New Walsall bandstand to host FREE live music and community acts
A programme of free live music will be hitting Walsall town centre this week, from a newly built band stand situated in Gallery Square. There’s a call out for local bands, dance groups and acts to come and entertain the community too in this new, vibrant space.
Each week, on Walsall Wednesday’s, between 12pm -3pm, there will be a different acoustic band performing with a good mix of styles for all tastes and ages; from jazz and brass to the ringing tones of the Caribbean steel pans. Pick up some lunch from one of the many town’s street food stalls or cafes, have a seat and take in the free lunchtime live sessions.
Dates are as follow:
Can you entertain Walsall?
There’s also a shout out to local acts, be it a band, musician or dance group to come and animate the space and help bring Walsall to life. If you are interested in using the bandstand, then please use this link to complete the expression of interest form. We’d love to hear from you!
Information on the bandstand
There are dates available up until 31st October, mainly during the week between 11am-4pm. There is a programme of live acts on Wednesdays from 12-3pm so avoid this time. The band stand is 3.1m wide with a roof covering, but with open sides and no power supply, so acoustic music is preferred or your own PA/amp.
What is "We are Walsall"?
It's a major new campaign designed to welcome shoppers back to to the borough's high streets. We want you to discover hidden gems and local landmarks that you might not otherwise find. It’s a campaign to remind what the ALL in Walsall is all about!
Listen out for radio coverage and news about some exciting new events and features. They will be popping up around the town centre to add to the vibrant mix of leisure and outdoor facilities and shopping options, as well as a real sense of community support and cultural offerings.
Our high streets are slowly seeing visitors return but our businesses still need support after over a year of uncertainty and change. Supporting local retailers, the weekly market and leisure services is now key. The campaign will provide a platform to help these services bounce back.
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How is it funded?
The campaign has been made possible by government grants from the Reopening High Streets Safely and Welcome Back funds supported by the European Regional Development Fund.