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This diary is as up-to-date as the information we receive. It may be advisable to check with the event organiser or venue, particularly if you are travelling some distance (the record for last year, incidentally, was Colorado).

Some ticketed events sell out, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Note that Odells in the High Street is box office for some, BUT NOT ALL, ticketed events. Check your chosen event(s) for details.

More information such as maps or website detail can be found by clicking on the appropriate links.

 

 

 

Saturday June 4th, 2016

2120s - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 8.45 - 11.15pm. The 2120s are a 6 piece blues band based in the Milton Keynes area. Already one of the best exponents of the blues in the area their previous gigs in the Fox have been very well received and early entrance is advised . - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Comedy Night at York House - York House Centre, London Rd, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 563361
~ 8.15 - 10.45pm. An evening of stand-up comedy featuring 5 stand-up comedians presented by the award winning The Comedy Cow. Headlining the evening is BGT Finalist, comedy impressionist Danny Posthill. - Tickets: £10.00. Tickets from http://www.thecomedycow.co.uk/venues/york-house-stony-stratford/ - More Detail


Day of Dance - High Street, Stony Stratford
~ 10.45am - 4.15pm. Stony Live! Day of Dance is a unique opportunity to experience talented and diverse dance acts from morris to jive, performing for free in the beating heart of the town. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Family Barn Dance - Market Square
~ 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Every year, StonyLive! brings you the joyous jumping Family Barn Dance. Supplying the music and technical instructions this year are The High Street Band. Come along and have a twirl or two. - Tickets: Free


Hole in the Head Gang at the Fox and Hounds - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 1.00 - 3.00pm. The Hole in the Head Gang present high energy bluegrass with dazzling musicianship and "high and lonesome sound” vocals from this crack six piece outfit. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Orbital Kaos - Old George, 41 High Street,, Stony Stratford,Milton Keynes, Bucks., MK11 1AA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 562181
~ 9.00 - 11.00pm. Covers band - Tickets: Free - More Detail


StonyLive! Alternative Fringe - Bull Hotel, 64 High St, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ 2.00 - 11.00pm. StonyLive! Alternative Fringe is back with a full day of music, spokenword and art that you won’t experience anywhere else. Launch your StonyLive! with the Fringe! - Tickets: Free - More Detail


The Other Band - Crown - (Upstairs), 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 262888
~ 8.00 - 11.00pm. The Other Band are Central Bedfordshire’s hardest working pop/rock combo, wowing local audiences with tight harmonies, original workings of some well-known covers and high melodic original numbers. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Sunday June 5th, 2016

Bygone Stony - York House Centre, London Rd, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 563361
~ 1.00 - 4.00pm. Photo exhibition capturing Stony Stratford from Victorian times to not-so-long-ago. Come and spot your granny, or possibly yourself at York House youth club! - Tickets: Free (but a £1 donation to York House would be welcome) - More Detail


Classic Stony 2016 - Stony Stratford Town
~ 9.30am - 4.30pm. An informal gathering and static display of all types and ages of Vintage & Classic vehicles and motorcycles. Live music throughout the day on our Market Square stage. Flypast of the RAF BBMF - Douglas C-47 DAKOTA. - Tickets: Free - but donations to Willen Hospice welcomed. - More Detail


Eleanor Longshanks - the story of the woman behind the Crosses - York House Centre, London Rd, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 563361
~ 6.00 - 8.00pm. Stony has a secret, it once hosted a magnificent memorial to Queen Eleanor, wife to Edward I. But what’s so memorable about a medieval bookish, gardener? Come hear the story. - Tickets: Free (donations please) - More Detail


Folk Workshop - Bull Hotel - Vaults Bar, The Bull, 64 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ 12.30 - 3.00pm. At the age of 37. probably the longest-running open session in the country. No electricity involved - just voices and instruments.Mainly folk-music-based, but all styles welcome. Just turn up and say hello to Steve, the man at the window - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Fox Open Mic - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 8.30 - 10.30pm. Open mic with PA provided, hosted by Dave Cattermole. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Good Time Jazz Trio - Conservative Club, York Road, Stony Stratford, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567105
~ 7.00 - 10.00pm. "Razzmatazz" an evening of syncopated music of the 20's and 30's from Good Time Jazz dance into the StonyLive! week and WHY not dress up in 1920's style! - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Love and Mercy, biopic of Brian Wilson and Beach Boys - Cock Hotel - Marquee Suite, 72 - 74 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567733
~ 7.00 - 9.30pm (approx). Acclaimed film telling the story of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. The story is told in an unconventional way, charting how great success came at an extraordinary personal cost. Scala events SELL OUT - FAST! - Tickets: £5/£4 concessions - More Detail


Open Mic with Dan Plews - Old George, 41 High Street,, Stony Stratford,Milton Keynes, Bucks., MK11 1AA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 562181
~ Open mic with PA provided - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Stony Stratford Big Lunch - Wolverton Road Recreation Ground, Access via Magdalen Close or Vicarage Walk., Stony Stratford.
~ 12.00 - 4.00pm. Big Lunch is an opportunity for friends, neighbours etc to come and spend some time together and sharing some fun times We are celebrating the Queens 90th birthday. Look out for the fly past by the wartime Dakota! Children's activities. - Tickets: Free. - More Detail


Stony Stratford in Bloom Town Walk - Stony Stratford Town
~ 10.30 - 12.30pm AND 2.00 - 4.00pm. A walk round Stony visiting the many sites created & maintained by SSiB. The walk is a little over 3 miles, but feel free to drop out at any point. Meet outside The Crown, Market Square 10 minutes before the start-time. - Tickets: Free. - More Detail


Youth Bard Trials - Wolverton Road Recreation Ground, Access via Magdalen Close or Vicarage Walk., Stony Stratford.
~ 12.00 - 4.00pm. Calling Young Bards. We’re looking for the next youth and junior Bard of Stony Stratford. Between 8 – 16yrs? Have a voice and want to use it? Are you BARD enough? - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Monday June 6th, 2016

Blues from the Ouse - Bull Hotel - Vaults Bar, The Bull, 64 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ Ian Anderson brings you his bluesy set. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Hellzaboppin'! Final Gig - Cock Hotel - Marquee Suite, 72 - 74 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567733
~ 8.30 - 10.30pm. Reunion of Hellzaboppin'! The boys are back for a final gig (until the next time)! Jump-jive, blues and rock'n'roll. - Tickets: £3.00 (proceeds to "Headway") - More Detail


Hot Jazz - Crown - (Upstairs), 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 262888
~ 9.00 - 11.00pm. Unique, bold and undeniably classy, swing jazz and soul fusion of Jack and Sarah is THE one not to miss. Top local instrumentalists will provide a feast for your ears. - Tickets: £5.00 - More Detail


The band `US` runs Open Mic/Jam Night - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 8.30 - 11.00pm. Come and join us for a chilled out fun night of music ets and chat!! And support your local village in staying lively vibrant entertaining and above all friendly!!! - Tickets: Free - More Detail


the Journeymen - Old George, 41 High Street,, Stony Stratford,Milton Keynes, Bucks., MK11 1AA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 562181
~ 8.45 - 11.30pm. The Journeymen, fronted by Peter Webster and Bill Reed, are a rocking covers band who play everything from Louis Jordan to the Rolling Stones and the Eagles to Steely Dan. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Tuesday June 7th, 2016

a capella session - Bull Hotel - Vaults Bar, The Bull, 64 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ 8.00 - 11.00pm. The best free event in StonyLive!. Come along and sing your hearts out - great for the soul. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


An Evening with The Bard & Friends - York House Centre, London Rd, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 563361
~ 8.00 - 11.00pm. Join The Bard of Stony Stratford, Vanessa Horton, and her talented friends for an evening of entertainment. Featuring the Antipoet, Rob Bray, Roses and Pirates, Naomi Zara and more. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Good Time Jazz Trio - Royal Thai, 32 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1AF, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 565 338
~ 6.30 - 9.00pm. The gentle side of Jazz the trio laid back ambiance from the smooth vocals of Cathy the deep sounds of Dave's big fiddle and lots of jazz piano from Trevor. - Tickets: Free to diners - More Detail


Outfield - Crown - (Upstairs), 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 262888
~ 8.15 - 10.15pm. Outfield really get the party started and people up and dancing! Our singer has a fantastic soulful voice. We play a variety of tunes from the 60’s right up to date. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Sam Wilkinson Band - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 9.00 - 11.00pm. Rock covers - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Wednesday June 8th, 2016

Freespirit - Bull Hotel - Stables Bar, 64 High St, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ 8.30 - 11.00pm. Freespirit (Mont Lynds, Pat Nicholson and Michelle Higgins) will be playing a collection of self penned songs, covers and traditional tunes. Singer/songwriter Lois Barrett will also be doing a set. - Tickets: Free. - More Detail


Jazz and Big Band Music at the Cock Hotel - Cock Hotel - Marquee Suite, 72 - 74 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567733
~ 8.00 - 10.00pm. WoburnJazz is a 17 piece Big Band and will play an exciting mix of jazz favourites old and new. - Tickets: £5.00 - More Detail


Minor Prophets celebrate David Bowie - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 8.45 - 10.45pm. An evening of music from David Bowie and his contemporaries interspersed with anecdotes and stories performed by Minor Prophets. Listen, dance and work out the connections! Don’t worry The Laughing Gnome is not on the list. - Tickets: Free. - More Detail


StonyLive! Presents - Crown - (Upstairs), 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 262888
~ 8.30 - 10.30pm. Our annual introduction of (mainly young) performers you rarely, if ever, see in Stony. Grab your chance for some rock, folk, blues and gospel. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


StonyLive! Quiz - Odell's Yard, 60 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 562146
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The Bullfrogs - Bull Hotel - Vaults Bar, The Bull, 64 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ 8.30 - 11.00pm. Good-time country rock covers and originals. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


The Straw Horses - unplugged - Cock Hotel - The Oak Room, 72 - 74 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567733
~ 8.45 - 10.30pm. 'Darkly delicious, original folk-flavoured songs of mystery and magick, delivered with dazzling authenticity through sweetly blended voices and ever-surprising guitar work – an extraordinary male/female harmony duo. - Tickets: Free. - More Detail


Thursday June 9th, 2016

Acoustic Music at The Naidni - Naidni, 10-12 Wolverton Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1DX, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 635009
~ 7.30 - 10.30pm. Great songs, harmonies and a mandolin! Phil Riley, Neil Mercer and Tim Smith’s acoustic music (with some original and some familiar songs) is the perfect accompaniment to Naidni’s great cuisine. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Cara Dillon in Concert SOLD OUT! - Cock Hotel - Marquee Suite, 72 - 74 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567733
~ SOLD OUT! SORRY! Whether she's singing her native traditional songs of lost love and emigration, or original compositions, you will be hard pressed to find a more emotive and captivating performer. Cara Dillon is at the very top of her field. - Tickets: £12.00 - More Detail


Estrellas - Plough, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 561936
~ 8.30 - 11.30pm. • A musical cocktail of six components, compelling diverse material transgressing genres you already love it. Covers from Stevie Wonder - Stereophonics, Dusty Springfield - Debbie Harry, Bruce Springsteen - Bruno Mars. - Tickets: Free. - More Detail


Good Time Jazz Trio - Calcutta Brasserie, 7 St Pauls Court, High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1LJ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 566577
~ 7.00-10.00pm. Excellent food and spicy jazz ...sometimes hot, and spicy sometimes mellow vocals and instrumentals with a touch of New Orleans chilli from Good Time Jazz - Tickets: Free to diners - More Detail


Hounds Sounds Jazz - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 8.30 - 10.30pm. Terry Marshall & The Hounds invite you to join in their open mic jazz session. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


MK Women's Choir - Crown - (Upstairs), 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 262888
~ 8.30 - 9.30pm. MK Women’s Choir are a zany, crazy bunch of girls who enjoy singing some all time favourites from folk to rock and pop. We will be joined by the delightful "Reluctants" ladies. Come join us and enjoy a drink and a song - or two. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Shred Belly - Old George, 41 High Street,, Stony Stratford,Milton Keynes, Bucks., MK11 1AA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 562181
~ 9.00 - 11.30pm. 'Middle aged Mayhem’ presents ‘ShredBelly a ‘Dad’s Rock’ band, playing many of the classic rock songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, as well as some more contemporary songs. Shred the word!!!’ - Tickets: Free. - More Detail


Vaultage StonyLive! Open Mic Special - Bull Hotel - Vaults Bar, The Bull, 64 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ 8.30 - 11.30pm. The successful VAULTAGE Open Mic has now been running for over two years and encourages performers from all disciplines to come along and get behind the microphone. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Friday June 10th, 2016

3's a Crowd - Conservative Club, York Road, Stony Stratford, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567105
~ 8.30 - 11.00pm. An acoustic 3 piece band Bass Guitar, Guitar, Drummer in a box, and a vocalist. Covers: Beatles, Christy Moore, Amy McDonald Bellamy Brothers, Lots of Rock and Roll, Sandi Thom and many more. - Tickets: Free. - More Detail


After the Lights - Bull Hotel - Vaults Bar, The Bull, 64 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ 8.30 - 11.00pm. Rocking covers. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation at StonyLive! - Crown - (Upstairs), 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 262888
~ 8.00pm - 9.00pm. Mirth meets murder in the world's daftest whodunnit. The improvised murder mystery comedy play in which no one knows who the killer is; not even the cast! - Tickets: £6 (£5.50 conc) - More Detail


Crazy Heart - Old George, 41 High Street,, Stony Stratford,Milton Keynes, Bucks., MK11 1AA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 562181
~ 9.00 - 11.00pm. Covers band - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Kara in Concert - Bull Hotel - Stables Bar, 64 High St, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ 8.30 - 10.30pm. KARA play spirited acoustic folk with a Russian twist... Hammered dulcimer, guitar and melodeon back the lead vocals of Daria Kulesh in original material laced with folk music from around the world. - Tickets: £8 limited Early Bird offer available at on-line (use the link in "More Details" below) or £10 on the door - More Detail


Mad Mods & Englishmen - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 9.00 - 11.00pm. Rocking covers. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Tony Boylan Band - Plough, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 561936
~ Live rock music - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Ultimate Beatles - Cock Hotel - Marquee Suite, 72 - 74 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567733
~ 8.00 - 10.00pm. ‘Love Me Do’ to ‘Let It Be’! Join us for an amazing Beatles evening – Great Costumes, Authentic Instruments And All The Songs You Know And Love… A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All! - Tickets: £11.00 - More Detail


Saturday June 11th, 2016

4String at StonyLive! - Crown - (Upstairs), 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 262888
~ 8.00 - 10.30pm. "I Predict a Riot" as a Yorkshire folk song or “Dancing in the Dark” as a gentle pop song….got the idea? Be prepared for something different with 4 String Ukulele Band. Doors open at 7.30pm. - Tickets: Free (please put a penny in the old man's hat) - More Detail


Allotments Open Day - London Road Allotments, London Road (south end), Stony Stratford,Milton Keynes, Bucks.
~ 12.00 - 4.00pm. Come and see some of stony’s finest allotments, get a bit of free advice or maybe some new ideas, with a chance to buy plants, seedlings and ‘bits of this and that’ - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Band Substance - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ Rocking covers - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Bookmeadisco - Plough, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 561936
~ Disco - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Cowboys Ride to Hounds - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 1.00 - 3.00pm. The Concrete Cowboys return to Stony. Get in Cahoots with a Cowboy and bond with a Banjo under controlled conditions. Dude dance to this six-piece Country and Bluegrass outfit. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Riverside Fair - Millfield - Stony Stratford, Venue Website
~ 1.00 - 4.00pm. FREE attractions and activities for children - Climbing Wall, Inflatables, Circus Skills, Games, Music. Lots of stalls. Bring a picnic; have a wonderful family afternoon on the beautiful Mill Field. - Tickets: Free. - More Detail


Rufus Stone - Old George, 41 High Street,, Stony Stratford,Milton Keynes, Bucks., MK11 1AA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 562181
~ 9.00 - 11.00pm. Covers band - Tickets: Free - More Detail


TC3 in Concert - York House Centre, London Rd, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 563361
~ 8.00 - 10.30pm. Ian, Irene and Louise take a break from Taylor’d Country, to bring you a relaxed acoustic concert of their favourite songs - Tickets: £5.00. - More Detail


Sunday June 12th, 2016

F.O.B. Acoustics - Old George, 41 High Street,, Stony Stratford,Milton Keynes, Bucks., MK11 1AA, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 562181
~ 9.00 - 11.00pm. Covers band - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Folk Workshop - Bull Hotel - Vaults Bar, The Bull, 64 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567104
~ 12.30 - 3.00pm. At the age of 37. probably the longest-running open session in the country. No electricity involved - just voices and instruments.Mainly folk-music-based, but all styles welcome. Just turn up and say hello to Steve, the man at the window. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Fox Open Mic - Fox And Hounds, 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 260604
~ 8.30 - 10.30pm. Open mic with PA provided, hosted by Ant King. - Tickets: Free - More Detail


Songs About Richard III - Cock Hotel - Marquee Suite, 72 - 74 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 567733
~ 2.00 - 5.00pm. The Legendary Ten Seconds perform original songs in an English folk rock style (with a medieval/Tudor feel) about the life and times of Richard III. Money from the sale of CDs at the event will be donated to the scoliosis charity S.A.U.K. - Tickets: £5,00. Tickets from The Cock Hotel, The Legendary Ten Seconds and Odells - More Detail


The Selkie and The Sleeping Princess - Crown - (Upstairs), 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE, Venue Map, Venue Website, Phone: 01908 262888
~ 7.30 - 10.30pm. Folktales tell us a lot about who we were and are. Explore two different takes on myth with Hel Robin Gurney and Fay Roberts.A blend of poetry and storytelling. - Tickets: Free (donations please) - More Detail


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