Perth and Kinross Events

The city hosts a wide variety of events across the year – we look forward to welcoming you to Perth!

Jul
20
Fri
2018
80’s Rewind Scotland – Music Festival @ Scone Palace
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
80's Rewind Scotland - Music Festival @ Scone Palace
You take the high road and we’ll take the low road… to Rewind Scotland!Taking place in the spectacular grounds of Scone Palace, next to the beautiful River Tay – Rewind Scotland is a sight to behold!

Expect a weekend of iconic performance from musical legends, themed venues, pop-up performers and an unrivalled festival atmosphere.
Weekend Line-Up to be announced early 2018.

For tickets and further details, please visit the Rewind Festival website.

Lunchtime Cèilidh: Fèis Rois Cèilidh Trail @ Civic Hall
Jul 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Cèilidh: Fèis Rois Cèilidh Trail @ Civic Hall

Join the Fèis Rois Cèilidh Trail in Perth for a free lunchtime Cèilidh concert.

Taking place in July and August, the Ceilidh Trail provides visitors to Scotland with the opportunity to experience authentic traditional Scottish music in a wide range of settings.

Fèis Rois established its successful Ceilidh Trail programme in Ross-Shire in 2000. Following the success of the Ross-Shire Ceilidh Trail, Fèis Rois started a National Ceilidh Trail for Scotland in 2012. This project has since gone from strength to strength and provides opportunities for young musicians from across Scotland to perform in locations across the country and further afield.

Many previous participants of the Fèis Rois Ceilidh Trail have gone onto carve out very successful careers in the Scottish music industry. These include Fraya Thomsen, Mairearad Green, Matheu Watson, Mischa MacPherson, and Rachel Newton to name but a few.

For more information contact Gaelic@pkc.gov.uk or call 01738 476495

Free tickets can also be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lunchtime-ceilidh-with-feis-rois-ceilidh-trail-tickets-46932111208?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Jul
21
Sat
2018
80’s Rewind Scotland – Music Festival @ Scone Palace
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
80's Rewind Scotland - Music Festival @ Scone Palace
You take the high road and we’ll take the low road… to Rewind Scotland!Taking place in the spectacular grounds of Scone Palace, next to the beautiful River Tay – Rewind Scotland is a sight to behold!

Expect a weekend of iconic performance from musical legends, themed venues, pop-up performers and an unrivalled festival atmosphere.
Weekend Line-Up to be announced early 2018.

For tickets and further details, please visit the Rewind Festival website.

Jul
22
Sun
2018
Southern Fried Voices Rehearsal @ Perth Concert Hall
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Southern Fried Voices Rehearsal @ Perth Concert Hall

Would you like the chance to sing at a main stage gig during this year’s Southern Fried Festival?
Horsecross Voices favourite Debra Salem will take you through your paces working on backing vocal arrangements to accompany Blue Rose Code and The Bevvy Sisters on Sat 28 Jul.

Rehearsals
Sun 1 Jul: 11am – 1.15pm, Wed 4, 11, 18 + Fri 27 Jul: 6.45pm – 9.30pm + Sun 22 Jul: 11am – 4pm
Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

Performance – Sat 28 Jul: 11am – 4pm
Perth Theatre

80’s Rewind Scotland – Music Festival @ Scone Palace
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
80's Rewind Scotland - Music Festival @ Scone Palace
You take the high road and we’ll take the low road… to Rewind Scotland!Taking place in the spectacular grounds of Scone Palace, next to the beautiful River Tay – Rewind Scotland is a sight to behold!

Expect a weekend of iconic performance from musical legends, themed venues, pop-up performers and an unrivalled festival atmosphere.
Weekend Line-Up to be announced early 2018.

For tickets and further details, please visit the Rewind Festival website.

Bye Bye Baby coming to Pitlochry @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bye Bye Baby coming to Pitlochry @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre

A CELEBRATION OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
PRESENTED BY EUROPE’S NO 1 TRIBUTE BYE BYE BABY

Bye Bye Baby is more than your average tribute band. They deliver a full theatre show covering the journey of the Four Seasons from the very beginning up until the Disco era and the rock and roll hall of fame. In fact a musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time.

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Southern Fried Festival: Steve Earle & The Dukes, The Mastersons @ Perth Concert Hall
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm
Southern Fried Festival: Steve Earle & The Dukes, The Mastersons @ Perth Concert Hall

Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation; he has released twenty albums – a number of them with his iconic band, The Dukes – and his songs have been recorded by such music legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill and Joan Baez.

During his four-decade career, Earle has also become a novelist, a film, TV and stage actor, a playwright, a short-story author, a record producer and a radio host. He is a longtime activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the confederate flag. Always musically adventurous, Steve Earle has crafted folk, blues, rock, country, rockabilly and bluegrass recordings. His diverse collaborators on disc have included such notables as The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, The Fairfield Four, The Indigo Girls, Chris Hillman, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Shawn Colvin.

Arguably one of America’s greatest ever songwriters, his body of work stands comparison with any artist of the last century in its depth, breadth, variety, and emotional and political fearlessness.

For the last seven years, The Mastersons – husband-and-wife duo Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore – have kept up an inexorable touring schedule, performing as both the openers for Steve Earle and as members of his band, The Dukes, in addition to playing their own relentless slate of headline shows and festivals. It was Earle, in fact, who pushed the duo to record their acclaimed debut, Birds Fly South, in the first place.

Southern Fried Festival: Whiskey Shivers, Longstay @ Salutation Hotel
Jul 26 @ 11:00 pm
Southern Fried Festival: Whiskey Shivers, Longstay @ Salutation Hotel

A diverse group of masterfully talented musicians who stand out like a sore thumb from the traditional bluegrass world, Whiskey Shivers have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that NPR described as ‘frenetic bluegrass’ with a ‘punk spirit’.
On Some Part of Something, their fifth album, Whiskey Shivers hit their stride, refining their unique sound in the studio while still capturing the infectiously chaotic feeling of their live shows. Whiskey Shivers shows are always a sight to behold. Barefoot, sleeveless and sweaty, frontman and fiddle master Bobby Fitzgerald never stops smiling on stage as the band tears into their stringed instruments at breakneck speed. Whether they’re playing at a backyard house party, a punk-rock dive bar or a sprawling music festival, crowds have no choice but to take notice and get involved.

Still unfeasibly young given their huge talent, Longstay are graduates of Southern Fried Rock Shop who produce a brilliant blend of country, roots and rock and launch their debut album tonight. As the latest manifestation of Perth’s lengthy love affair with what we now know as Americana, it’s entirely appropriate that it’s released on Goldrush Records, run by John Thomson of the famed record shop and a pioneering live promoter himself.

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Friday Late & Southern Fried @ Salutation Hotel
Jul 27 @ 10:45 am
Friday Late & Southern Fried @ Salutation Hotel

The beating heart of the festival lets you wander between uptempo bands downstairs and the acoustic intimacy of the songwriter sessions upstairs.

Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys: 10.45pm
Red Pine Timber Co.: 12.15am

The Songwriter Sessions:
Eli West: 10.45pm
Worry Dolls: 12am

Hailing from Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast, the mult-award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. If ever someone was deserving of his nickname “Crazy Legs”, it is Gordie MacKeeman. His thrilling dance style, while simultaneously playing the fiddle, mixes with great close-harmony bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann’s blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Jason Burbine. Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys are an international sensation causing standing ovations wherever they go.

 

Red Pine Timber Co’s winning blend of Americana, country, soul, blues and southern rock has rightly earned them a formidable reputation as a truly great live act. The great reception given their new album Sorry For The Good Times on its release earlier this year confirms their arrival as a great studio outfit too.

Even more than the sum of its many talented parts, Red Pine boast a magnetic front pairing of songwriter Gav Munro and the fabulous voice of Katie Whittaker. The band’s trump card is their imaginative brass arrangements, which create an utterly unique sound, adding great depth and soul to an already combustible mixture.

 

Eli West is a Seattle-based acoustic musician. His recent debut solo album, The Both, has him taking the lead on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator – here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth.

 

Worry Dolls are one of the UK’s most talked-about Americana acts. They met in Liverpool, moved to London to pursue their career as a duo and recorded their acclaimed debut album, Go Get Gone, in Nashville.

Southern Fried Voices Rehearsal @ Perth Concert Hall
Jul 27 @ 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Southern Fried Voices Rehearsal @ Perth Concert Hall

Would you like the chance to sing at a main stage gig during this year’s Southern Fried Festival?
Horsecross Voices favourite Debra Salem will take you through your paces working on backing vocal arrangements to accompany Blue Rose Code and The Bevvy Sisters on Sat 28 Jul.

Rehearsals
Sun 1 Jul: 11am – 1.15pm, Wed 4, 11, 18 + Fri 27 Jul: 6.45pm – 9.30pm + Sun 22 Jul: 11am – 4pm
Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Concert Hall

Performance – Sat 28 Jul: 11am – 4pm
Perth Theatre