Nightlife is not all parties, it is the live music shows, gigs at cafes or a kickass concert. You get to witness the best of the music events in Cambridge; from live music to the tours of artists, there is a lot that the city has in store for you. For a different choice of music, there are distinct events in Cambridge. For classical music lovers, they have classical music shows and concerts, while for the groovers they have concerts in Cambridge to dance your heart out.
The city is never out of stock when it’s music events so get grooving already.
|16 Dec 2023||BSP X S23 Showcase||Tall Trees, Cambridge|
|12 Dec 2023||Christmas Luminaria||St Catharine's College, Cambridge|
|10 Dec 2023||Maggies Cambridge Christmas Carols||St John's College Chapel, Cambridge|
|10 Dec 2023||CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT||St Giles' Church, Cambridge|
|16 Dec 2023||Handels Messiah by Candlelight||Great St Mary's, The University Church, Cambridge|
|09 Dec 2023||A Winter Warmer singing with Roger Jackson||Wesley Methodist Church Hall, Cambridge|
|15 Dec 2023||Handels Messiah (Part 1) and Festive Favourites||Grantchester, Cambridge|
|15 Dec 2023||Freds House with guest Fair Weather Son||Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP|
|08 Dec 2023||Bof with support Robin Gillan||Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP|
|09 May 2024||Dan Thomas live at Blue Moon Cambridge||The Blue Moon, Cambridge|
When one thinks of Cambridge, all they think of is the renowned University of Cambridge, and assume the city to be thriving with the college population. What people don't realize is that this city and the University are a boiling pot of culture and this makes the Cambridge live music scene, worth living for.
With over 100,000 people born in Cambridge every year, regardless of the student population, Cambridge’s music is constantly growing and evolving, and the constant flow of concerts, music bars, singing classes, small and big gigs is a testament to the same.
If you’re someone who enjoys sophisticated music and an unpretentious mug of beer, the best Cambridge music venues to match your interests would be the legendary, The Portland Arms, the student-friendly, Blue Moon and The Corner House, which has the feel of a pub but does some great live music.
On the other hand, if you’re the quintessential festival-goer or concert lover, Cambridge’s live music scene has a lot to offer to you. The Cambridge Jazz Festival is everything you would want and expect from any Cambridge music festival. It is 15 days of pure musical bliss that involves a range of music performances, classes and workshops and tons of fun activities to enjoy with friends and family. The Cambridge Folk Festival is next on this list and it is one of the oldest running folk festivals in Europe. Held annually, this music festival brings a mix of folk music from Scotland and Ireland, eclectic music from around Europe and breathtaking performances that have visitors return year after year.
When an evening of pub-hopping or Cambridge concerts, the city does not let you down at all. Beat Brasserie has 32 wines on top and is known for its live jazz, The Plough and Stars has great Cambridge live music and has a very chilled out vibe, the Cantab Lounge always has the best live music going, Atwood's Tavern can give all other patios a run for their money and have a decent rotating craft beer selection and finally, The Alma tops the list because only does amazing live music, but also has weekly pub quizzes.
While concerts, pubs and the like are great to enjoy music, what really helps you explore the culture and diversity of Cambridge, is the various workshops and events that are held from time-to-time. If you’re depending on Cambridge’s live music scene too woo your partner this Valentine’s, there’s Valentine’s Day Candle Light Dinner followed by Soul & Motown Live DJ at ERIKI Indian Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza Hotel on February 14th.
Irrespective of when and where you're in Cambridge, the live music scene never ceases to exist and always holds something new and delightful for you. And whether you're a resident, a visitor or just passing by, there is never a shortage of good music in Cambridge.
From some of the top music venues hosting concerts and music events in Cambridge, we have all that you need.
Enjoy musical nights, karaoke events and concerts at live music venues in Cambridge: