Summertime is a great time for music in South West France. From rock to classical, from jazz to French traditional, there are concerts for all tastes in the villages and towns near your Kingfisher holiday rental. Have a night out to enjoy the musical diversity and informality of a local concert, cabaret or musical walk.
It’s easiest of all to find music at night markets. Beauville is well known for good popular genres, like rock and country. Other markets feature rock, Europop or stick close to the traditional French music that the French themselves love for parties. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself joining in a chorus of Champs Elysees even though you’re hundreds of miles away from Paris and you’ve never heard the song in your life. It’s infectious.
Anyway, let’s get right down to our Kingfisher summer 2018 quick guide to some of the concerts in the area for the rest of July and all of August.
Festivals and Special Events
Tradigordines at Lalinde – 26-28 July
The name Josephine Baker might ring a bell. She was a famous American entertainer who lived much of her life in France. The Chateau at Lalinde on the Dordogne River was her home. It’s a great place to visit on its own, but it is also home to the Tradigordine music festival from 26th to 28th of July. More information from the festival website.
Homaj par Blond and Blond and Blond, Chateau Bonaguil – 6 August
Monty Python meets Abba. You don’t want to miss that, do you? Information here.
Benefit Concert at Chateau Cayrou, Puy l’Eveque – 11 August
Chateau Cayrou is hosting a virtuoso piano recital in the presence of the Queen of Denmark, in memory of Prince Henri. Proceeds will go to the aid of the young of Burkina Faso (Ivory Coast). No booking is required. Download full information.
Pianist James Linsey at La Balie in Salles – 23 and 27 August
The 23rd of August concert is dedicated to French composers and the 27th of August candlelight concert is a mixture of classics from Bach, Schumann and Gershwin. Information and booking via the La Balie website.
The Grand Pruneau Show in Agen – 24-26 August
25 July 21:30 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Mutalason Cuba at Boulevard de la Marine
29 July 12:00-19:00 Tremons, Tournon, Massels
Concerts in the painted churches: 12:00 Tremons, 16:00 Tournon, Saint Andrew of Carabaisse, 18:00 Holy Quitterie of Massels
30 July 21:00 Beauville
Passenger at Camping Les 2 Lacs
1 August 21:00 Moissac
Les Passions at the Cloitre de Moissac
1 August 21:00 Lauzerte
The Glory Gospel Singers at Eglise St Barthelemy
1 August 21:30 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Saults at Boulevard de la Marine
5 August 21:00 Bergerac
The Glory Gospel Singers at Eglise Notre Dame
6 August 21:00 Beauville
Bone T & Slughunters at Camping Les 2 Lacs
7 August 20:30 Cahors
Nouvelles Voix de St Petersbourg at Eglise Saint Barthelemy
8 August 21:30 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Lea Paci at Boulevard de la Marine
12 August 20:30 Sarlat
Les Virtuoses de Chambre de Cologne at Cathedrale Saint Sacerdos
13 August 21:00 Beauville
Goldy Bluz at Camping Les 2 Lacs
16 August 18:30 Frespech
Duo Darshan, concert and walk
18 August 20:00 St Sylvestre
Musical and gourmet animation at the edge of the Lot
20 August 21:00 Beauville
Choupa Pop at Camping Les 2 Lacs
Keep an eye out for flyers and posters in nearby tourist offices, bakeries and shops. Enjoy the summer sounds!