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.
The Dominoes are a well known York 60’s band. Take this opportunity to re-live part of your youth and enjoy some sounds of the 60’s,
Instrumental jazz trio playing for Sunday lunch. Adrian Ingram (guitar) Jez Platt (organ) Paul Smith (drums & cymbals) Free entry
There is more live music at the Habit today. These Sunday sessions from 3:00 till 6:00 pm are always a great family and pet friendly afternoon. So come along for a few hours of chilled laid back live music, a Sunday burger or light snack, beer, mulled wine, a large selection of spirits and soft ... Read more
Eeze Goin – upbeat music from 6 decades with all the best of the best including: ABBA Beatles Kinks Stereophonics Blues Brothers The killers And many more
Pete Godson will be playing an intimate acoustic set.
Taz Barnes will be playing some great 60’s-present acoustic covers.
Acoustic guitar and bass available – but do feel free to bring any other instrument(s) you’d like. The afternoon starts out as an open mic/sing-around and becomes more of a jam as the day goes on. All instrumnets and abilities welcome – FREE drink for all players! 🙂 Come down and enjoy a beer or ... Read more
Ian Kay is a York based drummer with a life-long passion for Soul and a DIY attitude. His Dream is a mission to reclaim Soul from lifeless function bands.
Felix Culpa – Covers of all genres, with a particular fondness for that 90s-2000s nostalgia of this generation, and a few originals thrown in from time to time.
Kitty VR is a singer/songwriter based in York, with a distinctive acoustic style. Kitty likes to play a range of unusual covers alongside her own material. Insanely talented with a great following.
Local legends The 5:15’s are back for an evening of northern soul, ska, and mod anthems! These guys are a firm favourite on the Yorkshire music scene, consistently packing venues to the rafters.
Open Mic @ 18.30 – Every Sunday night
Rachel Croft is a York based full time musician, songwriter and busker. Have a listen http://rachelcroftmusic.com/ Please check with venue/artist for any changes if making a special journey.
Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shapenote gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana ... Read more
It’s finally Friday again and we have a fantastic Open Mic night.
Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars presents a tribute to perhaps the most significant and popular composer of all time, George Gershwin. George Gershwin once said: “When I’m in my normal mood, music drips from my fingers,”, and it’s easy to see why – with numbers such as ‘Summertime’, ‘Someone ... Read more
First and third Sundays of the month: Firebird Quartet Jazz North Ambassador Artist Firebird Quartet deliver enough sophistication for any contemporary jazz audience but with a sense of groove that everyone will enjoy… Ian Chalk – Trumpet Martin Longhawn – Piano John Marley – Bass Tim Carter – Drums www.firebirdquartet.net www.jazzinyork.com http://phoenixinnyork.co.uk/Content/whats%20on.html
Every Sunday in The Golden Ball Garden Room the weekly folk musicians come from all over York to drink, play and be merry. The folk night has been held at The Golden Ball for over 30 years, with hundreds of musicians coming and going over the decades. We are very proud to still host such ... Read more
Talented musciaians from near and far perform a variety of acoustic sets on the stage. Hosted by Simon Bolley.
The Rendez Manouche Quartet featuring Daniel Bowater on accordion, Simon Snaize / Andy Byrne on Guitars and Christian Topman on Double Bass. Manouche Jazz is a blend of traditional French and nomadic European music with Jazz from across the Atlantic. We will play repertoire from the American song book to French chanson, bringing the spirit ... Read more
David Ward Maclean will be playing songs in this beautiful old-style pub – fab food too 🙂
Foreground Gorilla: Three-Piece Funk ensemble from York (North Yorkshire, none of that fancy ‘New’ York-shires).
Sweet Berry Marmalade is an always in flux, ever changing, Rearranging musical conglomeration that comes together every Sunday at the Golden Fleece. There will be a guest act every week in between our 2 sets.
The Mixtapes – All of the ones you’ve heard of and some you never will…
Live every Sunday, we host Gypsy Bill – https://www.facebook.com/gypsybillmusic “Gypsy Bill has a nice 1933 L00 Gibson and a 1929 National Triolian and when he gets going he rips up the blues like a man possessed with the spirt. He got the name Gypsy because of his wandering, rambling ways. He worked the fairgrounds when ... Read more
Open mic where people are encouraged to play original stuff but anything can and does happen. Kicks off about 10pm and runs til 2am every darn Sunday. Come and join the fun. Acoustic but open minded.As long as you don’t play wonderwall!!!! Hosted by GT Turbo aka Daniel Lucas of York americana crew Boss Caine
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
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.
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
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
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
Open Mic / JAMMING SESSIONS -EVERY MONDAY FROM 8:30PM – EVERYBODY WELCOME TO TAKE PART OR JUST WATCH LOCAL TALENT GETTING UP AND HAVING A GO! NOW HOSTED IN THE LOUNGE BAR. FREE ADMISSION
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
Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award nominated tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having ‘velvet-like qualities’. Performing the well-loved hits from the world of musical theatre, classical and contemporary music, Thomas has blown away audiences across the UK and Ireland with his critically acclaimed show, as well as having a worldwide following. ... Read more
Alistair will be entertaining you, playing the piano and some vocals. Call in for beers, requests and piano playing enlightenment! 🎹🍺🍸
Northern Radar & Please Please You presents: The Murder Capital “Cacophonous noise and stage theatrics that could make them stars very, very soon.” DIY on Eurosonic “The Murder Capital are as unstinting, honest and vicious as you’d expect the next great punk band torn from the streets of Dublin to be. They see the bar, clear ... Read more
Kicking off at 8pm, join us for a candle lit evening showcasing fantastic local talent. Simply enjoy the music and poetry or perform for a free drink.
JAM NIGHT • ALL STYLES • ALL ABILITIES • ALL WELCOME! ? FREE PINT for performers! ? ★ PINTS from £2.50 ★ Doubles + Mixer from £4 ★ ★ 2 Bottles of Cider £6.50 ★ 3 for £7 on Premium Bottles ★ ★ 2 Bombs for £5.50 ★ 4 Corky’s for £5 ★ 5 Sambucas ... Read more
Come and listen to some great folk music.
Andrew Clegg is a unique guitarist, that observes traditional guitar while forging a new exciting sound. Not only an expert guitar and ukulele teacher, Andrew is an excellent performer. Blending elements of flamenco with Latin music, Andrew creates a fusion of sound that is stirring and enriching. Playing deep haunting melodies to rejoicing fiesta-like rumbas, Andrew’s ... Read more
Open mic at Sotano. Free drink for every performer. Inquiries https://www.facebook.com/RubyTuesdaysSotanoYork/
The Brooklyn Brewery presents: “Brooklyn Sound” Featuring special guest headliners: Sunflower Bean plus support: TBC New York is still home to bands as varied as Sunflower Bean and this radical trio have been relighting a Rock N’ Roll torch and racing into the future with it!! Julia Cumming (vox/bass), Nick Kivlen (vox/guitar), and Jacob Faber ... Read more
The Grand Old Uke of York will twist your perception of the tiny ukulele. With big bass riffs, electric melodies and group harmonies throughout, this dynamic and entertaining collective will rock it like you never expected! “There is infectiousness about the way the orchestra perform… compelling.” – ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
The riverside festival is BACK WITH A VENGEANCE hosted on one particular evening by yours truly hello SAM GRIFFITHS. He’s asked some of his buds to play as part of this free festival to raise funds for PLONKING A BIG BARGE ON THE RIVER. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll drink, we’ll help create a floating community arts ... Read more
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
Joyride is back!! Harry and Chris are the nation’s favourite comedy rap jazz duo, and after selling out three Edinburgh Fringe shows in a row, they’re bringing their raucous, joyful, fun-filled show to the Great Yorkshire Fringe. They’ll be debuting new material and playing some old favourites. Expect laughter, tears, games, audience interaction, a house ... Read more
Open mic tonight at The Habit, 8.30 till 12, bar till 1am.
City Screen invites live music maestros The Threetles to perform in its Riverside Bar after Wednesday evening’s screening of Yesterday. As one might guess, York musicians Adam Dawson, James Brown, and Andy Bowen playing all the great music from The Beatles’ career but do so as a trio. There is no ‘Ringo’ in this line-up. The ... Read more
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
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.
Jam/Open Mic night hosted by Charlie Swainston. 10pm – 2:00am
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