The Capstone Theatre
Audiences of The Capstone in Liverpool have plenty to look forward to during 2017, including Liverpool International Jazz Festival (February 2017), classic and international cinema, and a Spring Jazz Series. Another full and varied programme in what promises to be the most ambitious, diverse and entertaining season to date for Liverpool's International Arts Venue. thecapstonetheatre.com
Lazy Sunday Afternoon with John Reilly Sunday 14 May 2017 Studio 2 Parr Street Liverpool L1 4JN
Singer Songwriter John Reilly, voice of Boy on a Dolphin, Acoustic Angels, makes a return visit to the iconic Studio 2 Parr Street, in the heart of Liverpool 's City Centre. Originally from Liverpool but now based in Sheffield, John will be accompanied by ace Canadian pianist and co-songwriter Lewis Nitikman. This will be an amazing concert of stunning vocals, heart stopping lyrics and superb music. An up close and personal performance in this great little venue, a wonderful chance to chill, listen and relax. Original acoustic songs with a few choice covers which have to be heard to be believed !!
Doors 3.30pm Tickets £12.50 on line at www.artmusicltd.com
Jazz@The Deli Thursday 18 May 2017 The Deli Bar - Dobbies Garden Centre Liverpool
Join us for an amazing afternoon of jazz in the relaxing surroundings of our Deli Bar at Dobbies. Live entertainment on the day will be courtesy of The Savoy Jazzmen featuring lots of your jazz favourites
Jazz@The Deli tickets available now at £5 per person ( includes an exclusive Claire's Afternoon Tea*) - pre- booking is essential. Proceeds in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice.
Tickets are available from Reception and the main Restaurant call 0151 728 3070 for further details
Something Global presents Something Sunday Sunday 21 May 2017 Venue: Constellations, Greenland St. L1 0BS
12.00 till 22.30 - Free Garden Party
Steve'Butch'Jones (Extended Set)
Dave De'Lacey, Daniel Fisher, + Guest
2017 sees the launch of Something Sunday, a series of free outdoor events running from May through to September in Liverpool's favourite garden at Constellations, in the Baltic Triangle.
Constellations is already home to some of Liverpool’s best electronic music events and club nights, with Something Sunday we are sure to be adding another.
Come join us in Constellation's unique surroundings, for some cool drinks, great food, and probably the best music you’ll find in the city on a Sunday. Remember this is not going to be a lazy Sunday chill out session, this is going to be proper music played in the glorious outdoors, If you think along the lines of Ibiza's Bora Bora you will get an idea of what we want to bring you.
If you cant make it on the day you will be able to stream the event as it happens. Something Sunday sees the launch of Something Global TV, be sure to check out the feeds on Facebook, Youtube, & Twitter. (Links to follow).
Who says partying should only be done on a Friday or Saturday,
Something Global x
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District 12 Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 May 2017 Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts
7.30pm (plus 2.30pm matinee, Saturday 27th May)
Paul McCartney Auditorium, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Mount Street, Liverpool.
Inspired by the best-selling novel and film The Hunger Games, 12 young tributes must compete in a battle to the death in this story of courage, survival and loyalty.
Bookings: 0151 709 4988 | www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk
MFMS: Pandit Ranajit Sengupta & Ashim Chowdhury Saturday 27 May 2017 The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Music for the Mind and Soul: Pandit Ranajit Sengupta, Ashim Chowdhury and Kousic Sen
Continuing the theme of Jugalbandi, Milapfest’s Music for the Mind and Soul series sees Sarod superstar, Pandit Ranajit Sengupta and accomplished sitarist Ashim Chowdhury take to the stage. They will be accompanied by Tabla maestro Kousic Sen.
As one of the most established Sarod players in the world, Pandit Ranajit Sengupta is the winner of many prestigious music awards (including the President’s Award, HMV’s Best Talent of the Year, Alauddin Memorial Award & Nikhil Bannerjee Memorial Award). He is also a fellow of the Ministry of Culture for the Indian government and he regularly lectures in universities across the world. Ranajit is widely recognised as one of the leading Sarod musicians of our time, having toured extensively all over the world and collaborated with a wide range of musicians, which have influenced and enriched his own practice.
Ashim Chowdhury has established himself as one of the most talented Sitar players of his generation, presenting the glorious traditions of the Great Imdad Khani Gharana. Ashim is a regular performer in numerous concerts and conferences in India and around the world throughout the year.
Ranajit and Ashim will be accompanied by internationally renowned tabla artist Kousic Sen, a virtuoso performer who is loved for his incredible skill and creativity.
Saturday 27 - Monday 29 May 2017 Arley Hall, Cheshire
Geronimo Festival - The UK’s Biggest Kids Festival is back for 2017 with a princess, knights and dragons theme! Plus camping and glamping for the first time.
Headliners Include: Justin Fletcher, Katy Ashworth, Mr Bloom, Andy Day, Cook and Line, Amazing Arabella and Alex Winters
When: 27-29 May
Where: Arley Hall, Cheshire
What else to expect: 100s of shows, spectacles and handons activities, including: Live circus tent, Jousting, Donkey rides, Mobile caving, Forager walks, Graffiti workshops, Giant tortoise, Archery, Theatre shows, Music workshops, Arts & crafts, Fire stunt show
TICKET PRICES: Day tickets start from £25pp/ A two-day pass is £39pp/ A three-day pass is £55pp/ A weekend camping pass with ticket to the festival is £60pp www.geronimofest.com
Carmina Burana Sunday 4 June 2017 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, L1 9BP
Event start time 2.30 pm
Come and be thrilled by the combined voices of the Liverpool
Welsh Choral, the renowned Birmingham Festival Chorus and the Belvadere Chamber Choir as they perform the vibrant Hebrew work Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, and Carl Orff's spectacular Carmina Burana.
Conducted by:- Keith Orrell
Tickets £13 - £27 from the Philharmonic Box Office 0151 709 3789 and Mavis Owens on 0151 652 6374
Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae 2017 Friday 9 - Saturday 10 June 2017 Where: Baltic Triangle
Winner of 'Best New Festival' at the UK Festival Awards 2016.
Liverpool's award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns in June 2017 for a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation and positivity.
Following the huge success of this year's inaugural festival, Positive Vibration is set to be even bigger and better next year. Taking place over the 9th & 10th June 2017 in various venues across the Baltic Triangle, the festival will play host to a plethora of internationally renowned bands, legendary sound systems & selectors, a Reggae Q&A, creative workshops, a record fair & market, and plenty of tasty Caribbean food & drink.
Next year also sees the return of The Art of Reggae Exhibition - a successful collaboration between Positive Vibration and the International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC). The exhibition, which supports the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica, will showcase 100 reggae-inspired posters, designed by illustrators & artists from all over the world.
The full line-up is to be released over the coming weeks, but we can reveal that reggae heavyweights, The Scientist, Aba Shanti-I, Reggae Roast Records, Earl Gateshead, MC Brother Culture, Vibronics, DJ Andy Smith and Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound System have been confirmed to play.
Tier 1 tickets are available to purchase now. It's £10 for Friday, £10 for Saturday, or you can buy a weekend ticket for £14 (makes sense). Tickets Children under 12 go free
The Saturday of the festival is family-friendly. Children under 12 go Free. If you're bringing the little ones, please make sure you book a free ticket, so we have an idea of numbers.
The Billy Joel Songbook Friday 23 June 2017 Where: St Georges Hall, St George's Pl
Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Liverpool’s St Georges Hall are delighted to bring audiences The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace on Friday 23 June. The incredible musician delivers this sensational concert celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel which has captivated audiences and is a night to remember for any Billy Joel fans.
Time: 7:30pm / Tickets: £24.75 (plus booking fee)
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, online at ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.
★ St George's Hall - What's on guide April - June 2017 issuu.com
MFMS: Sanjay Guha & Pandit Ramesh Misra Saturday 24 June 2017 The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Music for the Mind and Soul: Sanjay Guha, Pandit Ramesh Misra and Kousic Sen. Free Admission
Continuing the Jugalbandi theme, Milapfest’s long-running Music for the Mind and Soul concert series brings to the stage a unique performance by sitarist Sanjay Guha and Saarangi maestro Pandit Ramesh Misra. They will be accompanied on stage by Milapfest’s Artist in Residence, Kousic Sen.
Sanjay Guha is one of the most established Sitar artists in the arena of Indian classical music, belonging to the Maihar-Senia Gharana tradition. Sanjay is a soulful sitarist who brings peace and solace to the minds of connoisseurs and novices alike.
A master of one of the most diffult and unique string instrument, Sarangi maestro, Pandit Ramesh Misra, is renowned for his high aesthetic sense and artistic sensibilities along with his inner soft nature, which has given him recognition both at home and abroad as an eminent soloist as well as an adept accompanist.
Sanjay and Ramesh are accompanied by Kousic Sen, a tabla player whose intense and energetic performances add a new dimension to the traditional concert experience. His rhythmic mastery has become known around the globe through his performances with leading musicians in many of the world’s most famous venues.
For more information, or to book free priority admission tickets, visit www.milapfest.com
Liverpool Jazz Club at Christakis, Smithdown Road Thursday 29 June 2017 Christakis, 256-258 Smithdown Road, Liverpool
An evening of live jazz + dinner featuring members of the Liverpool Jazz Club house band and jazz diva, SuEyo.
Only £15.00 pp.
Liverpool Open Mic UK Music Competition Sunday 17 September 2017 The Liner Hotel
AUDITION DATES RELEASED
Open Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Liverpool Music Competition 2017! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted across the UK with the competition searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups in the country!
The Open Mic UK music competition is coming to Liverpool on;
Sunday 17th September 2017 AM; The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB
The Open Mic UK music competition is a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition, from the auditions to the national Grand Final. Judges in the past include representatives from the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony), as well as festival organisers, national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.
Liverpool Open Mic UK music competition is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels like; Lucy Spraggan, Luke Friend, Karen Hardy, Jacob Banks, plus Warner Music’s signings and Open Mic UK’s first winner Birdy and The Lottery Winners along with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley amongst many, many more…
For more information and to book your audition! Go to the Liverpool Open Mic UK music competition 2017 page!
The Open Mic UK music competition auditions are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, audition places are already filling fast so get your audition booked now to avoid disappointment!