Bands in the Park

Bands in the Park

Enjoy the sound of a traditional brass band throughout summer Sundays in our beautiful Abbey Park!

Evesham Town Council, in association with Abbey Park Cafe and Wychavon District Council, has taken over the running of Evesham Bands in the Park and we’re delighted to bring it back for the 2023 season following an enforced break.

The Evesham Brass Bands in the Park programme 2023 has been supported by Evesham Place Board through Wychavon District Council. The bands have been funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

So come along to the park on a Sunday afternoon, grab a coffee or an ice cream from the cafe and enjoy the music!

The season starts on Sunday 28th May with a special tribute to the late Derek Wells, who for many years was the lead organiser of Bands in the Park. There will then be a performance every Sunday afternoon until the end of August, with the exception of two weekends where major national events are taking place in the town.

The full schedule is:

  • 28th May – Derek Wells Memorial Band – opening the season with a special tribute to Derek Wells
  • 4th June – Malvern Hills District Band
  • 11th June – Avonbank Band
  • 18th June – Cotswold Big Band
  • 25th June – no concert this week as it’s the National Morris Weekend
  • 2nd July – Arrow Valley Brass Band
  • 9th July – Central England Concert Band
  • 16th July – Avonbank Band
  • 23rd July – Cubbington Silver Band
  • 30th July – Bretforton Silver Band
  • 6th August – no concert this week as it’s the Battle of Evesham Festival
  • 13th August – Worcestershire Winds
  • 20th August – Alcester Victoria Band
  • 27th August – Evesham Concert Band – wrapping up this year’s summer season

The Abbey Park Cafe will be open all afternoon selling ice cream, hot and cold drinks and an assortment of snacks. Please support the cafe with your custom as they are a valuable supporter of the concerts.

Visitor to Evesham? Park on Crown Meadow (parking chargeable every day, including Sundays) and walk along the riverside path to Abbey Park, or park in one of the district council’s town centre car parks (free on Sundays) and walk through the churchyard and Bell Tower to the park. Abbey Park is fully wheelchair and buggy accessible, and there are toilets next to the lily pond.

Bring the family. The bandstand is between the children’s play area and the water play area, so the kids can let off steam while you enjoy the music!

All concerts start at approximately 2.30pm and run for two hours until 4.30pm, with a short interval halfway through. Timings may be adjusted if necessary to suit unforeseen circumstances. Please note that this is an open air venue and all performances are subject to the weather. We will play on through light showers, but if the forecast is for heavy rain in the afternoon then we will have to cancel that day’s performance.

As an appetiser for this year’s season, here’s a selection of photos from previous years: