Summer events with music festivals and light show coming to Liverpool

Liverpool's historic St George's Hall
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Liverpool’s historic St George's Hall is to host a series of special events to celebrate its 170th anniversary this summer.

Under the banner 'It’s Yours!' the Grade I listed building is hosting a programme of cultural events echoing famous eras of the past two centuries.

‘SGH170’ brings together an exciting programme of music, comedy and more including new commissions and performances in new spaces. Key events are listed below, together with the council's description of each.

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EONARIUM Enlightenment

The Great Hall. Saturday, July 6 to Sunday, September 29 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 3pm – 8.30pm. Sundays 10am – 3.30pm.

Explore the four seasons through a breathtaking visual and auditory experience, and immerse yourself in a unique perspective of spring, summer, autumn and winter. During this 30-minute spectacle, let yourself be enchanted by the iconic melodies of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" accompanied by spectacular visuals.

The Jacaranda’s Rock N’ Roll Circus

  • The Concert Room. Thursday, August 1

The Jacaranda’s Rock N Roll Circus is a band of local musicians, with guests from many local bands, who play music mainly from the 60s 'Rock N Roll Era' every Saturday night in the Jac basement. This August, the Rock N’ Roll Circus will roll into St George’s Hall to celebrate the 170th anniversary with Paul Nazole, Bobby West, Rob Johnson, John Ellwand, Nick East plus very special guests.

Comedy in the Concert Room:

  • The Concert Room. Friday, August 2

Join an evening of laughter in the iconic concert room of St George's Hall as we celebrate the venue's 170th anniversary. Featuring Liverpool’s own Adam Rowe plus Live at the Apollo favourites Josh Pugh and Laura Lexx and hosted by award-winning comedian Sam Avery.

The Narrative

  • The Concert Room. Tuesday, August 6

The Narrative is a songwriter showcase and networking event featuring three songwriters telling the stories behind their songs and performing ‘in the round’. This August, the spotlight will be on local musicians, ZUZU, KOF and MT Jones.

The Wombat Jazz Festival

  • The Concert Room. Sunday, September 1

The Wombat Jazz Festival, the first of its kind in Liverpool, brings together a selection of the best jazz in the city and will debut at the iconic St George's Hall. The all-day event will see performances from Andrew Ibi, David Kayode, plus a headline set from The Grapes Band with Ni Maxine. More local legends to be announced.

Tickets for all shows go on sale on Friday, June 21, at 9am here.

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