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 26th Mar - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

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The Soul Strutters

Fri 27th Mar - Soul Strutters

Combining funk and soul in an improvised form, the Soul Strutters will dig up some groovy classics from the past, playing hits from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Gil scot-heron and many more. Guaranteed to get your dancing shoes on. Including some of the Bristol's finest with Eric Okafo, Jack Baldus, Daniel Barry and Barney Sage.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Sat 28th Mar - 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.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Thu 2nd Apr - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

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The Soul Strutters

Fri 3rd Apr - DJ Andy Evid

Andy has established an illustrious and international reputation as a talented DJ & Turntablist. Holding residencies in some of the finest clubs around the world, including Prague, Ibiza, Spain, Thailand and the Philippines. Comfortable footwear is advised when Andy delivers another dance floor devastating DJ set at Plantation. Playing the best in R&B, Hip Hop, Funk & Soul.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.

The Soul Strutters

Sat 4th Apr - Mizizi

Mizizi (‘roots’ in Swahili); is a UK-based ten-piece roots reggae partying powerhouse featuring several male and female vocalists along with horn section, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and frequent guests. They are a ‘dance-floor-filling’ ‘no-short-cuts’ reggae.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Thu 9th Apr - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

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The Soul Strutters

Fri 10th Apr - Gary Alesbrook & The Duval Project

An RnB, Nu-soul and Funk excursion with songs rendered by Gary Alesbrook's flugelhorn with the young duo of electric bassist Richie Blake and drummer Danny Cox. The horn front-line, is very much in the tradition of decades of funky jazz. A retro style but with fresh sound!

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Sat 11th Apr - 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.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Thu 16th Apr - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

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The Soul Strutters

Fri 17th Apr - The Supers

The Supers are a superb, five-piece funk and soul band who cover hit classics to a high standard. Their repertoire covers everything from 50s favorites to modern day No1s, including fantastic names such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Killers and Pharrell Williams, so there is something to get everyone’s juices flowing!

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Sat 18th Apr - 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.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Thu 23rd Apr - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

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The Soul Strutters

Fri 24th Apr - 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!

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Sat 25th Apr - Charlie Miller & 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!

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Thu 30th Apr - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

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The Soul Strutters

Fri 1st May - Jay Wilcox & Friends

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.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Sat 2nd May - Jama

JAMA is a 'World Beat' fusion band, that blends popular music with African, Latin and funk influences, to create original and meaningful dance music.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Thu 7th May - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

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The Soul Strutters

Fri 8th May - The Supers

The Supers are a superb, five-piece funk and soul band who cover hit classics to a high standard. Their repertoire covers everything from 50s favorites to modern day No1s, including fantastic names such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Killers and Pharrell Williams, so there is something to get everyone’s juices flowing!

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Sat 9th May - Closed for Private Function

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The Soul Strutters

Thu 14th May - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

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The Soul Strutters

Fri 15th May - 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.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Sat 16th May - 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.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Thu 21st May - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

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The Soul Strutters

Fri 22nd May - Mizizi

Mizizi (‘roots’ in Swahili); is a UK-based ten-piece roots reggae partying powerhouse featuring several male and female vocalists along with horn section, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and frequent guests. They are a ‘dance-floor-filling’ ‘no-short-cuts’ reggae.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Fri 22nd May - 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.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Thu 28th May - Salsa Class

Come and join Cuban dance pro Super Mario and learn or polish your salsa steps!

Starts 8pm

£5 / £3 for students

View Poster

The Soul Strutters

Fri 29th May - Batch Gueye

Batch's vibrant and colourful performance is a fusion of both traditional and modern African styles. Come on down to be lifted and inspired by melodies rarely heard outside West Africa.

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

The Soul Strutters

Sat 30th May - 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!

Starts 10pm, £2 Entry.
Followed by DJ Andy Evid playing the best Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, funk, soul & more from 12 midnight.

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