ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS ANNOUNCES FREE ‘SUMMER STAGE’
32 FREE OUTDOOR MUSIC GIGS OVER 8 WEEKS
FEATURING 100 DIFFERENT ARTISTS AND BANDS – ALL IN THE ICONIC VENUE’S COURTYARD
A CELEBRATION OF LONDON’S RESILIENCE AND THE RETURN TO LIVE PERFORMANCES
22 JULY – 12 SEPTEMBER
Overlooking Trafalgar Square St Martin-in-the-Fields is one of London’s most beloved buildings, long associated with serving the capital’s many communities. That commitment to serve continues as it presents Summer Stage, a series of free open-air concerts in its Courtyard.
Presented as part of #LetsDoLondon, Summer Stage will feature a range of artists performing jazz, soul, R&B, folk, country and more in a series of live outdoor gigs. Each session will feature a rotation of artists with weekend sessions featuring up to 6 different acts each day.
The sessions will showcase a wide range of performers, most of whom have been prevented by the pandemic from working during the last 16 months. Many are early career or on the verge of signing recording deals and the stage offers a platform to allow them vital performing experience.
With deckchairs and a range of craft beers, wines, cocktails, and food and drink available, Summer Stage gives Londoners and visitors a chance to come together and once again enjoy live music in a great space. Entry to the Courtyard is entirely free.
Beginning 22 July, performances take place every Thursday and Friday from 4:30pm – 7:30pm, every Saturday from midday to 7pm and every Sunday from midday to 6pm.
Music has always played a central part in the life of St Martin-in-the-Fields and Summer Stage is an integral part of the venue’s plans to broaden its musical output and provide greater opportunities for musicians and audiences alike.
Chris Denton, Chief Executive, St Martin-in-the Fields commented:
“St Martin-in-the-Fields has stood overlooking Trafalgar Square for centuries so has survived plagues, riots, the Blitz and much else besides. It is therefore fitting that the venue is playing its part in bringing London alive again by presenting our free festival Summer Stage. Everyone is welcome to pull up a chair, have a drink, a bite to eat – but above all to come together and share in the thrill of live music.”
For more information please visit: www.smitf.org/summerstage