Dancing in the street at Music in the Market

Buckingham Ukulele group provided the perfect kick-off band for Music in the Market, which drew a busy crowd into Buckingham Town Centre on Friday 3rd June, as part of the town’s Jubilee Celebrations.

Families brought along chairs and picnics to enjoy the live music, and even after a brief spell of rain, the happy audience stayed late into the night to listen and boogie along to the music.

Brilliant local musicians provided more music: Udo Dölz, Crazy Heart, Safari Boots, Mike Weston, Fraser & Toots, Ukesnaile, Brothers Homebrew and 60s Jukebox. The final act Muz N Jenks – playing with Mud II and Bay City Rollers musicians- finished the night with a rousing set of 70s and 80s classics that got everyone up on the feet to dance the night away.

Opening the event, the Mayor of Buckingham, Cllr. Margaret Gateley, said: “Thanks to Buckingham Acoustic Club and all our fantastic local performers, it’s amazing to have this vibrant event back in the heart of our town.”

 

 

Music in the Market

With nearly two decades under its belt, Music in the Market is a great way to start the summer. This year, it will take place on Friday 3rd June and is back in the Town Centre. With live music from 2 – 10pm, come along, bring some camping chairs and a picnic or enjoy fantastic food from local traders, including pop up stalls from Farm Slice Pizza, Go Greek, Mark’s Ices and J & L Burgers.

Line up includes:

This event is organised by local music group Buckingham Acoustic Club whilst the Town Council facilitates the event with road closure support. Music in the Market is free to anyone who wants to attend and has a succession of local bands to enjoy.

Platinum Jubilee events in Buckingham

Celebrate Buckingham Day

Kicking off our jam-packed Jubilee weekend is Celebrate Buckingham Day on Thursday 2nd June in Bourton Park from 11am – 3pm. Expect to see over 27 local community organisations each with their own fun activity, multiple delicious food and drink vendors and various entertainment acts. Pack your blankets and bring a chair so you can enjoy the day in comfort.

Winslow Concert Band and Buckingham Ukulele group have got some great performances lined up along with the Brackley Morris Men. A bouncy castle and bungee run, face painter and doodle artist will also be there. You can even take a picture in our giant deck chair!

At 1pm the Town Crier will formally launch Jubilee Celebrations in Buckingham by announcing the formal proclamation.

Make sure to enter our Jubilee Dress through the Ages contest at the Buckingham Town Council stall between 11am and 12:30pm. Raid your family’s wardrobe or if you’re struggling for ideas, visit local charity shops – reuse, repurpose and recycle. There are some great prizes up for grabs for the winners of each category thanks to: Wood Bee Nice, Buckingham University Bookshop, Planet Refill, Cornwall Place Kitchen, Chafor Wine, The Little Buckingham Clinic and Discover Buckingham.

Jubilee Platinum Beacon

Later in the day, a Jubilee Platinum Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm atop St Peter & St Paul’s Church. Arrive from 9.15pm for refreshments in the church.

Music in the Market

On Friday 3rd June Music in the Market returns to the Buckingham Market place – this fantastic event takes place for the 21st time and brings a wide selection of music from original, local music to your favourite covers from 2pm to 10pm.

The fantastic line-up includes Buckingham Ukulele Group Udo Dölz, Crazy Heart, Muz N Jenks, Safari Boots, Mike Weston, Fraser & Toots, Ukesnaile, Brothers Homebrew and 60s Jukebox while this year’s street food traders include Go Greek and Farm Slice Pizza.

Picnic on the Pitch

Picnic on the Pitch is a completely free event and offers everybody the chance to get together and celebrate this truly historic occasion. The event takes place at Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre on Saturday 4th June from 11am until 3pm.
To help you fill up your picnic baskets, there will be a small selection of food traders selling food and treats, including a bar. There will be live music from A Big Voice.co.uk – Maria Scobey, who will be performing a wide variety of popular covers across the decades, visits from Spidey and Elsa mascots and a craft tent to entertain your mini majesties.

Street Parties and Platinum Jubilee Civic Service

Sunday 5th June at 11 am a Civic Service will take place at St Peter & St Paul’s Church to celebrate The Queen. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome.
Street parties will also be taking place across the town, with road closures in place.

Chair of the Town Centre and Events Committee, Cllr. Robin Stuchbury said that “The Town Council have supported Celebrate Buckingham Day, The Platinum Jubilee Beacon, Music in the Market, Picnic on the Pitch and the Jubilee Civic Service. The Town Centre and Events Committee felt it was very important to put on a variety of events as well as support others with their own plans.
The Town Council are facilitating Buckingham’s community celebrations of the Queen’s personal achievement of long service to the country, in a typical Buckingham way – friendly, social, and engaging which is an attribute which the community is renowned for. I know through discussing the Mayor, Cllr. Margaret Gateley, who will play a large role in supporting the community through the weekend, how much everyone is looking forward to celebrating the bank holiday weekend – we look forward to seeing you.”

Music in the Market

Buckingham Town Council is delighted to support the return of Music in the Market to the town centre. This year the event takes place on Friday 3rd June as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

Buckingham Acoustic Club told us: “Music in the Market will be back in its familiar place, in the Market outside the Gaol, three years after its last appearance there in 2019. Since its modest beginnings 22 years ago, this will be the 21st festival organised by Buckingham Acoustic Club, which thanks to last year’s off-piste extravaganza, which was excellently hosted by the Buckingham Rugby Club, has mounted an almost uninterrupted annual series of events.

The Acoustic Club is a casual group of local musicians who have met weekly in one pub or another, welcoming all comers, originally at the Buckingham Arms in Maids Morton, and then via the Brittania, the New Inn, and most recently the Woolpack, to share their songs and their chops. Currently, they are homeless, and so they are looking for a new home in which to base themselves.

Music in the Market was conceived as a way for these musicians to strut their stuff in front of the whole town, and the Town Council stepped in to promote the event to make it viable.  Musical liaisons formed, bands were created, ideas developed, and are still developing. The motto of the festival could be: “It’s not only covers”. This year will feature the massed ukuleles of The Buckingham Ukulele Group, the world music sounds of Safari Boots, the debut of the Muzz & Jenks big band, and a curious but unmissable ukulele-based performance by Ukesnaile. The music starts at 2pm and continues throughout the day till 10pm, with street food available all day.”

Chair of the Town Centre and Events Committee, Cllr. Robin Stuchbury said that “The return of Music in the Market to the town centre is an opportunity for the community to meet and enjoy live music in the setting of our market town. We’ve been supporting the Acoustic Club with this event for 21 years. This is a chance to gather on the auspicious occasion of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Officers and Town Councillors look forward to enjoying the event with you on the day, having been involved with this event throughout it’s always a great personal pleasure to see people enjoying themselves at a free public event supported by community organisations.”

For enquiries, please contact Paul Hodson at Buckingham Town Council on 01280 816426, communications@buckingham-tc.gov.uk.

Music NOT in the Market (Fringe Week)

For one time only, Music in the Market has moved to Buckingham Rugby Club and become part of the Buckingham Fringe Week.

This event has been organised by the Buckingham Acoustic Club and supported by Buckingham Town Council and Buckingham Rugby Club.

Prepare to enjoy live music on the pitch – Keep an eye out on social media @buckinghamtc to find out who will be performing!

For more information and updates, visit our Facebook event page.

Music In The Market Postponed

Once again, Music in the Market will not be taking place this coming Bank Holiday Weekend due to Covid restrictions.

Organiser of the event Buckingham Acoustic Club’s John Howarth said  “Music In The Market has been an annual event for the past twenty years organised jointly by Buckingham Town Council and the Buckingham Acoustic Club. 

But save the day – this year is different.  With the participation of the Buckingham Rugby Club, Music NOT in the Market will take place later in the year at their ground in Maids Moreton on Saturday July 24th, from 2pm till 10pm.  There will be music, food stalls, traders, the bar, and lots of space to spread out. More details will be announced later”.

The event will return next year to its usual location in the town centre.

For enquiries please contact Paul Hodson at Buckingham Town Council on 01280 816426, office@buckingham-tc.gov.uk.