Grantham is in the Market for music treat

Swing Nouveau, who will be appearing at Music in the Market Place
Swing Nouveau, who will be appearing at Music in the Market Place
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Four bands have been confirmed for an afternoon of live music in Grantham Marketplace at the end of the month.

The community event on Saturday, August 30, will also include stalls and a face-painter.

The event runs from 11am to 3pm and provides music to appeal to all.

Playing between 11am and noon is rock and pop act Identity Crisis, followed by acoustic rock ’n’ roll duo Glen and Luna.

At 1pm, harmony group Octovox takes to the stage, before Swing Nouveau at 2pm and then CJ Hatt at 3pm, bringing the event to a close.

Music in the Marketplace is aimed at boosting the town’s regular Saturday market, which will be running as normal on the day.

The event is backed by Grantham Retailers Association (GRA), supported by Grantham at a Glance, a partnership of businesses and organisations working to promote business in the town.

Everyone involved is giving their time and services for free, including the bands, and several local businesses are giving support, such as Trust Insurance, Simmonds Music, Grantham Computer Centre and Lime Square, plus the Grantham Carnival and Events Group.

A team of volunteers will be collecting donations during the afternoon for the Grantham Journal’s Children’s Fund, which offers quick and easy financial help to families with a disabled child living in the area.

Stallholders include Sunshine Crafts, offering garden ornaments; Lexico, who have a range of jewellery; Vintage 59, with clothes and household items; Dendiko, with handbags; and photography prints from Merry the Cat.