TOPSHAM is the place to be this month, with two great music events taking place.
The first will be held on Saturday, August 17, with the Ferryman's Swim Summer Festival. The entertainment kicks off from 3pm with music from 6pm. There will be street entertainers, a barbecue and live music from Dakar Audio Club, The Jax and Big Fat Astronauts. It all takes place at the Passage House Inn, Topsham. For more information call 01392 873653.
There will be another great line-up of bands when Topsham Town Fayre Musical Extravaganza is held at Matthews's Hall on Tuesday, August 20.
Julian Piper & The Jukejumpers, X-Static and Dan Akimbo's All Star Band are among the musicians taking part.
It starts from 7pm and costs £3 on the door. Details: 07917771651.
FESTIVAL favourites The Simmertones are coming to Exeter over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The popular Devon band will be playing a heady blend of authentic ska and rocksteady music.
They will be live on stage in the wine bar at Timepiece on August 25. Doors open at 8pm and entry is free.
FANS of Michael Jackson can re-live some of the highlights of his career in a new show.
The King of Pop is fondly remembered as one of the most profoundly influential artists of all time. His impressive career spanned almost five decades, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music.
Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his rendition of all his favourite songs. Ben is joined on the stage at the Princess Theatre in Torquay on Saturday, August 17, by his live band and dancers. Details: www.jacksonliveinconcert.co.uk
AN action-packed programme of free jazz and street theatre is now running every Sunday down on Exeter Quay. The programme presents a range of some of the top traditional, New Orleans Jazz bands from the South West. Each Sunday, until September 1, the band will play two sets one at 12.30pm and a second set at 2.15pm.
In between a range of the best street theatre acts in the UK will be performing outside the Transit Shed and then again on the other side of the river on Piazza Terracina.
This weekend's programme (August 18) is jazz from the Dart Valley Stompers and entertainment from Balloonatic. On August 25, music will come from the City Steam Jazz Band and theatre from Dan the Hat. The final session on September 1 will have the City Steam Jazz Band and street theatre from Dennis Teeth. Details: www.exeter.gov.uk/ecqt
ROBBIE Williams will be beamed live into Vue Exeter via satellite from his Take The Crown stadium concert in Estonia on Tuesday, August 20. Cinema-goers can experience all the energy of the live gig in comfort thanks to Vue's fully-digital screens, stepped stadium seating and state-of-the-art audio-visual technology. Tickets from £12.50 are available to purchase from www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/robbie-williams-stadium-tour-live
A TOP 80s reggae group will be playing a one-off gig in Exeter.
Black Uhuru formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for freedom). They will be playing at Exeter Phoenix on Friday, August 23.
The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick "Duckie" Simpson as the mainstay. Their album Anthem won the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985.
For more details visit www.exeter phoenix.org.uk