Welcome to South Beach Sessions!
What started as a pop up venue has developed into a (minor) cult music destination featuring some wonderful musicians from around the globe and of all genres appearing up close and personal in the seaside town of Troon and now for 2018 in the Reception Room at the top of Troon Concert Hall overlooking the beach.
South Beach Sessions started as a cosy, intimate, up-front-and-personal live music project aimed at bringing some of the very best musicians and bands to Ayrshire and expanded in 2016 with the inclusion of a much larger, and now annual, rock weekender WinterStorm.
South Beach Sessions was formed on the principle that if we offer good music then the audience will pay to hear it. Perhaps it's not always worked out that way - getting people to support local live music just gets harder and harder but we will persevere!
The venues have always been small, even when we put gigs on outside of our own venues, and as a result sometimes the tickets may not always be cheap but we believe that South Beach Sessions will always provide value for money with the very best artistes in exclusive settings.
South Beach Sessions found it's new 2018 home during WinterStorm Rock Festival Weekend when we set up a stage, a bar and full PA in the "Reception Room" overlooking the beach and prom in Troon Concert Hall.
Not only has it the most spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde and the occasional breathtaking sunset it also feels like a real venue! It will be used as standing only, seated and mixed depending on the event taking place and we have 24 nights booked for 2018 already with a mix of rock, folk, bluegrass, Americana, blues, tributes and comedy to come before the end of the year.
The bar is professionally provided by The Harbour Bar in Troon and will offer draft beer as well as bottles, spirits and wines. It is for the moment over 18's only but we are hoping that we can develop the family friendly music theme as we move forward.
The room has a 1980's Student Union feel about it and we're happy with that vibe. Great sound, great views, great artistes. All we need to make it work in the longer terms is YOU!