Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham May 2023!

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

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

5th May

Jack Tyson Charles @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

6th May

artum presents: ronnie herel @  Cafe Artum Hockley Social Club

7th May

Come Sunday May 7th @ Artum Hockley Social Club

“Jazz for you Head Jazz for your Feet” DJs Jayson Wynters, Nick Schlittner and Tom Belte.

Cellar All Dayer @ The Rainbow Pub

Noise Pollution presents the Cellar All Dayer on Sunday 7th May. Alex Ohm headlines with supports from: Ryan Sparrow, Echo Gecco, Erin May, Anita Quinn, After Arden, Toby Marriott.

DDC & Hare and Hounds presents: Highbury Hall @ Highbury Hall

8th May

Young Culture Band Soundsystem alongside the mighty Jam Jah Sound @ Darkhorse Moseley

9th May

The Golden Dregs @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

11th May

Symphonic Sessions: Gabriel Prokofiev Live @ Hockley Social Club

12th May 2023

Back of the Bar: Genevieve Miles, Token Honey & Daisy Peacock @ The Night Owl

These Smiths – The Smiths Tribute Band @ Actress and Bishop

Bar Italia @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May

Birmingham Jazz Presents Festival 2023 @ 1000 Trades

Three days of live and life enhancing music, with11 bands including  three shows free to enter (the first gig of each day). Full details and tickets/weekend passes via the Birmingham Jazz website .

13th May

Soul Centric ft. Scott Diaz @ Artum, Hockley Social

Matinee 4 – Wobble/Heritage/Plastic Dreams alfresco terrace party @ Dead Wax Digbeth

14th May

AGMP presents direct from the USA DELVON LAMARR ORGAN TRIO @ The Crossing

Enumclaw + The Tubs @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

The Dream Machine @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

18th May

Dune Boy @ The Victoria, Birmingham

Spilt Milk Society @ The Victoria

Wombo @ Dead Wax Digbeth

19th May

Kaleidoscope – False Futures / The Crystal Teardrop @ The Night Owl

Spilt Milk Society @ The Victoria

I Love Acid with Luke Vibert & Posthuman @ Hare and Hounds

20th May

Live Jazz in the evening @ The Ruin Digbeth

24th May

Acid Dad @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

26th May

THIS IS TMRW & KILLER WAVE present The mighty OSEES @ The Crossing Digbeth

TRMNL @ Lab 11

Richy Ahmed / Fleur Shore / Josh Baker / Locklead (LIVE) / CHKLTE / Ray Mono / Samu.l / Vito / Tyron Amory.

SIV JAKOBSEN @ Sunflower Lounge

27th May

Luke Una ‘E Soul Cultura Vol. 2’ Launch Party @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

28th May

Back of the Bar: The Brum Bank Holiday All-Dayer @ The Night Owl

The Brum Bank Holiday All-Dayer (charity fundraiser) with live music from Jack Cattell, Lovebreakers, The Creature Appeal, The Masses, Quentin Francis, Five O Fives, Santu (Acoustic) and Eliza May (Acoustic) and more TBA! Plus DJ sets from The Novus, The Not So Rock Show, Back of the Bar DJS & more! ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SIFA FIRESIDE

Lissy Taylor / AWFOM / Eliza May / Emma McCarthy @ The Victoria

The Bug Club & Kill Yr Idols @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

Weird on Purpose #4 | Graywave, Otherless & Brian Lightning @ Hare & Hounds Kings Heath

31st May

PEACE + special guests @ The Mill Digbeth

Regular Events..

The Unique Experience takes place every Friday night ft live music and new bands showcasing the best of Birmingham at Hockley Social and The Live Lounge every Saturday night ft new musicians, live acts spanning different genres also at Hockley Social.

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 Trades & Hockley Social ClubCafe ArtumSun On The Hill, Snobs and Lab 11 have DJs each weekend. The Anchor has live acoustic music Sundays and Spotted Dog has the best contemporary live Jazz every Tuesday.