Music Venues in Rotherham

Music Venues in Rotherham

Listening to music and exploring new genres is a great way to develop your own guitar playing, and is something that our tutors here at Guitar Lessons Rotherham encourage their students to do. There is nothing better than live music to truly experience new bands or your favourite artists. Rotherham has some fine venues which offer a wide range of live music to cater to all tastes, so no matter what you are looking for, there will be a music venue in Rotherham to provide it.

The Trades has been a huge part of Rotherham’s live music scene for many years and it is often heralded by Rotherham’s residents as the place to come for the best live music in Rotherham. The venue will be re-opening in August 2015 after a refurbishment and is set to be make Rotherham’s live music scene even bigger and better than ever before. The Trades is certainly a strong supporter of local musical talent and you will often be able to catch local Rotherham bands gracing the stage. The venue may be renowned for its rock and roll music, which is great for those guitarist rocking out, but The Trades is the place to come for all if you are looking for live music with a great atmosphere. It is located in the heart of Rotherham on Greasbrough Road.

Rotherham Civic Theatre is a fundamental part of Rotherham’s live music scene, having opened in 1960 and bringing live music to Rotherham ever since. It attracts a wide variety of genres, ranging from opera to pop, so no matter what your musical taste, Rotherham Civic Theatre will have live music to suit you. They certainly attract some bigger names to Rotherham, with Simon and Garfunkel playing an anniversary tour at the theatre in 2015. And it is not just live music you can see here; the venue also hosts comedy and theatre. It is one of the larger venues that Rotherham has to offer, so you can guarantee that you will find a fantastic atmosphere behind its doors. It is located in the heart of Rotherham on Bridgegate, S60 1PQ.

Bridge Inn may appear to be an unassuming pub in the heart of Rotherham just a short walk from the mainline rail station, but it also serves as one of the best live music venues on offer in Rotherham. Here you will not only find great beer, with at least two being sourced from local micro-breweries, but you will also find live music on many nights throughout the week, so no matter when you are seeking great live music, Bridge Inn will be the place to come. The pub has an open mic night every Thursday, making it a great option for local talent to showcase their musical skills. They also have folk and jazz sessions once a month, with live music every Friday and Saturday to ensure you can get your live music fix no matter what week of the month. It is located on Greasbrough Road, S60 1RB.

Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival is now in its 23rd year and has gone from strength to strength, and is now considered the biggest and best beer festival in the north. Proceeds from the festival go to support local charities, making it a great way to combine your love for live music with helping the local Rotherham community. It may only happen once a year but the three day event sees an impressive range of live music performances, with over 40 performances taking place over the three days. You will find both fantastic tribute bands and up-and-coming artists, making it a great place to discover new music and see local musicians. So whether you are looking for great beer, great live music or both, Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival should be on your live music calendar!

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