Enjoy the bank holiday for free with a reggae cookout, live music and Jam Jah party.
Reggae Caribbean Cookout at St. Paul’s Church
Mosey on down to the classic Caribbean cookout for some delicious West Indian soul food served up by the sensational Mr Jerk. Throughout the afternoon the vibe levels will be set to hyper chilled as Joe Turner of sound and Soul Brum spins the best reggae, ska and rock steady vinyl as you chow down, there’s even vegan options available. Fancy yourself as a reggae singer? Join in the open mic session.
Mon 1 May 12pm at St. Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham B3 1QZ www.facebook.com
The Catwalk Villains at The Prince
Moseley blues rockers The Catwalk Villains will be kicking up a storm in the Prince’s huge covered garden area to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Keeping the bank holiday vibe going will be resident DJ Dylan. Good cause, good music and great venue. May Day sorted.
Mon 1 May 4pm at The Prince of Wales 118 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8EE www.facebook.com
Sam Jackson & the Struggles at Centrala
Release party for new single ‘Family Tree’, local music fans will be familiar with Sam Jackson’s soulful americana. Rapidly gaining critical support and recognition his live shows, with the musically cute Struggles, are always lively events. A great lineup is completed by Walsall’s finest cow-punk exponents Beggars Horses and the fresh faced acoustic delights of Rainy Day Woman.
Mon 1 May 7.30pm at Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT www.facebook.com
Jam Jah Mondays ft. Troy Berkley and Krak In Dub at the Dark Horse
Bank holiday Monday’s wouldn’t be the same without the deep dub shenanigans provided by the Jam Jah crew at the Dark Horse. May Day promises to be another belter of epically rumbling bass proportions as alongside the usual righteous Jam Jah vibes are the distinctly gallic flavours of legendary MC Troy Berkley and junglist Krak In Dub.
Mon 1 May 9pm at the Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JP www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk
Published on: Sat 1 Apr 2017