Free Event Free Event / Kids Event Suitable for Kids / Community Event Community Event

Please note that the events listed below are the responsibility of the venues, with the exception of Ipswich Youth Steel Band, Listening to Music Workshop, International Community Celebration, Schools’ Concert for Retired Residents of Newmarket, Molly Maguires, Maths Aloud, Ceroc, How To Read Music Workshop. All times and details were correct at the time of publication.

Saturday 1st July

Ipswich Youth Steel Band

Ipswich Youth Steel Band

Ipswich Youth Steel Band – Bill Tutte Memorial (11am-12.30pm)

Enjoy the sound of Summer! With Young NOMADS in the interval.

Listening to Music: workshop – Palace House Mews, Palace St (3-5pm)   

Come and explore your favourite music with musician Alice Haylock – bring yourself and your favourite song: 9-14yrs

Dr Phil, Soul Man – Exning Rd Working Men’s Club (8.30pm-11.30pm)

Soul and Reggae night. Pay on door: Members £4; Non-Mem £6

Carl Chapman – Waggon & Horses (9.30pm-12.30am) 

Acoustic duo.

International Celebration

International Celebration

Sunday 2nd July

International Community Celebration – Bill Tutte Memorial (2-4pm) 

Discover the traditions of the many people proud to live in our town: dancing, singing and more!




Schools' Concert

Schools’ Concert

Tuesday 4th July

School’s Concert for Retired Residents of Newmarket – St Mary’s Church (1-3pm) 

A special concert, uniting young & old! Free lunch for the audience from noon in the Turner Hall, courtesy of Bedford Lodge Hotel & Newmarket Racecourses.




Friday 7th July

Fall Out – The Bull (9pm-midnight) 

Local 80s band

Saturday 8th July

The Lost Volts

The Lost Volts

Molly Maguires – Bill Tutte Memorial (10.15am-12.15pm) 

Entertainment before the Carnival! with NOMADS in the interval

Carnival Parade & Carnival – High St (12.15pm) & the Severals (from 1pm) 

With music (1:30-4:30pm & 5-8pm) by The Lost Volts, Guns N’Abba, Parallel Lives, The Angels with Dirty Faces

Newmarket Kite Symphony – Long Hill, alongside Moulton Rd (from 4.15pm) 

A unique aerial spectacle! (weather permitting)

Soul Times – New Wellington (7.30pm-midnight) 

Big Fat Zero – Waggon & Horses (9:30pm-midnight)

Local Indie/Pop covers band.

Harry Greene

Harry Greene

Sunday 9th July

Harry Greene Trio – National Heritage Centre, Palace Street (12-3pm) 

Jazz in the King’s Yard with a brilliant young saxophonist.

Newmarket Town Band – All Saints Church (3-5pm) 

Our Town Band has delighted local audiences for over 60 years! Enjoy your favourites – and a cream tea!


'Calamity Jane'

‘Calamity Jane’

Monday 10th – Saturday 15th July

‘Calamity Jane’- Kings Theatre (daily 7.30pm & 4pm on Sat) 

The NOMADS summer musical – Tickets: £12/ conc. £10




Wednesday 12th July

Maths Aloud! – St Mary’s Church (4-6pm) 

Discover the Maths behind Bell Ringing with the Bill Tutte Club: all 9-14 year olds welcome.

Thursday 13th July

Lady Stardust & Savannah Love -Waggon & Horses (7pm-12) 

Songs from the 60s on with two popular soloists together.

DB di Blasio: Binns Organ talk & concert – All Saints Church (7.30pm) 

Hear our fabulous Binns Organ in action and find out how it works from an expert!

Jam Night – The Bull (8.30pm-11pm) 

Bring your instruments and jam with Johnny & Jonno!



Friday 14th July

Newmarket Community Choir Summer Concert – All Saints Church (7.30pm)

An evening of summer music for all with our friendly Community Choir, with refreshments. Tickets: £5

Fiveska – The Bull (9pm-midnight) 

Fantastic Ska band, playing The Specials, Madness – more!

Cassie Spalding – Waggon & Horses (9.30pm-12.30am) 

Songs from the 60s on, including show tunes and jazz.

Michael Courtney

Michael Courtney

Saturday 15th July

Celebration Day at All Saints – All Saints Church (12pm-4pm) 

Enjoy activities and free refreshments, with musical performances scattered through the day.

‘A Taste of Exning’ Concert – St. Martin’s Church, Exning (7.00pm) 

An informal variety performance of Exning’s ‘home-grown’ musicians!
Tickets: £5 (under 16s £3), /01638 577461 or on door. Bar & buffet available in interval.

Last Night of the Proms with Newmarket Town Band – St. Mary’s Church (7.30pm) 

Come and celebrate with your favourites! Tickets: £6

Skadust – The Yard (8pm-12) 

The best Ska music from the best Ska duo.

Michael Courtney – Exning Rd Working Men’s Club (8.30-11.30pm)

Songs from the 60s to the 80s, & a showcase of West End stage hits. Pay on door: Members £5; Non-Mem £7

Sunday 16th July

Live Rock with Den ‘n’ Dave – The Bushel (6-8pm) 

Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) & Dave Edwards (Remus Down Boulevard).

Jancis Harvey

Jancis Harvey

Thursday 20th July

Jancis Harvey – Newmarket Day Centre (1.30-2.30 pm)Free Event Community Event

Much admired local folk-singer: vocal and guitar. Tea and cake will be served.




Culture Club

Culture Club

Friday 21st July

Culture Club – Newmarket Nights 3

Adnams July Racecourse (3.40-10.30pm)

Lucky No7 – The Bull (9pm-midnight) 

4-piece rock covers band.


Newmarket Songwriters

Newmarket Songwriters

Saturday 22nd July

Bell Ringing – St Mary’s Church (from 3pm) 

The oldest bells in St. Mary’s date from Tudor times! Enjoy their glorious sound and then discover how they work …

Newmarket Songwriters – Kings Theatre Bar, Fitzroy St (8-10pm) 

A showcase for original songwriters in Newmarket and local area, usually meeting the last Saturday of each month. 14yrs+

Summerland – Waggon & Horses (9.30pm-12.30am) 

Upbeat 3-piece band; light rock.

Jazz in the King's Yard

Jazz in the King’s Yard

Sunday 23rd July

Alexandra Ridout & Friends – National Heritage Centre, Palace St (2-5pm) 

Jazz in the King’s Yard with BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2016.




Artistry in Cocoa

Artistry in Cocoa

Tuesday 25th July

Jazz and Chocolate! – 3 chocolatey events at Artistry in Cocoa 
25 Granby Street, Newmarket, CB8 8HE

  • Chocolate Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour with cream teas and informal live saxophone jazz (2-4pm) Free entry
  • Tutored Chocolate Tasting (7.30 – 8.15pm) Tickets £5 (please book via 01638 660503 /
  • Live Jazz & Chocolate Cafe (8.15-9.30pm) Free entry

Wednesday 26th July

Children’s Music Workshop – Newmarket Library (10.30am-11.30am) 

With Louise Eatock; for 4yrs+

Thursday 27th July

Jam Night – The Bull (8.30pm-11pm)Free Event

Bring your instruments and jam with Johnny & Jonno!



Friday 28th July

Texas – Newmarket Nights 4

Adnams July Racecourse (3.40-10.30pm)


The Legionnaires – The Bull (9pm-midnight) 

Fun punk/rock band.



Saturday 29th July

Ceroc! Dance demonstration, with CerocCam – Bill Tutte Memorial (11am-12.30pm) 

Come and see this fun exciting partner dance, taking influences from almost every other style of dance!

How to Read Music: workshop – Palace House Mews, Palace St (3-5pm) 

Music teacher Alice Haylock will help you brush up your music reading skills and explore how music works. 12yrs – adult

Galaxy Big Band: outdoor ‘Prom’ concert – George & Dragon Pub, 31 The St, Snailwell CB8 7LX (gates open 5pm for 7pm start) 

Swing, Jive and Jazz! Bring a picnic, seating etc. All proceeds to St. Peter’s Church. Tickets: advance £10 (01638 577456), on gate £12; under 15yrs free

IJS Disco: 80s Night – Exning Rd Working Men’s Club (8.30pm-11.30pm)

Everything from the 80s – 80s fancy dress welcome. Pay on door: Members £4; Non-Mem £6

Roquefort – New Wellington (8.30pm-midnight) 

Fun local classic rock covers band

Savannah Love – Waggon & Horses (9.30pm-12.30am) 

Popular songs from the 60s to the present.

Barry Tyler

Barry Tyler’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Sunday 30th July

Barry Tyler’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band – Exning Rd Working Men’s Club (12.30pm-3.30pm)

All welcome. Pay on door: price TBA





The Bull: DJ in the garden, every Sat (8pm-12)

White Hart: DJ, every Sat (9.30pm-2am)

Waggon & Horses: Karaoke with Shaz, every Sun (8pm-late); Open mic night with Pat, Thurs 6th, 20th & 27th (9pm-late)