Summer of music in Sidmouth

After a gloriously sunny start to May in Sidmouth, our thoughts are turning to summer and what lies ahead. While the beach and public gardens are an obvious summer attraction, there is also an exciting programme of live music in Sidmouth for our visitors to enjoy.

Connaught Gardens Summer Concerts

Throughout the summer months, Sidmouth’s Connaught Gardens plays host to two local brass bands who entertain with a mix of modern and classical music.

The Sidmouth Town Band perform a weekly concert every Sunday evening, and the Ottery St Mary Silver Band play every other Thursday evening. Both events are free to attend. Just bring a deckchair or a picnic rug, sit back, and enjoy the music.

Sidmouth Town Band – Every Sunday from 27th May until 2nd September at 8pm
Ottery St Mary Silver Band – Every other Thursday from 31st May until 23rd August at 7.45pm

Sidmouth Folk Week

For one week every summer, one of the friendliest and best music-based holidays of the year comes to Sidmouth. Since 1955, Sidmouth Folk Week has been a week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song.

Whatever your musical taste you’re bound to find something within the busy and diverse programme to delight you.

This year also, we will be hosting some of the week’s musical events at the hotel. More details will follow when the programme is complete.

Details: 3rd – 10th August

Last Night of the Proms

Each year in late August, the town’s resident band perform Last Night of the Proms in Sidmouth’s Connaught Gardens. The full details are yet to be confirmed, but this ticketed event is always a popular and highly enjoyable evening.

Details: 18th August at 8pm

Musical entertainment at the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

Several evenings a week, we provide musical entertainment within the hotel for our guest’s enjoyment. Local artists Edward Jacobs (pianist), James Clemas (pianist/vocalist), and Brian Sandy (guitarist) play regularly in our Faulkner Bar.

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