These links will help you find live music to see and hear, or find venues that may book you to perform as an artist. Some venues may have age restrictions. Venues usually have e-newsletters about what’s coming soon. Join mailing lists of local venues and those that you like further away. Also see Festivals.
Buying Concert Tickets:
Don’t get caught out by ticket cons and fraud. Advice about buying concert tickets can be found here on the Concert Promoters Association website.
What’s On? Music Listings:
Ents24 – “dedicated to bringing you the easiest way to find events and buy tickets no matter where you live or what you’re into. Live music, stand-up comedy, festivals, clubbing, theatre, family days out, or cinema”.
Songlines gig guide where you can search and purchase tickets for concerts, tours and festivals in the UK and Ireland. Roots, World and folk music specialists.
Skiddle guide to events around the UK. “Our huge What’s On Guide covers clubbing, live music and gigs, comedy, dating, theatre. Plus, we sell the cheapest available tickets for many events!”
Britevents is a diverse cultural event guide.
Dorset Gig Guide The Dorset Music Guide aims to be the definitive destination for Music related News, Reviews and Events Information for the wonderful county from which it takes it’s name. Twitter: @DorMusicGuide
Lemon Rock. A site that automatically finds your location (it asks for your permission) and then gives a local gig guide.
Dolphin Music – Gig listings for Bournemouth, Poole and beyond.
South West Music Services This is your portal to concerts, gigs and other music related events in the South West of England. If you would like a reciprocal link please get in touch. Bands, Jazz, classical and more.
Bridgewater Music Scene is an open Facebook Group for people that are involved in the Bridgwater’s live music scene.
Yeovil Music/Gigs An open Facebook Group – All the info you need on the hottest gigs in Yeovil. You can be a promoter, A Band member or a punter
Yeovil Music Scene An open Facebook Group – Builing a scene for everyone.
Gig Guide provide information on Gigs, Live Music Venues, Wedding and Function Bands, Music Festivals and a host of other music related businesses in the UK.
GigaTools – search tool choise for/by artists, venues, cities and countries.
Vocalist Gig Guide For Amateur to Professional Solo & Duo Singers, Vocalists, Musicians, Songwriters, Venues, Pubs, Clubs, Covers & Original Acts.
Music Glue has event listings and offers services to support gigging artists.
Bandsintown Facebook ap that tells you when bands you like on Facebook have up and coming gigs. Good to register as an artist.
Concerts in the West showcase classical music in the South West region – some concerts are in Lyme Regis. They have exclusive and generous discounts for B Sharp participants.
Where to find live folk music, by region in the UK.
Folk music in the South West.
Nags Head pub in Lyme Regis. Local pub with regular live music. Free entry.
The local Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis has a diverse live music programme.
Worldwide guide to what’s happening “in the most exciting cities on the planet”.
Gigs and Tours. Tour Announcements, Music News, Priority Booking! Subscribe for free to receive weekly email announcements. Twitter: @gigsandtours
Crowdsurge. Ticket company. Event listings.
Ticketmaster. Ticket company. Event listings.
Local newspapers usually have an entertainment section with coverage of what’s on. e.g. around Lyme Regis there are:
View from Lyme Regis A free weekly newspaper with sister editions covering towns in Dorset, Devon and Somerset.
Bridport and Lyme Regis News A weekly newspaper covering the Lyme Regis and Bridport area.
Yellow pages for nightclubs in the UK, listed by town/city, with links to the clubs websites to see what’s on.
If you know of other links to help find music events, please reply below.
A complete B Sharp music resource menu can be found in Links to Progress your Music Interests and Journey.