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River Town

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River Town Bristol 2019


Saddle up and ride into America’s musical heartland for River Town: six weeks of irresistible live roots and country music, born from deep in the American soul.

Colston Hall and St George’s Bristol present the fifth edition of their annual celebration of roots and Americana music, bringing the distinctive spirit of its rich tradition to the South West.

Spanning over 6 weeks in June and July, 21 gigs take place in 12 venues, and now across the two River Towns of Bristol and Bath, River Town delivers its biggest and most diverse iteration to date with an unparalleled programme of country, blues and roots music, performed by global icons and rising names including k.d. Lang, Kiefer Sutherland, Lucinda Williams, The Shires, Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton, The Mavericks, and lots more.

So pull up a chair and settle in for some whiskey-drenched storytelling one night, and then dance the night away with barn-storming, foot-stomping live music the next: it’s all mined from this rich seam of American music, and it’s all found in River Town.


River Town Launch with Truckstop Honeymoon
Tuesday 11 June, The Tower Belle

Robert Vincent + Ethan Johns with Black Eyed Dogs
Thursday 13 June, Fiddlers

The Mavericks
Thursday 20 June, Bath Forum

Sam Morrow + William Crighton
Monday 24 June, The Louisiana

Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton
Tuesday 25 June, The Winston Theatre

Keb' Mo' + Martin Harley
Monday 1 July, St George’s Bristol

The Shires
Tuesday 9 July, St George’s Bristol

Gwenifer Raymond
Tuesday 9 July, The Wardrobe Theatre

Will Hoge
Wednesday 10 July, The Crofters Rights

​​​​​The Hot Sardines
Tuesday 16 July, St George’s Bristol

An evening with Cowboy Junekies
Tuesday 16 July, Trinity Centre

J.D. McPherson
Tuesday 16 July, Fiddlers

k.d lang
Wednesday 17 July, Bath Forum

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra
Friday 19 July, Bristol Folk House

Roosevelt Collier
Saturday 20 July, Bristol Folk House

The Long Ryders
Sunday 21 July, Fiddlers

Kiefer Sutherland
Monday 22 July, SWX

Tim Eriksen + Mama’s Broke
Monday 22 July, The Wardrobe Theatre

Daddy Long Legs
Thursday 25 July, The Crofters RIghts

Robyn Hitchcock
Friday 26 July, Bristol Folk House

Lucinda Williams
Sunday 28 July, O2 Academy Bristol

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Various venues

Tel: +44 (0)117 203 4040

Opening Times

Date: (11 June 2019 - 28 July 2019)
Bank HolidayOpen

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