Travel to Leicester's music scene

For day to day shows and gigs of all kinds, go to Arts in Leicestershire gigs and shows diary - day by day listings for all kinds of music events.

Find Leicester Music Venues

For Jazz - see our Leicestershire Jazz Page

Singers in Leicester and Leicestershire

There are several venues where you can hear singers and songwriters performing their material at open mics nights:

For a more up to date listing see the Acoustics listing on Arts in Leicestershire.

Mondays - City Acoustic Club at the Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester from 8.30 p.m.

Tuesdays - Odyssey Bar, 32 Millstone Lane, Leicester, from about 8.30 ish or Bar Gaudi, at Mosh, is situated at St Nicholas Island on the corner of St Nicholas Place and Vaughan Way opposite the Holiday Inn. The building was formerly known as Mosquito Coast. Open Mic is presented by Hunter and Brown, from 9 p.m. onwards - all singer/slongwriters welcome.

Wednesdays - at Olive's Bar in Queens Road, Clarendon Park and check out the Acoustics Competition at the Pavilion.

Fridays - at the Shed, Yeoman Street, in the lower bar.

Sundays - Farside Music at the Y, East Street, Leicester (near to the train station) from 8 p.m.

also at the Donkey In Welford Road, The Song Club, see The Donkey Bar web site.

Music online

Leicester music scene - showcasing all things musical in the Leicestershire area.

BBC Radio Leicester - Music Listings

Accoustic live world music in Leicester - Farside Music - jazz, folk, blues, traditional, roots

Folk song and music around Leicester


Leicestershire is unusual in having a concentration of really good rock bands and several busy, live music venues offering rock gigs. For rock bands and music see Leicester Rock Bands


General music venues

De Montfort Hall

Leicester's biggest music venue is the De Montfort Hall

Photo of the de Montfort Hall

De Montfort Hall
Granville Road
Leicester LE1 7RU

Box office enquiries: 0116 233 3111


Location - within reasonable walking distance of the railway station

The Y

The Y - city centre theatre offering theatre, comedy and live music

7 East Street

Box office: 0116 255 7066

Location - click here for on-line map

Rock Music Venues

The Pavilion Venue, Victoria Park, Leicester

The Charlotte, Oxford Street, Leicester

The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester

The Shed, 5 Yeoman Street, Leicester

Sumo, 54 Braunstone Gate, Leicester

Retribution, Rock Night at Leicester Square, Belgrave Gate.

Arts in Leicestershire

The best web site for all gigs, shows, exhibitions, concerts and events in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Arts In Leicestershire


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