Live Music

Friday, 4 September, 2015 - 00:00 to Sunday, 6 September, 2015 - 00:00

The only music, arts and culture festival in the South Wales Valleys’ returns for its second year in the autumn. Billed as “a festival of writing, rock’n’roll and coal” 
 
Enjoy all three of this year's Velvet Coalmine Festival headlining bands at Blackwood Miners' Institute with a saving of £5.
 
This ticket will entitle you to see:
 

Friday 4th September 7.30pm (Doors Open 7.00pm)

 
DUB WAR
 
Support: The Voyeurs and Gwenno
 

Saturday 5th September 6.30pm

 
THE SLAVES with special guest GLEN MATLOCK
 
Support: Henrey's Funeral Shoe and DJ Don Letts
 

Sunday 6th September 7.30pm (Doors Open 7.00pm)

 
THE MEAT PUPPETS
 
Support: The Noses and Ffjords
 
TICKETS: £40
 
Tickets will be on sale from 9.00am on Friday 29th May. To book tickets please click HERE
 

PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE BRING YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO BLACKWOOD MINER' INSTITUTE BEFORE THE FIRST GIG TO COLLECT WRISTBAND. TICKETS WILL NOT BE POSTED.

 

STRICTLY AGES 16+

Friday, 4 September, 2015 - 19:30

DOORS OPEN 7.00PM

 
The only music, arts and culture festival in the South Wales Valleys’ returns for its second year in the autumn. Billed as “a festival of writing, rock’n’roll and coal”
 
LINE UP: DUB WAR
 
Support: The Voyeurs and Gwenno
 
TICKETS £12.00
 
Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Friday 29th May. To book click HERE
 

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE POSTED. PLEASE COLLECT YOUR TICKET FROM BLACKWOOD MINERS' INSTITUTE'S BOX OFFICE.

 

STRICTLY AGES 16+

Saturday, 5 September, 2015 - 18:30

DOORS OPEN 6.00PM

 
The only music, arts and culture festival in the South Wales Valleys’ returns for its second year in the autumn. Billed as “a festival of writing, rock’n’roll and coal”
 
LINE-UP: SLAVES with special guest GLEN MATLOCK
 
Support: Henry's Funeral Shoe and DJ Don Letts
 
TICKETS: £16.50
 
Tickets will be on sale from 9.00am on Friday 29th May. To book please click HERE
 

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE POSTED. PLEASE COLLECT YOUR TICKET FROM BLACKWOOD MINERS' INSTITUTE'S BOX OFFICE.

 

STRICTLY AGES 16+

Sunday, 6 September, 2015 - 19:30

DOORS OPEN 6.00PM

 
The only music, arts and culture festival in the South Wales Valleys’ returns for its second year in the autumn. Billed as “a festival of writing, rock’n’roll and coal”
 
LINE-UP: THE MEAT PUPPETS
 
Support: The Noses & The Fjords
 
TICKETS: £16.50
 
Tickets will be on sale from 9.00am on Friday 29th May. To book please click HERE
 

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE POSTED. PLEASE COLLECT YOUR TICKET FROM BLACKWOOD MINERS' INSTITUTE'S BOX OFFICE.

 

STRICTLY AGES 16+

Thursday, 24 September, 2015 - 19:30

Celebrating the queen and king of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. . . 
 
Stacked with country music’s greatest hits: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady – enjoy the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny’s legendary live shows.
 
Bring-the-house-down performances, a superb score and supreme musicianship tell the story of the simple Smoky Mountains farm girl’s rise to country music’s biggest superstar.
 
Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door. . . and sail away to another world. . . with the all-new thigh-slapping stage show blockbuster of 2015.
www.easytheatres.com
 
Tickets £19/ £19
 

Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 19:30

A terrific show from the producers of the hit musical Forever In Blue Jeans.
 
It is now just over 30 years since the legendary Karen Carpenter passed away, she left behind an amazing catalogue of hit songs and golden memories and is still played daily on radio stations throughout the UK. This stunning show celebrates the music of The Carpenters, and the evening is guaranteed to lead everyone through a magical memory.
 
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE, GOODBYE TO LOVE, CLOSE TO YOU, ONLY YESTERDAY all the hits that every Carpenters fan adores. Plus great medleys put together from their many album tracks, songs that link together from The Beatles –MR POSTMAN, TICKET TO RIDE & HELP, a superb Bacharach and David medley featuring renditions of DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE, ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME, to name but two of these timeless classics. A Carpenters country medley with TOP OF THE WORLD, SWEET SWEET SMILE, & JAMBALAYA is in great contrast to the sad and perhaps most popular songs on her last and most poignant album Voice Of The Heart.  
 
With superb vocals from CAROLE GORDON and outstanding talent from the brilliant BLUE JEANS BAND & SINGERS it will be a “sparkling” night to remember.
 
TICKETS £16/ £14

Tuesday, 27 October, 2015 - 19:30

Manchester –based Heritage Opera, the Northwest’s professional touring opera company (est. 2006), visits Blackwood Miners’ Institute for the first time with Puccini’s heart-breaking story of undying love and longing, presented in its own inimitable fashion. Sarah Helsby Hughes and Nicholas Sales lead a professional cast of 10 singers, and the opera is accompanied by a 7 piece orchestral ensemble.
 
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
 
TICKETS £18 (£17)
 

Friday, 30 October, 2015 - 19:30

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently
 celebrate their 40th anniversary.
 
Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world.
Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. 
 
‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more.
So come and join the ‘Dancing Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’! 
 
TICKETS £19.00

Saturday, 7 November, 2015 - 19:30

Britain’s biggest Motown spectacular embarks on its 2015 nationwide tour with an all-new, all-star show.
 
Celebrating its 12th incredible year with more chart toppers than ever before. Featuring the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more. Oozing the style, sophistication and musical brilliance of these musical legends.
 
Five-star performances revive more than 36 back-to-back massive, classic hits with all the dazzling dance moves. glittering costume changes and superb musicianship of the original artistes.
 
Book now and reach out for the Magic of Motown.
 
www.easytheatres.com
 
TICKETS £20 / £19
 

Tuesday, 10 November, 2015 - 19:30

Twice nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Folk Awards, Bob Fox has long been a favourite on the live circuit and has played the role of SONGMAN in the multi-award winning National Theatre production of WARHORSE for the past three years, both in the West End and the UK/Ireland and South Africa touring production.
Bob has toured extensively throughout the world, performing both as a solo artist and alongside musical heavyweights such as Ralph McTell, Billy Mitchell, Stu Luckley and Fairport Covention.
Join him as he talks and sings through the songs of WARHORSE, with additional material from his many previous recordings.
 
TICKETS: £14.00 / £12.00

Saturday, 14 November, 2015 - 19:30

Plus Special Guest Steve Wiltshire on Saxophone and Flute
 
Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon and his band of accomplished musicians, Dire Streets are the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.
 
Featuring tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the mega-hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms, taking in all the classic album and live versions from the legendary Alchemy, Live Aid and Mandela concerts.
 
TICKETS:£14.00 advance / £16.00 on the day
 

Saturday, 21 November, 2015 - 19:30

Glamrock greats, disco hits, power ballads and party anthems revive the golden age of pop.
A fabtastic night of hits from Sweet, T Rex, Queen, Elton John, 10CC, David Essex, Suzi Quatro, David Cassidy, ELO, The Carpenters, Osmonds, Bay City Rollers and more.
 
Sparkling vocals, starring supercool musicians that have performed with Mike Oldfield, Asia and Ultravox, step back to a time of Pans People and Eurovision; Luke Skywalker and Saturday Night Fever; Danny and Sandy. . . Dastardly and Muttley.
The top of the pops time of your life guaranteed! 
 
www.easytheatres.com
 
TICKETS: £18.00 / £17.00 

Friday, 29 January, 2016 - 19:30

Gordon Davis is known as one of the best Elvis tribute artist in the world after winning Images of the King in Memphis Tennessee 2012.
 
This success continues by winning the European Championship that was held in the Hilton, Birmingham 2013 .
 
Gordon brings the majesty of the voice and the electrifying power of Elvis’s performance back to life. Gordon is performing with his live band singing well known songs such as Blue Suede Shoes, Suspious Minds and much more ...
 
He was invited on the ITV News and interviewed asking about his success.
 
This young man now well established in the UK, will grow from strength to strength, encouraged by his ever growing UK and International Fan Base.
 
TICKETS: £15/ £14
 

Saturday, 30 January, 2016 - 19:30

Gordon Davis is known as one of the best Elvis tribute artist in the world after winning Images of the King in Memphis Tennessee 2012.
 
This success continues by winning the European Championship that was held in the Hilton, Birmingham 2013 .
 
Gordon brings the majesty of the voice and the electrifying power of Elvis’s performance back to life. Gordon is performing with his live band singing well known songs such as Blue Suede Shoes, Suspious Minds and much more ...
 
He was invited on the ITV News and interviewed asking about his success.
 
This young man now well established in the UK, will grow from strength to strength, encouraged by his ever growing UK and International Fan Base.
 
TICKETS: £15/ £14