You're always welcome at Plantation - Caribbean bar, restaurant

& live music venue in Bristol.

Call 0117 907 7932 to Book a Table

Here at Plantation, we offer authentic, award-winning Caribbean cuisine, delicious exotic cocktails and live music every Friday and Saturday night from an eclectic mix musicians of the highest standard.

Check out our event listings below. Bands starts at 10 p.m. and DJs keep the party going until 3 a.m. So come and join the fun a the friendliest spot in town! £2 entry fee after 9 p.m.

Check regularly for updates more acts to be confirmed!


The Soul Strutters

Thu 23rd Oct – Salsa Night

Learn some salsa steps with Cuban dance teacher Super Mario.

8pm start / Free entry

The Soul Strutters

Fri 24th Oct – Ilu Axé

Keeping the festival spirit alive, Bristol's sexiest samba reggae band are here, combining high energy Brazilian drum with choreographed dance. The closest you can get to the Rio Carnival and one of Plantation's best loved bands!

Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & Reggae

10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Sat 25th Oct – Aji Pa'ti

Aji Pa'ti is the sonic collision of ancient and modern, folklore and tropical, Latin American and Europe. It is the bridge between tradition and fusion. The secret of Aji Pa'ti inimitable style lies in the interplay between charango, guitar and ukelele and the contagious driving rhythm section of timbales, bass and congas. Indira Roman's voice effortlessly soars over the classic Latin American polyrhythms, creating one of the most exciting bands to emerge out of the UK in recent years. Hailing from Cuba, Colombia, Jamaica, Australia and Britain., Aji Pa'ti are a truly international band whose original material has ignited many dance floors across the UK. This is the new tropical folk sound.
Followed by DJ Alain Hernandez playing the best in Latin, Reggae, Reggaeton and R&B

10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm / DJ Andy Evid on decks till 3am

The Soul Strutters

Thu 30th Oct – Salsa Night

Learn some salsa steps with Cuban dance teacher Super Mario.

8pm start / Free entry

The Soul Strutters

Fri 31st Oct – SKAlloween with The Great eSKApe

7 Piece Bristolian Ska Band playing jump up ska with a hint of reggae, influenced by the likes of Madness and The Specials.

Followed by The Vicar of Skaville & DJ Andy Evid playing the best in Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & more.

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10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Sat 1st Nov – Ilu Axé

Keeping the festival spirit alive, Bristol's sexiest samba reggae band are here, combining high energy Brazilian drum with choreographed dance. The closest you can get to the Rio Carnival and one of Plantation's best loved bands!

DJ Andy Evid playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & Reggae till 3am

10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Thu 6th Nov – Salsa Night

Learn some salsa steps with Cuban dance teacher Super Mario.

8pm start / Free entry

The Soul Strutters

Fri 7th Nov – Mankala

A grooving force formed by a multicultural collective of versed musicians, The Mankala Band has one common vision: to create joyous roots dance music! Solid percussive groove with interweaving Pan-African style guitars, jazz-funk keyboard sounds, sweet vocal harmonies and a heavy weight horn section. Their core philosophy: "Good vibes produce good music, good music produce good vibes!" They've played the internationally renowned Jazz World Stage at Glastonbury Festival in addition to many festivals around the world.

Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin, Reggae & the latest African tunes.
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Sat 8th Nov – Soul Stealers

Six-piece funk & Soul Band 'The Soul Stealers' is a lively party band bringing new life to your favourite classic soul, funk and pop tunes

Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin, Reggae & the latest African tunes.
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Thu 13th Nov – Salsa Night

Learn some salsa steps with Cuban dance teacher Super Mario.

8pm start / Free entry

The Soul Strutters

Fri 14th Nov – Troy Ellis & His Hail Jamaica Reggae Band – presents a tribute to Alton Ellis with special guests tbc

Troy Ellis - son of the legendary rocksteady reggae artist, Alton Ellis OD, started out as a child street performer in Born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica. Having performed at Colston Hall and across the world, Troy and the band now perform many reworks of classic rustic reggae tunes that are guaranteed to get you dancing.

Followed by DJ Andy Evid & The Vicar of Skaville playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & Reggae.​
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Sat 15th Nov – Batch Gueye Band

Solid percussive groove with interweaving Pan-African style guitars, Jazz-Funk keyboard sounds, sweet vocal harmonies and a heavy weight horn section. The Mankala Band have performed at the internationally renowned Jazz World Stage at Glastonbury Festival, the beautiful fields and stages of Shambala, Green Man, Sunrise, Mannifest, Secret Garden, Larmer Tree, Bestival and many more. A grooving force formed by a multicultural collective of versed musicians, The Mankala Band has one common vision: to create Joyous Roots Dance Music! Since it's origins, the band has transformed, adapted and evolved yet has always maintained the original core energy and philosophy... Good vibes produce good music, good music produce good vibes!
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin, Reggae and African tunes

10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Thu 20th Nov – Salsa Night

Learn some salsa steps with Cuban dance teacher Super Mario.

8pm start / Free entry

The Soul Strutters

Fri 21st Nov – The Great eSKApe

7 Piece Bristolian Ska Band playing jump up ska with a hint of reggae, influenced by the likes of Madness and The Specials.

Followed by The Vicar of Skaville & DJ Andy Evid playing the best in Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & more

10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Sat 22nd Nov – The Love Reggae Band

Sultry sounds and lovers rock rhythms from Bristolian reggae band.
Followed by The Vicar of Skaville & DJ Andy Evid playing the best in Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & more
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Thu 27th Nov – Salsa Night

Learn some salsa steps with Cuban dance teacher Super Mario.

8pm start / Free entry

The Soul Strutters

Fri 28th Nov – Aji Pa'ti

Aji Pa'ti is the sonic collision of ancient and modern, folklore and tropical, Latin American and Europe. It is the bridge between tradition and fusion. The secret of Aji Pa'ti inimitable style lies in the interplay between charango, guitar and ukelele and the contagious driving rhythm section of timbales, bass and congas. Indira Roman's voice effortlessly soars over the classic Latin American polyrhythms, creating one of the most exciting bands to emerge out of the UK in recent years. Hailing from Cuba, Colombia, Jamaica, Australia and Britain., Aji Pa'ti are a truly international band whose original material has ignited many dance floors across the UK. This is the new tropical folk sound.

Followed by DJ Alain Hernandez playing the best in Latin, Reggae, Reggaeton & RnB
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Sat 29th Nov – The Smokestack Shakers

Take the sound of the delta slide guitar, add a pinch of simmering blues harmonica and slowly blend in the finest bluebeat, ska and Latin rhythms and you have… The Smokestack Shakers.

Followed by The Vicar of Skaville & DJ Andy Evid playing the best in Reggae R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul & more.​

10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Thu 4th Dec – Charlie Miller and The Soul Agents

Charlie Miller and the Soul Agents play original soul music and a selection of the very best classic soul and funk hits. This 9 piece outfit oozes sweetness, grooves hard and makes you want to get up and dance all night!

Followed by The Vicar of Skaville playing the best in Reggae, RnB and Soul​
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Fri 5th Dec – Uri Green & The Seeds

A Bristol-based collective of talented musicians from around the world, playing their unique flavour of raw reggae with touches of dancehall and drum & bass. Catalan singer Uri Green is on vocals, accompanied by Jimi Cantera (Santander), Stephen Russell (Kingston, JA), and Theodore Grimshaw (Wales). Original ‘good vibes’ reggae tunes plus some covers with soulful mix of Spanish, Catalan and English lyrics. Check out their music here: urigreenandtheseeds.bandcamp.com
Followed by Dj Andy Evid & The Vicar of Skaville playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & Reggae
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Sat 6th Dec Nov – Troy Ellis & His Hail Jamaica Reggae Band

Troy Ellis - son of the legendary rocksteady reggae artist, Alton Ellis OD, started out as a child street performer in Born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica. Having performed at Colston Hall and across the world, Troy and the band now perform many reworks of classic rustic reggae tunes that are guaranteed to get you dancing.
Followed by Dj Andy Evid playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & Reggae
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Thu 11th Dec – Dappa Don & The Playaz

Dappa Don & The Playaz are a Bristol-based, eight-piece reggae band, playing Lover's Rock, Ska, Rock Steady and Roots Reggae. The Playaz promote classic roots-reggae riddims and positive vibrations that carry a message of love, hope, tolerance and unity for the world.

Followed by The Vicar of Skaville playing the best in Reggae, RnB and Soul.
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Fri 12th Dec – The Great eSKApe

7 Piece Bristolian Ska Band playing jump up ska with a hint of reggae, influenced by the likes of Madness and The Specials.

Followed by The Vicar of Skaville & DJ Andy Evid playing the best in Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & more

10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Sat 13th Dec – The Love Reggae Band

Sultry sounds and lovers rock rhythms from Bristolian reggae band.
Followed by The Vicar of Skaville & DJ Andy Evid playing the best in Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & more
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Thu 18th Dec – Baraka

A unique combination of musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Dominica, Germany, and Northern and Southern Ireland. Each musician contributes his individual sound and style - Reggae, Calypso, Blues and Soca. Baraka is edgy, experimental and innovative without losing sight of the fact that entertainment is the key!

Followed by The Vicar of Skaville playing the best in Reggae, RnB and Soul
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Fri 19th Dec – The World Government

The World Government are a dirty hyper-funk improvising collective incorporating Afrobeat, Funk, Bristol sound, Boogaloo, Drum n Bass, and more, “Nothing with Government in the name should be this good!” - this is music to dance to!
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Latin & Reggae.
10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

The Soul Strutters

Sat 20th Dec – The Smokestack Shakers

Take the sound of the delta slide guitar, add a pinch of simmering blues harmonica and slowly blend in the finest bluebeat, ska and Latin rhythms and you have… The Smokestack Shakers.

Followed by The Vicar of Skaville & DJ Andy Evid playing the best in Reggae R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul & more.​

10pm start / £2 Entry after 9pm

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