Live Music In Sheffield

Music-mad through and through, you're never more than a stone's throw from a band in this city. Whether you're scouting out an open mic night at your favourite boozer, or looking to bag tickets to see the next big thing, we've rounded up the best places for live music in Sheffield, from cosy pub stages to the gig venues at the heart of the local scene.

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Last updated on 29th January 2024

Lescar Sheffield

Head down to this Sharrow Vale pub where, alongside a great selection of ales and top-notch grub, you can enjoy some excellent live music as the bar programmes young and upcoming jazz talents for their regular performance nights. 

The Gardeners Rest

If you're looking to find some old-school blues and folk in Sheffield, this Neepsend pub should be your first port of call. A community-owned bar with the neighbourhood at its heart, Gardeners Rest hosts regular live sessions from a wide pool of local musicians.

The Washington

The former haunt of icons such as Pulp and The Human League, The Washington continues to live up to its reputation as one of the best gig venues in Sheffield for new music. A key part of the local grassroots scene, you'll find a regular programme of events featuring some of the city's most exciting new bands and performers.