2017 Summer Festival

Fantastic free music takes place at the dedicated outdoor music stage which is located at the Kino Cinema Terrace and the Butter Market within the heart of Rye in Lion Street. These events create a wonderful vibrant fun atmosphere and there will also be refreshments, food and bars serving your favourite drinks throughout each day. Expect the very best in jazz, blues, RnB, Soul, Folk, Roots, Latin, Cuban and contemporary music performances on the outdoor stage with performances taking place from 1.00pm – 7.00pm on Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August.

Talented musicians and bands performing at the outdoor stage include, Martin McNeill’s Bottleneck Blues Trio, Gyspy Jazz from the talented Trio Manouche, Jazz Funk from Faversham based Nico’s Band, feverish Latin and Swing vibes from the Violet Jive, heavy weight acoustic Roots and Blues with Sussex based King Size Slim Sound, driving Cuban Rhythms with London based Son Yambu, Blues Rock from the power Trio Freak Flag performing the music of Jimi Hendrix and Cream, and festival favourites Dom Pipkin and the Ikos performing their unique New Orleans Jazz and stomping Blues.

There will be dedicated bar facilities, tasty street food and a road closure in place over the main festival weekend allowing you to wonder freely between the Butter Market and the outdoor stage.

We acknowledge the appreciated support of our confirmed partners of the fabulous music events; Kino Digital Cinema our venue partner of the outdoor performance stage, Rye Town Council for the use of the Butter Market, Harvey’s of Lewes our Brewery and Beer Brand partners, Hastings Direct Insurance, Cardinus Risk Management, Bramley & Teal Holiday Cottages, Beside The Sea Holiday Cottages, Siren and Pearl Lingerie and swimwear boutique, Phillips & Stubbs, Stamco Building Supplies, StoneRock Dental Care, Green Insurance, Heringtons Solicitors, Pentland Homes, Pizza Express Live, Jempsons & Son, Prosell, WS Wright, Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin, JD Architects, Reeds Rains Estate Agents and many others.

Other events being scheduled include a Contemporary Funky marching band, music performances at dedicated street locations, and music events at local venues at The Standard Inn on Thursday 24th August from 7.00pm, Simply Italian on Monday 28th August 4.00pm, Old Borough Arms at 4.00pm on Monday 28th August with others being announced and listed on our website all the time!

For the first time this year we are asking festival goers to please support the wonderful music on at the Kino Outdoor Stage and Butter Market locations in Rye and make a donation to keep it running! Please dig deep and support the Arts in Rye!

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Posted on 06/06/2017 by Ian Bowden

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