Events

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.

May 21 @ 7:30 pm National Centre for Early Music
Celebrating a unique partnership with the NCEM and the communities of York, Manasamitra present a showcase of lullabies and songs, with a soundscape that is unique to York. Lullaby-Sonic Cradle has travelled across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Australia. Manasamitra, a Dewsbury based South Indian arts organization invites music lovers to Lullaby – Sonic Cradle, ... Read more
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Fossgate Social
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.
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Spread Eagle, York
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
May 21 @ 9:00 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
May 21 @ 9:00 pm – May 22 @ 1:00 am Sotano
Open mic at Sotano. Free drink for every performer. Inquiries https://www.facebook.com/RubyTuesdaysSotanoYork/
May 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm Golden Fleece
The Y Street Band –  A diverse four-piece band with a unique sound and energy. Band Members Robin Pickford / Singer Gordon Train / Guitar Chris Bush / Bass John Hunt / Drums
May 22 @ 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. Free pint or the equivalent for each performer. Sign up early with Peter to avoid disappointment.
May 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:59 pm The Habit
Open mic tonight at The Habit, 8.30 till 12, bar till 1am.
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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.
May 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Golden Fleece
Laura Ingram Music & Victoria Welsh will be entertaining you this evening.
May 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Royal Oak
The Threetles – A three-piece tribute to the music of The Beatles! Adam Dawson, Andrew Bowen and James Brown combine voices and guitars to recreate those classic songs!
May 22 @ 10:00 pm The Drawing Board
Jam/Open Mic night hosted by Charlie Swainston. 10pm – 2:00am
May 23 @ 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.
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Old White Swan York
Robin Pickford will be entertaining you with some great covers in the courtyard.
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Fulford Arms
DICK VALENTINE  (from Electric Six) + support tbc
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Crescent Community Venue
Delighted to welcome back explosive London quintet PYJÆN to York, fresh with a debut album, and off the back of sellout shows at prestigious venues like Jazz Cafe and Ronnie Scotts, as well as sessions for Worldwide FM. Emerging from London’s fertile scene, five piece PYJAEN are expanding their Jazz influences across rock, electronica, Afrobeat, hip-hop ... Read more
May 23 @ 7:45 pm Black Swan
Pilgrims’ Way – With influences from early music through Playford and Morris to prog rock, soul, and pop, this band feeds folk music through their unique steam driven sound-mincing engine! Ed Beasant (melodeon), Tom Kitching (fiddle) and multi-instrumentalist Jon Loomes are joined by Jude Rees, ex Isambarde (oboe, vocals) and Heather Sirrel (bass). This appearance ... Read more
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – May 24 @ 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!  
May 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Eagle & Child
Swinging jazz quartet – James Lancaster with Al, Eddie and John. https://vimeo.com/user20129404
May 23 @ 8:45 pm – 10:30 pm The Habit
Join Simon Snaize and Tim Williams for Retrocoustic every Thursday for classic Ragtime, Blues and Jazz tunes and retro twists on contemporary songs.
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Golden Fleece
Charlie Swainston is a singer songwriter living in York. Check out his music https://soundcloud.com/charlie-swainston  
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Edinburgh Arms
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 or a bassist, etc. that is what the host band are there for, to step in and keep the music ... Read more
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Snickleway Inn
Leather’o (think Raggle Taggle Gypsy’o) is a five piece Alternative-Celtic / Gypsy Band in York. They play all acoustic, traditional instruments in venues from small bars unamplified, to full-on Ceilidhs. The band was formed in 2012 but several of the members have been gigging together for years before that. They develop new material all the time, writing ... Read more
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – May 24 @ 12:00 am Three Legged Mare
Yes it’s the fabulous Three Legged Mare Open Mic Night from 9pm till midnight. Three songs for a free pint and we also like to encourage comedians, magicians, poets, dancers and performers of every kind, also for a free pint. Piano, guitar and a mic at your disposal.
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Roman Bath
The Greystones – Indie Rock N Roll and Brit Pop hits from the likes of Oasis, Blur, Kasabian, The Smiths, The Stones Roses, Cast, The Coral, Pulp, The Verve, James. Band Members Lee Shore – Lead Guitar/Vocals Ryan Shore – Bass/Vocals Jack Dobson – Guitar/Vocals Jordan Swain – Drums
May 23 @ 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.
May 23 @ 10:00 pm – May 24 @ 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
May 23 @ 11:00 pm – May 24 @ 4:00 am The Drawing Board
**YORK’S ONLY ROCK/METAL CLUB NIGHT OPEN UNTIL 4AM** **FREE SHOT ON ENTRY!! AND NUS DISCOUNT!** **NEW ‘DROP THE BOMB’ DRINKS MENU!!** **FRESH HAND STRETCHED PIZZAS AVAILABLE UNTIL 2AM** **PINTS OF BECKS NOW AVAILABLE IN CLUB ROOM!!** D-Void will be playing the best in rock and metal LOUD until 4am on the top floor. So come ... Read more
May 24 @ 7:30 pm York Barbican
Britain’s best-selling classical artist of the last 25 years, Katherine Jenkins OBE returns to the York Barbican in May 2019, supporting her new album, “Guiding Light”. For Katherine, the new album represents the culmination of a deeply emotional journey which began when her beloved father, Selwyn, died and found a new path when she became ... Read more
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – May 25 @ 1:30 am The Crescent Community Venue
Crescent Community Disco returns to The Crescent Back Room for a special Bank Holiday Dance! Mirrorball in full effect. 8pm – 1:30am ft THE CRESIDENTS!!! Jonny Crawshaw Philip Benton Frida Karlos Alilou Disco / Funk / Soul / Latin / Afrobeat / Edits 18+ Donations towards venue repairs
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Three Legged Mare
Folk session every Friday from 8pm (ish). Everyone welcome, players, singers, audience, etc.
May 24 @ 8:30 pm The Phoenix Inn
Jazz, blues, boogie and more from Karl Mullen on piano.
May 24 @ 8:30 pm The Nook
We feature plenty of fabulous local talent which we showcase on a Friday night in our Open Mic session, hosted by Simon Bolley. All performers get a free drink!
May 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm The White Horse
An evening of original acoustic songs mixed in with some covers . Everything from acoustic folk to blues.Original songs with bittersweet themes, haunting melodies, and some darker edges, one of which was described recently as “…absolutely beautiful” by Jericho Keys, BBC Introducing North Yorkshire.
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Victoria Vaults
Chaos 8 hail from the North East of England. A definitive hard driven guitar sound with dark swirling synths give you atmospheric textures that truly bring out brutal, beautiful and oppressive moods that encapsulate every single song. Razor sharp lyrics, “thunderous beats and mesmerising vocals, there really is no one else out there delivering anything else quite ... Read more
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – May 25 @ 12:00 am The Habit
David Ward Maclean will be playing tunes and having fun in my home from home – lovely cafe/bar, great range of beers and spirits, very friendly place to spend the evening. Free entry. Come along 🙂
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Roman Bath
Fireball – A are a 3-piece covering mostly 60/70’s rock music, but many genres… and we have a long history… so beware! The band (and its members) has been active for some time.
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Golden Fleece
Joshua Murray – A self-employed musician who travels around gigging and enjoys writing and learning new things.
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm The Snickleway Inn
Tandam – multi-instrumentalists, playing electric and acoustic guitars, keyboard and saxophones, over self-recorded backing tracks of bass & drums, giving a full band sound. We specialise in strong vocal harmonies.
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Golden Lion
The Jackdaws are a 4 piece cover band, based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, near Hull and perform feel-good hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Lendal Cellars
The Mothers started in 2002 and bring a unique funk/rock based sound to a huge collection of classic songs that will get you up and grooving about.
May 24 @ 9:30 pm O'Neill's York
Dougie Smith – Irish, pop, country, rock, acoustic musician.
May 24 @ 9:30 pm The Old White Swan
kicKBack are a band from Yorkshire, now starting their third year, formed from two members of the well-respected band The MiX, and a musician who returned from a successful career in Tasmania, all with a wealth of experience in the music industry. kicKBack comprise of lead guitar, bass, drums and vocals but! with the talents ... Read more
May 24 @ 10:00 pm – May 25 @ 4:00 am The Drawing Board
SHARE THE EVENT & PUT “GOING” FACEBOOK FOR £2 ENTRY ALL NIGHT! ——————————————- ? FREE SHOT ON ENTRY ? ? £2 ENTRY BEFORE MIDNIGHT ? ?SERVING PIZZAS TILL 2AM ? ? SHOW NUS CARD FOR CHEAP ENTRY ? ?ROOM ONLY DRINK DEALS ? ?SONG REQUESTS PLAYED IF AVAILABLE ? ? OPEN 10PM TILL 4AM ? ... Read more
May 25 @ 6:00 pm The Golden Ball
A monthly vinyl record Northern Soul night with Johnny Crawshaw DJing with Soul Provision.
May 25 @ 7:30 pm York Barbican
Famed for fronting huge 70’s band Smokie, Chris Norman has gone on to carve a successful solo career since leaving the band in 1986. For many years Chris has been busy touring with his live band and releasing a new album every couple of years. And now he is returning to the UK with all his ... Read more
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Fulford Arms
Strange Bones come from Blackpool, and Blackpool is Strange Bones. A town in Lancashire but a town not ‘part’ of Lancashire. This is a town of total political autonomy, fiercely independent of mind, body and spirit. Not ‘part’ of anything except itself. Strange Bones could come from nowhere else. Like the town they hail from ... Read more
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm Fibbers: Live Music Venue
16 (yes, SIXTEEN) piece ensemble combining soul, Latin, deep funk, jazz and big band with huge orchestral sweeps, Afrobeat, Arabic punk, hip-hop and brass-heavy dance music to create a vibrant, energetic and exhilarating tour de force which defies categorisation. Phew… “THE INVISIBLE ORCHESTRA make Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra look like a skiffle band” – ... Read more
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm Victoria Vaults
The original Hellfire DJs will be back behind the decks so expect to hear : SISTERS , SEX GANG CHILDREN , DEATH CULT , MARCH VIOLETS, SKELETAL FAMILY ,CRAMPS, BAUHAUS, CURE, BANSHEES, KILLING JOKE, KING KURT, JOY DIV, ALIEN SEX FIEND,SOFT CELL, NUMAN ,CHAMELEONS, BUNNYMEN, CROWMEN, HUMAN MACHINE, THE MISSION.
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm The Crescent Community Venue
Over the past two years SKIN HQ and Clkwork have been running nights in York in parallel, with SKIN residents Jameela and Kessie (fka Gabri) having both stepped up to the decks at previous Clkwork nights. We thought it was high time that both crews teamed up for an official collab night. Nivalis b2b OREN. DAN ... Read more
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Golden Fleece
Joshua Murray – A self-employed musician who travels around gigging and enjoys writing and learning new things.

 

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