Hopefully, everything on this site’s bang up to date and 100% accurate.  All the events have come from bands, promoters, landlords, public events on Facebook and websites.  So if anything is missing or wrong please let us know.

If you are making a special trip for an event, please check with the venue that the event has not been changed or cancelled before setting off.  In York though if a gig is cancelled there will probably be another great one just down the road.

Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm The Botanist
Award winning songwriter Jess Gardham has been a stalwart of the York music scene for a number of years. Having toured, the UK, Europe and the US and supported the likes of Kathyrn Williams, KT Tunstall, Martin Simpson, Tony Joe White (and billed with the magic numbers and the Shires) to name a few there ... Read more
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Valhalla York
Alternative/Rock styles most welcome here due to the nature of the bar! Hosted by Kelly Ann Bolland. 3 songs gets you a free drink. Guitar and Mic provided. It’s only a small bar so it won’t be hard to find Kelly to get your name on the list. *please check with venue/organiser to check for any ... Read more
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Maltings
An engaging and energetic performer Chris plays a vital mix of classic Dylan, hip Americana, alt rock and vibrant folk tunes. A respected musician and songwriter known for his original work with Mostly Autumn, Fish and Heather Findlay.  Chris now fronts crossover progressive rock band Halo Blind and plays acoustic versions from his compelling catalogue at his solo shows. 
Oct 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Habit
Hosted by Dan Webster Join us for an informal acoustic session every Monday at 8.30pm start – bring your (acoustic) instruments. There is no PA – this is a relaxed ‘sing a song and pass on the guitar’ style night! All types of music welcome – traditional, original and contemporary. And of course it’s free – ... Read more
Oct 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Golden Ball
Every Monday night the best York has to offer rock up for a real ale cabaret! The Golden Ball Open Mic is known as York’s most eclectic open mic with a pint for every performer, and lots of variety for the audience. We promise an awesome evening of entertainment, hosted by the lovely Dave Jarman, ... Read more
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Golden Fleece
Open mic at The Golden Fleece tonight. Free pint for every performer and a pound off pints all night. Hosted by Anthony Bandeira Falkenburg‎ & Sam Oliver Howarth 
Oct 14 @ 9:30 pm The Snickleway Inn
The ‘Phil’, as the choir is affectionately known, plays a significant part in the rich musical fabric of York. The choir loves to sing, and the passion, commitment, and continuity that has sustained since it was founded in 1925 is very much in evidence today. The story of the choir has been beautifully documented in the book Sound ... Read more
Oct 14 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 2:00 am Drawing Board
Si will be performing covers from 1950’s  to present. “Take on me” Ah ha “Bad Moon Rising” CCR “Halelujah” Jeff Buckley “Satisfaction” The Rolling Stones “Hotel California” Eagales + Many many more
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Spark:York CIC
An open stage event where acts are filmed and recorded live, and posted online on the ‘AudioPlants’ channel. We have some very special guest for the first week: local artist Kitty VR and Charlie Swainston. There are still slots available please contact for details.
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:50 pm Grand Opera House York
Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want. Why go and see it? You, the audience, will rewrite the stars as you sing-a-long to the smash hit musical film, The ... Read more
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Fulford Arms
Callum Pitt plus support from Flooded and Pavilion. Taking influences from The War On Drugs, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, Callum Pitt combines finger-picked folk riffs and delicate harmonies with a stunning falsetto voice. Callum’s 2017 debut, “You’d Better Sell It While You Can”, brought with it immediate industry attention, piqued further by widespread coverage of Callum’s ... Read more
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Crescent Community Venue
Please Please You presents She drew the gun DREAM NAILS + Mayshe Mayshe Louisa Roach isn’t a protest singer. The ambitious, melodic psych pop this Merseyside artist makes under the moniker She Drew The Gun is too abstract for that label, more dreamy than didactic. But it’s fair to say this rising star – winner ... Read more
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Spread Eagle
Come along and join in or just listen to some great music. Pa, mics and acoustic guitars supplied or bring your own. Relaxed friendly atmosphere to just enjoy your music and perform, if you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic amateur just come and show us what you can do. 
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Maltings
Come and listen to some great folk music.
Oct 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Volunteer Arms
Come and join us for our monthly Gypsy jazz/swing session. Players and listeners all welcome.
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Hole In The Wall
About Adam – Combining an eclectic mix of classic rock and acoustic covers with an astonishingly accomplished library of original material, the music essentially speaks for itself. With influences ranging from the gentle sounds of Pink Floyd and Barclay James Harvest, through to contemporary songsmiths such as Damien Rice and Newton Faulkner, Adam’s original material ... Read more
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 1:00 am Sotano
Open mic at Sotano. Free drink for every performer. Inquiries
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm The Crescent Community Venue
Ouroboros presents: HENGE HENGE is a band of extra-terrestrials that bring with them the sacred sounds of Cosmic Dross – a musical form known in other parts of the universe that has, until now, never been heard on Planet Earth. There are no human words to adequately describe the Cosmic Dross experience. HENGE have come ... Read more
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
Everything in Between This performance combines new music from Huw Warren and Dudley Phillips with their shared love of reinterpreting Brazilian classics. With an emphasis on lyrical song forms, this music crackles with interplay, fun grooves, new sound worlds and deep emotion. Known for his long creative partnership with June Tabor, Huw Warren has also ... Read more
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Grand Opera House York
If you’re looking for an authentic, lively dose of ‘Beatlemania’ then you need to look no further! The Magic Of The Beatles is one of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute shows who play to ecstatic sell-out audiences all over the world. The stars of this lavish production not only look and sound like John, Paul, ... Read more
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm Lendal Cellars
Cellar Session is a weekly Jam Night & Open Mic at Lendal Cellars, York every Wednesday from 8pm. Full back-line including drums, amps, bass, electric piano & guitars provided… just turn up & play, or bring your own instruments We welcome solo musicians, duets, bands etc of all styles, abilities & ages (18+)… or if ... Read more
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Deramore Arms
Peter Wookie will be hosting the open mic in this lovely pub with a great atmosphere, right next to the University. All types of musicians are welcome – all styles, originals & covers. Good sound from Pa. Free pint or the equivalent for each performer. Sign up early with Peter to avoid disappointment. Owner is looking to ... Read more
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm The White Horse
A night of live acoustic music covering 7 decades. Make requests and just enjoy an evening of music and some fine beverages from one of York’s most friendly and welcoming pubs. The human jukebox with over 600 songs in his repertoir and always adding more.
Oct 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:59 pm The Habit
Open mic tonight at The Habit, 8.30 till 12, bar till 1am.
Oct 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Phoenix Inn
Weekly jazz jam with a great resident band. James Lancaster on trumpet, Chris Moore on piano, Christian Topman & George Beastall on bass and Trevor King on drums. All ages and abilities welcome. Free
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Royal Oak York
Bill and Del will be performing an eclectic mix of Jazz and Blues. Both legendary musicians, perform an acoustic session with an intimate gathering in the front bar.   Always a popular night so arrive early to secure a seat.
Oct 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Golden Fleece
Laura Ingram Music & Victoria Welsh will be entertaining you this evening.
Oct 16 @ 10:00 pm The Drawing Board
Jam/Open Mic night hosted by Charlie Swainston. 10pm – 2:00am
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Cross Keys
Traditional Jazz every Thursday afternoon, 1.00pm – 3.30pm. Cross keys pub, 32 Tadcaster Road. York YO24 1LQ, Tel: 01904 700854. Free admission, admission and parking (register your car at the bar), dog and child friendly, food (a Jazz menu) available.
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Old White Swan York
Robin Pickford will be entertaining you with some great covers in the courtyard.
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Harkers
Free drink or food for performing!
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Crescent Community Venue
Ouroboros & Jazz in York presents Sarathy Korwar The Crescent, York Thursday 17th October, 7.30pm. Sarathy Korwar, politically charged Indo-jazz hero, debuts at The Crescent for a show of forward thinking psychedelic fusion, exploring themes of immigration and identity. Tickets are £8 in advance and available from the venue in person, from our friends at ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm York Barbican
Chris de Burgh will perform two of his most outstanding recordings, back to back and in their entirety, on his Classic Albums Tour, 2019. “One is my most successful album in terms of sales, and the other is one I particularly enjoyed the writing and recording of, he explains. The first is his 1986 release, ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Grand Opera House York
With a brand new production for 2019 celebrating our tenth anniversary. The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel-good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s. Why go and see it? If you are all about nostalgia ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Crescent Community Venue
Ouroboros presents: Vipertime & Jabberwocky Orkest This show replaces the planned engagement with Sarathy Korwar who has unfortunately had to cancel. Vipertime are so good however that we figure a way of getting them to pop over anyway. It’s three quid and it’s a bargain. We also get to welcome new York-based 11-piece fusion outfit Jabberwocky Orkest ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Fulford Arms
Please Please You presents:Working Men’s Club Madding crowds may have found their bounce to the beat of ‘Bad Blood’s post-punk groove but Working Men’s Club will defy all expectation with their eagerly anticipated follow-up. Forcing backs off the wall and deeper onto the dancefloor, electric stomper ‘Teeth’ possesses enough bite to set pearly whites on ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 12:00 am Evil Eye
There’s no better place to be on a Thursday night.  Come watch, sing and play.  Hosted by Robert Loxley Hughes and his band with the ever changing name.  Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion all available. Come show us what you got!  
Oct 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Eagle & Child
Jazz and funk led by pianist Bob Smeaton. Bob Smeaton – After a few years of playing the clarinet, inspired by the likes of Acker Bilk and Monty Sunshine, Bob discovered Oscar Peterson while at university, and switched to piano.
Oct 17 @ 8:45 pm – 10:30 pm The Habit
Join Simon Snaize and Tim Williams for Retrocoustic for classic Ragtime, Blues and Jazz tunes and retro twists on contemporary songs.
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Golden Fleece
Charlie Swainston & Simone Ciro Focarelli will be entertaining you tonight.
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Golden Ball
Award winning songwriter Jess Gardham has been a stalwart of the York music scene for a number of years. Having toured, the UK, Europe and the US and supported the likes of Kathyrn Williams, KT Tunstall, Martin Simpson, Tony Joe White (and billed with the magic numbers and the Shires) to name a few there ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm The Nook
Laura Ingram Music is coming to the Nook for an evening of soulful acoustic covers and original material! A fresh face on the York music scene Laura is already making waves with a voice mature beyond her years and an enviable innate musicality. Come down for powerful vocals and bags of personality! FFO: Amy Winehouse and ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 12:00 am Three Legged Mare
Yes it’s the fabulous Three Legged Mare Open Mic Night from 9pm till midnight. We welcome all kinds of performers from Singers, songwriters, jazzers, comedians, poets, etc, and every performer will receive a free pint! Piano, guitar and a mic at your disposal.
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant
Kell Chambers will be bringing the best of local live singers, songwriters and musicians for a fantastic time every Thursday evening! Pop down early to Kennedy’s for our Steak & Wine night and get settled in for what promises to be a memorable night! Happy Hour drinks from 4pm until we close, including 2-for-£7.95 on selected ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Roman Bath
Shore Brothers will be entertaining you tonight.
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Edinburgh Arms
Join The Telstars as they host this weeks Jam Night starting the night off with some sounds of the 60’s. Everyone is welcome to come up and have a go. It’s a 3 – 4 song slot all music genres are welcome. Everyone will get a turn, do not worry if you’re a drummer down ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 10:00 pm Sotano
Head over to the basement tonight for a late night DoItToIt session!  Tracks supplied from Upside Your Mind, expect classic, rare and beautiful Soul, Funk and Disco into the early hours.  House drinks from just £3.50!!!  Check out our sweet new artwork by Alex Revell Designs.#soul #funk #disco tonight at Sotano 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼Join us for #DoItToIt, the weekly jam in York hitting all the right ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 2:00 am The Artful Dodger Bar
Born from the ashes of the hugely successful weekly clubnight Kung Fu! and relocated from the ledendary Duchess through the Drawing Board, comes a Rock, metal, punk, pop night of the LOUDER and LARGER variety. We are essentially going back to our roots and getting down and dirty with some of the biggest tunes heard ... Read more
Oct 17 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 4:00 am The Drawing Board
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Fulford Arms
After the success of last year’s sold out One For The Road Festival, we’re delighted to announce this year’s event will take place over two days. CRAZY ARM, JAKE & THE JELLYFISH, SING RAMONA SING (FULL BAND SET), MISFORTUNE COOKIE + TEXAS FOREVER
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Kennedy's Bar and Restaurant
Will Dreyfus perform a LIVE acoustic set. Formerly of South London, Will Dreyfus is a York based singer songwriter whose heartfelt, affecting originals have struck chords with audiences up and down the country. Head down for a night of acoustic tunes, great drinks and wonderful company!
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
HERA presents Generation Three women: a Boomer, a Millennial and the one in the middle. What do they have to teach each other? Or to forgive each other for? Featuring a brand-new mini opera by playwright, poet and spoken word artist Sabrina Mahfouz and composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayiam – alongside rarely-heard dramatic music by women from ... Read more


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