Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this July. From festivals of funk to desert island disco castaways.. Brum is rockin’!
Fantastic 45’s are taking over Cafe Artum for some Funk, Soul, Boogie, Breaks ft DJ E Double D and friends. 1st July.
Paul Cook playing all your old Snobs favourites. Sun On The Hill. 1st July.
Eighty Eight Miles Single Launch + When Tigers Used to Smoke / JSB / Dominic Clark. The Sunflower Lounge. 1st July.
Desert Islands Discs ‘Steves Hawaii 5-0’ Party ft Chris Madden, Maria Martin, Sarah Bridge, Adam Regan & DJ Dick. The Ruin Digbeth. 2nd July.
Rob. J. playing Balearic goodness. The Bournebrook. 2nd July.
MOHO July Party at Dead Wax Digbeth. 2nd July.
Digbeth Disco – Free Daytime Party. The Old Crown. DJs in The Old Crown’s gardens playing disco classics til late. Head down for 3pm for a good old fashioned boogie.With special guest DJ. 2nd July.
This Is Tmrw brings Mannequin Pussy to Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. 3rd July.
Jam Jah Reggae Mondays. The Station. 4th July.
Symphonic Sessions: Max Richter – The Four Seasons. Hockley Social Club. 7th July.
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival ft Specials, Earth Wind & Fire, De La Soul and Nightmares On Wax. 8th – 10th July.
Chris Gumbley live jazz Tribute to Cannonball. The band features arrangements made famous by the great Cannonball Adderley Quintet of the late 50s and early 60s. 1000 Trades. 8th July.
Supersonic Festival 2022. Ft Jerusalem In My Heart, Decolonise, Richard Dawson, The Bug, Flowdan, Old Man Gloom, and many more experimental electronic acts. The Mill Digbeth. 8Th – 10th July.
FUSE: Day & Night. FUSE returns to Birmingham for the first time since 2017, taking over the incredible Lab11 for the very first time. A Day & Night long affair, will occupy both the Arches & the Warehouse for their biggest ever show in Birmingham! 9th July.
The brains behind Killer Wave take over The British Oak for a night of indie & alternative classics. Craft Beer, Cocktails, Food by Original Patty Men. 9th July.
Vibe Tribe 4.0 ft Ruth Noah and the Ark. The Rainbow. 9th July.
The Heritage Lounge Sessions returns ft Rob J, Ollie Humpidge, Alex Hammond + guests. Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. 9th July.
The Bongolian band live. The Night Owl . 9th July.
The Reggae Cookout! FREE ENTRY! The Night Owl. 10th July.
The Payback (Funk Night). The Night Owl. 15th July.
Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival. Running since 1985, Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival is England’s longest-established jazz and blues festival and one of Europe’s biggest free jazz parties. Multiple venues. 15th July – 24th July.
SUNBLAZED feat. Second Truth, Mantarray & Toni. The Sunflower Lounge. 16th July.
Paul Cook playing all your old Snobs favourites. Sun On The Hill. 16th July.
Simmer Down reggae festival ft Odyssey and Third World. Handsworth Park. 17th July.
The JQ Festival 2022. 23rd July.
Wobble v Heritage Summer Matinee 3. Deadwax Digbeth. 23rd July.
Le Freak: The Get Down. The Night Owl. 29th July.
Swampmeat ‘Album’ Fundraiser. Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. 29th July.
Launch of UNI:FI @ the amazing space that is Cafe Artum, Birmingham. Uniting: Soulful, Broken, House & Garage, Afro & Deep. 30th July.
Saturday July 30th will see MADE dance music festival arrive at Dunstall Park in Wolverhampton, with their biggest line up to date. Now boasting more stages than ever before. Just a short 16 min train from Birmingham, and with the option of return shuttle buses to and from the station (or the after party), getting to and from the festival has never been simpler. 30th July.
The Great Outdoors ft Dean Smith & friends playing Balearic, disco, soulful house. Hockley Social Club. 30th July.
DDC & Hare & Hounds presents: Highbury Hall festival ft Street Food, Craft Beer, Live Music, DJs, Craft Market and Kids Entertainment. 31st July.
There’s plenty more out there each week, with regular live music and DJs at The Actress & Bishop, 1000 Trades, Night Owl, Hare & Hounds, Spotted Dog (Jazz Tuesdays are not to be missed), Hockley Social Club, Cafe Artum, Sun On The Hill and The Anchor (live acoustic music Sundays).