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Glasgow Jazz Festival

The Glasgow Jazz Festival has hosted some of the biggest names in jazz, blues, soul, funk, R&B and world music across the years, from Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Elvin Jones and Pat Metheny to Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy, Pee Wee Ellis and Tito Puente. With major concerts, a late-night jazz club, film screenings and…

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 19 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Thu 20 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Fri 21 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

…and 2 more dates until 23 Jun

Joe Longthorne

With three decades of experience under his belt, Longthorne, who hails from the days of Live at the Palladium, performs from his vast back catalogue. He's known for his uncanny impersonations of Shirley Bassey, who apparently claims 'Joe can do me better than I can do myself'.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Fri 20 Sep

£25.30 / 0131 665 2240

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Fri 21 Jun

£24.50 (£22) / 01698 403120

Concert Hall

£24.50 (£22) / 01698 403120

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 12 Oct

£22–£24 / 0141 332 1846

  • 19:30 – 10:00

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Sun Records: The Concert

The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 12 Oct

£26 (£24) / 01727 844488

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Fri 18 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £22–£30 / 01292 288235

Prices to be confirmed / 01292 288235

Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children's events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

The Blues Band

The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Fri 14 Feb 2020

£28.62 / 01539 725 133

The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

Thu 14 Nov

£25 (£23.50; Children £23.50) / 0800 014 7111

Exeter Corn Exchange

Thu 27 Jun

£27.50 / 01392 665938

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Frankly Sinatra

Stephen Triffitt presents a tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes himself.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sun 19 Jul 2020

£28.05 (£25.85) / 01933 270007

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 18 Oct

£25.15–£30.15 / 0844 871 7648

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Thu 28 Nov

£24.15–£29.15 / 01303 228600

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Michael Bublé

Vancouver vocalist who croons on everything from 'For Once in My Life' to 'Moondance' with swing affectation and cheesy banter.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 3 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 800 0400

Wed 4 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 800 0400

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Fri 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0843 373 3000

Sat 7 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0843 373 3000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Mon 9 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Tue 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

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The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

The Gwyn Hall, Neath

Fri 21 Jun

£24.20 / 0300 365 6677

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 261 2606

Regal Theatre, Cinema, Bar & Kitchen, Redruth

Fri 4 Oct

01209 216278

£21.45 / 01209 216278

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Stramash, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0131 623 4353

  • 19:00 – 21:00

The Jersey Beats

Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

The Library Theatre, Sheffield

Tue 18 Feb 2020

£24.20 (£23.10)

Scarborough Spa

Thu 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01723 376774

Viva Blackpool

Sun 16 Jun

Cancelled / 01253 297297

Tue 18 Jun

Cancelled / 01253 297297

Sun 23 Jun

Cancelled / 01253 297297

…and 25 more dates until 26 Dec

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

Cecil Sharp House, London NW1

Sat 30 Nov

Kennedy Hall

£18

Colchester Arts Centre

Mon 16 Sep

£13 (£12) / 01206 500900

  • 19:45

The Platform, Morecambe

Fri 22 Nov

£20.35 / 01524 582803

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Portobello Summer Festival

Full day festival filled with a variety of music acts.

Acklam Village Market, London W10

Sun 21 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Simon Brett Band

Three-piece blues rock band.

Whistle Binkies Live Music Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Jun

Free / 0131 557 5114

  • 23:59 – 02:30

Are You Experienced? A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Psychedelic rock covers from the three-piece tribute band.

The Flower Pot, Derby

Thu 26 Dec

£11.50

The Half Moon, Bishop's Stortford

Sat 7 Sep

£14.30 / 01799 532009

Brooks Williams

The Georgia-born singer-songwriter puts his considerable guitar chops to good use, rustling up a blues-inspired Americana style.

St Saviour's Community Hall, Retford

Sat 21 Sep

£16.50

The Manfreds

Rock and blues with a twist of jazz.

Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn, Cheltenham

Sat 7 Dec

£30

EPIC Studios, Norwich

Fri 24 Apr 2020

£30.25 / 01603 766400

Lowdham Village Hall

Fri 11 Oct

£31.07

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Pitchblenders

Vocals from Christine Adams with trumpeter Colin Steele, guitarist Phil Adams and bassist Jerry Forde. Returning to Valvona & Crolla for their second year. 'For an intimate hour's show, you couldn't ask for more, but we did' ★★★★ (Scotsman). Age category: 12+

Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh

Sat 10 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 12 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 13 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

The Underdog Jam

Open mic/jam session night.

The Dog House, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Jun

Free / 0131 629 0275

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0131 629 0275

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Tue 2 Jul

Free / 0131 629 0275

  • 21:00 – 01:00
…and 4 more dates until 30 Jul

Ealing Blues Festival

Annual blues festival founded in 1987.

Walpole Park, London W5

Sat 20 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £5–£12 / 0208 825 6640

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Scotland's biggest jazz festival presents concerts over ten days all over the capital, in parks, churches, clubs and concert halls. With a programme featuring all genre styles from early jazz to the avant garde, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival usually manages to secure some world premieres, new bands, and fresh…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Fri 12 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 467 5200

Sat 13 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 467 5200

Sun 14 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 467 5200

…and 7 more dates until 21 Jul

Eugene Chadbourne

Cult experimental guitarist from the States, influenced by everything from blues to free jazz.

The Brunswick, Leeds

Thu 20 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Cafe OTO, London E8

Mon 17 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 020 7923 1231

Exchange, Bristol

Sun 16 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0117 930 4538

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John Mayall

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including a Blues Hall of Fame…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Fri 15 Nov

£33.55–£39.05 / 01727 844488

Albert Hall, Nottingham

Fri 8 Nov

£33.55–£39.05 / 0115 950 0411

Bexhill Senior Citizens Club, Bexhill-on-Sea

Tue 12 Nov

£36.68–£42.28 / 01424 214152

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…and at 1 other place

Make Music Day UK

Celebration of Make Music Day UK with a varied lineup of live music performers, as part of a nationwide day of free music events.

The Scoop At More London, SE1

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 020 7403 4866