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Free Proms in the Park takes place this Saturday June 29 in West Bridgford!

Last updated: 25/6/2024

Proms in the Park returns to West Bridgford this Saturday with Motown tribute act Legends of Motown headlining the annual celebration in conjunction with the national Armed Forces Day and continuing D-Day’s 80th anniversary reflections.

Music fans can enjoy a full day of music and entertainment on Saturday June 29 with the headline act Legends of Motown performing iconic and timeless Motown songs from the likes of Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Four Tops, Diana Ross and The Temptations at the event which returns to Bridgford Park in the town from 12.30pm to 9pm.

Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) will also welcome a varied programme of musical talent from local groups through to national artists entertaining event goers throughout the day to the free event with no tickets or booking required.

Proms in the Park will also welcome Golden Anniversary celebrations of 50 years of RBC acknowledging how the Council has evolved and the wonderful places and people that have shaped our Borough in the last half a century.

The stage programme is as follows*:

  • 12.30pm to 2pm: Nottingham Concert Band
  • 2.30pm to 3pm: Military Wives Choir
  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm: Military band – Nottinghamshire Pipes and Drums
  • 4.45pm to 5.45pm: Ben Kirby local vocalist and guitarist covering great hits
  • 6.15pm to 7pm: Dusk – local cover band – songs you forgot you loved
  • 7.30pm to 9pm: Legends of Motown

*programme subject to change

The outdoor concert also gives people a chance to support local Armed Forces and representatives from the Nottingham Sea Cadets, Royal British Legion, with 209 Squadron ATC based in the Borough and HMS Sherwood both returning this year.

Alongside Armed Forces Community Covenant, RBC is proud to be showcasing the event with the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal as this year’s official charity.

Local partners Nottingham Rugby will be in attendance, a glider will be on show from the 2425 Squadron RAF Air Cadets and Trent Valley Area of the Military Vehicle Trust will provide and showcase an array of vehicles from World War II to present.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day including hot and cold drinks, a licensed bar, ice cream, confectionery and hot food.

RBC's Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Neighbourhoods Dave Banks said: “Our fantastic free Proms in the Park is just days away and we're looking forward to another successful event in conjunction with Armed Forces Day and the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

"We're delighted to welcome our headline act Legends of Motown, which is an exciting tribute band celebrating the music of the iconic and timeless Motown era!

“This is an ever-popular event which brings thousands of people to Bridgford Park to enjoy a variety of wonderful music from local and national bands.

“Our event will shine a light on all the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community and alongside our Armed Forces Community Covenant, we are proud to be showcasing this event with the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal as this year’s official charity.

“This year is also part of our Golden Anniversary celebrations of 50 years of Rushcliffe Borough Council as we thank residents for all you do to make Rushcliffe a great place with great lifestyle and great sport.

“Don't miss out on this year's Proms in the Park which promises to be another terrific event!”

For more information visit our events page.