Final preparations are taking place for the 2019 Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival.

Soft Machine

The event takes place from 30th May to 2nd June.

The action kicks off at the Cathedral Hotel on Beacon Street on 30th May with jazz guitarist Remi Harris and bassist Tom Moore taking to the stage.

The following day sees bassist and band-leader Alison Rayner leading her all-star group, while The Climax Blues Band will turn up the tempo.

On 1st June, it’s the turn of Tom Hill’s 70s Jazz Funk Machine, The Oxley-Meier Guitar Group and The Nick Dewhurst Band to lead the way, while the Guildhall will host Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton and the Chris Bevington Organisation.

Although individual tickets are available for these concerts a £25 Saturday Stroller admission will give music fans all day entry.

The action continues on 2nd June when The Eagle Jazz Band and Fret and Fiddle appear at the Cathedral Hotel. There’s also a free performance at the Guildhall by the South Saffordshire Youth Jazz Orchestra.

The day also sees performances by The Escape Committee and local favourites The Sleaze Brothers.

The festival will be topped off by Soft Machine at the Lichfield Guildhall.

For more details and to book tickets visit or  phone 01543 262223.

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