Musical Events in Dorset

Details of musical events in Dorset, UK can be found in this section of the Visit Dorset website.

    04 Jun

    bradford abbas sports and recreational club DT9 6RP

    04/06/2017 To 04/06/2017

    12:00 pm To 10:00 pm


    Pay on the gate

    Bradfordbury is an event for all the family to enjoy. With live music throughout the day, fire engine, tractor and trailer rides, 60 ft of inflatables, kids fun fair ride, hot food including vegetarian and gluten free options, a vast variety of stalls, ice cream van, face painting, tarot readings, cake sale, princess story time for all the kids, karate display, Sherborne acting academy children performance and an amazing raffle with unbelievable prizes!!

    £2 entry, under 14’s free

    No dogs allowed

    17 Jun

    Corscombe Court, Corscombe, Dorset DT2 0NS

    17/06/2017 To 17/06/2017

    5:30 pm To 11:00 pm

    After its success last year The Devil’s Chair Concert is back again in Corscombe (between Yeovil and Crewkerne).

    Over five hours of great rock music and real ale from the bar (plus food from the barbecue and hog roast).

    Music starts at 5.30pm with John de Barra, a one-man rock machine. So make sure you arrive early.

    Local band Kash Folding will be following on, a good band with a great drummer.

    Next up is Phil Murray’s Diamond Dogz who will be preforming their ‘The Spirit of Ziggy Stardust Show’, a must for all Bowie fans.

    The evening will close with Microlight; a young and highly talented indie rock band. They will play a mixture of modern cover tracks mixed in with some classic oldies from Oasis, the Who and the Stones.

    You can buy advance discounted tickets for only £6.95 (including booking fee) now at:

    The website also has more information on the bands, and some of their music.

    For further details on the bands visit:

    Why the Devils Chair? Well Corscombe has its own standing stones, the largest one is known locally as the Devil’s chair.

    25 Feb

    BH21 1LT

    25/02/2017 To 25/02/2017

    7:30 pm To 10:30 pm


    Tivoili Theatre, Wimborne Minster.

    Having toured since 2007, The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the band’s members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of musical genres, and they faithfully recreate the music and intensity of a Pink Floyd concert without recourse to backing tracks, racks of computers, or other technological wizardry. Every note that you hear is played and sung by the band, making each concert a genuine ‘live’ experience, powerful, immersive and emotional. And, of course, the music is supported by a dramatic light show that incorporates the iconic circular screen, two sets of projections, smoke and lasers. Performing their “Toward The Dark Side (And Beyond)” tour in 2017.

    19 May

    Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis

    19/05/2017 To 19/05/2017

    7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

    : For tickets visit   or call 01297 442 138

    THE ZOOTS are Coming!

    And Theyre Bringing the Sounds of the Sixties!

    The ZOOTS are impossible not to like” – The Stage

    Experience THE Sixties show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford – with the spectacular sounds of THE ZOOTS!

    THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the ’60s beats that everybody loves – with legendary numbers by The Beatles, The Stones, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Elvis and dozens more of your favourite artists. Feel the groove that’s thrilling audiences of stage and screen, in more than 30 countries! Discover why national critics call THE ZOOTS “impressive”, “authentic”, and “impossible not to like”!

    It’s more than a performance – it’s totally ZOOTtastic!

    Meet THE ZOOTS!

    Jamie is the dishy lead singer – but don’t be fooled by his dreamy looks! Jamie has performed on the same bill as Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Searchers, making him the real deal.

    Harriet’s a real cool chick with red hot hair – and energy to match! She taps out neat percussive beats, and sings sweet backing vocals.

    Ben doesn’t play guitar – he makes it sing, daddy-o! Ben’s playing is so hip, even your gran will want to Twist and Shout!

    Tommy is a maestro with the bassline. He pops, picks and plucks the rhythm that keeps THE ZOOTS so tight and sharp!

    Simon plays the drums, and lays the beat behind the hits! Simon makes that drum kit shake, rattle and roll – and how!


    Critics Dig THE ZOOTS!

    The ZOOTS are impossible not to like” The Stage

    “What an amazing night!” Stamford Corn Exchange

    The ZOOTS are fantastic” The Beacon Theatre

    “ The type of band we have always been looking for “ – Eastbourne Bandstand


    11 Feb

    The Boot Inn, High West Street, Weymouth, Dorset

    11/02/2017 To 11/02/2017

    8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

    Vinyl Revival!!

    When: Saturday 11th Feb
    Time: 8PM
    Where: The Boot Inn, Highwest Street, Weymouth

    Don’t miss out on a fantastic night at The Boot this Saturday!!!
    With some amazing classics for the 50’s / 60’s/ 70’s and you can even request for some of your favourites!!

    07 Dec

    Christchurch Priory, Quay Road, Christchurch, BH23 1BU

    07/12/2016 To 07/12/2016

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    A wonderful evening to put you in the Christmas spirit.

    With celebrity readings by Kate Adie and others soon to be announced, traditional carols and music from the Sing Now Choir and Bournemouth Collegiate Prep School.

    Doors open at 6.15pm for a 7pm start.

    Guests are invited to stay on after the concert for delicious mulled wine and mince pies.

    Book your tickets at or contact us on 01202 644220.

    15 Jan

    Sir John Colfox Academy, Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT

    15/01/2017 To 15/01/2017

    3:00 pm To 4:30 pm


    Tickets available at the door or in advance from Bridport Music

    Arturo Serna conducts the Allington Strings in a programme of light classical favourites including Pacelbel’s Canon, Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, Mozart’s Divertimento no 2, Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No1, Gershwin’s Love Walked In and Percy Grainger’s Mock Morris. Tickets £10 (under 18’s free) available on the door or in advance from Bridport Music.

    17 Jan

    Victoria School, Lindsay Road, Branksome, Poole, Dorset BH13 6AS

    17/01/2017 To 17/01/2017

    7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

    At Victoria School Lindsay Road Branksome Poole Dorset BH13 6AS

    25 Nov

    Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3FE

    25/11/2016 To 25/11/2016

    7:00 pm To 10:30 pm


    Advance tickets £10 available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Vineyards Sherborne (Digby Road) or online from Tickets on the door £15.

    Jo Burt (Freddie Mercury, The Troggs, Black Sabbath) brings his fantastic band back to Sherborne after a hugely successful show last year. His music is based on his background of rock with a country-style twist and a trippy, Beatles-esque edge. A superb performer. He’ll be performing tracks off his two albums together with some of the biggest hits that shaped his career (e.g. Wild Thing, 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Paranoid etc etc). An outstanding live act.

    12 Nov

    bh21 1lt

    12/11/2016 To 12/11/2016

    9:46 pm To 10:00 pm

    Musical highlights includes ‘Walk Right Back’, ‘The Look of Love’, ‘This Old House’, ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’, ‘Bobby’s Girl’, as well as ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story, and songs from classic musical of the 60s – My Fair Lady.

    The show includes a matinee at 230pm and evening performance at 730pm at the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne. For more information please visit, Facebook page wimbornemusical or to book tickets visit

    26 Nov

    Wimborne United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane BH21 1PP

    26/11/2016 To 26/11/2016

    7:30 pm To 9:15 pm

    Lizst – Missa Choralis, Schubert – Psalm 23, Brahms – How lovely are thy dwellings and motets by Bruckner.

    10 Nov

    West Borough Wimborne Minster Dorset BH21 1LT

    10/11/2016 To 10/11/2016

    7:30 pm To 10:30 pm


    Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 01202 885566 Or visiting

    The stories and music from over 50 years in the business – for the first time ever!


    So you think you know what Joe Brown’s all about…think again.


    It might just be time to re-evaluate because his Autumn tour is definitely something very different. For the first time ever Joe takes to the road by himself.


    No band, no supplementary backup musicians, no dancing girls (were there ever) – just Joe Brown, unadulterated, solo, upfront and personal.


    Joe Brown MBE is well known for being one of the UK’s original rock ‘n’ roll guitar pioneers. More recently, since The Concert For George, he’s become the leading light and staunch champion of the ukulele. But his history is unique and remarkable.


    From the days of music hall and growing up in an East End pub through the skiffle era of Lonnie Donegan then jumping, almost overnight, into rock’n’roll, Joe’s seen it all. Keith Richards respects him, George Harrison loved him, the Beatles supported him, Mark Knopfler plays with him…the man is unique. He’s been a radio star, a TV personality, an actor and, not least, the head of a musical dynasty.


    To say this man has a few stories is an understatement. And on this tour he’s going to tell them.


    Anecdotes and the odd joke or two will be interspersed with some of the great music that has made Joe such a popular performer today. And if that weren’t enough he’s got an old friend along too.


    Special Guest for the night will be guitar maestro Henry Gross.  No slouch himself to the odd raconteuring (think Jackie Mason of the beat age and you get the idea), Henry was the lead guitarist, singer and founder of hit US group Sha Na Na. Not only that, he was the youngest musician to appear at Woodstock. To say he’s a superlative musician would be an understatement.


    The tour kicks off in October and promises a great – and very entertaining! – night out.

    08 Oct

    The Boot, High West Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8JH

    08/10/2016 To 08/10/2016

    7:00 pm To

    The Vinyl Revival lads are back to serve up their first Autumnal treat of the BEST tracks of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & some cheeky 80’s played ONLY on authentic vinyl, how the tracks were meant to be heard before everything went compact!

    Come down for a boozy boogie from 7pm until late.

    06 Dec

    Christchurch Priory Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1BU

    06/12/2016 To 06/12/2016

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    Sprinkle some holiday spirit into the season and join in with the Christmas festivities at Autism Wessex’s annual Carol Service.

    With performances by The Funky Little Choir & Portfield School Lifeskills Students, readings by staff, pupils and the Mayor of Christchurch, plus festive Christmas carols, we guarantee you will leave with a warm Christmas glow!

    After the service there will be delicious mince pies and warm mulled wine on offer for a donation to Autism Wessex.

    Registered Charity No: 1000792

    27 May

    The Trooper Inn, Stourton Caundle, Dorset. DT10 2jw

    27/05/2016 To 30/05/2016

    6:30 pm To 11:59 pm

    Friday 27th – Monday 30th May

    Beer & Gin festival
    Choose from over 20 real ales and 20 Gins in our Gin & Prosecco tent.
    Live Music on Saturday from Livewired @9pm
    Live on Sunday from
    Dave Bowen jazz band @1pm
    Quantum of Swing @4pm
    The Microlights @9pm