Music on the River

Live music in Cambridge

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Live Music in Cambridge is back at the best venue in ‘town’; the River Cam.

Immerse yourself in an enchanting evening of music, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the picturesque River Cam. Join us this summer for an unforgettable experience that will transport you into a world of harmonious melodies, captivating rhythms and the best acoustic sounds around.

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Singing on the River Cambridge

As the sun begins its descent, casting a golden glow over the serene waters, our line-up of talented musicians will take the stage on our punts, filling the air with an eclectic blend of musical genres. From folk music to contemporary ballads, “Music on the Cam” offers a diverse range of performances that caters to every musical taste.

This year, summer 2023, multiple acts with a range of different music styles will join us to perform on the River Cam. Music on the River is unique to Cambridge and it is the best way to spend a beautiful summer’s evening with your friends, family and loved ones.

Singer in front of St Johns College on a chauffeured punt tour

Artists for the Live Music in Cambridge Event

  • The first artist this year is Georgia performing on the 11th August.
  • The second artist is Ukulele Simon performing on the 18th of August. 
  • The third artist is Imlac performing on the 25th August.
  • The following acts will be announced shortly.

All of the events will start at 7:15pm, departing from our punting landing stage on the corner of Jesus, so join us on board for some of the most memorable live performances at a venue like no other.

Don’t miss this unforgettable rendezvous of music and nature! Join us for an evening of sheer bliss and immerse yourself in the magic of “Music on the River” in Cambridge. Unwind, connect, and be mesmerised on this sonic adventure like no other.

Music On The River - Imlac: 25.08.2023

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A Perfect Summer Evening

Singing on the river Cambridge

Music on the River brings you live acoustic music on the River Cam. These events are intimate gigs with multiple artists performing throughout the summer period, taking place on Friday evenings in July and August. Tours depart at 7.15pm (late arrivals will miss the event) and return at around 8:45pm. During each evening you will be entertained and enthralled, with each performance lasting over 60 minutes.

Why Music on the river

Musical Diversity: Delight in a rich tapestry of musical genres, ranging from pop covers to contemporary beats. This carefully curated lineup ensures there’s something for every music lover to cherish.

Stunning Riverside Venue in Cambridge: Nestled along the River Cam, our event offers a unique setting mixing nature’s charm with the power of music. The gentle lapping of water, the whispering trees, and the scenic College Backs create an unforgettable ambiance that elevates this unusual gig.

Talented Performers: Our punts will be graced by a roster of emerging talents. Be enthralled by instrumentalists, soulful vocalists, and captivating ensembles that will leave you spellbound.

Community and Connection: Music on the river is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of community spirit and shared love for music. Connect with fellow music enthusiasts and forge lasting memories.

Delicious Refreshments: Savour a delectable assortment of food and beverages available to purchase online alongside your tickets.

Eco-Friendly Initiative: We are committed to preserving the beauty of the River Cam and its surroundings. Join us in our eco-friendly efforts to reduce waste and ensure a sustainable event for years to come.

Tickets and Reservations: Limited tickets are available, so secure your spot online early to avoid disappointment. Reserve your place now to witness these extraordinary events.

More about the artists:

11th of August 2023 – Georgia: a Singer and Songwriter from Essex, who has a prominent following on Instagram and Tiktok.

18th of August 2023 – Ukulele Simon: “The beatboxing ukulele guy, making music using ukuleles, beatbox and effects… LOTS OF EFFECTS”

25th August 2023 – Imlac: a Scottish singer-songwriter who’s travelled all over the streets of Europe playing shows, recently on BBC introducing.

More artists to follow…

Enjoy the Cambridge Singing on the River Event with Loved Ones

Cambridge live music

Allow yourself time to relax whilst you are chauffeured down stream, taking in all that surrounds you as well as listening to some incredible acoustic music. These punting events will bring you a different perspective to live music, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in beauty, mingle with like-minded music fans and connect with artists themselves whilst on board. It is a great way to spend your summer evening with a drink in hand at a music venue like no other.

From early evening until dusk, you can enjoy live music in an unbeatable location. Alongside our live music in Cambridge event, we also offer a range of other special events for all occasions including food and drink tasting on the Cam, Halloween and Christmas punt and hunts, Valentine’s Day punting and more. Book online today, for the best rates.

[Please note that we do go ahead in poor weather and tickets for this event are non-refundable].

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Music on the river cam, Event punting, punting in front of the Bridge of Sighs, Ukulele Simon performing on the punts