Join Joey the Lips, Radio Plymouth DJ Ian Calvert and friends who will be aboard a floating stage aboard the river cruiser ‘The Spirit of Plymouth’ for a fun packed afternoon of top quality Soul and Motown music!
Also along the quayside will be a number of street entertainers around including stiltwalkers, jugglers, face painters and more to see.
The Music in the Harbour event is a trial with the hopes of it becoming a regular summertime event.
Sarah O’Leary, Waterfront Manager for Plymouth Waterfront Partnership (PWP) said “We’ve responded directly to calls from Waterfront businesses to trial this new event, in an effort to attract more families to the quayside during August’s Bank Holiday weekend. Through partnership working between waterside pubs, night clubs, the Police, Licensing, Sutton Harbour and PWP, we will be able to provide a fun, safe and vibrant atmosphere that will appeal to a wide range of ages.”
“We are keen to challenge the common perceptions of Bank Holiday Sundays and pub owners have agreed to serve in plastic cups. No glass, glass bottles or cans will be allowed onto the quayside in an effort to keep the area cleaner. Based on the success of Plymouth Pirates Weekend and the Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival events earlier this year, this Soul & Motown Music in the Harbour afternoon should become yet another great event in this year’s cultural calendar.”
A full press release with comments from the various groups helping to setup and run this event can be found here. There will also be an ‘after party’ at the Mayflower Bar on the Barbican Wharves.
Be sure to grab a bite to eat whilst listening to the free live music show with many venues including The Blues Bar, The Three Crowns, The Ship, Bacaro & Bites, Seafood and Pasta Bar, Cap’n Jaspers and more serving food around the quayside.
Please note: Any glass bottles or cans brought into the event space may be confiscated. Pubs and Bar Venues along the quayside will be offering drinks as normal served in plastic glasses so be sure to pop into The Cider Press, Black Jacks, The Ship, Bacaro & Bites, Bar Rakuda, The Three Crowns, Barbican Live Lounge, The Blues Bar and more…
The Music in the Harbour event is in association:
The fun does not stop there for pub & club venues across the Barbican and Sutton Harbour will be holding a range of live music and DJs to help party the night away in the late evening!