Ownies Bar Bistro | The home of live entertainment in Carrick with live music every Saturday night
Ownies Bar and Bistro is a popular bar and entertainment venue located right in the heart of Carrick, Co. Antrim, close to the historical Carrickfergus Castle. An award-winning bar with live sport, live music, great entertainment, a cozy ambiance and good quality traditional food in Carrickfergus.
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Ownies is the home of live entertainment in Carrickfergus, with LIVE music from local talent EVERY Thursday Evening and some of Ireland’s best known local Bands taking to the stage EVERY Saturday Night.  On Friday Nights we mix it up with acoustic sessions, bands, or themed nights with our resident DJ. Join us at Ownies this weekend, relax, let go and sing and dance the night away.
Check below for details of our up and coming bands and events..

Home of Live Irish Music. On Bank Holidays, Lazy Sunday’s or any day we have an excuse you will quite often find a local Irish Band on the stage or by one of our fires playing all your favourite Irish hits. Its guaranteed craic, enjoy a good sing-a-long whist you and beverage or two whilst celebrating the final day of the weekend or that sneaky bank holiday Monday off. Check out our entertainment listing below to see when our next Irish Band is playing.

Blues, Rock, Country and chart covers.  EVERY SATURDAY Night Northern Ireland’s top bands take to our stage to belt out the best tunes of all time. Enjoy a fun filled night on the dance floor or find solace in one of our hideaway area’s and simply enjoy the atmosphere and music. Check below to see who’s playing this month.

Tim Johnston Live

Tim Johnston Live

Tim warms up the Saturday Night Crowd from 6/7pm ever week.  So get out early.
What's on at Ownies in May

Entertainment Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Night at Ownies, Carrickfergus.  It’s the place to be. 

Thursday’s in June:
Thursday 27th June  – Live Music by our resident and everyone’s favourite Sammy.

Acoustic Artists have you entered our competition to become a resident performer at Ownies?  Competition runs every other Thursday in the bar.  Send a video link and bio to j.creighton@btconnect.com for consideration and your chance to play on the 4th or 18th July.

Friday’s in June.


Full July line up announced week commencing July 1st.

Saturday’s in June:

Live music kicks off every Saturday Night with our resident performer Tim Johnston, Tim has been entertaining the Ownies crowd for 10 years and he always goes down a storm.  Dependant on the sport Tim usually starts his set between 6-7pm then hes followed up with a fab live band from 10.30pm, check out what bands are on below.

Saturday 29th June:
This Way Up, this band are becoming one of you’re favourite bands so much so that we keep inviting them back month on month.  If you’re looking for a fun filled Saturday Night Saturday 11th May is the night.  Prepare to sing and dance the night away.

So get planning those Night’s out folks we look forward to welcoming you to Ownies throughout Ownies. 

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