Live at The Pantiles

4th April 2024

The Pantiles is proud to announce the return of its beloved live music series, now under the revamped name “Live at The Pantiles”, sponsored by Thomson Snell & Passmore – the oldest law firm in operation in the world, and Dandara – builders of award-winning homes.

Previously known as “Jazz on The Pantiles,” this annual event has been a staple in the local community, drawing crowds of music enthusiasts from far and wide. With a fresh name and a diverse line-up, Live at The Pantiles promises to deliver unforgettable Thursday evenings filled with exceptional live music, vibrant energy and memorable experiences.

World-class Performances

Since its inception, The Pantiles has been a cultural hub in 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 Yet!

“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.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

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