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Tuesday 1st August 9pm
Bicton Jam Night
Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with this new, regular jam
session.  You can lead a tune or just play along with everyone else, or read
a funny poem. All musical genres welcome. If you don’t play or sing, you
are sure to enjoy the sounds created and end up tapping your feet or
rattling your teeth!

Thursday 3rd August 8.30pm
Bicton Folk Session
An evening of impromptu acoustic folk music performed by a selection of
local musicians. The session will include lots of jolly jigs, polkas, waltzes,
reels and airs performed on a variety of acoustic instruments. If you sing or
play come along and join in.

Friday 4th August 9pm
Laurie Ward
Musician singer/songwriter Laurie is a talented young artist who has been
writing and performing music since he was 7 years old. His music has
featured on various radio stations,  including Radio 1, but he still returns to
his hometown to perform his special mix of music from reggae to folk,
raunchy rock to gentle ballads and of course some of his own brilliant
songs.

Saturday 5th August 5pm
Tim Royce & Steve Songi
Craftsman guitar playing complemented by smoky vocals, Tim and Steve
stamp their original sound onto a huge repertoire of music ranging  from
60s & 70s rock and pop, 50’s rock 'n' roll, country, and jukebox favourites
through to stompin' 20s & 30s jazz, jive and blues classics.

Sunday 6th August 5pm
Hannah & Gabriel
Both singer/guitarists and songwriters this duo will enchant you with their
original renditions of indie folk/pop covers in addition to some of their own
songs. Hannah’s angelic voice is perfectly complemented by Gabriel’s
guitar playing. A band with a very contemporary sound.

Tuesday 8th August 8.30pm
Raddon Hill Clog Morris
Come and enjoy the sheer spectacle of one Devon’s famous Morris groups
dancing outside The Bicton. Raddon Hill Clog Morris claim to be Exeter’s
jolliest Clog Morris side and ask you to bring along nothing but a good
sense of humour. Their members are drawn from right across Devon and
enjoy the fun and frolics of a mixed side. This is an event children may also
enjoy.

Thursday 13th July 9pm
Open Mic Night
Enjoy an evening of music from anyone who would like to come along and
perform in this relaxed atmosphere. The monthly event has so far included
a wide range of musical genres from classical to pop and performances
from solo singers to instrumental ensembles. So if you have a musical
talent to share please come along and join in.

Friday 11th August 9pm
Bicton Street Blues
Enjoy an evening of stomping rock and blues. Bicton Street Blues is
fronted by Exmouth bluesman Dave Gwilliam accompanied by talented
multi-instrumentalist Olly Davy. Dave originally fronted Laughing Gravy and
the Fourbeats and Olly has played in a variety of folk, and blues bands
including the Junkyard Angels.

Saturday 12th August 5pm
Guy Somerfield
Popular singer/songwriter Guy will again be performing his unique
renditions of covers and original songs featuring his charismatic vocal, 12
string guitar and harmonica. Guy will be playing a mixture of folk, rock and
pop ballads together with some of his own brilliant songs.

Sunday 13th August 5pm
Sara Corser & Friends
Charismatic singer Sara Corser is probably best known for her amazing
vocal performances with Martin Weller and other local artists. Her vocal
versatility, range and power is awesome and will hold you spellbound when
she puts her own unique twist on a selection of popular songs from the 60s
to the present day and you are guaranteed to want to join in.

Tuesday 15th 9pm
Bicton Jam Night
Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with this new, regular jam
session.  You can lead a tune or just play along with everyone else, or read
a funny poem. All musical genres welcome. If you don’t play or sing, you
are sure to enjoy the sounds created and end up tapping your feet or
rattling your teeth!

Thursday 17th August 8.30pm
Open Folk Session with Becky Brooks
An open session featuring folk, country and indie acoustic music hosted by
Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks. Anyone can come and join in
the fun, perform solo or as part of the group.

Friday 18th August 9pm
Jacob Hillman
Talented young singer/songwriter and musician Jacob Hillman, brings you
his own unique brand of exciting covers and the odd original track to the
Bicton. His dynamic piano playing and unerring ear for a melody make for
an evening not to be missed. Playing songs from artists as diverse as the
Scissor Sisters, System of a Down, Alt-J, and David Bowie, Jacob
encompasses most musical genres and will leave you with a smile on your
face and your toes tapping.

Saturday 19th August 5pm
Reefs of Moonshine
Enjoy the amazing sound of duo Reefs of Moonshine when Lisa’s angelic
voice is complemented by Nick’s professional guitar playing. The duo will
perform new arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the
worlds of folk, country and soul music.

Saturday 19th August 9pm
John Mcloughlin & Friends
Versatile keyboard player John Mcloughlin can turn his hand to almost any
style of playing from rock ‘n’ roll to reggae, from rock to jazz and blues.
Today he’ll be putting his own special twist on a selection of popular songs
from the 60s to the present day.

Sunday 20th August 5pm
Nigel Challis
Nigel is a highly popular musician/singer and a master of country/folk finger
style guitar. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout
the South West to rapturous applause. Today Nigel will be playing some
very chilled out country/folk/blues classics.

Tuesday 22nd August 9pm
Bicton Jam Night
Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with this new, regular jam
session.  You can lead a tune or just play along with everyone else, or read
a funny poem. All musical genres welcome. If you don’t play or sing, you
are sure to enjoy the sounds created and end up tapping your feet or
rattling your teeth!

Thursday 24th August 8.30pm
Bicton Folk Night
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him and friends for a
traditional folk night when a varied selection of singers and musicians
perform.  If you sing or play an instrument why not come along and join in
the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of lively acoustic
music which usually includes lots of jolly jigs, reels and airs.

Saturday 26th August 5pm
Dave Ward & Russell Perkins (papaphone)
A fabulous double bill featuring popular singer/guitarist Dave Ward and
singer/songwriter Russell Perkins. Both artists are well known on the local
music circuit - Dave for his popular anthemic rock, pop and folk covers and
Russell his enchanting and thought provoking originals.

Sunday 27th August 1pm
Picnic in the Park Finale
Musical Extravaganza with Malcolm Horton
What better way to relax on a Sunday afternoon than to chill to some
beautiful live music. Malcolm Horton invites you to a musical extravaganza
in Manor Gardens, Exmouth for a session featuring some of Exmouth’s top
musical talent. Featuring genres from gentle folk to rousing pop,
atmospheric jazz to funk and reggae - the line-up of artists is to be
announced in due course. Definitely an event not to be missed!

Sunday 27th August 3.30pm
Après - Season of Sunday’s Party
There will be a gathering at the Bicton Inn to mark the finale of this year’s
highly successful Season of Picnics in the Park. The party will no doubt
include lots of music from some of the talented artists who have taken part
during this year’s concerts.

Tuesday 29th August 9pm
Bicton Jam Night
Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with this new, regular jam
session - lead a tune or simply play along with everyone else. All musical
genres welcome. If you don’t want to play - you’ll be surprised what you
might hear!

Thursday 31st August 9pm
Ladies Night
Following the much applauded evening at the Exmouth Festival, we are
repeating this event to showcase some of East Devon’s highly talented
female artists. The amazing divas will be performing everything from gentle
folk to striving rock, from classic covers to original songs. The full line-up
will be anounced in due course