Friday Jazz, 'Live' Lounge and Sunday 'live'...

great live music events at coffee central...

Friday Jazz Sessions

These are pre-booked ticketed events taking place on the first (Newark) and second (Harborough) Fridays of every month. These take place in our main jazz areas (see our seating plans) and are typically four or five piece bands. Headed up by our house band P.R.S. with various headliners from around the UK, tickets are limited in number and only ticket holders are permitted to watch the jazz on these nights. Tickets, when available, can be purchased on the door at £12.

Doors open at 7:00pm and jazz from 8-10pm

HOW IT WORKS…

  • The gig is split into two 45 minute sets, starting at 8:00pm and the second set around 9:15pm. The music will be finished by around 10:00-10:15pm. We distance each table as much as possible.
  • Tables/seats are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, but all ticket holders are guaranteed a table for the night. If you have a preferred seating option, please let us know in the notes section when you book, but we cannot guarantee to seat you in any specific area.
  • Taxis can usually pick up from outside the shops, but please check in advance. If you require a taxi booking for your ride home, please let our staff know during the break and they can arrange this for you.
  • We only sell a limited number of tickets. Once we’re full, we’re full. If we have spare tickets, we may sell them on the night at a slightly higher price. However we will not exceed our seating capacity.

Newark ‘live lounge’…

Friday nights at our Newark store (except 1st of the month) sees various duos and trios, providing live jazz, blues, funk and more, creating a slightly more laid back vibe. See our house band P.R.S. performing their own, edgy versions of jazz and blues, as well as other local outfits including Elliot Lewis, Fiona Stein and more. These take place in our cocktail lounge along Boar Lane and are free entry. Our Friday Night Cocktails & Jazz offers a full cocktail menu, beers, wines and bubbly, plus a tasty but tidy Tapas menu for you to nibble while you enjoy the live music.

Doors open at 6:30pm and jazz from 8:00pm-11:00pm

HOW IT WORKS

  • Doors open at 6:30pm and we serve drinks until 11:00pm. Our Tapas menu is available from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • We have a mix of soft, comfy sofas/chairs with low tables and more formal dining areas. Please let us know if you prefer to dine formally and we’ll do our best to allocate your table accordingly
  • Live music starts at 8:00pm. There are a few band-side seats, so if you want to watch the performance, we recommend you get in early!
  • These events do not require booking, but if you wish to reserve a table you can do so here:

Sunday ‘live’…

From March 5th, Sundays at Newark include a ‘live’ element.

Accompanying our usual daytime menu, our cocktail bar will be open and we’ll have a whole host of artists playing jazz, blues, funk and more, every Sunday from 12:30 til around 3:30pm.

We definitely recommend booking a table if you wish to dine with us.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Doors open at 11:00am and we serve drinks until 4:30pm. Our daytime menu is available from open til 4:30pm
  • We have a mix of soft, comfy sofas/chairs with low tables and more formal dining areas. Please let us know if you prefer to dine formally and we’ll do our best to allocate your table accordingly
  • Live music starts at approx 12:30pm. There are a few band-side seats, so if you want to watch the performance, we recommend you get in early!
  • These events do not require booking, but if you wish to reserve a table you can do so here:
Today

Pat Sprakes [Newark] 3/3/23

Stray's Coffee, Newark 16 Middlegate, Newark, Notts

Pat Sprakes plays his fave tunes with PRS for this event...

£10
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Fiona Stein 3

Stray's Live Lounge, Newark 17-21 Boar Lane, Newark, Notts

Lounge singer Fiona Stein, joins the dynamic duo, Steve Rodda (guitar) and Mat Short (bass) for a paired back trio of sets...

the RMS Project

Stray's Live Lounge, Newark 17-21 Boar Lane, Newark, Notts

The RMS Project is Rachael Johnson (keys), Mat Short (bass) and Si Potts (drums) - funk indeed...

PRS ‘live’ lounge

Stray's Coffee, Newark 16 Middlegate, Newark, Notts

Reserve a table for Mother's Day at Stray's.

the RMS Project

Stray's Live Lounge, Newark 17-21 Boar Lane, Newark, Notts

The RMS Project is Rachael Johnson (keys), Mat Short (bass) and Si Potts (drums) - funk indeed...

Today

Sunday ‘live’ with PRS

Stray's Coffee, Newark 16 Middlegate, Newark, Notts

PRS is Si Potts on drums, Dan Johnson (replacing Steve Rodda, while he recovers from illness) on guitar/effects and Mat Short on bass

Mother’s Day 2023

Stray's Coffee, Newark 16 Middlegate, Newark, Notts

Reserve a table for Mother's Day at Stray's.

P.R.S. is Simon Potts (drums), Steve Rodda (guitar) and Stray’s own Mat Short (bass). Mat & Steve originally played on Sundays at the Newark store as part of a guitar trio. Mat met Si as part of playing with the superb Groove Merchants, led by our good friend departed, guitarist Chris Green.

Si Potts joined Mat & Steve for a date back in 2017 and the three of them haven’t looked back!

PRS logo

P.R.S. gig every Friday at Stray’s, supporting the headline acts at each venue, but you can see them as a trio at various venues across the Midlands, including regular slots at The Pelican in Nottingham, The Bees Knees in Laneham and with various artists at the Mason’s Arms in Louth, to name a few.

The Friday Jazz Sessions at Stray’s are generously sponsored by PrimePrint, Newark.

Sponsored by PrimePrint
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