March Open Mic

Join us every month for our Open Mic Sessions. Two hours of live music, comedy, poetry and anything else you fancy having a go at!

St Patrick’s Day

Held in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick’s Day is a holiday synonymous with partying and Guinness-drinking, and we will be insisting on both!

The Balloons – Craftfest

The Balloons are a four piece band specialising in rock and pop classics from the past fifty years. They are appearing at The Grainstore on 29th March 2024.

Sound Injectors – Craftfest

This lively talented five-piece band have been performing ska, reggae, northern soul, blues and pop hits from the 1960’s to the present day, all over the UK and Europe.

Chris Poole – Craftfest

You will all recognise Chris from local band Funked Up – We are delighted that he is joining us at Craftfest 2024 on
Saturday 30th March.

Veltones – Craftfest

The Veltones are a four piece party & function band fronted by the excellent vocals of Amy Woods and supported by a tight musical backbone of guitar, bass and drums.

CJ Hatt – Craftfest

Local lad CJ Hatt will be playing at The Grainstore Brewery Craftfest on Saturday 30th March at 4.30pm.

Calder

Calder McLaughlin is a Leicester based acoustic solo act. His powerful vocals, and vast repertoire make him an ideal choice for drinks receptions, ceremonies, corporate events and Festivals!

April Open Mic

Join us every month for our Open Mic Sessions. Two hours of live music, comedy, poetry and anything else you fancy having a go at!

May Open Mic

Join us every month for our Open Mic Sessions. Two hours of live music, comedy, poetry and anything else you fancy having a go at!

Groove Cartel – Cider Festival

Groove Cartell will be rocking the tap. This popular band will perform a brand of heavy, hard hitting funk with tunes ranging from beefed up classics to original compositions.

Two Gentlemen Play the Pops – Cider Festival

Join us for some fun with Two Gentlemen Play the Pops opening the Saturday afternoon’s entertainment at this years Cider Festival.

MankyBeds – Cider Festival

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.

Marlow & Smith – Cider Festival

Acoustic duo of Daniel Marlow and Paul Smith, focus on re-imagining classic songs in a live format with a percussive edge.

Funked Up – Cider Festival

Although hailing from the smallest county in the UK, Funked Up’s set is one of the biggest around.

Sicnotes – Cider Festival

Join us for an afternoon of acoustic delights with the Sicnotes duo from 2.30pm.

Monroe Acoustic – Cider festival

Monroe is an outstanding acoustic duo and four piece band featuring soulful female vocals and intricate, refined acoustic guitar. Their repertoire includes a huge range of pop, rock, blues, soul and jazz songs spanning the last 6 decades.

June Open Mic

Hosted by local legend CJ Hatt.

July Open Mic

Join us every month for our Open Mic Sessions. Two hours of live music, comedy, poetry and anything else you fancy having a go at!

AleHouse Rocks Music Festival

Alehouse Rocks is our latest Festival combining music all day and night for three days, from July 28th to 30th 2023.

August Open Mic

Join us every month for our Open Mic Sessions. Two hours of live music, comedy, poetry and anything else you fancy having a go at!

Veltones – Beer Festival

Whether your into Uptown Funk, you fancy getting down to some Good Times with Chic or you simply like to rock with some Queen, they’ve got all bases covered.

Free Soul Sista – Beer Festival

If funk motown, disco and a lil sprinkling of reggae is your thing, you won’t wanna miss this. Bring your dancing shoes and come party with us from 8.30pm

Fanx Ta Ra – Beer Festival

Their set is comprised of 80’s classics from Duran, Spandau, Deacon Blue, Simply red, Simple minds, ABC etc, with a few modern ( but suitable) numbers thrown in for good measure – Coldplay, The Weekend for example.

30th Anniversary Party!

Join us for a great day celebrating our 30th Anniversary – live local musicians all day, a complimentary BBQ being served from midday to 10pm and Real Ale Prices rolled back to 1994!

September Open Mic

Join us on the third Sunday of every month for our Open Mic Sessions. Two hours of live music, comedy, poetry and anything else you fancy having a go at!

October Open Mic

Join us on the third Sunday of every month for our Open Mic Sessions. Two hours of live music, comedy, poetry and anything else you fancy having a go at!

November Open Mic

Join us on the third Sunday of every month for our Open Mic Sessions. Two hours of live music, comedy, poetry and anything else you fancy having a go at!

Idle Hands @ Christmas

Idle Hands are a 5-piece indie/rock/pop covers band based in the East Midlands consisting of both a female and male lead singer

MankyBeds at Christmas

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.

Get ‘Funked Up’ @ Christmas

Although hailing from the smallest county in the UK, Funked Up’s set is one of the biggest around. It’s time to funk it up this Xmas!

January Open Mic

Join us on the third Sunday of every month for our Open Mic Sessions. Two hours of live music, comedy, poetry and anything else you fancy having a go at!