Live versions of all-time favourite children’s classics from local Bristol musicians will also be on hand as St Stephen’s Street will be pedestrianised so parents can relax and enjoy the soundtrack. Interactive musical renditions of children’s stories and plays can also be enjoyed with Little Music Makers.
Bristol’s maze of stalls and pop-up restaurants, St Nicks, will also see a bumper edition of its summer busking series take place as part of Old City Sounds. Welcoming local musicians from the Bristol Institute of Music Management (BIMM), the ‘Old City Acoustics’ zone will see a series of talented buskers perform for visitors as part of the event, which intertwines shopping, eating and music. The acousticians will fill the market with both well-loved covers as well as original material. On nearby Corn Street, the Bristol Indies’ Market will also be taking place, selling an array of locally-crafted gifts, vintage clothing and other treasures.
Adding ever further to the soulful Saturday event, St Nicholas Street will also play host to musicians and vocalists from the city and beyond – in the ‘Old City Eclectic’ area, welcoming both classical and nu-wave players from across multiple genres of music including virtuoso flamenco guitarist Flamenco Thief, and the new soul vocals of China Bowles. The area is sure to paint a smile on the faces of all who visit, as it provides one last hurrah for kids (and parents!) before the new school year starts.