Live Music

Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 - 19:30

Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60s icons – Gerry Marsden.  Gerry & the Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s. Gerry talks about his early beginnings in Liverpool, those heady days of the 60s and up to the present.   Hear all Gerry’s greatest hits mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top. This is a roller coaster ride of fun, music and notstalgia not to be missed.
Tickets £19.50

Friday, 27 March, 2015 - 19:30

This world renowned Folk Festival takes place in the heart of Wiltshire every July. This one off performance is a unique chance to sample some of its acts with a local twist.
The Rob Lear Band are as local to blackwood as you could get, having launch their debut album ‘Let It Go’ at Blackwood Miners Institute.
Up the Creek are a Swansea based band. Their music creates a good ol’ fashioned shindig, hoedown and knees-up all rolled into one.  Bluegrass Swansea style!
Phil Cooper is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press.

Thursday, 30 April, 2015 - 19:30

@Blackwood Miner's Institute
After the success of the 2014 festival held cross 12 venues in Blackwood, this launch previews the 2015 event  to be held during September 2nd-6th 2015.
Tickets £7 

Saturday, 2 May, 2015 - 19:30

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us The Beatles as well as The Searchers and many others was very special and will go down in history as being the most imaginative period of music creativity and expression. 

Tickets £18 / £17


Saturday, 9 May, 2015 - 19:30

All of Bruce Springsteen's best-loved hits in a sweat-drenched show with all of the passion, intensity and realism of the true Boss. The party explodes from the blistering opening of 'Born to Run.’ and there’s hardly a let up until the audience themselves are exhausted from dancing and singing along. The band have to include a few of the slower ballads like ‘I’m on Fire’ and ‘Tougher then the Rest’ to allow you to catch your breath and the show ends up being one huge party sing-along. Bring a towel!
The Boss UK surely is the most sensational Bruce Springsteen tribute band.
TICKETS: £16/ £15 

Sunday, 10 May, 2015 - 19:30

Double platinum selling, Classical Number 1 artist is coming home in the spring to undertake a tour of the country from North to South Wales!
Rhydian returned this year with a bang, holding the Number 1 spot in the Classical Album Charts for 10 consecutive weeks for his tour de force fifth studio album; the classical crossover 'One Day Like This.'
Don't miss Rhydian perform in an intimate show at Blackwood Miners’ Institute!


Saturday, 30 May, 2015 - 19:30

Caerphilly Male Voice Choir was formed in 1906, with the purpose of making music to the highest possible standard for the
enjoyment of others.
The inherent tradition of choral music, with its disciplines and camaraderie has ensured a committed continuity, with its music evolving over the last 100 years.
They will be joined by the wonderful Côr Merched Cwm Llynfi to bring you a magnificent concert.

Thursday, 4 June, 2015 - 19:30

A night of ELO classics performed by Welsh Band Symphonika under the name “Explosive Light Orchestra”.
The touring band from South Wales, are pleased to present a powerful and authentic evening of ELO. From Evil Woman, Turn to Stone, Showdown, Last Train to London, Wild West Hero, Shine a little love, Mr Blue sky and many more...
The band has been working on original material with ELO and Queen Producer Reinhold Mack to produce an authentic and powerful reproduction of all things ELO.
This is the biggest and best ELO tribute out there!
TICKETS: £16 / £15

Saturday, 6 June, 2015 - 19:30

Doors Open 7.30pm

Baggy Trousers have been entertaining crowds for over 10 years, covering all the greatest hits of Madness and The Specials in their energetic set. The Swansea based band is the only 7 piece tribute to the Nutty Boys in the UK. 
Whether you’re a life-long fan of ska or new to the heavy, heavy monster sound, polish your DM's and dust off your trilby's for an unforgettable night of moon stomping.

Saturday, 13 June, 2015 - 19:30

Featuring The Eastcoast Boys
celebrating the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
If you have seen this show before you won’t need reminding that this is one of the best nights of the year. Now with a few new songs and one or two more surprises!
This great feel-good show features four phenomenal singers and a fantastic live band recreating the iconic sound of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Lots of fun… and dancing in the aisles encouraged!!
If you enjoyed Jersey Boys, then you’ll LOVE this show!
Valli & the Seasons had a string of hits beginning with the classic number one, Sherry in 1962. After a further run of hits, My Eyes Adored You hit number one on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1975 followed by the theme song from the 1978 film Grease, which also went to number one.
This fantastic show features many well known hits from both sides of the Atlantic: ‘Sherry’, ‘Grease Is The Word’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Beggin’, ‘Silence is Golden’, ‘Working My Way Back to You’ ‘December 63 (Oh What a Night)’, plus many, many more…. A night not to be missed. 
TICKETS £19 / £18

Saturday, 20 June, 2015 - 19:30

ROX VOX features some of the strongest male and female rock voices performing in the UK today, together with their amazing band, delivering earthy solos, immense harmonies and virtuoso musicianship.
This hi-energy show is a homage to the icons of rock across the years including great bands such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, Survivor, Guns & Roses, Status Quo and The Rolling Stones to name just a few… Also visited are many of the solo greats including Robert Palmer, Janis Joplin, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, Eric Clapton... the list goes on and on. Over two hours of pure rock classics!
As well as flooding your ears, this show is easy on the eyes with exhilarating staging wicked costumes and a spectacular laser light show.
A full on, air punching, arm waving, foot stomping, head banging, chorus singing rock concert just like back in the day. Bring your kids, bring your granny...
This is NOT a tribute show. This is rock music at its best. 
TICKETS £19 / £18

Thursday, 24 September, 2015 - 19:30

The Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Story
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.
Tickets £19/ £19

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)