The future of this post:
I’ve been so glad to publish this list of events every week for the past 15 months. I’d like to continue sharing this list of events, but some changes may be necessary. It takes hours every week to aggregate this list from a host of different sources, make sure everything is posted both here and on two different Google calendars, and then copy and paste the regular events. Some concerts will take place every two weeks, some every third Sunday, others alternate servers–if I don’t spend time triple checking every single activity something will fall through the cracks. Unfortunately, I was very short on time last week and listed one concert that was not taking place that week and incorrectly displayed an end time that is earlier than it truly is for another. These errors were corrected thanks to reports from two vigilant readers, but there is currently a lag time between my making the correction here and the update registering on the post. This is beyond our control and I don’t know when this will change, but it means that the corrections did not show up until it was too late.
I know that people rely on accuracy when attending and scheduling events, and I would like to apologise for these mistakes. Because my schedule has gotten tighter of late I worry that I will continue to make these errors. So I’ve decided to try something different this week: I will be featuring one or two special events for each day, but the others will just be listed on the community and server calendars. I will try to update those calendars more often and will use this post to highlight a variety of events from around the servers.
This listing is only updated on Fridays, but our community calendar is kept up to date throughout the week. Take a look at the Google calendar to keep up to date on all upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar. You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page and on the calendar is to submit a form.
Server calendars: Arkenstone Calendar, Belegaer Calendar, Brandywine Calendar, Crickhollow Calendar, Evernight Calendar, Gladden Calendar, Gwaihir Calendar, Landroval Calendar, Laurelin Calendar, and Sirannon Calendar
All events are listed in Eastern Standard Time (-5 GMT)/server time from Sunday through the end of the week, but an additional time zone is listed for EU server events. You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page is to submit a form. I’m always open to feedback and suggestions, both here and through the submissions form, so let me know if there’s something we should feature. Thanks for reading!
Friday, February 3
Arda presents: Diary of Ardaman
Location: Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin
Description: Arda pays tribute to the work of the legendary and unique, powerful and unpredictable Ozzy Osbourne! We are pleased to introduce the concert, a tribute to Ozzy – Diary of Ardaman! \W/
Please note: This event repeats at 1pm on February 4 on the Landroval server. All the other details will remain the same.
Time: 22:00 CET (4pm EST)
Location: Feste Guruth, Einsame Lande
Description: Das Thema ist diesmal: “Wie alles begann – vom Rock’n Roll zum Beat.” Gespielt wird also Musik der frühen (50/60er) Jahre.
Saturday, February 4
Under the Sunlit Sky
Location: Bree Market Square
Description: Concert takes place every other week
Good Deeds Night
Location: Meets at Mustering Hill, Michel Delving, The Shire
Description: Group with others to finish those explorer and slayer deeds throughout Middle Earth. Meets every other week at the Mustering Hill (the hill between the stables and crafting hall in Michel Delving). They decide where to go after they have met. New contact: Snarald
Sunday, February 5
Thuderstruck presents: The Rock Heap
Location: Bree Festival Stage
Description: Weekly concert
Monday, February 6
Time: 2pm EST (8pm CET)
Location: Bree West Stables
Description: Weekly concert
Ales and Tales
Time: 8:30pm for open stage, main event at 9:30pm
Location: Waymeet, The Shire
Description: Volunteer to tell a tale, sing a song, recite a new poem, anything you wish to share with others in an RP setting. Nibbles and Nobs offers an open stage to all performers, while Ales and Tales features a house band and scheduled performers (all are welcome to sign up). Location changes every week, so /joinchannel alesandtales to find out more information.
Tuesday, February 7
Location: Bree Park
Description: The band performs the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month on Landroval. They hold concerts on Brandywine the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.
Location: Lore Hall across from the Cat Lady’s House, Bree
Description: A free in-depth reading of the trilogy with the Tolkien Professor which will bring in other works that impacted the story and considers new angles and aspects. The course takes place every Tuesday throughout January on a different server each week, and is followed by a field trip to a relevant location. Go to Discord or Twitch to follow the discussion.
Wednesday, February 8
Time: 11am and 10:30pm
Location: Weatherway, Bree
Description: Midweek Tunes and Ales is a weekly event every Wednesday at 10:30pm and 11:00am servertime. It’s always in a different place each week, we could be at Weathertop or Rivendell, maybe even the depths of Moria, playing music throughout Middle Earth! We welcome all travelers who are passing through to join if like to share a tune, story, or just dance!
Thursday, February 9
Time: 2pm (20:00 CET)
Location: Prancing Pony Stage
Description: Concert every other Thursday
Celebrate your Precious by joining the Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band for My Precious Valentine on February 14th in Bree Park. The show will take place on Landroval at 7pm and on Crickhollow at 8:30pm.
The line of Strongbeard pledges its younger daughter, Thrandili, in marriage to Byli, firstborn son of the line of Brokenspear, in accordance with the zarb contracted between the families. Dress is ceremonial and only dwarves are welcome at the ceremony at 2:30pm EST at the Spire of Brandfell. Request the honour of your presence at The Bear & Barrel Inn, 2 Highspires Street Brandfell on the 12th of February at 3:00 EST on Laurelin, for an evening of feasting, merriment and music from The Remediators. All are welcome at the feast.