LIVE music is still taking place on the Island this week, subject to the latest coronavirus restrictions.

Here is a handy guide to all the entertainment on offer:

Today (Friday):

The People’s Opera Company Christmas Concert (ticketed) — Newport Minster (6pm).

The Alberts — Simeon Arms, Ryde (7pm).

Open Mic Night — Wheatsheaf, Brading (7pm).

JC Grimshaw and Friends (ticketed) — Quay Arts, Newport (7pm).

Cara Warwick — Shanklin Conservative Club (7.30pm).

Dirty Li’l Secret — High Park Tavern, Ryde (7.30pm).

Chelsea Rose — Fountain Inn, Cowes (7.30pm).

Ben Stubbs — Victoria Tavern, East Cowes (8pm).

Greg Barnes — White Lion, Niton (8pm).

Bittersweet — Freshwater Conservative Club (8pm).

Tomorrow (Saturday):

Open Mic with Chris Quinton — Travellers Joy, Northwood (noon).

Carols with Ventnor Community Choir — Ventnor Winter Gardens (5pm).

Greg Barnes — Old Comical, Sandown (7.30pm).

Rhi Kinnair and Tyler Gorman — Fountain Inn, Cowes (7.30pm).

Joey Scott — Shanklin Conservative Club (7.30pm).

Annie Daffern — Sandown Conservative Club (8pm).


Ben Stubbs — The Old Comical, Sandown (3pm).

Marie Smith — Bar 74, Ryde (3pm).

Hot Pocket — High Park Tavern, Ryde (4pm).

Christmas quiz — Travellers Joy, Northwood (7pm).


Folk music night — Waverley Inn, Carisbrooke (7pm).

  • To include future events, please message Steve Love via Facebook ‘Stevelovesiow’. All subject to coronavirus rules. Booking recommended for a table. Please follow each venue’s social distancing procedures.