Town centre to host live music acts this weekend - The Rugby Observer

Town centre to host live music acts this weekend

Rugby Editorial 24th Aug, 2021   0

LIVE music will bring the town centre to life on Saturday (August 28).

A host of bands and solo artists will perform around the town on Saturday 28 August as part of Rugby Borough Council’s Rugby Summertime entertainment programme.

Alternative folk outfit Diego Brown and The Good Fairy, new wave disco act Pink Shebab, and indie stalwarts turned multi-media band Jackdaw With Crowbar will perform outside Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from 1.30pm.

At St Andrew’s Church Garden, local singer-songwriters perform from 12.30pm, with James Grady, Jo Litten, Ed Creyton and Jen Elvy joining Amelia Gascoigne-Roberts, Ross Edward, Rob Barnett and Steve Litten on the bill.

Caldecott Park celebrates the eclectic with Dave Broadfield, Tom Jennings, Veronika Rauchfussova and Louis Scheur, and Angel’s Trumpet performing amid the park’s trees from 12.30pm before Will French and The Unseen bring the bill to a close.

And Nash Meghji will stage sitar performances in Regent Place at 2.05pm and 3.10pm.

The council’s growth and investment spokeswoman Coun Jill Simpson-Vince said: “The Rugby Summertime programme has offered a range of free family events during August, and with the town’s vibrant music scene restricted to online platforms during the pandemic, we’re delighted to dedicate a day to live music in the town centre.

“Rugby Summertime forms part of a package of events and initiatives to support the town centre and the borough’s economic recovery from the pandemic, all funded by the Government’s Welcome Back Fund.”

The Welcome Back Fund distributed money from the European Regional Development Fund to promote a safe return to the high street following the pandemic.

Visit to find out information and showtimes for all Rugby Summertime events.


The Rugby Music festival, organised by Rugby’s Rotary Clubs in Rugby, takes place in Caldecott Park on Bank Holiday Monday (August 30).

The line-up features Ben Holder, the Sean Quigley Band, The Dukes Jetty, Amie Boyd, Adrian Heywood, Paul Sammon, Kieran Taylour, Jess Lea and Oliwia Dragon.

Visit for tickets, which cost £3 if purchased in advance, or £5 on the day.


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