What’s on: July 2019

There’s a wide range of things happening in July, with a choice of festivals, picking weekends, workshops and gigs. Follow the links to get full information about the events listed.

Festivals and picking weekends

There’s a bit of variety on the festival front this month. Maverick is mostly an Americana and country event, but has a number of bluegrass and old-timey acts on the bill. Bluegrass festivals in South Essex and Dorset boast an international line up, featuring bands from across the US and Europe.

For those who want to pick and socialise, Alsia Fest offers a free weekend campout filled with old-time and bluegrass jams, workshops and dancing.

5th – 7th: Maverick Festival, Easton Woodbridge, Suffolk.
11th – 14th: South Essex Bluegrass Festival, Bulphan, Essex.
11th – 15th: Alsia Fest, nr. Lands End, Cornwall.
26th – 27th: International Beer and Bluegrass Festival, Poole, Dorset.


28th June – 8th July: Cup O’Joe (UK) View tour dates.
28th June – 14th July: Man About A Horse (USA) View tour dates.


12th – 14th: Moniaive Michaelmas Summer Workshops, Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway. Workshops for guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and double bass, led by Bertie Armstrong and The Often Herd.

Other gigs

Jaywalkers play London’s Green Note (20th) and Country Cantina in Co. Durham (27th).

Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band do two gigs in a day on the 7th, with an afternoon show in Wellington Park and an evening concert in Runnington Church. They also make an appearance at Camp Bestival on the 26th.

Up next…

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