News / 29th May 2019

Belfast’s Linen Quarter welcomes the Blues

The Belfast City Blues Festival is back for its 11th year, with more than 60 free live gigs set to take place across 20 venues from the 28th to 30th June, and the Linen Quarter will be home to several events.



Grand Central Hotel

Visit the Grand Cafe within the hotel for a blues filled afternoon across both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday 3.30-5.30pm / Rab McCullough & The Rev Doc

Sunday 3.30 – 5.30pm / Lee Hedley & Co 


Clayton Hotel

Head on down to the Clayton and see the Swing Brothers live in action – a duo you won’t want to miss!

Saturday 8pm – late 


Maldron Hotel

Pull up a seat and enjoy an acoustic set by none other than Dave Taylor Revue

Friday 5.30-7.30pm


Europa Hotel

The perfect Saturday and Sunday wind down, enjoy a late-afternoon of entertainment in the hotel lounge.

Saturday 3.30 – 6pm / Jazz Session

Sunday 3.30 – 6pm / The Speedy Mullan Blues Band




Deanes Deli /Vin Cafe

Round up your family and friends and head on over to Deanes for a delicious Bluesy Brunch for £9.95

AND to wash it down, try their Lynchburg lemonade cocktail for £8.95

Visit for more information or to book a dining experience.


Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast 

‘Parisienne Walkways’ – Inspired by the song of Belfast Blues Guitarist Gary Moore. This Cocktail has Slane Irish Whiskey, Grand Marnier, Merlot, Peychauds Bitters and a dash of Soda. This punchy concoction is perfect as an after dinner cocktail – priced at £9.

Visit for more information or to book a dining experience.


James Street Restaurant 

In the mood for a bluesy cocktail? Then head on over to James Street for a Mo Better Blues.

Think flavours of the Big Easy, a little tropical, a little tart – this easy drinking cocktail is the perfect accompaniment for the blues.

Ingredients include; Hennessy VS, Southern Comfort, Orange Juice, Egg white & Fresh Lemon. Priced at £8.95.

Visit for more information or to book a dining experience.


Starbucks (Great Victoria Street) 

Visit Starbucks on Great Victoria Street for a fantastic coffee tasting event – with a little Blues twist.

From Friday 28th-30th June, enjoy a hot or cold beverage that is sure to  give you the feels from the Deep South.


Belfast City Blues Fest launch 60

For more information on the Belfast City Blues Festival and to purchase tickets, visit: