Music

The energy of a live band or a full concert production can be a great relief to the stresses of the working week. Maybe you enjoy sitting in a pub with a live band showcasing local talent while getting to know some new people over a drink; we're in Manchester so live music is never too far away. But we also have some of the finest concert venues in the country regularly featuring some of the world's top performers. Manchester is a city that has long been passionate about music and its roots here are visible around every corner.
Music
social circle testimonial from Amanda

Halle Orchestra Bridgewater Hall

Seeing the Halle orchestra had always been a dream of mine. I don't know why I never took the opportunity to see them before as the Bridgewater Hall is right on my doorstep, but with Social Circle, there was really no excuse. Funny, I met someone from Social Circle on the night who said the exact same thing.

Amanda
social circle testimonial from Kimberley

Local Bands, Fellow Music Lovers

I love supporting new, local bands and was pleased to see opportunities to do so with Social Circle. As is the case with any Social Circle event, you always end up meeting people with the same interests as you, so that was definitely a plus. I've become really good friends with fellow music lovers and it's all thanks to SC!

Kimberley
social circle testimonial from Sarah

Matt and Phreds Jazz

Jazz is one of my passions in life but my friends are mainly into other types of music so while I've been to Matt and Phreds a number of times, it was either by myself or a friend I had to drag along. Going with Social Circle was a completely different experience with everyone appreciating the music and having a great time.

Sarah

Types Of Event

 

Live bands

Our live music nights bring you the freshest mix of new and exciting artists that Manchester has to offer. Come and support local talent while sharing a drink or two with some new friends. It's the Manchester thing to do.
 

Live jazz

Matt and Phreds is the finest jazz club in the North and the only venue solely dedicated to live jazz talent. Its smoky atmosphere and fine wine makes for a great night. And its pizzas are famous for a reason. The talent comes from far and wide to attract visitors to the venue.
 

Concerts

We're lucky in Manchester to feature some wonderful concert venues, such as the Manchester Arena and Manchester Apollo. Come and see your favourite artists perform on the big stage and meet some fellow fans at the same time. Listening to an album is one thing but the energy from a live performance is something else.

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Upcoming Events

Bridgewater Hall Tour

20/11/2017 , 11am
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall.

Rag & Bone Man Overproof Tour

21/11/2017 , 6:45pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
Without doubt 2017 has been the year of Rag and Bone Man.

John Bishop

24/11/2017 , 7:30pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Comedy superstar John Bishop is back at Manchester Arena next year for his long awaited return to stand-up comedy with his brand new live show Winging It.

Howard Jones at The Apollo

24/11/2017 , 6:15pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
Don’t miss out on an evening filled with synth pop.

Live Jazz and Drinks

25/11/2017 , 8:30pm
Matt and Phreds, 64 Tib Street, Northern Quarter, City Centre, M4 1LW where we will have a table reserved.
In the famous and smoky Matt & Phreds, you are assured a smooth evening with some new Manchester friends.

Lunch & Music @ Albert Schloss

26/11/2017 , 2pm
Albert's Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester, M2 5QR.
Come along and join in the friendly cheer with us, we are always friendly and welcoming, you'll soon be right at home before you know it.

Status Quo

26/11/2017 , 6:45pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
The renamed PLUGGED IN Live and Rockin tour will now be fully Electric.

Michael Buble Tribute and Meal

28/11/2017 , 7pm
GUSTO Restaurant and Bar, 756 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester, M20 2DW.
So come along and join in the friendly cheer with us, we are always friendly and welcoming, you'll soon be right at home before you know it.

Elvis In Concert

28/11/2017 , 7pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
2017 looks set to be another vintage year for fans of the King.

Phil Collins

29/11/2017 , 7:30pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Besides the fabulous main stage line-up at Rewind Festival there are loads of other things going on around the festival site.

Gorillaz

01/12/2017 , 7pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
It is no underestimation to say that the return of Gorillaz has been feverishly anticipated.

Love Actually & Live Orchestra

01/12/2017 , 7:15pm
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
One of the worlds best-loved modern Christmas films, Love Actually, will be screened live featuring a full orchestra performing Craig Armstrongs enchanting score.

Steps

03/12/2017 , 6:30pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
The band have sold over 20 million records and reached the number one spot with three albums and three singles.

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

07/12/2017 , 7pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Following the stunning success of their platinum selling album Together.

Mariah Carey

10/12/2017 , 7:30pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Mariah Careys critically acclaimed All I Want For Christmas Is You tour!

Pete Tong Ibiza Classics

14/12/2017 , 7pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics, performed by the 65 piece Heritage Orchestra and conducted by Jules Buckley, returns to Manchester Arena with a brand new show.

Katherine Jenkins

14/12/2017 , 7:15pm
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
Christmas with Katherine Jenkins at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

The Halle Carol Concerts

17/12/2017 , 2:45pm
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
Join us for a seasonal selection of traditional carols for orchestra, choir and audience

UB40

17/12/2017 , 6:45pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
The world famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a major eight date UK.

Christmas No.1 POP Singalong

18/12/2017 , 7:15pm
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
Clap your hands, stamp your feet and laugh along as comedian Rainer Hersch hosts a brand new Yuletide treat: a jamboree of classic UK Singles-Chart Christmas No.1s.

Kim Wilde Xmas Show

22/12/2017 , 6:15pm
O2 Ritz Manchester, Whitworth St W, Manchester, M1 5NQ.
The Wilde Wild Xmas Show with Toyah, Carol Decker, and Lawnmower Deth.

Lets Have a Rock & Roll Party

28/12/2017 , 6:30pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Lets Have a Rock and Roll Party is the ultimate 50s and 60s extravaganza.

James Bond

29/12/2017 , 7:15pm
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
Immerse yourself in the spine-tingling sounds that give musical voice to the films, in punchy title sequences and haunting songs.
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