Feel the rhythm on Bristol’s music-filled streets

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Hear music drift outdoors this summer with the Bristol Proms, listen to jazz on cobbled streets and watch huge outdoor concerts in July and August.

Bristol has a vibrant music scene beating behind the doors of its many characterful venues. From musical legends in revered concert halls, to 25-piece Samba bands strumming under Banksy-covered walls, from indie hangouts to gigs afloat in old German boats, Bristol’s music venues cater for all tastes. 

Colston Hall - a gleaming geometric jewel in Bristol’s music scene, plays host to big names in pop, rock, world and classical music, musical legends, stand-up comedy, light entertainment as well as local orchestras, schools and choirs. The city is also home to one of the country’s finest concert halls, decommissioned church, St George’s. 

In warmer months there's plenty of musical experiences to be enjoyed outdoors, such as the Bristol Summer Series concerts playing over three days on the Harbourside - past acts include George Ezra, Sigur Rós and Seasick Steve. The Old Duke is famous for its traditional live jazz played every night of the week, often spilling out onto cobbled King Street. 

When it comes to clubs and late nights, Motion Bristol hosts some of the world’s leading DJs, while Thekla, a club on a boat, puts on indie nights and top name gigs. Then there's the O2 Academy Bristol, with its big sell-out shows, and the Canteen and No.1 Harbourside, which both stage free live acts most nights of the week. 

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