Upcoming tours, festivals and special events
Darius Brubeck Quartet
The eldest son of legendary pianist Dave Brubeck, who spent many years working with and promoting jazz musicians in South Africa and playing with The Jazzanians and Afro Cool Concept.
Queer As Jokes
A monthly comedy night featuring performers connected to the kink and LGBT+ community.
They Had Four Years
Generator Projects' annual, sardonically-titled exhibition of work by recent art school graduates from institutes all over Scotland. Featured artists in 2018 include Kaitlyn Dunsmore, Yvette Bathgate, Alice Martin, Lea Josephine Tetrick and Jonny Walker.
In three decades Howe Gelb (the main man behind Giant Sand) managed to mash elements of rock, country, blues, punk, garage, lo-fi, jazz, gospel, avant-garde noise and flamenco gypsy music.
A haunting, sparse mix of deadpan folk and blues from US singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.
A veritable cornucopia of comedic delights..
Nina Conti: In Your Face
Improvised comic ventriloquism from Conti, who manages to weave humour and poignancy into her shows. Her puppet creations include Monk (a cynical monkey) and Granny (an elder Scotswoman).
Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome
The stand-up presents his latest hour of inimitable surreal comedy-art.
Clark Tracey Quintet
London-based drummer and his band playing straight-ahead jazz.
The Westlife member heads out on tour, performing tracks from his solo albums You and Me, Right Here and Love Always.
Jazz, funk and rock singer-songwriter and ex-member of Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
London City Orchestra
Amateur orchestra founded in 2013, which aims to nurture and promote amateur music making in London and the south east.
Weird pop / krautrock from Song, by Toad act DTHPDL.
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
The veteran American singer-songwriter performs an upbeat mix of soul, R&B and rock'n'roll hoodoo.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Country-folk singer-songwriter who has been touring for nearly 25 years and has sold more than 13 million albums worldwide.
Folk infused indie rockers from Selkirk sweeping all before them.
We Love Soul
Classic 80s and 90s soul, R&B, funk, boogie, house and party anthems.
The ever-durable Charlies have weathered all kinds of upheaval over the years and but have managed to plod along happily with considerable fan support.
Absent Kelly’s East Indie Club
A different lineup of indie sounds each time.
Absent Kelly's Shining Lights
A night of emerging live indie acts from around the country.
Weekly Cookery Club
Weekly classes to help home cooks improve their skills.
Clyde Opera Group
Classical music and opera.
Off the Page Stirling Book Festival
This local festival offers a wide range of authors and speakers for adults and children of all ages. Featured authors include Denise Mina, Helen Fitzgerald, and Chris Townsend. There are also heritage walks in Balfron, tours of the Archives and a special 'How to Get Published Event' featuring Allan Guthrie.
Student club night.
Bringing the noble art of lip-synching bang up to date in this comedy cabaret.
Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles
All-new show from the Fringe fave about being offended, irritated or outraged by people.
Irish singer/guitarist harking back to classic bluesy rock.
Festival of Museums
Think you know museums? Think again. The Festival of Museums is an annual three-day celebration of history, culture, science, arts and heritage during which museums of all shapes and sizes across the country host special events, showcasing the important place our museums hold as gatekeepers of Scotland’s cultural…
A celebration of adventurous, thought-provoking theatre from around the world that spills out across the city of Bristol.
Acoustic pop from the singer-songwriter best known for the 1991 hit 'Promise Me'.
An Evening with Sunny Ormonde
An evening with Sunny Ormonde, taking audiences behind the scenes at The Archers.
Jeff Buckley Grace Tribute
A live tribute to Grace by Jeff Buckley.
Jeff Dunham: Disorderly Conduct
US ventriloquist and internet phenomenon Dunham brings his latest tour, and his puppets, to the UK. His usual puppets include a woozle named Peanut, a bitter old man named Walter, a dead terrorist named Achmed and Jose Jalapeno, a talking jalapeno pepper on a stick.
Katharine Ferns is in Stitches
Storytelling show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns.
Keep it Country
A night of country from four Irish stars John Hogan, Gary Gamble, Joe Moore and Cowboy Larry all accompanied by Keltic Storm.
Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Going To Be Alright
Mark Steels talks about being adopted, and the remarkable things he discovered when searching for his biological parents.
Collaboration between Lincolnshire musicians Kip Winter and Dave Wilson.
Roots outfit from Asheville, North Carolina playing old time country, ragtime and western swing.
The Royal Wedding Live Screening
Watch Prince Harry tie the knot with Meghan Markle. Pimms at the ready.
This Is Not A Cult
Some of London's finest critically-acclaimed oddball comedians entertain you for the price of a pint. Imagination required.
Psychedelic experimental music from Baltimore, back with new album Painting With.
Chris While and Julie Matthews
Female folk pair nominated for Best Duo in the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which they previously won in 2009.
Alt rock and post-punk trio from London.
Anna & Elizabeth
Haunting traditional US folk from the young duo.
Raucous punk-jazz quintet from London.
Contemporary and traditional folk from this Newcastle trio.
Psychedelic folk-rock from the Glasgow-based five-piece.
Lincoln-based singer with Scottish roots.
Ben Thompson: Elvis Tribute
Tribute to the King.
Classic Irish music by the well-established singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin.