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Unwind To The Sound Of Free Music In Castle Grounds
The summer holidays are set to continue with a real swing as a series of enjoyable outdoor concerts have been lined up throughout the month of August in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The stage is set for three bands of diverse musical tastes and genres to perform in the delightful setting of the bandstand that adorns the grounds of Tamworth Castle. The summer's 'Music Outside' programme of free concerts, organised by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts and Events team, continues with bandstand performances on Saturday 12 August, Saturday 19 August, and Sunday 20 August. A classic blues band, an acoustic guitar-playing duo, and a popular 11- piece brass and percussion ensemble have all been lined up to provide visitors to Tamworth Castle Grounds with a musical backdrop to their summer's afternoon over the next two weekends.

58 blues
58 Blues kick things off on August 12


Audiences can start their August enjoyment by relaxing in the park to the sounds of 58 Blues Band on Saturday 12 August. Inspired by artists both past and present, 58 Blues Band play their own versions of classic blues tracks in their own spontaneous, exciting and gritty way. They are followed on Saturday 19 August by Brindley Hunt, an acoustic duo featuring two very experienced musicians with sparkling harmonies and high-class accompaniment on acoustic guitars. And the following day, on Sunday 20 August, it is the turn of something completely different when Liquid Brass takes to the bandstand for a mix of traditional instrumentation with technological wizardry making an entirely original type of sound. The band performs a range of musical styles to suit all tastes including swing, pop, rock, classical and more, creating a unique party atmosphere.

Brindley Hunt
Brindley Hunt join in the bandstand fun


All the artists will be performing regularly on the day, between 1pm and 4pm. Organised by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts & Events team, the annual bandstand concerts tradition has seen the historic stage coming to life throughout the season with music and entertainment for all tastes. This year's programme has been brought under the Music Outside element of the Arts in Unusual Spaces initiative supported by Arts Council England, to maximise opportunities for people to entertain and be entertained.

Tamworth Castle Grounds
The bandstand within Tamworth Castle Grounds


All performances are free of charge and subject to weather conditions. Please check the website here for any changes to the programme.
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Why? While Away A Summer Afternoon Listening To Free Music
When: 12 to 20 August 2017
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Holloway, Ladybank, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7NA
Cost: Free
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