Music Venues in Inverness
Live Music Venues
Inverness is one of the main musical centres in the Scottish Highlands. Playing host to a busy schedule of major pop, rock and classical events throughout the year. So if you’re looking for venues to enjoy live music in Inverness, here are some of our favourites, all within easy reach of the Kingsmills Hotel.
The Ironworks is a purpose-built live music venue, located in the heart of Inverness. Boasting state-of-the-art equipment, as well as its own professional sound team for bands that are looking for venues to play. The popular venue has hosted many a famous band from a variety of musical genres. Such as Kasabian, Runrig, Van Morrison, Fat Boy Slim and Biffy Clyro. Local talent is nurtured here too, thanks to a thriving live music scene. So you may even discover the next big thing after spending an evening here. Since opening in 2006, it has become a major live music venue in the city, with an audience capacity of 1000 standing. You can check what’s on and purchase tickets on the Ironworks website. It’s worth noting that under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Eden Court Theatre
As well as theatre breaks, Eden Court hosts plenty of live music concerts and performances throughout the year. This is the largest combined arts centre in Scotland. The music programme features everything from famous touring artists to tribute acts and local bands. In summer months, the venue also puts on an outdoor festival called “Under Canvas”, which takes place inside stretch tents on the lawns. The family-friendly event features live music performances and local food and drink. See Eden Court’s upcoming music shows and events.
A “hootenanny” is a party with folk music and dancing, and Hootenanny in Inverness certainly lives up to its name. This live music venue hosts a variety of traditional and folk bands on the ground floor. While indie, hip-hop, ska and rock bands play upstairs on the Madhatters stage. There are regular ceilidhs too, where you can join in with traditional Scottish dancing, which is great fun, even for beginners! It is also a pub, so you can grab food and drinks here on an evening out, any night of the week. Find out what’s on at Hootenanny.
Visit Gellions Bar in Inverness for live music, 7 nights a week. They have their own house band, the fantastic Scottish folk band Schiehallion. And their programme features a range of folk stars and upcoming new talent. As a live music bar, there is also a wide choice of drinks to enjoy, including beers, gins and whiskies. View the show schedule here.
MacGegor’s Bar is a music bar and ceilidh house with a packed programme of live music from singers and musicians of all genres. The bar’s founder, Bruce MacGregor, is a member of the Scottish fiddle group Blazin Fiddles, and you may find him playing in the bar if you’re lucky! MacGregors also serves great food and drink, so you can settle in for the night. What’s on at MacGregor’s Bar.
Music breaks at the Kingsmills Hotel
Our location means staying with us can make visits to Inverness concerts and live music venues effortless, and even more special. You’ll have lots of space to get ready and can start the night off with a delicious meal in one of our restaurants. Stroll back after the gig. Or, enjoy one of Inverness’ vibrant bars and grab a taxi back when the night is over. The choice is yours!
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