March 2017

Comedy in March

Thursday March 30th, Doors 6.15pm

Headlined by the Zoe Lyons and Keith Farnan.

Geoff Achison and The Souldiggers

Friday 31st March, 8.30pm

Geoff Achison is an award winning blues-roots artist from Australia known for his energetic live performances and unique guitar mastery.

April 2017

Monthly Quiz

Wednesday 5th April, 8pm

Big Fun Quiz of the Month

Craft Lager, Ale (and Tribute Band) Festival

Thursday 13th - Monday 17th April 2017

Returning this Easter weekend is our New Craft Ale and Lager Festival.

Sticky Fingers – Craft Festival

Friday 14th April, 8.30pm

Sticky Fingers are the UK’s premier Rolling Stones tribute act. Based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The band having been entertaining fans since the late 1990’s.

Maximum Jam – Craft Festival

Saturday 15th April, 8.30pm

Maximum Jam are three extremely talented Leicestershire musicians with one common musical passion… that passion is replicating the music of The JAM!

Outlaw Eagles – Craft Festival

Saturday 15th April, 2.30pm

Outlaw Eagles are the new kids in town! Taking on one of the world’s best-selling and loved bands of all time – the Eagles.

Stereo Queen – Craft Festival

Sunday 16th April, 8.30pm

Stereo Queen are one of a few tributes that presents a performance of Queen classics that will leave you gasping at their wonderful interpretation of the great men.

Funhouse Comedy Club

Thursday April 27th, from 6.15pm

Funhouse Comedy Club is back at the Grainstore Brewery, Oakham on Thursday April 27th for another laughter-packed night.
Headlining the night will be Jo Caulfield and Ian D Montfort.


Saturday 29th April, 8.30pm

Candyslam are a 5 piece, female fronted covers band from Northamptonshire. Formed in 2007, Candy Slam have become one of the county’s finest rock/pop covers bands.

May 2017

Big Fun Monthly Quiz

Wednesday 3rd May, 8pm

Big Fun Quiz of the Month


Saturday 13th May, 8.30pm

We are delighted to welcome local lads Munich to the Grainstore for the very first time, on Saturday 13th May 2017, kicking off at 8.30pm.

Funhouse Comedy Season Finale

Thursday 25th May, Doors 6.15pm

Funhouse Comedy returns to The Grainstore Brewery. We are delighted to bring you, on Thursday May 25th a laughter packed comedy special.

7th Annual Rutland Cider and Sausage Festival

Friday 26th May- Monday 29th May

Since 1999 the Brewery and Tap has played host to The Annual Rutland Beer Festival and from 2010 to the The Annual Rutland Cider and Sausage Festival.

Soul Slider – Cider Festival

Friday 26th May, 8.30pm

Soul Slider are the alter ego of the Travelling Riverside Blues Band, playing an amazing mix of Soul, Stax and Funk.

Mid Soul Sensation – Cider Festival

Saturday 27th May, 8.30pm

One of the best live bands on the circuit, Mid Soul Sensation bring their scintillating blend of soul, funk and reggae back the Grainstore.

Pembroke Tenneson – Cider Festival

Saturday 27th May, 5pm

Pembroke Tenneson is an Anglo-American hybrid who writes every song to be completely different from the last, at The Grainstore Brewery, Sat 27th May, 5pm.

Real Monsters – Cider Festival

Sunday 28th May, 8.30pm

Their repertoire includes some of the best rock songs from the 60s to today including artists such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zepplin through to Nirvana, Muse and The Arctic Monekys.

Union Avenue – Cider Festival

Sunday 28th May, 2pm

Leicestershire based Union Avenue are a rarity on the live music scene – they are an all female acoustic duo Ruthie and Tara have a wealth of performing experience having previously worked on numerous worldwide contracts for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, P & O, Ocean Village, Bourne Leisure and many more.

June 2017

Houndogs @ The National Watersports Festival

Saturday 3rd June, 8.30pm

The Houndogs are a young energetic band of three brothers who have been performing professionally for over 10 years, during which time they have built up an enormous following and fan-base. Their shows are captivating, fun and the chemistry between the boys on stage makes for a performance like no other. Never a dull moment!

Big Fun Monthly Quiz

Wednesday 7th June, 8pm

Big Fun Quiz of the Month


Saturday 10th June, 8.30pm

Divinity have an ever-growing repertoire of material and specialise in Motown, Soul, Funk, Reggae and Pop. This ensures songs ‘suitable for every generation’.

Oakham Festival Comedy Special

Thursday 29th June, 8pm

More Details Coming Soon…

July 2017

Big Fun Monthly Quiz

Wednesday 5th July, 8pm

First Wednesday of the month can mean only one thing…


Whissendine 6ix

Friday 7th July, 2017

All entrants receive a race memento and bottle of beer supplied by race sponsors Grainstore Brewery in Oakham, there will be prizes for all category winners. The village Brownies will provide a barbecue on race night.

Phoenix Showband

Saturday 8th July, 8.30pm

Phoenix Showband is a 4 piece Function band in Cambridgeshire that has been playing all over the South Eastern region for many years and has built up a considerable reputation.

Point Blank

Saturday 22nd July, 8.30pm

As an energetic 4 piece band, Point-Blank are on a mission to bring you the greatest live music sound covering the biggest Artists from days gone by to today’s favourites.

August 2017

Big Fun Monthly Quiz

Wednesday 2nd August, 8pm

First Wednesday of the month can mean only one thing…



Saturday 12th August, 8.30pm

MankyBeds formed in June 2013 when Paul McGeady and Mark Cooper chanced a go at a “duet” on a drunken Thursday evening in the Black Bull, Sawston.

18th Annual Rutland Beer Festival

Thursday 24th - Monday 28th August

The 18th Rutland Beer Festival held at The Grainstore Brewery, brings together a wide range of real ales from around the UK.

Risky Trick – Beer Festival

Friday 25th August, 8.30pm

Risky Trick are a 4 piece blues band formed in 2015 and based in Stamford, South Lincolnshire.

September 2017

Big Fun Monthly Quiz

Wednesday 6th September, 8pm

Big Fun Quiz of the Month


Saturday 16th September, 8.30pm

The Lounge are an established rock band of 10 years playing a mixture of classic covers and their own material, appearing Sat 16th Sept 2017.

The Reason

Saturday 30th September, 8.30pm

The Reason are a powerful & edgy five-piece band formerly known as ‘Locked Out’.

October 2017

Monthly Quiz

Wednesday 4th October, 8pm

Big Fun Quiz of the Month

Top Banana Band

Saturday 14th October, 8.30pm

We are delighted to welcome the Peterborough based Top Banana Band to the Grainstore Brewery Tap on Saturday 14th October 2017.

November 2017

Big Fun Monthly Quiz

Wednesday 1st November, 8pm

Big Fun Quiz of the Month

December 2017

Big Fun Monthly Quiz Christmas Special!

Wednesday 6th December, 8pm

Big Fun Christmas Special Quiz.


Saturday 9th December, 8.30pm

Baklash return to the Grainstore Brewery on Saturday 9th December at 8.30pm. Last time they appeared they rocked the house, so expect a cracking night.

Rutland Big Band at Christmas

Monday 18th December, 7.30pm

The Rutland Big Band are returning once again to The Grainstore Brewery for a last hurrah before Christmas. Join us for some great swing, jazz and party music, lots of Christmas specials and maybe a few guest singers too!