Summer of music

    Summer of music

    Summer of music

    Tuesday 21 June 2016

    This year’s "Bands in the Park" event will again take place in the Bandstand in Blenheim Gardens, Minehead.

    Minehead Events Group, who are part of the Minehead Coastal Community team and supported by West Somerset Council, has been busy organising a Summer of Music.

    Last year was the first for the event after the previously funded initiative organised by Superact folded. The Events Group saw this as an opportunity to bring back a very much loved event.

    West Somerset Councillor Karen Mills, who masterminded the programme with Caroline Ferris from Wilkie, May and Tuckwood, said: “It’s great that we have live music in Blenheim Gardens this summer for our visitors and residents.

    Last year saw great support from the local acts who performed with no payment. Having had such great feedback from the bands and, importantly the attendees, Caroline and myself thought it would be well worthwhile organising the event again this year.

    “We are grateful for the financial support from Minehead Town Council who are supporting the Brass Bands playing this year, and we would also like to thank Sue Dean in the Park Cafe who also helps the bands on the day of the event."

    The event starts early this year on Saturday 25 June with Clevedon Brass Band  playing between 2-4pm in the Bandstand in the Gardens.

    Cllr Mills added: “I wholeheartedly hope that everyone will come and support both this event and the bands who play - especially those local bands who play for no payment, but are allowed to shake a bucket on the day. This really is a community event for the community"

    “The programme runs until late August and we have some great bands and events lined up…watch this space!”



    Debbie Rundle, on behalf of West Somerset Council,01984 635280 or 01823 356407 email