Looking Forward to Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017

Strap on your Lederhosen, grab your steins and get ready for an Oom-pah-ing good time at Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017. Taking over Pier Head this giant German festival has become a favourite among Liverpool residents and visitors alike and will be hosted this weekend from 21st – 24th September.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017.

Cheap German Beer

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Fans of a perfectly brewed golden ale will understand the joy of picking up a chilled glass of German beer. Especially when it comes in huge stein glasses that can hold two pints of the stuff.

This year your pennies will stretch further too as organisers are selling these giant bevvies for just £8.

Unlikely to run short Oktoberfest will be supplied by a tanker holding 23,000 litres of specially brewed beer brought in from a 200-year-old Bavarian brewery.

Steins for everyone.

Awesome Attire

Traditional Bavarian attire will be worn by all staff at Liverpool Oktoberfest, ladies in their dirndl and guys getting their pins out in Lederhosen.

These delightful garments have been around for centuries inspired by the traditional garb of peasants who lived and still live in the Alps.

Dirndl

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In the1870’s the dirndl became the height of fashion among ladies of the upper classes in Austria and by 1890 the popularity of the garment had spread to the rest of the country.

A properly tailored dirndl can set you back a couple of hundred euros, made from custom printed fabrics and made to measure.

The dirndls of today are still worn on formal or special occasions by Austrian and Bavarian ladies. The less traditional outfits, whilst styled similar to the dirndl are reserved for festivals or costumes in themed bars and restaurants around the world.

Lederhosen

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Translated literally as “leather breeches” Lederhosen are derived from the working-class uniform of Bavaria.

The tough wearing material of Lederhosen was perfect for men who daily undertook physical labour in their job roles.

Instead of catapulting to the height of fashion at the end of the 17th-century Lederhosen popularity declined as it was regarded as clothing for “uncultured peasants” rather than fashionable attire for the upper classes.

The classic Lederhosen and techniques for tailoring them are now preserved as a heritage Bavarian garment and are regarded as a symbol of Bavarian pride or male virility. Many regional men still chose to wear Lederhosen to carry out taxing outdoor chores or to attend local festivals or pubs.

At Oktoberfest, both dirndl and Lederhosen will be making an appearance in traditional and more modern forms. Get into the spirit and check out the latest modern Bavarian fashion here for inspiration.

Deliciously Traditional Delicacies

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All this beer will need soaking up with some tasty food and luckily Oktoberfest will be bringing more than mass quantities of German alcohol down to Pier Head.

Immerse yourself in the Bavarian culture completely by dining on dishes such as Bratwurst, Brezel, Schnitzel and Schweinebarten. All perfect dishes to accompany a pint or tow of Bavarian beer made mainly of pork and pastry.

Better still there are fabulous offers for both beer and food available including Bavarian sausage, fries and a ½ pint of Feistber, just to get you started.

Full on Festival Atmosphere

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Through the weekend there will be a live DJ playing some traditional and popular German tunes and of course what Oktoberfest would be complete without an Oom-pah band.

Prepare yourself by brushing up on your German music knowledge with a few favourite tracks;

  • Anton aus Tyrol
  • Cowboy und Indianer (Kom hol das Lasso raus)
  • Fliegerlied
  • Ein Prosit der Gemuetlichkeit
  • Zikke Zakke, Zikke Zakke hey hey hey

You and your friends are guaranteed an experience of German heritage and culture as well as a full stomach and a taste for finely brewed German beer at this year’s Liverpool Oktoberfest.

Don’t forget to grab yourself a souvenir stein glass and head on down to Pier Head this weekend.

The Perfect Oktoberfest AccommodationShankly Hotel Group accommodation

Moments away from Oktoberfest fun The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place to rest your tired feet after a day dancing to Oom-pah tunes.

The Shankly Hotel’s group accommodation can sleep up to four guests in pure luxury with huge comfy beds, double whirlpool baths and stylish décor.

What’s more, the Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere for winding down after Oktoberfest fun and will serve you a hearty breakfast the following day to help you recover.

The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel in the heart of the city. Themed around Liverpool’s favourite football player/manager, Bill Shankly, guests can enjoy a one of a kind hotel experience including a trip into the career and life of the great man himself.

For more information about the Shankly Hotel or to book your stay for Oktoberfest Liverpool call 0151 601 8801 or email infor@signatureliving.co.uk.

Autumn Delights: Indulge in the Best Hot Chocolate in Liverpool at The Bastion

Now that the days are getting longer and the nights are getting colder, it’s finally hot chocolate season.

Indulgent, thick and decadent, there is no better drink to warm up in the winter time. The Bastion Bar & Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel is bringing you the best of the best in hot chocolate creations to make sure you’re never left out in the cold.

Luxurious Hot Chocolate Creations

Our food developers worked tirelessly to imagine, test and create these luxurious takes on a classic drink.

Catering to every taste and every dream, choose from seven carefully crafted hot chocolate creations. Each one is made with real chocolate and folded with full fat, steamed milk with a topping of fresh, whipped cream. The mouth-watering drinks are exclusive to The Shankly Hotel so make your choice, sit back and relax with the best hot chocolate in Liverpool.

Make Your Choice

For the chocolate purists, who like their indulgence straight up with no frills (okay, maybe a few frills), Death By Chocolate is the go to. Only for the most dedicated chocoholics, the ultimate chocolate treat blends no less than three different types of chocolate and is topped off with even more chocolate, sprinkled with shavings.

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If you’re more of a creamy, caramel chocolate drinker, try our Mars Bar Hot Chocolate – made with real Mars Bar chunks! You’ll even be treated to a miniature Mars Bar as the final topping of this exclusive hot chocolate.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

The Salted Caramel option is the one for those who like things sweet and sour. The rich taste of caramel syrup combines beautifully with a pinch of rock salt to make a taste explosion in your mouth. Add caramel sauce in a delicate drizzle on top and you’re onto a sure winner.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

It’s nice to be nutty! That’s what our creators had in mind when they developed the Peanut Butter Brownie hot chocolate. Blending smooth, creamy peanut butter and chocolate syrup, it’s like heaven in a mug. It’s a match made in heaven and you need to try this once in your lifetime.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

The crème de le crème of our hot chocolate menu is the Heavenly White Chocolate. Premium white chocolate is mixed with our full fat steamed milk to create a luxury, creamy finish that gets everyone’s pulse racing. Served with mini shortbread and topped with raspberries, it’s the cream of the crop.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

Putting the ‘hot’ into hot chocolate is the Dark Chocolate Chilli hot chocolate. It’s the taste that keeps on giving and a surprisingly complimentary combination – dark chocolate and fresh chillies. In a taste blend that has been used for centuries, it’s the extra kick for those looking for adventure in their hot chocolate.

hot chocolate in Liverpool

There’s even a hot chocolate made for the grown-ups, Dark Chocolate Cherry Bourbon hot chocolate adds in a splash of bourbon for a boozy treat. There’s no better way to warm up on a cold day or night than with a hint of spirit. Combine this with rich, dark chocolate and black cherries and it’s the perfect drink for every occasion.

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Come and Try the Best Hot Chocolate in Liverpool

Come and join us at The Bastion to try out our range of indulgent and decadent hot chocolates. There is something for everyone in this crafted and varied choice of the best hot chocolate in Liverpool.

Call us now on 0151 541 9999 or drop into The Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street for an unforgettable hot chocolate experience in Liverpool.

Explore the life of Bill Shankly as you sup on your distractingly good hot chocolate, The Bastion serves as a museum to the life and times of Liverpool FC legend Bill Shankly. Discover unseen memorabilia and medals from the man that saved Liverpool football.

Explore Liverpool with The Shankly Hotel’s Amazing Autumn Escape Offer

The nights are longer, the weather is colder and summer is officially over.

The Shankly Hotel is here to help ease those blues with an exciting and limited time Autumn Escape offer.

Take advantage of all Liverpool has to offer in the cooler months and take a trip to our beautiful city this autumn.

Autumn Escape Offer

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Throughout autumn, The Shankly Hotel is offering an overnight stay in a luxury room for just £99 per couple.

The Shankly Hotel’s beautiful luxury rooms also feature a double jacuzzi bath – perfect for soaking after exploring Liverpool in all the elements autumn has to throw at you.

You’ll not only get to stay in one of the Liverpool hotel’s stunning and breath-taking rooms, you’ll also be treated to a delicious, mouth-watering Full English Breakfast in the morning at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Lovingly created by our expert, in house chefs, the Full English features all the classic components. It’s the perfect meal to warm the cockles on a cool autumn morning.

The Best of Liverpool in Autumn

Stunning Parks

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While Liverpool is amazing in every season, Autumn decorates the city with lovely colours and warm hearts.

Liverpool is one of the greenest cities in the UK, you’re spoilt for choice for incredible parks and green-land to spend hours walking and exploring. Head to Sefton Park for acres upon acres of lovingly cared for and stunning gardens and parkland.

If you’re a keen fan of the reds or the blues, then venture a little further outside the city to Stanley Park. The urban park is famous for separating the rival Merseyside football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, a leisurely stroll around the carefully cut paths will lead you from one stadium to the other.

Adventurous Indoor Activities

It’s a sad fact that in the UK, autumn often brings rainy weather and not so warm temperatures.

Thankfully, Liverpool compensates for the lack of tropical weather with plenty of indoor activities that get the adrenaline pumping.

Breakout Liverpool invites groups to try and escape a locked room by finding clues and solving puzzles. It’s a great way to bring everyone together, whether that be families, friends or co-workers.

Or head to Brunswick Dock, where an indoor trampoline park has taken over a former storage warehouse. Bounce to your heart’s content with nearly 50 trampolines to leap between as well as a dodgeball court, basketball lanes and a jump bag.

Exciting Events

White Collar Boxing in Liverpool

Liverpool is never short of things to do and exciting events, and this autumn is no different. The fun never stops and the twilight months of the year feature some of the best events of the year.

The highly anticipated White Collar Boxing at The Cunard Building is an unmissable event hosted by Signature Fit club.

The event will pit co-worker against co-worker, all in aid of The Whitechapel Centre. Read all about Signature Fight Club and a full rundown of the night’s events.

There’s no excuse to throw in the towel for the year, the end of the summer doesn’t mean the end of the fun. Call us on 0151 601 8801 to make the most of The Shankly Hotel’s amazing Autumn Escape offer.

Signature Fight Club: White Collar Boxing in Liverpool

One of the most exciting October events in Liverpool 2017, why not get involved in White Collar Boxing at the Cunard Building?

The ultimate event for White Collar Boxing in Liverpool, join us at the stunning Liverpool landmark for a night you’ll never forget.

White Collar Boxing in Liverpool

When: Saturday 21st October 2017

Where: The Cunard Building, Liverpool

Bring your A game to the ring next month for an exciting challenge, all in aid of Liverpool’s Whitechapel Centre charity.

The white collar boxing event will include a dazzling black-tie dinner certain to lift your spirits and ignite a fantastic atmosphere.

Filling Liverpool’s majestic Cunard Building with excitement, this is the perfect opportunity to spectate or compete with your co-workers.

Undoubtedly one of the most unique team building activities in Liverpool, gather your team and prepare for an unforgettable night of entertainment!

You can expect the black tie event to include a deliciously indulgent three course meal, live entertainment and a charity auction.

You’ll also have the chance to continue the celebrations at Liverpool’s iconic nightclub Alma de Cuba.

Fighting for Whitechapel Centre

The good new is, you don’t need to be a boxing pro to get involved! You don’t need any experience to get involved and can take part in a spectacular 8-week program with Signature Fit Club in preparation of the night.

White Chapel Centre Liverpool

The Whitechapel Centre is a leading homeless and housing charity in the heart of Liverpool. The charity is renowned for helping those sleeping rough, living in hostels or simply struggling with accommodation.

At Signature Living we’re hugely proud to support Liverpool’s Whitechapel Centre. A proportion of all the event ticket sales, sponsorship and live auction will be donated to The Whitechapel Centre in support of the amazing work they do around the city.

Don’t Miss Out on Your Tickets

We have an array of options available for your group. Choose from 3 jam-packed packages to sit ring side and catch the action up close.

We are also offering fantastic opportunities to sponsor a boxing match. These packages include everything from a VIP drinks reception to a boxers meet and greet, ring side seats and promotion.

You can enquire more or secure your tickets for the fantastic affair here.

The Cunard Building

White Collar Boxing in Liverpool

We can’t think of a more magnificent location for white collar boxing in Liverpool than the striking Cunard Building.

Neighbouring the Liver Building, the Cunard is the integral centre of Liverpool’s world-famous Three Graces.

Without a doubt one of the most stunning buildings in the city, the Cunard sits with the waterfront right on its doorstep.

Formerly serving as the passenger terminal for the Cunard Line, this majestic building is truly one of a kind and we couldn’t be more pleased with the location.

Our white collar boxing event is an unmissable opportunity to wine and dine like a VIP while taking in the splendour of our fabulous city and giving back to charity.

So, spread the word to your co-workers and get the office excitement building. We look forward to seeing you ring side this October!

 

Enjoy 50% Off Food at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel

The Bastion Hotel is one of the finest eateries in Liverpool, welcoming hundreds of people through their doors for the best food and most delicious drinks in Liverpool.

To thank the people of Liverpool for choosing The Bastion time and time again as their first choice for a lovely lunch or delectable dinner, we’re offering 50% off your bill when you join us in September.

The Offer of a Lifetime

If you choose The Bastion Bar & Restaurant as your diner of choice on any Tuesday this September, we’ll give you 50% off your entire bill.

The offer is valid on all meals between 6 pm and 9 pm, all you have to do is make sure you make a reservation. There will be so many people wanting to take advantage of this fantastic offer, make sure you book in early to ensure you don’t miss out!

There’s no excuse not to head down to The Shankly Hotel to sample some of our finest food and drink in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Food to Make Your Mouth Water

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Our expert chefs have cooked up some seriously tasty dishes especially for you, the people of Liverpool. Choose from a range of signature dishes and seasonal favourites.

Indulge in some of the best meat in town with specially selected steak, as well as traditional British favourites that you’ve come to expect from the best dining experience in Liverpool.

Drinks for Every Occasion

As well as kitchen offerings that are the envy of every restaurant in town, The Bastion boasts an expert bar, chocked full of the best spirits and hand selected beers.

Our talented mixologists are also on hand to whip up tasty and personalised cocktails that are ideal for celebrating whatever occasion you choose to join us for!

Ask our bartenders or their recommendation of the day or browse the extensive list of cocktails and beers for your perfect tipple to match your taste.

A Dining Experience

Not only will you dine o the finest food, with the perfect drink in hand, you’ll also get a unique dining experience as you eat your meal surrounded by the life of Bill Shankly.

Gaze upon the legend’s life and achievements in a restaurant that serves as a museum to the great man himself, Bill Shankly.

In partnership with the Shankly family, The Shanky Hotel is the leading football hotel, with personal items, medals and letters generously donated from the people who knew Bill best.

To make sure you don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime offer, every Tuesday from 6 pm until 9 pm, book your table now by calling 0151 601 8801.

Man City vs Liverpool: Watch & Stay at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel offers Liverpool FC fans the ultimate stay in the city. Filled with the stories that shaped the life of Bill Shankly, the truly unique hotel also offers guests in-depth insight into the life of the footballing legend.

The upcoming Premier League game on Saturday 9th September 2017 is an unmissable one. If you won’t heading to Manchestser, don’t worry! The game will be awaiting you at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

A hidden gem within the hotel, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is a go-to spot to catch Liverpool matches in action. See the highly anticipated game unfold in fantastically atmospheric surroundings.

At the Bastion, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fans just as passionate as you are. You’ll also have the chance to spend some time discovering memorabilia including Bill Shankly’s personal typewriter and original LFC contract.

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Serving up a variety of hearty dishes, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you sit back, relax and let the game begin.

The Bastion menu includes everything from grilled Sirloin Steak to Corn Fed Chicken Breast and an array of delicious sides. Wash it all down with a good old fashioned pint or one of our tasty cocktails.

Perfect for groups of family and friends, the Bastion offers an unrivalled atmosphere with a special buzz on match days.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, The Shankly Hotel offers guests the chance to stay only moments from Liverpool’s famous nightlife scene.

A favourite for group accommodation in Liverpool, stay in luxury room or suite for a sociable, stylish stay in the city.

Why not enjoy the match and treat yourself to a stay overnight at The Shankly? Fitted with stylish decor and bedding, sink into a comfortably plush bed at the end of the night.

Rooms also include a relaxing whirlpool bath, perfect for washing off the night before! You’ll leave us feeling restored and rejuvenated.

Serving a scrumptious breakfast the following morning, head down to the Bastion to fuel the day ahead.

With Liverpool landmarks and the city’s vibrant shopping district just around the corner, you’ll find plenty to do and see right on your doorstep.

The Shankly Tours

However, you may fancy embarking on one of our fascinating Shankly Tours, offering bespoke, guided tours of Liverpool.

Shankly Tours offer a brilliant way to see the best of Liverpool in a whole new light, whether you’re a local Scouser or paying a visit to the city.

The Liverpool Was Made for Me tour is a favourite amongst our guests. The captivating tour covers the city’s famous landmarks in Liverpool’s footballing history and includes the brand new Liverpool FC Stadium and Museum Tour.

And if you’re in search of a little variety, look no further than the Fab Four and Shanks Tour, transporting you back through the iconic era that saw The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club rise to success.

So, make this weekend a memorable one and treat yourself or someone special to the ultimate footballing weekend.

Whether you join us at The Bastion for the atmospheric match or you embark on a Shankly Tour, we hope to see you soon!

 

Treat Yourself to a Romantic Date Night at The Shankly

The kids are finally going back to school, giving you and your partner a well deserved rest and the opportunity to spend some time all to yourselves.

Why not really treat your loved one to a romantic date night at The Shankly Hotel and make the most of your new found freedom.

Splash out on an evening of luxury and decadence as you wine and dine the special person in your life.

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Romantic Date Night Deal

Have an evening to remember with our romantic date night deal from The Shankly Hotel.

For just £169 per couple, this amazing offer will allow you to unwind and relax after a summer of entertaining the kids.

You and your partner can enjoy an intimate escape, with no chance of the children crashing the party.

This ultimate romantic getaway is the best way to really show your other half how much they mean to you.

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What’s Included?

  • An overnight stay in a luxury double bedroom
  • Delicious two course meal in one of our restaurants
  • Chilled prosecco and rose petals waiting for you in your room
  • Full-English breakfast in The Bastion restaurant

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If one night isn’t enough, why not upgrade to a 2 night stay for an extra £79.00 for bed and breakfast.

This offer is only available Sunday to Thursday, excluding Valentines Day. If you’d like to book this deal for a Friday night, it is £189 per couple.

The Perfect Setting for a Romantic Evening

At The Shankly we pride ourselves on providing the best service to our guests, from our dedicated staff to the luxurious design and features of our rooms, we hope to create a memorable experience for all of our visitors.

We love a good date night and promise to make sure your experience is as romantic as it could be.

romantic date night

Our football-inspired hotel not only caters to sporting fans, but provides our guests with a sophisticated, comfortable and flexible experience in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

Themed around the footballing legend, Bill Shankly, our hotel is a beautiful tribute to a man that stole the hearts of Liverpudlians.

Each room has a décor themed for the hotel’s namesake, reflecting the unique style and individuality of the man himself.

romantic date night

The Bastion Restaurant and Bar is a luxurious dining venue and it’s sure to make your romantic meal truly unforgettable.

Everything on our menu is expertly crafted by our talented chefs, to ensure you have the most wonderful evening meal.

So, sip on beautifully mastered cocktails, tuck into spectacular food all within this striking restaurant and have an evening to yourselves.

A Tribute to a Legend

When you’ve finished your delicious meal, carry on the evening by exploring the Shankly museum.

You and your date can peruse a huge collection of rare Bill Shankly memorabilia all of which has been donated by the Shankly family and used to preserve the memory of a legend.

Learn more about the greatest player and manager in footballing history, and how his strong personality and character helped shape the Shankly Hotel and the Shankly families’ future.

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To book your romantic date night, get in touch with one of our friendly team today and celebrate the kids returning to school. 

Shankly Hotel: Events in Liverpool in September 2017

Enjoy charming afternoon tea, a dazzling musical or tasty treats with our guide to the best events in Liverpool in September 2017.

This September is set to be bigger and better than ever in Liverpool and we couldn’t be more excited!

The stylish Shankly Hotel is located within the heart of Liverpool city centre. A fantastic location for seeing the best of the city, we’re a favourite for theatre-goers and visitors to the city.

Fairytale Afternoon Tea

When: 10th September 2017

Where: Eden at The Shankly Hotel

Fairytale afternoon tea in liverpool

One of the most enchanting events in Liverpool in September 2017, why not bring the little ones along to Fairytale Afternoon Tea?

Hosted within The Shankly Hotel’s charming Garden of Eden, step into a world of wonder including fabulous princesses and tasty food and drink.

The Shankly Hotel is only moments from Liverpool’s most famous landmarks, so this is the perfect afternoon treat before exploring the city!

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

When: 16th – 17th September 2017

Where: Sefton Park

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

Undoubtedly the most delicious of events in Liverpool in September 2017, the unmissable Liverpool Food & Drink Festival is back!

Indulge in an array of tasty bites and refreshing beverages as you sit back, relax and enjoy entertainment at the picturesque Sefton Park.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this September, choose from a wide variety of eclectic street food and mouthwatering desserts from local independents and more.

This year, you can expect to see Caribou Poutine bringing the best of Canada to the UK as well as Mexico Joe and Squidly Diddly.

Oktoberfest

When: 21st – 24th September 2017

Where: Pierhead

Oktoberfest Liverpool 2017

This September, Oktoberfest is back! Best-loved for igniting the spirit of Munich in the heart of Liverpool, this is one event not to miss!

The dynamic weekend is set to include everything from live music and decorations to a giant tent creating the atmosphere of an authentic Oktoberfest hall.

Providing the perfect backdrop, this fantastic celebration will be held at Liverpool’s stunning Pier Head surrounded by the city’s world-famous landmarks and striking architecture.

Dirty Dancing

When: 18th – 23rd September 2017

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Dirty Dancing Empire Theatre 2017

Celebrate the last of summer with a night out to see Dirty Dancing at the Liverpool Empire Theatre 2017.

See the timeless love story and iconic dance moves of Johnny and Baby brought to life on Liverpool’s famous theatre stage.

Featuring 35 hit songs including Hungry Eyes and (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life this spectacular show is guaranteed to lift your spirits and leave your toes tapping all the way home!

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

When: 30th September 2017

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Johnny Cash Roadshow

One of the most highly anticipated events in Liverpool in September 2017, don’t miss the Johnny Cash Roadshow at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Whether you’re a die-hard Cash fan or a casual listener, this dazzling show provides the perfect night of entertainment.

Transporting you through the years, audiences are taken from the 1950s to 2002 including all of the legendary musicians greatest hits.

To enquire further about booking Fairytale Afternoon Tea or to book a fantastic stay at The Shankly Hotel, our team are ready to help on 0151 601 8801 today.