Big Green Cardigan Festival Cripps Corner, near Hastings, Friday, September 5, to Sunday, September 7 A truly boutique festival with only 500 tickets for each day to go with local real ales, ciders and home-cooked food and eclectic music: Americana, country, medieval, Zydeco, blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

Tickets £66 from www.biggreen Stephen James Adams Bleach, above Hare & Hounds, London Road, Brighton, Saturday, September 6 He never made it with the Broken Family Band or Singing Adams but the Cambridge singer-guitarist has delivered an outstanding country and rockabilly infused debut.

8pm, £5.50. Call Resident Records on 01273 606312 Chantel McGregor Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, Sunday 7 The Yorkshire-born blues rocker builds on her recent guitarist of the year award in the British Blues Awards. Expect shredding, tapping, covers and ballads inspired by her heroes Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Doors 7pm, £13. Call 0845 293 8480 Luke Sital Singh The Haunt, Pool Valley, Brighton, Tuesday, September 9 After making the BBC Sound Of 2014 poll, the hotly-tipped singer-songwriter attempts to make good on the tipsters’ advice with the recent release of his debut album, The Fire Inside, and a national tour.

Doors 7pm, £9. Call Resident Records on 01273 606312 Bryan Adams Brighton Centre, King’s Road, Wednesday, September 10 There’ll be no amps at this intimate acoustic show with the Canadian picking from his recent covers album and playing the ubiquitous dad-rock classics such as Summer Of 69, Run To You.

Doors 7pm, £45. Call 0844 847 1515 Ben Montague Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, Thursday, September 11 The singer-songwriter and Radio 2 favourite heads out on his debut UK tour before hooking up with the ex Westlife man Shane Filan to support him on his You And Me winter Tour.

8pm, £10. Call 0845 293 8480