What’s on This Weekend in the Déise

After the buzz of Spraoi and All Together Now last weekend, let’s keep the party rolling in Waterford for even more events and live music to look forward to this weekend. WLR/Sanofi Waterford Music Week Showcase, in association with Summer in the City, will host Backroad Smoker’s Club, Cal Pacino, 2Time Charlie, Conor Clancy, Big Yellow Jacket, Yung Shakur, Sara Lou, Shane Barry and One Morning in August on O’Connell Street from 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Here’s the line-up of events for the weekend:   

Friday, August 11

Omega 3, John Robert’s Square—4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Midnight Blind, Courtyard Sounds at Garter Lane—5 p.m.  to 7.30 p.m.

Renegades, The Apple Market—7 p.m.

Dave Lofts, The Viking Boat (The Reg)—7 p.m.

Wayne Power Slip Of The Tongue, The Book Bar Café—7 p.m.

Saturday, August 12

O’Connell Street
O’Connell Street

Dance Yourself Free, Open Dance Classes With Bonnie Boux and Guests, The Millennium Plaza—11 a.m.

WLR Original Local Music Weekend, O’Connell Street 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Acts taking to the main stage include Backroad Smoker’s Club, Cal Pacino, 2Time Charlie, Conor Clancy, Big Yellow Jacket, Yung Shakur, Sara Lou, Shane Barry and One Morning in August.

Apple Art, The Apple Market—12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Waterford Centre of Music Choir, John Robert’s Square—1 p.m.

Barrack Street Band, John Robert’s Square—2 p.m.

Campervan Of Sound, The Apple Market—2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

DJ Set, Luca Records—4 p.m.

Original Buskers Corner, Jenkins Lane—4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Soul Reason, The Apple Market—7 p.m.

The Strobes, The Churchyard Sessions, Bailey’s New Street—7 p.m.

Sunday, August 13

Family Day at The Apple Market (bubbles, kids activities, face painting, toys, music and more)—2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Butterfly Band

Butterfly Band FB 17th date 2

After an awesome performance at Spraoi last Friday and All Together Now last Saturday, The Butterfly Band are back with a bang. They are performing again this Sunday in the Haven Hotel. If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets for that sold out gig, don’t worry. The Haven have booked them for a second gig on Thursday, August 17. Get your tickets while you still can. There are free buses back to Waterford after the show.

Waterford Walls

And of course, we’re excited for the return of Waterford Walls 2023. The festival has a full programme featuring 10 days of street art, music, accessible workshops and guided tours. Starting tomorrow, August 11, until Sunday August 20, the festival has grown to an unprecedented scale this year. Read more about it here. Don’t miss it!

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