Tamworth Borough Council’s hot programme of free Summer Bandstand Concerts continues for a packed weekend of entertainment as the sun promises to shine down on Tamworth Castle Grounds.
Join Tamworth Musical Theatre Company this Saturday, June 30, and Make Some Noise & Friends this Sunday, July 1, for a two day sizzler of performances.
Tamworth Musical Theatre Company is the home of musical theatre in Tamworth and has been since 1946. They perform two full-scale musical productions a year at local venues such as Tamworth Castle Grounds and Landau Forte Academy. On Saturday June 30, they will present a variety of West End and Broadway musical compilation, a perfect performance for an afternoon of free entertainment in the Castle Grounds.
Make Some Noise, one of the leading music charities in the West Midlands, will showcase a performance from local musicians engaged in their projects; featuring a mix of cover songs and original material, on Saturday, July 1. The group’s innovative and passionate approach about music inspires young people across the region and helps build musical confidence.
The Bandstand programme then continues throughout the summer when you can see a variety of bands, singers and clubs taking to the Castle Grounds stage to delight audiences.
This year’s bumper programme of Summer Bandstand Concerts comes under the Music Outside element of Arts in Unusual Spaces - a project which is funded by Arts Council England and Tamworth Borough Council to create and nurture new performers and audiences.
Sponsored by Ankerside Shopping Centre, all the concerts are free of charge, so bring your picnic baskets and blankets down to Tamworth Castle Grounds for an afternoon of music. Performances generally take place at intervals between 1pm and 4pm (subject to weather conditions).
The remaining 2018 Bandstand line-up is as follows:
- Saturday June 30 - Tamworth Musical Theatre Company
- Sunday July 1 - Make Some Noise & Friends
- Saturday July 7 - Amington Band
- Sunday July 8 - Tamworth Wind Band
- Saturday July 21 - Tamworth Voices
- Saturday August 4 - Liquid Brass
- Saturday August 11 - Tamworth Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk and Roots
- Saturday August 18 - 58s Blues Band
- Saturday August 25 - Bryan Brindley & Friends
Cllr John Chesworth, Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: “The Summer Bandstand Concerts organised by our Arts & Events team provide the perfect opportunity for people to enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment in beautiful surroundings. The Bandstand is an historic feature of the Castle Grounds and it’s great to see it being brought to life with live music and performances.
“Whether you’re taking a break from shopping, or enjoying a picnic with friends and family, we’d love to see you there enjoying the music on offer.”
The bandstand concerts are part of a great calendar of outdoor events organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team. For the full 2018 line-up please visit: http://www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk/outdoor-events.