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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 most Tuesday and Friday nights, and regularly on Sunday afternoons - with something to satisfy every musical taste, be it rock, folk, soul, funk, reggae or 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.

September 2019

Fri 13 Sept 9pm

Einstein's Children

Sun 15 Sept 4-6pm

Sally Ironmonger

Tues 17 Sept 8.45pm

Cinelli Bros

Fri 20 Sept 9pm

We Ghosts

Sun 22 Sept 4-6pm

Phoenix 20th Anniversary

Come and commiserate 20 gruelling years on the road
with Davey and Krista x

Weds 25 Sept 8.30pm

Wired Jam Session

The Wrotham's legendary electric session

Fri 27 Sept 9pm

Ben Mills Band

Sun 29 Sept 4-6pm

Thumping Tommys

October 2019

Tues 1 Oct 8.45pm

Eric Ranzoni Trio

Fri 4 Oct 9pm

Baltimore Keys

Sun 6 Oct 4-6pm


Tues 8 Oct 8.45pm

Irene Rae Band

Weds 9 Oct 8pm

Open Mic with Griff

Mics, DIs, Monitors, PA and epic sound engineer provided.  You bring the music.

Fri 11 Oct 9pm

Moroccan Mole

Sun 13 Oct 4-6pm

Follow The Crows

followed by, at 7.30pm

The Woodshed Session

Open folk/acoustic session hosted by Bob Kenward, all welcome

Tues 15 Oct 8.45pm

Keith Kenny

Fri 18 Oct 9pm

The Crossfire

Sun 20 Oct 4-6pm

Katy Hurt

Fri 25 Oct 9pm

Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra

Sun 27 Oct 4-6pm


Weds 30 Oct 8.30pm

Wired Jam session

The Wrotham's legendary electric session

November 2019

Fri 1 Nov 9pm

Blues Bandits

Sun 3 Nov 4-6pm


Tues 5 Nov 8.45pm

Tommy Allen and Ray Drury

Fri 8 Nov 9pm

Robin Bibi Band

Sun 10 Nov 4-6pm

Green Diesel

then, at 7.30pm...

The Woodshed Folk Session

Tues 12 Nov 8.45pm

Giles Robson and Tom JJ

Weds 13 Nov 8pm

Open Mic with Griff

Fri 15 Nov 9pm

Black Market III

Sun 17 Nov 4-6pm

Rodney Branigan

Fri 22 Nov 9pm


Sun 24 Nov 4-6pm

Jimmy C and the Blues Dragons

Tues 26 Nov 8.45pm

Kyla Brox Duo

Weds 27 Nov 8.30pm

Wired Jam session

Fri 29 Nov 9pm


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.