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

Wed 29th Apr - Faith Bekoe

​Born of Zimbabwe and raised in the UK Faith Bekoe is the hottest new artist on the scene. Her music is best described as a mix of electro, folk and afro-beat. The fusion has proved to be a new sound and this is the backdrop for her thought provoking and catchy lyrics! She's is set to make a solid mark in music, with fresh sounds and weighty lyrics!

Listen to her new single 'By the Fire'
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From 6-9pm, £2 Entry.

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 - Refugee Action presents: Komodo & Crinkle Cuts

Refugee Action invite you to dance away to the rhythms of Bristol bands Komodo (dub, reggae, steppas) & Crinkle Cuts (funk, Latin, reggae ska) and indulge in some delicious Caribbean food all in aid of raiding funds for our Bristol Preventing Asylum Homelessness project. View Poster.

Starts 8pm, £5 Entry.

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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If you'd like to find out about booking Plantation for a private event click here

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

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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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