Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival, Thursday, April 13 to Monday, April 17 (Easter Weekend) at 20 locations in town. The 21st event, which features more than 100 wristband admission gigs, opens on Thursday night with Geno Washington (with Blue Silk) and The Ram Jam Band. Also appearing over the weekend will be American singer and musician, Stevie Heger; Rebecca Downes (triple bill); Ruby Turner (with Charmaine Baines and The Anima Band); Mike Shanchez; King King (triple bill); Nearly Dan; Connie Lush (with Jade Tremarco); Emma and The Wolf (triple bill); Elaine Delmar; The Beat (with Jeremiah Ferrari); Zoot Serious and The Bellyful of Bop; FM; Nick Steed and Friends; The Chris Bevington Organisation and Mumbo Jumbo.

    Entry to the venues requires a wristband available to order on the festival website for 7 each. At the festival they will cost 8. They will not be posted to people requesting them but can be collected at The Crown Hotel reception from 10am on Thursday. They will be valid all weekend.

   The main venues are the Civic Hall, the Crown Hotel and the Nantwich Square stage in the town centre. Tickets are available from the Crown Hotel (01270 625283), Nantwich Tourist Information Centre in the Civic Hall (01270 628633), Ticketline (0844 888 991), or on the festival website.

   Brochures are available from the Civic Hall and the Crown Hotel, or download one from the website. To find out more go to Facebook: NantwichJazzBluesMusicFestival; Twitter: @nantwichjazz.


Charity Concert, Saturday, April 22, at 7.30pm, at Nantwich Football Club, The Weaver Stadium, The Waterlode, Nantwich (CW5 5BS). Presented by the Rotary Club of Nantwich, in association with the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Ghurkas. Featuring Vervain, a renowned West Country Celtic Folk Band; VaVoom, a popular local three-piece band; and Tim Lee, a talented Cheshire singer and songwriter. Tickets 10 from Nantwich Football Club (01270 621771) or Parking on the stadium site. Proceeds will go to Nepal to help with aid and reconstruction after the 2015 earthquakes.





St Luke's Hospice Gala Concert, Saturday, May 20, in St Mary's Parish Church, Nantwich (CW5 5RG), in the town centre. Performed by Rhos Orpheus Male Choir and Roberts Bakery Band. Tickets 15, including a glass of prosecco and dessert canapes, available from the Parish Office in Church Walk or the Church Shop in the South Porch. 


My Spirit Sang All Day, St Mary's Parish Church, Nantwich (CW5 5RG), in the town centre, on Thursday, May 25, at 6pm. In a Summer Concert, The Nantwich Singers present the music of Cecilia McDowall, Clement Janequin, Gerald Finzi and William Walton. Conductor, Alison Phillips. Harpist, Lauren Scott. Followed by refreshments. Tickets 8 from the Church Shop in the South Porch or on the door.