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Live music at the Wrotham Arms

The Wrotham Arms is the premier venue for live music in Broadstairs, playing host to an eclectic array of bands, artists and genres every weekend.

There’s live music every Friday and Saturday night, and now a new slot on Sunday afternoons - with something to satisfy every musical taste, be it rock, folk, soul, funk or reggae and blues.

Up-and-coming acts and well-established performers travel from far and wide to play here, with the excellent acoustics and intimate vibe making every gig night special. And best of all, there’s no charge to see these quality acts - just remember to buy a couple of pints!

The centre of Broadstairs' live music scene, the Wrotham Arms also hosts the Wrotham Arms Blues and Roots Club, the monthly Wired electric jam and the famous Woodshed folk session, and is an official venue of the town's two annual music festivals -  Broadstairs Folk Week in August and the Broadstairs Blues Bash in February.

Please note if you are viewing this on a large screen like a computer or a tablet, the listings go downwards in two columns like a newspaper, not left to right like a calendar.  This is so the page layout works properly on mobile devices too.

January 2019

Fri 18 Jan 9pm

Baltimore Keys

Sun 20 Jan 4pm


Tues 22 Jan 8.45pm

Rob Tognoni Band

Fri 25 Jan 9pm

Blues Bandits

Sun 27 Jan 4pm

Bona Tunes (Miles Cookman)

Weds 30 Jan 8.30pm

Wired Jam Session

February 2019

Fri 1 Feb 9pm

Hyperactive Ultimate 80s Band

Sun 3 Feb 4pm


Fri 8 Feb 9pm

Wild Bill & the Railroad Cats

Sun 10 Feb 4pm


Sun 10 Feb 7.30pm

Woodshed Folk Session

Weds 13 Feb 8pm

Open Mic with Griff

Fri 15 Feb 9pm

Ariel Posen Band (Canada)

Sun 17 Feb 4pm


Tues 19 Feb 8.45pm

Earl Jackson & Stompin' Dave Band


Fri 22 Feb


Jimmy C and the
Blues Dragons


Greg Coulson Band

Sat 23 Feb


Robin Bibi




Sun 24 Feb


Marcus Bonfanti & Rosco Levee

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February 2019

Weds 27 Feb 8.30pm

Wired Jam Session

March 2019

Fri 1 Mar 9pm

We Ghosts

Tues 5 Mar 8.45pm

Broken Levee

Fri 8 Mar 9pm

Gumboots reggae band 

Sun 10 Mar 7.30pm

Woodshed Folk Session

Weds 13 Mar 8pm

Open Mic with Griff

Fri 15 Mar 9pm

Ivan's Allstars

Sun 17 Mar 4pm


Tues 19 Mar 8.45pm

Cherry Lee Mewis

Fri 22 Mar 9pm


Sun 24 Mar 4pm

Einstein's Children

Tues 26 Mar 8.45pm

Beki Brindle Band

Weds 27 Mar 8.30pm

Wired Jam Session

Fri 29 Mar 9pm

Baltimore Keys

Sun 31 Mar 4pm


The Wrotham Arms Blues and Roots Club

The force of nature that is Geoff Pine presents our almost-always twice-monthly Blues and Roots Club, featuring top-class acts from the UK Blues circuit and beyond.  This year's current confirmed bookings are listed on the Blues and Roots Club page.