What's on: Saturday, May 4

Check out the gigs, plays and more taking place in Cork city tonight
What's on: Saturday, May 4
Simply the Best: Rebecca O'Connor is at Cork Opera House on Saturday night.


Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. She Said 10.30pm, adm free

Seven piece Soul/Funk covers band from Cork City. Satisfying all your musical senses, with cosmic bliss from some of the biggest divas in the business.

Charlie's, Union Quay The Watermelons 10.30pm, adm free

The Watermelons are a three piece Blues band based in Cork. With a line up, consisting of drums, bass, guitar and sax, the band boasts some of Cork’s finest musicians. The set journeys from Chicago Blues to blues rock containing blistering tracks from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, The Allman Brothers, Junior Wells, Fleetwood Ma , Jimi Hendric etc.

Coughlan's, Douglas St. Hot Guitars 10pm, adm free

The renowned Cork based blues band Hot Guitars regularly perform in a wide variety of venues and festivals in Cork city and the Munster region. This five piece band’s blues, rock style is popular with young and older audiences as they play a variety of covers ranging from The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Dylan, Muddy Waters, Clapton, Van Morrison, Spencer Davis Group, Chuck Berry, Wilson Pickett, Steely Dan, Alex Harvey, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. 

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Kenny Live! 10.30pm, adm free

Kenny Live has long been a mainstay at the Welcome. A powerful vocal performance coupled with vibrant acoustic guitar proves a massive hit with locals and visitors alike. A very wide range of songs with everything from Johnny Logan to the Dubliners involved.

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm adm free

The Lee Sessions is the umbrella term for all authentic, traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city. Supported by Cork City Council, this trad session series runs all year round, and features world-class musicians and singers, in Cork's most iconic bars. 


Everyman, Furniture by Sonya Kelly and presented by Druid Theatre Company, 8pm, tickets €24/€22 and €9 (students)

In 2019, Druid’s production of Furniture by Sonya Kelly returns for a national tour following its sell-out run at the Mick Lally Theatre as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2018.

Written by Sonya Kelly (The Wheelchair on my Face, How to Keep an Alien), Furniture is a lighthearted new play about perceptions and possessions. Told through the lives of six individuals, this fresh comedy looks at how the things we own shape our worldview and even ourselves.

‘Furniture is not sentimental. You can love it, but it won’t remember who you are.’

Cork Opera House Simply The Best- Tina Turner, 8pm

Following sell-out shows for the last three years, Rebecca O’Connor returns to Cork Opera House with her show-stopping band and dancers to once again deliver her flawless renditions of Tina Turner’s greatest hits.

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