Musician John Spillane, drag queen Candy Warhol, singer Minnie Marley and DJ Stevie G who are just some of the acts performing at Magic Nights By The Lee. Photo: Darragh Kane

Seven magic shows to see

Magic Nights By The Lee will see a new series of live music and entertainment show presented by The Good Room and Cork City Council, as part of the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.

Magic Nights By The Lee, which refers to the well-known John Spillane song ‘Magic Nights in the Lobby Bar’, will take place throughout August and September with five nights of live music, an afternoon showcasing up and coming musical talent, and a fantastically fun Mockie Ah drag show evening. Seven events will be staged across the city in Fitzgerald’s Park, The Glen River Park, Ballinlough Park and Ballincollig Regional Park.

Each event will be free to the public but attendees will need to register online in advance for tickets. Only 200 patrons per show will be able to attend these very special fully seated socially distant shows for a line-up that includes The Frank and Walters, John Spillane & Lorraine Nash, The White Horse Guitar Club, Mockie Ah, An Evening Of Classical Music, and Stevie G presents.

The Good Room in association with Cork City Council Arts Office revealed on Tuesday that the new series of free to attend open air live music and entertainment shows which will take place across the city in a variety of its local authority maintained parks.

Commenting on the importance of staging the live music events on Leeside, Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mary Rose Desmond, said: “Cork City Council is delighted to support Magic Nights By The Lee, funded through the Government’s Local Live Performance Scheme. Continuing the council’s work to animate our public realm and the safe reopening of the city, this exciting programme of seven free concerts in four parks across the city, not only supports Cork artists and events crew, but also gives the citizens of the city an opportunity to experience some of the best music the city has to offer for free and safely.”

Tickets for all seven shows are available to book on