SOUTH SHIELDS music fans are invited to make the most of some bold as brass entertainment this summer.
Brass bands from across the region will perform at a series of free outdoor concerts at the Sandhaven Amphitheatre, as part of the South Tyneside Festival.
The popular shows are sponsored by Minchella & Co and take place as part of the three-month entertainment programme which is organised by South Tyneside Council.
Bands will play every Sunday from 2 June to 1 September, apart from 7 July, with performances from Westoe Brass Band, People’s Mission Silver Band, Monkwearmouth Salvation Band, South Tyneside Senior Band and Bede Wind Band throughout June.
The following month, music fans can be entertained by Bear Park and Esh Brass Band, Westoe Brass Band and the North East Concert Band.
Then August will host shows from Bright Street Big Band, Craghead Colliery Band, Dunston Silver Band and NASUWT Concert Band, before Cockerton Band closes the series on 1 September.
Councillor Alan Kerr, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure at South Tyneside Council, is delighted that the brass band concerts are returning.
“There is a packed programme planned for the summer months in South Shields and one thing in particular I always look forward to are the brass band shows,” said Councillor Kerr.
“The concerts are the perfect excuse to plan a day out at the seafront and see some fantastic musicians free of charge.
“I expect the shows will appeal to a wide range of people and they are sure to be very popular.”
The concerts will take place from 2pm to 4pm between 2 June and 30 June and 11 August to 1 September, with a later time of 3:30pm to 5:30pm from 14 July to 4 August.
The South Tyneside Festival is supported by BBC Newcastle 95.4FM.
For more information about the festival, visit www.southtynesidefestival.co.uk, search South Tyneside Events on Facebook or follow @STynesideEvents on Twitter.