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Castle grounds coming alive to the sound of free music
A programme of free summer bandstand concerts in Tamworth Castle Grounds is now in full swing.

The lively weekend concerts will continue to delight and entertain shoppers and visitors to the historical market town of Tamworth throughout the summer until Saturday 22 August.

Sponsored by the local Ankerside Shopping Centre in Tamworth, all the concerts are provided free of charge, so bring your picnic baskets down to the Castle Grounds for an afternoon of music, between 1pm and 4pm, subject to weather conditions.

The Jays, Tamworth Castle Grounds, bandstand, concerts, Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Ankerside Shopping Centre
The Jays who kicked off the summer bandstand concerts

The summer programme kicked off in toe-tapping style when local vintage group The Jays took to the bandstand on Saturday 4 July with their distinctive show-stopping style of 1940s and 1950s hits over the course of three performances on the day.

The first weekend of bandstand concerts was rounded off with performances by the Wilnecote St John's Band on Sunday 5 July.

Visitors to the picturesque Castle grounds will continue to be treated to a range of music for all tastes, including brass, wind, classical, jazz, swing and blues, all performed from the bandstand.

Tamworth Castle Grounds, bandstand, concerts, Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Ankerside Shopping Centre
Tamworth Castle Grounds showing the bandstand

The season continues with performances by Tamworth Wind Band on Sunday 12 July, and then as follows:

Sunday July 19 – The City of Lichfield Band
Saturday July 25 – The 58 's Blues Band
Sunday August 2 – Liquid Brass
Sunday August 9 – Central England ConcertBand
Saturday August 22 – Amington Band

Hopefully the sun will continue to shine throughout the summer weeks so fans of live music will be able to enjoy the free programme of concerts, while also sampling the delights of the Castle Grounds.

More information is available by visiting the Tamworth Assembly Rooms website at or by calling 01827 709618.
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Why? A free programme of summer bandstand concerts in picturesque grounds
When: 12 July 2015 to 22 August 2015
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7NA
Cost: Free
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