WITH Waterford’s Summer in the City Festival enjoying its busiest year to date, another big weekend rolls around as The Tan and Sober Gentlemen – all the way from the USA – headline this week’s Churchyard Sessions on Bailey’s New Street. The Tan and Sober Gentlemen are a rowdy, high-energy bluegrass band all the way from the backcountry of North Carolina (USA). Come stomp and holler, drink and dance. The gig, taking place from 5pm this Saturday July 27, is just the latest event of a bursting programme of music, street performance, puppet shows and family entertainment; like all of the Festival’s events, it’s absolutely FREE!
Joining them on the day are two more top-notch up-and-coming emerging Irish acts, Ten Ounce Mouse and Waterford’s own Drop the Shadow. It’s going to be a serious day of music in the Viking Triangle!
Over at Centre Stage in John Roberts Square, there’s musical entertainment from the fantastic No Hot Ashes at 3pm, with the De La Salle Pipe Band kicking things off from 2pm. There’s also family fun with free face painting and the ‘Mr Cool’ Puppet Show.
Newly-added to the festival this year are Block Parties in Waterford Cultural Quarter with an outdoor stage at Tully’s Bar on O’Connell Street. On Friday Night July 26, we have local troubadour Conor Clancy (of Toucan) and band performing.
Summer in the City is funded by Waterford Council and Waterford Viking Triangle and supported by The Reg, The Munster Bar, Tully’s, Rapid Cabs and Waterford Cultural Quarter. Be sure to keep an eye to the Summer in the City FaceBook page for more info and announcements!