Ironworks will again support local talent by putting some of the best acts in the area with a series of  Summer Showcases.

Over July and August, the venue based on Academy Street will pay host its Summer Showcase Series, which makes a return from its successful debut last summer and follows on from the Winter Showcases last December and the more recent Easter Showcase in April.

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Summer Showcase Series starts Thursday 12th July and continues every Thursday up until Thursday 30th August.

The diversity of music currently coming out in the Highlands will be shown over the seven week programme with everything from heavy metal to atmospheric rock to Folk to straight forward Rock n Roll to singer/songwriters being featured.

Ironworks Summer Showcase programme:

July 12th – The Parma Violets – Purple Divide – Winnie – Adrian Telfer

July 19th – The Frues – City in Surveillance – Defcon One

July 26th – Whisky River Band – Last Summer Effect – Emma Mitchell

August 2nd – Swamp Radio – SCUM – Toecutter – Spoke Too Soon

August 9th – Dorec a belle – Barry Mackay– The Galipaygos – Ailsa Llyall Matthews

August 16th – Little Mill of Happiness / KOBI /Naked Red

August 23rd – Graham Brown – Thousand Stars – FiFi & Rodaidh

August 30th – ROADWAY / Jake Bolt / Toby Michaels Rolling Damned

inverness GiGs & Netsounds Unsigned will be returning as media partners to the events.

Ironworks Booking assistant Steve Robertson said “It’s great that these showcases are continuing with the Summer Showcase Series, most of the acts taking part have come to us and said how much they enjoyed performing and the punters have been incredibly supportive of a local music scene that we are proud to be showcasing”.

“The second year of Summer Showcases shows without doubt that there is no lull in the local music scene. The quality and consistency of talent is unquestionable and invernessgigs is proud to do whatever they can to help promote the talent on offer. The opportunity to again work with our friends at the Ironworks and Netsounds Unsigned was clearly unmissable.” – Chris Lemon invernessgigs creator.

“The showcase gets better and better and it’s great to see an event like this opening up a buzzing music community to a wider audience.   We are delighted to be involved and to see a new wave of emerging local acts featuring alongside more familiar ones. ” – Murray Cameron, Netsounds Unsigned.

Tickets for the events are available form band members (if you don’t know one give us a shout and we will point you in the direction of one) if not you can buy them via

You can have a look at our coverage of the Easter Showcase here and have a look at our pictures (by Thomas Bisset Photography) here.