If you’re a fan of live music, you don’t need to search too hard to find great venues offering a wide and eclectic selection of gigs - we’ve rounded up 10 of the best, offering everything from blues and jazz to tribute bands.

Babar Café, Union Street
A friendly, warm cafe bar with a fabulous walled garden serving fresh food and cocktails. 
With events from 5pm Wednesday to Friday and from noon at the weekend, this is one of the best places in the county to listen to live music.
Music events coming up include classic tunes from DJ Ritchie Palmer on August 23, before Live Ska with Dakka Skanks the next day. In September, local musician Ben Magic Johnson is playing his first Sunday session at Babar.
fb.com/babarcafehereford/01432 342334

Gordon Bennetts, St Peters St
Another popular Hereford venue, with live bands every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm, and free entry.
Coming up in August 24 are The Forfeits, a four-piece who get any event rocking with their selection of songs from the past 50 years, while regulars Custard Connection bring high-energy dancefloor fillers, bang-up-to-date chart hits, and some heavier rock-outs. 
gordonbennettsbar.co.uk /01432 360250

De Koffie Pot, Bridge Street
One of the most popular venues in the city, De Koffie Pot is, on a weekday, a tranquil coffee house overlooking the River Wye, but on a Saturday, it offers an eclectic mix of music - the upcoming Bandstand Beats - The Sunkissed Summer Session on August 10 from 3pm-10pm promise “outdoor Balearic deliciousness”.
herefordleftbank.com/de-koffie-pot /01432 357753

Prince of Wales, Ledbury
If it’s something slightly more relaxing that takes your fancy, the Prince of Wales have live music from bands every Sunday afternoon, and on Wednesdays they hold their traditional jamming session with the locals.
Recent artists to perform in the market town include Sue Fear’s band Life, playing songs from the 30s through to the 50s and more, such as swing blues and a little jazz.
powledbury.co.uk / 01531 632250

The Lichfield Vaults, Hereford
Tucked away in Church Street, The Lichfield Vaults is a welcoming city centre pub a stone’s throw from the cathedral and High Town.
Coming up on October 27 is a band well-known on the pub circuit in the three counties and beyond, Bacchus, a fun-packed rock and roll machine.
lichfieldvaultshereford.co.uk / 01432 266821

The Globe, Hay-on-Wye
The Globe’s Friday Live slot will be played by a variety of musicians over the coming months, kicking off on Friday with Olivia Fern, an earthy, soulful songstress from The Lake District is quickly emerging in the UK folk and alternative scene. Also coming up are Wicked Splinters (August 16), who have supported Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, alt-J, and Space.
The Globe’s Saturday Shenanigans slot on August 24 will be taken by New City Sound, a house music record label, production and DJ collective.
globeathay.org / 01497 821762

The Grape Vaults, Leominster
This cosy pub in Leominster dates back to the 17th century and has a warm atmosphere with plenty of character, homemade pub food and real ales. And, at 3pm every Sunday it becomes a music venue, with live acts  - think singer/songwriters and country and blues artists like Simon Knight and Little Dave - performing in the tiny bar room.
01568 611404

The Courtyard, Hereford
With a modern and spacious design, The Courtyard is the entertainment hub in Hereford, with live music offered in the form of the free noon-2pm Saturday Cafe, hosting jazz, swing, blues and more. Check out the website, too, for an eclectic line up of folk and tribute bands -  Bon Jovi and Pink Floyd tribute bands will be on stage in the coming months.
courtyard.org.uk / 01432 340555

The Barrels, Hereford
This pub is an 18th century coaching inn that is formed partly from the old city wall and is one of the last multi-roomed pubs in Hereford.
The opening night of their annual beer festival (August 23-26) features The Ronaldos, an acoustic band with a difference,covering songs with irreverence and energy.
wyevalleybrewery.co.uk/01432 274968

Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow
Recently taken over by Ross on Wye Cider & Perry Company, named the best producer in the country in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2019.
A variety of music events take place throughout the month, including open mic sessions at 3pm on the second Sunday and every third Sunday host acoustic singalongs from 7.30pm.
www.rosscider.com/the-yew-tree-inn / 01989 562815

Golden Cross Inn, Sutton St Nicholas
Since 2007, Friday nights at the Cross have been a destination for music lovers, ranging from a solo artist to bands, and any genre from rock to reggae.
This month will see recently formed glam-rock band The Alley Cats on August 16, with Sons of Yoda the following week. Stepping in at short notice, this four-man band will play a whole host of covers from the 1960s-2000s.
goldencrossinn.com /01432 880274