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Where to watch live music in Shrewsbury

The music scene in Shrewsbury is vibrant, diverse and exciting! From small intimate gigs through to world-famous superstars, you'll never be short of music options when you visit Shrewsbury's bars and venues.

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Perhaps Shrewsbury’s premier live music venue, Albert’s Shed has a weekly calendar bursting with acts. Get your guitars ready for Tuesday’s open mic Jam Night and warm up those vocal cords for Thursday’s Karaoke night. On Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays you’ll be blown away by local acts, DJs, cover acts and more!

A relaxed wine bar, Ashley’s is a hub for entertainment. Here you’ll find live acts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, and make sure not to miss their popular Northern Soul Sundays, which is the last Sunday of every month.

Serving food, real ale and lots of live acts, The Bull Inn is popular amongst Shrewsbury residents and visitors alike! Whether you prefer funk, fusion, rockabilly or rock n roll; you’ll find all genres at The Bull Inn. And make sure to check out their Wednesday night open mic night – with a free drink for all performers!

Shropshire’s biggest entertainment venue, The Buttermarket has an extensive schedule of bands, cover artists and DJs; perfect for your night out. For those with a more classically inclined ear, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for their unique Wurlitzer Theatre Organ recitals (pictured above).

Renowned for its historic atmosphere and entertainment, Henry Tudor House is an award-winning live music and comedy venue. Here you'll find a broad selection of jazz, acoustic, singer/songwriters, roots and more.

Shrewsbury's theatrical hub, Theatre Severn attracts big names from across the country. Here you can enjoy tribute acts, choirs, opera performances and more in their purpose-built theatre.

Music is at the heart of many of Shrewsbury's churches, with a wide range of weekly and monthly musical offerings. Enjoy an extensive lunchtime concert series at St Chads' Concerts in the Round, Fridays at 12.40pm and the first Tuesday of the month. St Alkmund's boasts extensive music offerings, including their Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts, 1pm weekly, and Weekend's at St Alkmund's, a series of larger classical recitals.

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