At Targetfollow, we are excited to announce the return of live music series at The Pantiles, now rejuvenated and rebranded as “Live at The Pantiles”. Formerly known as “Jazz on The Pantiles,” this annual tradition has been a cornerstone of Royal Tunbridge Wells’ community, attracting music enthusiasts from near and far.

With a fresh name and an eclectic lineup, Live at The Pantiles is set to deliver unforgettable Thursday evenings filled with exceptional live music, great food and a vibrant atmosphere.

World-class performances

Since its inception, The Pantiles has been a cultural hub in Royal Tunbridge Wells, steeped in rich history and tradition. Over the years, Jazz on The Pantiles has become synonymous with summer evenings, bringing together friends and families to enjoy world-class jazz performances in a unique outdoor setting. Reflecting on the event’s evolution, Head of Marketing & Events at The Pantiles – Jason Vickers – says: “Jazz on The Pantiles has been an incredible journey, but we felt it was time to refresh the event and broaden its appeal. Live at The Pantiles encapsulates the essence of what we offer – a dynamic showcase of live music spanning various genres.”

An exciting twist

While jazz remains at the heart of Live at The Pantiles, this season introduces an exciting twist with the inclusion of new genres such as funk, soul, pop, rock and ska. Attendees can expect a diverse lineup featuring both familiar faces and emerging talents, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From the smooth sounds of the Simon Spillett Quartet to the infectious rhythms of the Skatonics, each performance promises to captivate audiences and ignite a sense of excitement.

Live at The Pantiles will take place every Thursday evening from 2nd May to 12th September, running from 7pm to 10pm. The festivities kick off with the band taking the stage at 7.30pm, setting the tone for an unforgettable night of live music. To secure their spot, attendees are encouraged to book early and take advantage of online ticket purchases, priced at £5 in advance. For those without a participating restaurant reservation, tickets will be available for purchase at the door at a higher rate.

New spectator space

In response to feedback from attendees, Live at The Pantiles has introduced a new spectator space, eliminating the need to dine at a restaurant. This allows music enthusiasts to fully immerse themselves in the experience and enjoy the performances without any additional obligations. Additionally, attendees are invited to bring their own chairs, although limited seating will be available on-site.

Bands set to perform at Live at The Pantiles throughout 2024 include:
2nd May: Paul Malsom Organisation
9th May: The Fabulous Red Diesels
16th May: Dino & Darby
23rd May: Simon Spillett Quartet
30th May: Vince Dunn Orchestra
6th June: Spice Fusion
13th June: Sue Rivers Quintet
20th June: Swinging Little Big Band
27th June: Trudy Kerr Quartet
4th July: Force 10 Big Band
11th July: Pollito Boogaloo
18th July: Jive Aces
25th July: Simply Dan
1st August: Protect the Beat
8th August: The Fontanas
15th August: Dave Ital & Friends
22nd August: Into the Blue
29th August: Jazz Dynamos
5th September: Skatonics
12th September: Blues Brothers Little Brother

The best one

“We’re thrilled to unveil Live at The Pantiles and bring a fresh perspective to this beloved event,” said Jason Vickers. “With an eclectic lineup and a renewed focus on inclusivity, we’re confident that this season will be our best one yet. We can’t wait to welcome both returning fans and newcomers alike to experience the magic of live music at The Pantiles.”

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