Music Venues in Essex

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Chinnerys Chinnerys is the main live music venue in Southend and the surrounding area (with a large capacity it is also the biggest and features one of the largest stages on this circuit) regularly playing host to major signed touring acts as well as showcasing a wide array of local talent.

  01702 467305

Website Chinnerys

Address: Chinnerys 21-22 Marine Parade Southend Essex SS1 2EJ

Cliffs Pavilion

Cliffs Pavilion Music venue in the heart of Southen on Sea with live music including Jazz and an open mic night.

Address: Cliffs Pavilion Station Road Southend on Sea Essex SS0 7RA

Crofters Wine Bar & Dining Rooms

Crofters Wine Bar & Dining Rooms Since taking over the premises in 2004, the foodie team have taken the already well-regarded food served at Crofters to a superior level. Building on this success they decided to take the venue back to it`s wine bar roots, with a revised menu, even more variety drink-wise and a look that is relaxing as it is well considered.

Address: Crofters Wine Bar & Dining Rooms 25 Maldon Road Witham Essex CM8 2AA

Dickens Restaurant Cafe Bar

Dickens Restaurant Cafe Bar Restaurant Cafe Bar with live Jazz, last Sunday ofthe month. Wednesday Jazz Nights in June, July and August with Sophie Garner, playing smoothand some soulful tunes, book a table for a fantastic dinner and entertainment

Address: Dickens Restaurant Cafe Bar Townsford Mill The Causeway Halstead Essex CO9 1ET

Essex Arms

Essex Arms The Essex Arms in Brentwood has long been known for our fantastic music offering!

A great spot for music lovers, with some of the best bands around, The Essex Arms has something for everyone.

  01277 201 164

Website Essex Arms

Address: Essex Arms Warley Hill Brentwood Essex CM14 5HA

M & B Sports and Social Club

M & B Sports and Social Club Host to Live bands on regular Saturdays.

Children welcome.

Address: M & B Sports and Social Club Dagenham Road Romford Essex RM7 0QX

Marigolds Blues Club

Marigolds Blues Club Marigolds Blues Club meets on a Friday once in the middle of the month.

Please refer to the Club`s web site for confirmations and further details:


Address: Marigolds Blues Club Harlow Cricket Club Marigolds, Chippingfield, Old Harlow Essex CM17 0DJ

Marigolds Jazz Club

Marigolds Jazz Club Marigolds Jazz Club meets on the last friday of the month.


Please refer to the Club`s web site for confirmation and further details:

Address: Marigolds Jazz Club Harlow Cricket Club Marigolds, Chippingfield, Old Harlow, Essex Essex CM17 0DJ

Mersea Session

Mersea  Session Acoustic music session, every Thursday from 8.30, Coast Inn, West Mersea.

All welcome. Come along and play, sing or just listen.

Eclectic mix of styles, usually starts with folk and then opens out into every genre. Admission free. Great beer and views of West Mersea's picturesque waterfront. See our website for details, news and pics.

Address: Mersea Session Coast Inn Coast Road West Mersea Essex CO5 8NA

New Crawdaddy Blues Club

New Crawdaddy Blues Club New Crawdaddy Blues Club run by resident house band The Heaters.

The best Local, National & International blues acts on the circuit every Friday evening.

The cheapest admission to hear class blues acts in comfortable & friendly surroundings.
Address: New Crawdaddy Blues Club The Holiday Inn Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon Essex SS14 3DG

Roydon Marina Village

Roydon Marina Village We have a 200 seater venue with many music events throughout the year from Tribute acts to live bands and even big star names! Check us out for the coming events!

Address: Roydon Marina Village Roydon Harlow Essex CM19 5EJ

Speak Easy

Speak Easy Monday 8.30pm - Midnight

Jazz Jam with The Robert Bell Trio, starts 10th March

Tuesday 8.30pm - Midnight

Tuesday Sessions featuring the best local Indie and Rock bands LIVE!!

Wednesday 9.00pm – 1.00am

Karaoke with your host Gordon!! (1st Wednesday of the month: Live Rock Band!!)

Thursday 9.00pm – 1.00am

DJ: Motown/Soul/RnB/House/Club Classsics!!

Friday 8.30pm – 1.00am

DJ Mike Beats plays a mixture 60s, 70s and 80s Classic Soul, Funk, Rock and Pop from REAL VINYL RECORDS, (The way it should be!!)

Saturday 8.30pm – 1.00am

DJ Mike Beats plays a mixture 60s, 70s an

  01992 570303

Website Speak Easy

Address: Speak Easy 175 High Street Epping Essex CM16 4BL

The Anchor Inn, Benfleet

The Anchor Inn, Benfleet Besides St Mary`s Church, The Anchor Inn is the oldest building in Benfleet, it has played host to various businesses including Benfleet`s first voluntary fire brigade and The Post Office.

The Moorings now converted to a Function Suite was once the sorting office for the Post Office and before that was stables.

Address: The Anchor Inn, Benfleet 1 Essex Way Benfleet Essex SS7 1LS

The Benson Bar

The Benson Bar The Benson Bar in historic Braintree in Essex is open all year round and is a Grade II listed building where modern comfort and traditional charm is combined. The Benson Bar and restaurant is where you can enjoy a meal and choose from a variety of wines, beers and beverages.

  01376 326621

Website The Benson Bar

Address: The Benson Bar 106 Bradford Street Braintree Essex CM7 9AU

The Edge

The Edge The Edge Bar is situated and elevated on High Pavement in the heart of Basildon Town Square, close to the Station and vibrant shopping areas and is a haven from the busy life below.

We are open daily from 11.00am and it`s the perfect venue for lunch, a few drinks or your next party/event with VIP/Private areas available.

  01268 280 755

Website The Edge

Address: The Edge 6-8 High Pavement Town Square Basildon Essex SS14 1EA.

The Five Bells

The Five Bells Many weekends throughout the year will see live music at The Five Bells, which will bring you the best in Live Entertainment.

Opening times:
Monday - Wednesday midday - 3pm and 6pm - 11pm
Thursday - Sunday open all day from midday

Please visit our `pub facilities` page for Christmas opening times

Food is available:
Monday - Thursday 12 noon-2pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm
Friday & Saturday 12noon-9.30pm
Sunday (including Sunday Roast) 12 noon-8.30pm

  01787 224166

Website The Five Bells

Address: The Five Bells 7 Mill Lane Colne Engaine Colchester Essex CO6 2HY

The Forresters Arms

The Forresters Arms With a cosy fire in the winter, oak beams and a friendly atmosphere, The Forresters Arms represents all that you desire in a traditional village pub.

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday
11am - Midnight

12 noon - Midnight

Food serving times
Tues to Sun 12-2.30

Thur, Fri, Sat 6-9.30pm

  01277 366656

Website The Forresters Arms

Address: The Forresters Arms The Street High Ongar Essex CM5 9NH

The Gardeners

The Gardeners The range of entertainment on offer goes from traditional to modern so there`s something to please everyone.

  01277 202430

Website The Gardeners

Address: The Gardeners 27 Hart Street Brentwood Essex CM14 4AX

The Golden Fleece

The Golden Fleece We have live music on every week with DJs every Wednesday night, 1st Thursday of the month is open mic acoustic night, 2nd & 4th Thursdays are showcase nights with our famous open mic comedy night the 3rd Thursday of every month. We also have cover bands every Friday & Saturday night.

Address: The Golden Fleece Duke Street Chelmsford Essex CM1 1JP

The Institute

The Institute Live music venue in Kelvedon, Essex. Please check out our web site for more information.

Address: The Institute 78 High Street Kelvedon Essex CO5 9AA

The Phoenix Hotel & Public House

The Phoenix Hotel & Public House On occasional Thursday`s & Saturday`s and Sunday evening from 21:00 to close there is a range of live music at the Phoenix. A few of the regulars include KAS, Ruby Stone and Dave Mac, with The Burns Brothers now playing every Sunday evening.

Address: The Phoenix Hotel & Public House The Broadway Rainham Essex RM13 9YW

The Retreat

The Retreat Blues based live music venue, bands previous played at The Retreat are, DR FEELGOOD, HAMSTERS, THE ANIMALS AND FRIENDS, ALBERT LEE AND HOGANS HEROES, MIKE SANCHEZ, from the USA, HAMILTON LOOMIS, GREGG WRIGHT.


Website The Retreat

Address: The Retreat 42 Church Street Braintree Essex CM7 5JY

The Touchline

The Touchline We have limited seating and a large standing area, therefore if you require a seat you should purchase your ticket early.

Tickets can be purchased online with a debit/credit card from wegottickets.

Tickets are also available to purchase from the bar at Hullbridge Sports Club.

We will always assist where possible for wheelchair users and disabled persons who require seating.

We also have a very reasonably priced bar :-)

Address: The Touchline Hullbridge Sports Lower Road Hullbridge Essex SS5 6BJ

The Traitors Gate

The Traitors Gate Pub & Live Muisc Venue In Thurrock, Essex Showcasing The Very Best Emerging & Unsigned Talent From Essex & Beyond.

Address: The Traitors Gate 40-42 The Broadway Grays Essex RM17 6EW

The Traitots Gate

The Traitots Gate Thurrocks Top Live Music Venue - Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night Plus Open Mic Night Every Other Thursday.

Signed Acts Plus Touring Bands As Well As The Best Local Unsigned Talent.

Address: The Traitots Gate 40-42 The Broadway Grays Essex Rm176ew

The Victoria Inn

The Victoria Inn The Victoria is noted for its mostly, but not exclusively, acoustic and folksy music with a healthy mix both local and national touring acts. There are regular performances on Sundays from 5 to 8 p.m. and often, too on Fridays and Saturdays from 9.00 p.m. Many of the artistes featured are signed to record labels and they often appear on the pub`s iconic ``Wurlitzer`` style jukebox. Although live music mostly occurs on weekends, it is not unusual to find bands giving impromptu acoustic performances on any night of the week.

Address: The Victoria Inn 10 North Station Road Colchester Essex CO1 1RB


V-Bar We are one of Colchester`s top nightspots. Our resident DJs play an eclectic mix of music for all tastes and we host regular live music from established and up-and-coming acts. We pride ourselves on having the best, most friendly atmosphere in Colchester and our professional bar staff serve a stunning array of drinks.

  01206 561 611

Website V-Bar

Address: V-Bar 105 High Street Colchester Essex CO1 1TH

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