FREE canal-side pop-up jazz events with Matt & Phred's this September

Matt & Phred’s and Get Living have launched special pop-up jazz sessions on Salford canals (complete with a bar from Seven Bro7hers and FREE street food!)

By Ben Brown | 30 August 2019

Share this story

Manchester’s most famous jazz bar is set to host FREE weekly pop-up gigs along the canal at Middlewood Locks this September.

Teaming up with neighbourhood curator Get Living, the free weekly sessions will take place every Thursday evening from 6:30pm until 9pm throughout the whole of September.

Kicking off on Thursday 5th September, the sessions will feature some of the best up-and-coming talent from the worlds of jazz, blues, New Orleans inspired R&B, Latin and funk, with a DJ entertaining the crowds in between sets.

Acts throughout the month will include the rich and soulful harmonica-player Mat Walklate and guitarist James Lawley, The Nightcreatures who deliver the sounds of authentic New Orleans R&B, the feisty five-piece brass outfit Loud Noises and the Cuba Vida Salsa band, offering a unique sound emerging from Latin, jazz, funk reggae-ton and salsa music.

The free event series has been organised by Get Living which offers homes for rent at New Maker Yards at Middlewood Locks. The new neighbourhood offers the best of city living, being just a 10-minute walk from Spinningfields while enjoying a quaint canal-side setting.

FREE street food will be provided for the first 100 ticket holders and Seven Bro7hers brewery – opening its second beer house at Middlewood Locks later this year – will host a pop-up bar with a selection of craft beers available to purchase.


Canal-side Jazz at Middlewood Locks
presented by Matt & Phred’s & Get Living

Venue: Middlewood Locks
Dates: Every Thursday from 5th September
Time: From 6.30pm
Cost: FREE

Reserve Tickets