It's been one hell of a Summer. Not only has it been hotter than Satan's bumcrack for a vast majority of the last couple of months, it has been the first time in over two years where things have felt, (dare we say it), "normal". Gigs from stadiums, arena's, fields, venues & beer gardens up and down the country were finally starting to go ahead, international tours back in blighty, and holidays, weddings, get togethers and "why not?!" piss-ups were all becoming common place once more. We are not going to lie, the inevitable impact it had on us as a venue was a toughie, however, after a few quiet weeks off the back of the Jubilee, things seemed to settle down. We braced ourselves for the worst, we expected to be trading in a ghost town, we launched our Save From Extinction campaign fearing that a few more hits to our trade might mean it's game over! But despite losing a few groups out from time to time (which is unavoidable at this time of year) the "Awakening" of people going out once more, has meant that trade has been steadily increasing. We are now looking forward to seeing what normal trade actually looks like, post pandemic, after this initial summer flurry of backlogged plans settles. The overwhelming support we have received from you all has been absolutely amazing. Word about our awesome little independent, events bar, is starting to get out there and we know that is largely due to you wonderful people, wearing our merch, sharing our posts and telling people about us... So THANKYOU! We are not completely out of the woods yet, but if things continue to go the way they are, and with a couple more fundraising events scheduled to go ahead next month, we are hoping we may then be home and dry.
We had a top week last week, with our 80s disco Friday, midweek Eco-Social, Bad Hombre on Saturday night and a special, all star treat from Paul Ronney Angel & The Bad Mofo's...
We are heading into the Bank Holiday and the end of August in style as we have a jam-packed week of fantastic events lined up...
TUESDAY 23rd & THURSDAY 25th August: BAR NIGHTS
We are open 3-11pm as just a bar... Well, we say JUST a bar, what we actually mean is a fantastic bar, with great beers, Crow Cocktails, pool / darts / board games available to play, chilled atmosphere and (of course) awesome tunes!
Over 16s only
Outside food allowed
WEDNESDAY 24th AUGUST, 7.30PM:
Yep! The rumours are true!!! Castle Comedy presents TV comedy regular and star of shows such as King Gary and Murder in Successville, is here at The Crooked Crow Bar for a night of fantastic stand-up comedy.
Ticket Only (All tickets now SOLD OUT)
FRIDAY 26th AUGUST 8pm: HIP HOP LOUNGE
The Hip Hop Lounge is the brain child of April Blue & Crazy James, who with a passion for the urban hip-hop scene, wanted to create a platform for fresh talent to perform and for people who love the genre, to enjoy. With open mic slots for singers. rappers & freestylers, guest performances, live band and DJ, this event is absolutely EPIC... Blinding talent, great atmosphere, brilliant music and great beer!
Merch available on the night. 8pm-12am
Entry £5 (limited tickets available on the door)
SATURDAY 27th AUGUST:
We are open from 12pm for our BYO Vinyl. All genres are welcome. No pre booking needed. Free Entry.
The Pie Nest will be landing 12-4pm for you to get your fix of tasty Pie & Mash!
And from 9pm we have live music from Sweet Revenge (hard rock classics from Drowning Pool, RATM and more)!
Sunday Vibes 12-4pm: Pie & Mash Up!
Great beers / Crow Cocktails / coffee
Tasty Pie & Mash from The Pie Nest
AND a brilliant soundtrack of classic ska, rockabilly, punk, soul & good ol' rock n roll vinyl from DJs Double Deckers
Over 16s Only
SUNDAY 28th AUGUST 7.30pm: LOW GIRL
LOW GIRL will be performing live at The Crooked Crow Bar as part of The Music Venue Trust & National Lottery #ReviveLive tour, with support from Eve Whittemore & The Ology's.
PLUS any National Lottery players who have already bought a ticket to the gig, get to bring a friend for free, giving music fans the opportunity to enjoy great music in their local venue at an affordable price.
* For ticket holders to qualify to bring a friend for free, they need to show a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard when they attend the gig