Music in the Gardens

19:45, 05 - 29 Aug

Join us in the fabulous atmosphere of Assembly George Square Gardens for some of the best in local, Scottish and Festival music on our new, open-air stage! Featuring your favourite folk, indie, blues and acoustic music from Edinburgh and beyond. Reserve now to guarantee a space at a table. 

What’s on

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Thursday 5 August – Blues Night
Heavy Pockets – This Edinburgh trio have been digging deep in the mines of music to unearth some killer blues grooves from the vaults.

Friday 6 August – Siannie Moodie
Expect soothing Gaelic melodies, upbeat Celtic reels and ethereal playing described as "Truly Exquisite" and "Unforgettable". An authentic and entertaining hour of incredible music.

Saturday 7 August – Blues Night
Jed Potts & the Hillman Hunters - Jed Potts is an Edinburgh-based guitarist and vocalist and fronts Jed Potts & the Hillman Hunters and Jazz Bar residents Swampfog.

Sunday 8 August – Paper Sparrows
Their arrangements draw upon the work of finger-picking virtuosos like Jansch, Renbourn, Rawlings and the Milk Carton Kids.

Monday 9 August – Jed & Jo
Adventure folk pioneers and veterans of the legendary Whisky River Boat Band, Jed and Jo play a foot stomping mix of Americana and Traditional Celtic music. Banjo, fiddle, guitar and vocal harmonies.

Tuesday 10 August – Sarah Irvine
One half of folk duo “Weird Cousins”, Sarah Irvine has a sensitive song writing style that invites you to share in her musings on friendship, folktales and wanderlust.

Wednesday 11 August – The Jellyman’s Daughter
Singing with an affinity and closeness that can often have audiences puzzling over who is singing which harmony line, Emily’s honeyed voice and Graham’s soft introspective tone have an almost matching vocal range, like a fantasy collab between Norah Jones and Elliott Smith.

Thursday 12 August – Blues Night
Nicole and the Backup Crew - This Old style up-tempo R&B group were bred from the Queens of the Blues show line up.

Friday 13 August – Out of the Blue
One of the Fringe's best-selling shows is back for its 17th year! Oxford's internationally acclaimed a cappella sensation, with over 20 million hits on online, will showcase vocal acrobatics, eclectic repertoires, and ludicrous choreography!

Saturday 14 August – Out of the Blue
One of the Fringe's best-selling shows is back for its 17th year! Oxford's internationally acclaimed a cappella sensation, with over 20 million hits on online, will showcase vocal acrobatics, eclectic repertoires, and ludicrous choreography!

Sunday 15 August – Jamie Sutherland
Renowned for his work as the leader of acclaimed Scottish band Broken Records (4AD, J# Records), Jamie Sutherland has broken out on his own to produce his debut solo album, Bruise, released in late 2020.

Monday 16 August – Roseanne Reid
Roseanne Reid, the daughter of The Proclaimers’ Craig Reid, is a new voice in folk-roots music.

Tuesday 17 August – Blue Rose Code
Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code addresses universal themes of love, loss, travel, home and hard times in a deeply personal way. His songs are variously painted with the vibrant colours of folk, Americana, jazz, country, soul, pop and, increasingly, Celtic traditions. This eclecticism has become a hallmark of his work and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits amongst others.

Wednesday 18 August – Paper Sparrows
Their arrangements draw upon the work of finger-picking virtuosos like Jansch, Renbourn, Rawlings and the Milk Carton Kids.

Thursday 19 August – Blues Night
The Blueswater - The Blueswater are an award-winning band that tours internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique.

Friday 20 August – Out of the Blue
One of the Fringe's best-selling shows is back for its 17th year! Oxford's internationally acclaimed a cappella sensation, with over 20 million hits on online, will showcase vocal acrobatics, eclectic repertoires, and ludicrous choreography!

Saturday 21 August – Out of the Blue
One of the Fringe's best-selling shows is back for its 17th year! Oxford's internationally acclaimed a cappella sensation, with over 20 million hits on online, will showcase vocal acrobatics, eclectic repertoires, and ludicrous choreography!

Sunday 22 August – S!nk
Musical inventors, multi-instrumentalists and improvising ninjas S!nk have been performing in Edinburgh for over a decade. This show celebrates the release of their latest album PopUpOcalypse, which captures the sparkling originality of their live 2018 & 2019 sold-out Fringe show, Pianodrome Live.

Monday 23 August – Sarah Irvine & Moteh Parrot
Performing a selection of original and beloved songs, Scottish based musicians Sarah Irvine and Moteh Parrott share the stage for a night of first-class music.

Tuesday 24 August – Cera Impala
Cera Impala creates songs that feel instantly familiar. Her whiskey-honeyed voice and intimately crafted pieces take you to another time and place, of dreams and magic, sensual as they are savage.

Wednesday 25 August – The Badwills
The Badwills are a Scotland, UK based Italian musical collective, performing a mix of tarantella, pizzica, tammuriata and Italian folk music, opening a window on the lights and shadows of Italy.

Thursday 26 August – Blues Night
Toby Mottershead - Acoustic and Steel guitar player, singer, and raconteur Toby Mottershead takes you on a tour of old time blues and gospel music.

Friday 27 August – Out of the Blue
One of the Fringe's best-selling shows is back for its 17th year! Oxford's internationally acclaimed a cappella sensation, with over 20 million hits on online, will showcase vocal acrobatics, eclectic repertoires, and ludicrous choreography!

Saturday 28 August – Out of the Blue
One of the Fringe's best-selling shows is back for its 17th year! Oxford's internationally acclaimed a cappella sensation, with over 20 million hits on online, will showcase vocal acrobatics, eclectic repertoires, and ludicrous choreography!

Sunday 29 August – The Bad Wills
The Badwills are a Scotland, UK based Italian musical collective, performing a mix of tarantella, pizzica, tammuriata and Italian folk music, opening a window on the lights and shadows of Italy.