternoon of live music from Theo Mizu – a fusion of Brazilian and Eastern Music, once crowned the Best Street band in São Paulo! 

Tango Calor Trio 

Sunday 28 August, 3-3.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand 

An afternoon of live music from Tango Calor Trio 

Spanish folk band who will take you on a journey from the night clubs of Buenos Aires to the salons of Paris.

Yama Warashi

Friday 2 September, 7pm-8:30pm, Grove Park Bandstand

Inspired by Japanese folk dance, free jazz and tribal African music, Yama Warashi will spirit you away to the Japanese mountains.

Sweet and the Low Downs

Saturday 10 September,  6-7.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand  

Old-time swing songs and jazz from the 30’s and 40’s to dance to. Learn some beginners swing dance moves and enjoy the show. 

Anita Farmine

Saturday 17th September, 6pm, Grove Park Bandstand  

French Iranian singer songwriter with a voice that resounds like a cry from the east.

With Middle Eastern Mezze available from Sprout Cafe. 

Hazir Ensemble

Saturday 8 October, 2-3.30pm, Grove Park Bandstand  

A vibrant, colourful and accessible exploration of popular, folk and classical music, songs and dance styles rooted in the traditions of Turkey and the Middle East.


Featured image of Holly Carter by ALeppard Photography