Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham February 2023!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this February 2023.

We search high and low to bring to you the best original music Brum has to offer each and every month.

The Night Owl

Kaleidoscope 5th Birthday – Rosie Tee / The Nature Centre / Big Sky Orchestra.

Thursday 2nd Feb.

Kaleidoscope 5th Birthday – Fitzroy Holt / Sancho Panza / The Ghoules.

Friday 10th Feb.

Big Boss Man live.

Saturday 11th Feb.

Back of the Bar: When Tigers Used To Smoke, Pip & Izuzvo.

Wednesday 22nd Feb.

Hockley Social Club

Night Owl Takeover – Saturday 4th Feb.

Nightowl DJs playing Northern Soul, Motown, Ska + Funk sounds – Joel Webster + Richard Buckley.

Buddha Belly / Disco Fries / Patty Freaks / Street Souvlaki / Urban Cheesecake.

The Birmingham Royal Ballet presents: Swan Lake – Thursday 9th Feb.

Symphonic Sessions with the CBSO – Thursday 23rd Feb.

The Unique Experience: Every Friday Night.

The Unique Experience is run by the one and only Call me Unique. She is a Birmingham based singer/songwriter and guitarist who infuses the sounds of jazz, soul, future beats, and scat-singing.

No Friday is ever the same as every night has a new theme, featuring different supporting artists from around the UK. You can expect very spontaneous antics and a huge variety of genres each week with something new every single visit. The doors will open from 5pm every Friday, with the show starting from 9!

The Live Lounge: Every Saturday Night.

Introducing: The Live Lounge. Every Saturday night at Hockley Social Club.

Acts, artists and bands will change on a weekly basis and will span across a range of different genres, with everything from funk and soul, jazz, reggae to hip hop and covers.

All this will go alongside award-winning street food, DJ’s playing all day and night and 3 bars, including a cocktail speakeasy bar.

Café Artum

‘Join The Future’ Book Launch – Saturday 4th Feb. 3pm.

Come Sunday – Jazz Vinyl Listening Session – Sunday 5th Feb. 3pm – 6pm.

DILLA DAY – Saturday 11th Feb. 3pm

Uni:Fi – Saturday 18th Feb. 9pm.

Watch The Sound – Saturday 25th Feb. 5pm.

INFINITE SPACE – Saturday 25th Feb. 8pm.


02.31 x Weird Science – Gentlemens Club & Vibe Chemistry

Vibe Chemistry, Frenetic, LFM, Duck DnB Djs, Gentlemens Club, Shorterz, Sisko, Mini.

Friday 24th Feb. 10pm – 4am.


Homoelectric @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

Friday 17th Feb. 10pm.

The Comet Is Coming @ O2 Institute Birmingham

Tuesday 28th Feb. 7pm.

O2 Academy 2

The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Friday 3rd Feb.

Forum Birmingham

Hybrid Minds, Hedex, K Motionz.

Saturday 11th Feb. 8pm – 5am.

The Victoria

The Cherry Apes / The Anyways / Izuzvo / Aayushi / Liv Wilkes.

Saturday 25th Feb.

The Castle & Falcon


Wednesday 1st Feb.

The Sunflower Lounge

Wings Of Desire.

Tuesday 14 Feb.

Must Be John + Henshaw / DJS

Saturday 25th Feb.

Stir Stores

OPEN MIC! with live music from @sylvervan

Wednesday 1st Feb. 7pm.

Disques Vérité.

Expect a heavy dose of Mai ’68 vibes alongside your Garagey/ Freaky French/ Yé-Yé faves.

Friday 3rd Feb. 7pm – midnight.

In house Dj’s – all things Soul & RnB with DJ Sean Taylor.

Saturday 4th Feb.

Hare & Hounds


Thursday 2nd Feb.

our friends are eclectic presents – PWEI afterparty.

Digging deep to recreate the vibes of the great 80’s / 90’s alternative sounds. Paying homage to Brums best indie venues such as the pot of beer, hummingbird, snobs etc.

Heritage is 7.

Featuring Wobble – K Klass, Allister Whitehead, Justin Robertson, Lottie, Andy Baxter.

Saturday 4th Feb.

Broken Minds – Classic Jungle / DNB.

Saturday 11th Feb.


Sunday 12th Feb.

Preoccupations + Clamm.

Wednesday 15th Feb.

A Sunday Afternoon w/ DJ Yoda

Sunday 19th Feb. 4pm – 9pm.

Sambroso Allstars perform The Buena Vista.

Thursday 23rd Feb.

Low Island.

Thursday 23rd Feb.

Isaac Gracie.

Tuesday 28th Feb.

Dead Wax Digbeth

Desert Island Discs.

A bi-monthly event with friends old and new popping by to play is their 8 desert island discs over 45 minutes. The aim is for like minded people to share some sweets sounds whilst have a few drinks and conversation. Curated by our friends are eclectic, the group will post events and at least one mix a month from a guest.

Saturday 25th Feb. 12pm – 9pm.

The Ruin

Saturday Vinyl Selectas:

4th Feb – Jim Drummond

11th Feb – Duffy

18th Feb – Dan Finnemore

25th Feb – Shaun Patrick Hand

All 8-12 pm, vinyl only.

Sunday 12th Feb, Jazz at The Ruin, 2-5pm.

1000 Trades

Friday 3rd Feb – Birmingham Jazz Presents: Jon Lloyd Quartet + 1000 Trades Presents: DJ Mr Nicky

Saturday 4th Feb – 1000 Trades Presents: Pitch Control

Thursday 9th Feb – Kamikaze Club Open Mic

Friday 10th Feb – Birmingham Jazz Presents: Arnie Somogyi Mingus Band + 1000 Trades Presents: Eclectic Sessions

Saturday 11th Feb – 1000 Trades Presents: Jazz in the House

Friday 17th Feb – Birmingham Jazz Presents: James Allsopp Quartet + 1000 Trades Presents: DJ Mr Nicky

Saturday 18th Feb – 1000 Trades Presents: Moa Bay

Sunday 19th Feb – 1000 Trades Presents: Sunday Jazz

Friday 24th Feb – 1000 Trades Presents: Eclectic Sessions

Saturday 25th Feb – NOW HAM: A Night of Credible 80s

Regular Events..

There’s plenty more out there each week, with regular live music and DJs at The Actress & BishopThe Night OwlHare & HoundsSunflower LoungeScruffy MurphysSubsideDeadwaxFletchers BarRock N’ Roll BrewhouseGunmaker’s Arms and Nortons. There’s live jazz and eclectic DJs every weekend at 1000 TradesSpotted Dog (Jazz Hockley Social ClubCafe ArtumSun On The Hill, Snobs and Lab 11 have DJs each weekend. The Anchor has live acoustic music Sundays with The Ruin offering up DJs every weekend.