Bonn/Region The weekend is going to be colourful and loud. In addition to the Bonner Stadtgartenkonzerte and the 90s Live-Party in the Rheinaue, there will also be a lot of other music to hear in the region. Here are our tips for the weekend.
The Bonn Stadtgarten Concerts
From 2 to 31 August, the Alte Zoll becomes a stage for 28 young bands and musicians every weekend. The music festival, which lasts several weeks, will take place for the eighth time in the Stadtgarten next to Bonn University. Next Friday will be dedicated to women's power. The young Bonn band Rapture will start at 7 pm with reggae, funk and rock. Frollein Smilla will follow at 8.30 pm with a mixture of soul, jazz, pirate choirs and accordion sounds.
Where: Stadtgarten Am alten Zoll, Brassertufer, 53113 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday, from 7 pm
Michael Patrick Kelly at KunstRasen
Michael Patrick Kelly (41), who celebrated early successes as a member of the Kelly Family, has built up a second career with music shows. Known among other things as a coach for "The Voice of Germany" and appearances at "Sing mein Song - Das Tauschkonzert", he comes to Bonn with his tour "iD Live 2019" now.
Where: KunstRasen, Charles-de-Gaulle-Str., 53113 Bonn, Germany
When: Friday, 7 pm
Admission: Tickets are available from 49 euros on bonnticket.de
Stadtmusik - A city sounds!
Under the theme "One day - the whole city sounds", music will be played on Saturday in various squares of the city. The Cultural Office of the City of Bonn has set up a varied programme in cooperation with partners - from jazz to rock to classical and world music.
Where: Bonn city centre: Friedensplatz, Bottlerplatz, Markt and Kaiserplatz
When: Saturday, from 2–7 pm.
The 90's live in the Rheinaue
For the second time, the open-air festival "Die 90er Live" will take place on Saturday in the Rheinaue. Visitors will be taken on a musical journey back in time to the 90s with artists such as Blümchen, Oli P., Snap!, East 17 and Culture Beat. Last year 22,000 people celebrated in the Rheinaue.
Where: Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee, 53175 Bonn, Germany
When: Saturday from 2 – 10 pm
Admission: Tickets are available from 29,80 Euro on bonnticket.de.
Film nights at the Friesdorf outdoor pool
This Saturday, the film "Allein in Afrika" (Germany 2018) by director Anselm Nathanael Pahnke, who is also a guest on location, awaits visitors. Visitors can swim before the film from 8 pm to 9.15 pm.
Where: Friesdorf outdoor swimming pool, Bad Godesberg, Margaretenstraße 14, 53175 Bonn, Germany
When: Saturday, 9.30 pm
Admission: Tickets available for 7,50 Euro (reduced six Euro)
Kurpark Festival in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
"Enjoy the river" is the name of the open-air festival in the Bad Neuenahr Kurpark. True to the motto "Enjoy with all your senses", visitors can meet Ahr winegrowers and their wines here. The Queen Revival band "The Queen Kings" provides musical entertainment.
Where: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Kurgartenstraße 1, 53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
When: Saturday from 5 pm
Hot Jazz Boys in the park restaurant Rheinaue
This Sunday the Hot Jazz Boys will play at the 23rd Summer Festival in the Parkrestaurant Rheinaue. Visitors are invited to linger with live music and free admission. The musical emphasis of the band is classical Dixieland, a form of jazz.
Where: Beer garden of the park restaurant Rheinaue, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20
When: Saturday, 2–5 pm
Tickets: Admission free
Exhibition "Very British
The exhibition "Very British. A German View" takes up various aspects of the German-British relationship in eight differently designed rooms. The much-discussed Brexit was also thematically included in the exhibition, as are British films and literature.
Where: Haus der Geschichte, Willy-Brandt-Allee 14
When: Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
"The Cookery Market" in Bad Neuenahr
Another event in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler this weekend is the Köchemarkt. Top chefs from the Ahr valley around Hans Stefan Steinheuer will present their regional specialities. Visitors can also look forward to wines from Ahr winegrowers. A supporting programme rounds off the experience at the Köchemarkt.
Where: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Kurgartenstr. 1
When: Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm
Further information: Information about the market can be found here.
Original text: Laura Hessler
Translation: Mareike Graepel