Live on the Bandstand: City Of Birmingham Brass Band

Live music returns to the Gardens iconic bandstand this summer, with performances taking place on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.

On the second Sunday, expect big beautiful sounds from a range of regional brass bands, and on the fourth Sunday of each month, we’ll be focussing on Jazz and Blues acts.

On Sunday 9 June, we welcome the longstanding City of Birmingham Brass Band to the Gardens for our first brass band of the summer.

Performance times: 2pm – 4pm

Date: Sunday 9 June

The performances are included with general admission to the Gardens. Click here to book day tickets.
Members admission free (that’s eight free Sunday gigs included with your membership this summer!) Click here to become a member.

Keep an eye out for guest food vendors throughout the year.

A full schedule of Sunday live music can be found here.

Live on the Bandstand: City Of Birmingham Brass Band

City Of Birmingham Brass Band

About the City of Birmingham Brass Band

The City of Birmingham Brass Band (CBBB)  has a long history beginning during the Second World War as Fisher and Ludlow Band, later becoming Pressed Steel Fisher before being “adopted” by the city in 1976.

MD, Saphran Ali, has been with the band for just over three years – together with the Committee he “kept band’s spirits up” during the various Covid lockdowns with online rehearsals and recordings, also small groups rehearsals outside and eventually inside. Band attended the National Brass Band Finals in Cheltenham in September 2021 and in February 2022 gained 2nd place in the Regional Contest which means another visit to Cheltenham in September 2022.  

Highlights in recent years have been a live performance at BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year in December 2018 and a fantastic, memorable  visit to Albert, France to perform a concert on behalf of the City of Birmingham. Birmingham is a War Godmother to Albert – so members were involved in civic ceremonies as well as the concert. 

 CBBB enjoys playing in and around the city also the Midlands – and beyond! Find more about the band by looking at the website – 


This is a partnership event with Big Bear Music.
Live on the Bandstand: City Of Birmingham Brass Band