203 Welford Road, Leicester, LE2 6BH. Phone: 0116 270 5042

Opening Hours

Monday

4-11pm

Tuesday

12-11pm

Wednesday

12-11pm

Thursday

12-11pm

Friday

12-11pm

Saturday

12-11pm

Sunday

12-10pm

Gig Listings

12:30
THU
23
May
2024
The Jazz Crew (Food on sale)
Free
Live Jazz every Thursday lunchtime at the Donkey and this week features The Jazz Crew. 12.00 - 2.30pm (Free entry) Hot food on sale.
15:00
THU
23
May
2024
Crow Mambo
Free
Crow Mambo trio play the Donkey fortnightly on Thursday afternoon playing Jazz , Blues , Rock and America standards. 3 - 5pm (Free entry)
13:30
FRI
24
May
2024
AL SANSOME'S BLUES TIME
Free
Leicester Blues legend, Al Sansome and friends playing some mighty fine Blues each Friday afternoon. For FREE!
19:30
FRI
24
May
2024
Produky
£6
20:00
SAT
25
May
2024
Voice Of The Poor
Free
Voice of the Poor present a night of Roots Rock Reggae at the Donkey Saturday 25th May 8pm - late free entry.
16:00
SUN
26
May
2024
Roadrunner
Free
Roadrunner play the Donkey Sunday 26th May and expect to hear The Beatles , Stones , AC/DC, Bowie , The Who and much more.... 4 - 7pm , free entry.
16:00
MON
27
May
2024
Tann-i Browne
Free
Reggae Bank Holiday Monday With A Tribute To The King Of Reggae Music - Bob Marley & The Wailers With Some Of The Hits Some Of The Classics Some Of Your Favourites Too. 4 - 7pm , free entry.
12:00
THU
30
May
2024
Titanic Jazz Band + hot food
Free
The Titanic Jazz Band play their own mix of Trad Jazz and hot Swing Jazz every Tuesday lunchtime (12.30 - 3pm) The band personnel varies from a 6 piece to an 8 or 9 piece big band. All of the musicians play in various other bands and bring their own styles of playing to the band.Guest musicians and singers often join the band onstage and is actively encouraged!
13:30
FRI
31
May
2024
AL SANSOME'S BLUES TIME
Free
Leicester Blues legend, Al Sansome and friends playing some mighty fine Blues each Friday afternoon. For FREE!
19:00
FRI
31
May
2024
Northern Soul & Motown
£5
DJs Irish Joe, djook and Matt Bates return to bring you a night of Northern Soul and Motown. We are a local based soul movement, Promoting soul from our personnel vinyl collections. What you are likely to hear at our venue is classic Northern, Motown & Crossover past and present, Underplayed, Upbeat & midtempo Soul. We hope to fulfil your expectations and are aim is to do that. We have a new loyalty card scheme. Get six stamps and the next visit is free. Discounts for students.
19:30
SAT
1
Jun
2024
BilloBuckers
£6adv £8door
16:00
SUN
2
Jun
2024
PJ Bakers Blues Irregulars
Free
PJ Baker and the Blues Irregulars from Leicester, laying down everything from New Orleans stomp to Chicago blues, this is the real deal. Reviews from their first appearance at The Donkey.
12:00
THU
6
Jun
2024
The Jazz Crew (Food on sale)
Free
15:00
THU
6
Jun
2024
Crow Mambo
Free
Crow Mambo trio play the Donkey fortnightly on Thursday afternoon playing Jazz, Blues, Rock & America standards. 3 - 5pm (Free entry)
19:00
THU
6
Jun
2024
Pizza And Vinyl night
Free
Vinyl & Pizza night at the Donkey taking place on the 1st Thursday of the month. Play your vinyl - 15 min slots available , sign up from 6.30pm. Free slice of Pizza when you buy a drink for £3 or more. Served from 7 -9pm.
13:30
FRI
7
Jun
2024
Al Sansome
19:30
FRI
7
Jun
2024
Two 7's present....The Many Moods Of DJ Zebbie
Free
Two7's presents.... The many moods of DJ Zebbie featuring New Reggae, RNB, Ampiano, Lovers Rock, Revival, One Drop. Friday 7th June. 7.30pm. FREE entry
19:30
SAT
8
Jun
2024
The Moderators - SOLD OUT
£12adv Tickets here
16:00
SUN
9
Jun
2024
The Deceivers
Free
The Official Deceivers are a proper old school bar room RnB band! 4 - 7pm. Free entry
20:30
WED
12
Jun
2024
The Donkey Music Quiz - Hosted by Kev Naan
Free
The Donkey music quiz Presented by Kev Naan on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. £1 entry per person (Max 6 people per team) Cash prizes!
07:30
THU
13
Jun
2024
Status Trio & Friends
Free
The Status Trio monthly Jazzish jam session takes place on the second Thursday of the month. Beautiful sounds from our family of very talented and creative people. Come have a jam, or simply sit back, and enjoy the incredible talent that will be on offer from our jammers. List on the bar from 7.30pm, music from 8.30/9pm Free entry.
19:30
FRI
14
Jun
2024
FuFu Sailors
£8adv £10door
08:00
SAT
15
Jun
2024
Big Joe Bone
£8adv £10door Tickets here
"Big Joe Bone" plays a mix of fast, furious Delta Blues, Bluegrass, Oldtime, Gospel and Hillbilly music with raspy vocals, hard driving harmonica rhythms, bottleneck slide guitar on steel bodied guitars and fast finger-picked 5 string banjos.....all held together by a very heavy stomping boot!
16:00
SUN
16
Jun
2024
bellatones
Free
Back by popular demand, original Leicester band, Bellatones, have built a reputation for soaring melodies and dramatic songs showcased in their energetic live performances. 4 - 7pm, FREE entry.
20:00
SUN
16
Jun
2024
ArtBeat - The Finale
Free
djook returns to The Donkey to reprise his performance of 10 years ago at the very first ArtBeat. Spinning 7” Soul and Ska vinyl records from the 60s Youth Club discos. These are the tunes that influenced a generation and gave birth to Northern Soul and Two-Tone. Expect plenty of your favourite Motown and Trojan tunes. Dancing will be encouraged!
20:00
THU
20
Jun
2024
Kenny Wilson & guests.
Free
Chameleon Dreams Cabaret takes place on the 3rd Thursday of the month featuring Kenny Wilson and guests. 8pm, free entry.
19:30
FRI
21
Jun
2024
Britpop Lives Forever
Free
Featuring DJ's playing the best of Britpop from 1994 - 1997 including Oasis, Cast, Blur, Shed Seven, Ocean Colour Scene, Elastica, Suede, Sleeper, The Verve, The Bluetones, Ash, Kula Shaker & much more... 19.30pm, free entry.
16:00
SUN
23
Jun
2024
Southern Frontier
Free Entry
19:00
SAT
29
Jun
2024
Robber Byker (Gaye Bykers On Acid) vinyl DJ set
Free
Robber Byker (Gaye Bykers On Acid) vinyl DJ set at the Donkey - Expect to hear Funk ,Northern Mod Soul ,Ska, Reggae, Punk, Hip hop Breaks , Beats and more... 7pm - 12 Free entry
16:00
SUN
30
Jun
2024
The Bo'weevil Brothers
Free
The brothers provide a good time, toe tappin', foot stompin', hand clappin' array of North Mississippi style music, with blues, country and hillbilly flavours. All delivered in the unique Bo'weevil style. Free entry.
19:00
THU
4
Jul
2024
Pizza And Vinyl night
Free
Vinyl & Pizza night at the Donkey taking place on the 1st Thursday of the month. Play your vinyl - 15 min slots available , sign up from 6.30pm. Free slice of Pizza when you buy a drink for £3 or more. Served from 7 - 9pm.
19:45
FRI
5
Jul
2024
The Solutions
Free
The Solutions are a 60’s and 70’s cover band, playing all the hits from the era and we are delighted to be hosting them on Friday 5th July and this is a FREE entry show!
20:30
WED
10
Jul
2024
The Donkey Music Quiz - Hosted by Kev Naan
Free
The Donkey music quiz Presented by Kev Naan on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. £1 entry per person (Max 6 people per team) Cash prizes! 8.30pm.
19:30
THU
11
Jul
2024
Status Trio & Friends
Free
Beautiful sounds from our family of very talented and creative people. Come have a jam, or simply sit back, and enjoy the incredible talent that will be on offer from the jammers. List on the bar from 7.30pm, music from 8.30/9pm, FREE entry.
19:45
FRI
12
Jul
2024
Apocalypse Baby's
£6adv £8door Tickets here
APOCALYPSE BABY’S - Playing Punk Rock to Punk Rockers since 1990! MYSTERY ACTION - Emerge from a forgotten time when Rock n Roll was raw and stripped to the bone....
20:00
FRI
19
Jul
2024
The Bewildered Blues Band.
£5
An evening of Blues featuring The Bewildered Blues Band.
14:00
SAT
31
Aug
2024
Stax of Soul 'n' Ska
Free
Following on from the fantastic sucess of this event last year, we decided to do it again. Six regular Donkey DJs will take turns to spin their vinyl to bring back memories of classic soul & ska sounds. A compregensive mix of Motown, Stax, Atlantic, Trojan and Blue Beat tunes togeter with those from smaller (but no less important) studios. Expect to be surprised as memories come flooding back. May be some 'Dancing In The Street'.