Contemporary music gigs

Please check with venues as they may be operating differently due to Covid constraints

Contemporary jazz, world & blues music in Norwich
There are many places in Norwich that organise informal gigs featuring local bands and visiting musicians including pubs, bars, cafes as well as mainstream venues such as Norwich Arts Centre, Open, The Waterfront and Epic and LCR UEA.

As well as the excellent and varied classical music concerts we have several established music nights and a couple of new venues to explore in Norwich:

Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich
a full programme of World music and more.   

Fine City Blues runs Thursday Blues sessions at the
Murderers Pub in Timberhill bringing world-class Blues to Norwich every week. Free entry, fine beer!

Wednesday Jam with The Cordeaux Trio at Platform Twelve, 12 St Benedicts Street on the first Wednesday of most months. Relaxed music in a welcoming bar, free entry

Platform Twelve also hosts several more nights of live music and dance – check out their Facebook page

Bermuda Bob’s Rum Shack & HiFi, Timberhill, Norwich – regular jazz events plus standup comedy and club nights (look for a small doorway halfway up the hill on the right

Bicycle Shop, St Benedicts – music in the HandleBar
The Bicycle Shop in St Benedict’s has a small stage in a downstairs bar and a regular programme of music. Food and atmosphere is great too

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The Birdcage Pottergate has music and events – you can also take in fish and chips from the famous Grosvenor Fish Bar opposite.

For comprehensive info about gigs…

Norwich Music City UK Facebook Group
Run by music and arts photographer Richard Shashamané, this is a Facebook group which attempts a comprehensive listings of Norwich gigs, (though no guarantee that it is complete … there are always elusive gigs!) Plus news relating to the fine city’s amazing music culture. Richard manages to round up an amazing number of gigs to attend, many of theme free and in bars and pubs all over the city

Most of the listings are collected from the various What’s On sources such as Facebook, Outline, Norfolk Gig Guide etc. and venue websites. No claims are made that it is entirely complete but as many gigs as found will be listed. Others can be added if a comment detailing it is added.

You can select your notification preferences by clicking “Notifications” at the bottom right hand corner of the group cover picture.

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