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Venues

 

Venues

 

St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church plays host to the festival's intimate and incredibly special headline concerts.

The church has the most wonderful acoustics and is a unique setting which provides a truly exceptional atmosphere and an unforgettable experience. 

Evening Concerts taking place at St Mary's Church include Eric Bibb, Tunde Baiyewu, Mica Millar, Omar. Afternoon show announcements to follow.

St Mary's Church
Church Square
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7HF

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Rye Community Centre

The festival presents its education programme at Rye Community Centre

Rye Community Centre
Conduit Hill
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7LE

Tel: 07931 755967

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Outdoor Stage Kino Rye

Gates open each day from 11.00am with performances from 12.00pm to 8.00pm on Saturday 24, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August. 

A fully licensed bar and food is available at the outdoor stage venue and please note that no alcohol or food will be permitted to be taken in the site with the exception of water. 

As a non-for-profit organisation the festival will be asking those that attend our free music events to kindly make a minimum donation of £5.00 to the festival which assists in the considerable costs in providing the wonderful free music to all. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

You can expect to experience the very best in local and regional music talent performing Jazz, Blues, Roots, Funk, Latin and much more. 

Lion Street
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7LB

Tel: 01797 226293

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THE LOOKOUT RYE

The Lookout is a small independent restaurant with rooms, located in the heart of medieval Rye just beyond the town’s ‘Landgate’.

The Lookout
East Cliff
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7LD

Tel: 01797 223838

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GRAPEVINE CHAMPAGNE & JAZZ BAR

The Grapevine Champagne & Jazz Bar is an intimate live music venue tucked under the bustling Rye High Street. 

Why not get a group of friends together or treat someone special to a wonderful evening out during the festival. 

We welcome you to join us to enjoy the many superb free live music performances at the bar throughout the festival. 

The Grapevine Champagne & Jazz Bar
Conduit Hill
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7LE

Tel: 01797 224410

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The Ship Inn

A quintessentially English country Inn bursting with character, providing  hearty breakfasts and splendid Sunday roasts to seafood platters and a wonderful selection of wines.

The Ship is an idyllic spot for a family lunch or a catch up with friends during the jazz festival. 

The Strand
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7DB

Tel: 01797 229256

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The Old Bell

Come and soak up the atmosphere and charm, relaxing on the sun terrace where you can watch the world go by.

The Old Bell offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.

A family-friendly pub serving freshly home-made food daily, as well as a selection of quality wines, premium gins, world beers and cask ales.

The Old Bell
33 The Mint
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7EN

Tel: 01797 223323

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William The Conqueror

Famed as the scene of the Norman invasion, Rye Harbour is a pretty, historic spot on the East Sussex coast - and when you’re in town, the William the Conqueror is the perfect place to set up camp.

Recently refurbished, it’s a smart, friendly, traditional pub, boasting real ales, hearty pub food and a warm welcome for all. 

Rye Harbour
East Sussex
TN31 7TU

Tel: 01797 223315

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The Buttermarket

The Buttermarket is the open area at the front of Rye Town Hall, not routinely open to the public, this unique outdoor location hosts many of our free festival performances.

Free live music performances outside the Buttermarket during the festival are subject to confirmation of additional funding! 

Lion Street
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7LA

Tel: 01797 223902

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De La Warr Pavilion

The spectacular modernist 1935 Grade 1 listed Pavilion sits just above the promenade on the seafront in Bexhill.

The Pavilion is free to enter, open every day and welcomes everyone. 

The festival has presented many outstanding concerts at this amazing venue and we are looking forward to presenting Curtis Stigers on 3 August.

Marina
Bexhill On Sea
East Sussex
TN40 1DP

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BALFOUR WINERY

Balfour Winery is one of England’s leading wine producers, pioneers for both English traditional method sparkling wines. 

You can visit the winery all year round and enjoy the winery tours, wine tastings, Charcuterie and cheese platters, and attend many of the fabulous events that are hosted at the winery.

 

Balfour Winery
Five Oak Lane
Stapelhurst
Kent
TN12 0HT

Tel: 01622 832 794

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