Sounds in The Square
Sounds in The Square brings live music to Wellington’s Market Square on several Saturdays in July and August each year. It aims to showcase local performers from a range of genres, bringing them to a wider audience, whilst giving shoppers a taste of the music being made on their doorstep. It’s also part of our on going quest to make better use of Wellington’s public spaces, encouraging people to linger, chat and enjoy the town, rather than hurry through from A to B.
The programme is organised by our Wellington H2A volunteers, and we’re grateful as always to Wellington Market Company who, as part of their commitment to supporting our summer events, put out gazebos for our performers.
THE SOUNDS IN THE SQUARE PROGRAMME FOR SUMMER 2020 will be announced in the Spring.
In the meantime, here’s what we enjoyed in 2019…
Saturday 13th July: Cool and Uke
Enjoy some laid-back summer strumming from the county’s favourite ukulele band! 11am-1pm, Market Square
Saturday 20th July: Vorsprung Durch Oompah Band
Get a musical taste of Oktoberfest as Shropshire’s German-style oompah band comes to town. 11am-1pm, Market Square OR Wellington Market (to be confirmed)
Saturday 27th July: Three in a Bar Jazz Band
Swing while you’re shopping as one of Shropshire’s most popular jazz ensembles takes to the stage. 11am-1pm, Market Square
Saturday 3rd August: The Inn Comes Out
Expect a party atmosphere as the regulars from The Wrekin Inn’s weekly Open Mic Night take to the stage for their annual outdoor marathon of music. 11am-2pm, Market Square
Saturday 10th August: Hatter’s Ball
This Shropshire party band, led by Gratitude’s David Busby, will have you dancing in the street with their string of pop classics! 11am-2pm, Market Square
Saturday 17th August: The Telfordaires
Enjoy the sweet harmonising of this barnstorming barbershop choir as they croon their way through the streets. 11am – 12pm in Market Square & around the town
Look out for more dates as performances are confirmed!
CAN YOU HELP US TO KEEP THE MUSIC COMING?
The whole Sounds season costs us between £800-1000 a year to host. We pay for it thanks to support from Wellington Town Council, local businesses and even a few residents, who make personal contributions to help us sustain this programme of music – but money is always tight.
So, if you like hearing a talented musicians performing in the middle of town on a summer’s day, you might like to help us. You can write a cheque to Sounds in The Square and deliver it to Wellington H2A, care of Ken Francis Butchers, 9 Market St, Wellington, TF1 1DT.