Something for everyone at Stamford Music Festival

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Featuring the cream of local talent and acts from further afield, hand-picked by professional musicians, the Stamford Music Festival runs from today (June 20) until Sunday, June 29.

For the first time this is the opportunity to hear a wide range of excellent live music over the Stamford Festival week, opened by the Kiwanis Parade of Floats and the Lion’s Sunday Family Fun Day.

Catering for all tastes the festival includes dance nights through to quiet acoustic performances of classical and light jazz; pub-based heavy metal gigs through to classic rock; world and early music, a cappella folk, gypsy swing and youth events with open mic stages.

A Grand Final BBQ on the afternoon of Sunday, June 29 will finish off the week and give opportunity for open stage performances.

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June 20: Tourdion French Dance at United Reform Church (8pm, £3)

June 20: Young Unplugged Open Mic at Cellar Bar, Arts Centre (7.30pm, free)

June 21: Liam Robinson Dance Band at United Reform Church (7.30pm, £5)

June 21: Evil Scarecrow, Death Valley Piledriver + Support at Voodoo Lounge, Mama Liz’s (8.30pm, £6/£4)

June 21: Petrology at Green Man (8.30pm, free)

June 23: Caprice & Steve Bean at Arts Centre Gallery (7.30pm, free)

June 24: Hex + Nick Penny/David Garrett at Arts Centre Gallery (7.30pm, free)

June 26: Paspatou at Mama Liz’s Bar (8.30pm, free)

June 27: Orphicon + Second Time Around at Arts Centre Gallery (7.30pm, free)

June 28: William East Quire at Barn Hill Methodist Church (11am, free)

June 28: The Tin Pigeons + Opaque at Voodoo Lounge, Mama Liz’s (8.30pm, £6)

June 29: Grand Finale with Pennyless at Mama Liz’s Bar (2pm, free)

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