Past event – Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival


“When I first started The Nantwich Jazz Festival I could never have imagined that it would be so successful, but here we are announcing the 20th event for Easter 2016 !” Said Phillip Martin, Festival Organiser.

Planning is now a year round exercise and The Festival are pleased to be bringing new acts to Nantwich as well as some old favourites.

Big Country, the iconic Scottish band with a stirring repertoire of high impact open at The Civic on Thursday 24th March, followed on Friday with a fantastic triple bill comprising The Revolutionaires with their 50’s Rhythm & Blues, the amazing Aynsley Lister whose guitar playing has been describes by MOJO magazine as “a fire hazard” and young yet magnificently accomplished Blues Rockers Red Butler.

In the Crown Hotel on Friday evening The Festival welcomes Kyla Brox a fabulous Blues & Soul singer who will be accompanied by her band. Kyla Makes another appearance at St Mary’s Church on Easter Monday where she presents a fantastic Gospel show.

On Saturday we welcome back FM featuring local guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick. The gig was a sell out in 2015 and they are back by overwhelming demand. Book early for that show!

Sunday sees the welcome return of The Jive Aces who share the bill with The Swing Commanders, Europe’s No1 Western Swing band. Nobody will be keeping still in The Civic that night!

Bad Manners, the iconic ska band who had enormous chart success in the eighties bring their fabulous show to The Civic on Monday. A frantic evening is in store.

We are also pleased to welcome Nearly Dan back to the festival. Less of a tribute more an homage to Steely Dan will be doing an afternoon show at The Studio on Easter Monday.

The stage in Nantwich square will feature bands on Saturday Sunday and Monday for 2016. On Saturday afternoon our event features The Red Stripe Band. This band always have the crowd dancing. On Easter Sunday CAT Radio will host an acoustic session and on Easter Monday afternoon the live entertainment continues with a 3 band lineup.

There will of course be a packed round the town programme featuring over 100 acts all accessible by wristband. The Festival looks forward to seeing everyone in 2016.


Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March 2016

Various venues around Nantwich




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