More summer entertainment headed for the Castle Grounds

Tuesday, 28th June 2016

TWO much-loved Tamworth groups will be performing some classic songs from the Castle Grounds Bandstand at the beginning of July as part of the summer programme of free concerts.

Entertaining Tamworth audiences for almost 100 years, Amington Band will take to the stage on Saturday July 2. They will be performing at regular intervals between 1pm and 4pm – weather permitting.

People are invited to enjoy an afternoon in the park to the sounds of brass band music at its best. Amington Band has performed at the Castle Grounds regularly since 1917 and members are looking forward to returning once again with a mixture of popular and classical music together with some instrumental solos.

Amington Band will be followed by Tamworth vintage vocal group The Jays who will be taking audiences back to the golden era of the 1940s and ‘50s with toe-tapping harmonies on Sunday July 3. Songs will include hits made famous by the likes of Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and the Andrews Sisters.

The Jays will be performing 30-minute sets. These will be starting at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Organised by Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team, the annual Bandstand Concerts tradition sees the historic stage coming to life throughout the season with music and entertainment for all tastes, providing the perfect backdrop to a summer afternoon.

This year the programme has been extended in both length and variety and features performances from 12 different groups, including storytelling, drama and even a circus skills workshop.

The season started on Sunday June 12 and will feature entertainment on most weekends through the summer until the final performance on Sunday August 28.

Here’s the remaining full line up:

  • Saturday July 2 – Amington Band
  • Sunday July 3 – The Jays
  • Saturday July 9 – Tamworth Arts Club
  • Sunday July 10 – Tamworth Wind Band
  • Saturday July 16 – Brindley-Hunt
  • Sunday July 17 – Tamworth Voices
  • Saturday July 23 – Circus Skills Workshop
  • Saturday August 6 – ‘58s Blues Band
  • Saturday August 13 – Interactive Storytelling
  • Saturday August 20 – The Glamophones
  • Sunday August 28 – Liquid Brass 

All performances are free of charge and take place regularly between 12noon and 4pm, subject to weather conditions.

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