These are the venues that regularly put on Free Live Music. The links take you to a page for that venue, with listings and further information.
Note: Other venues also have live music, but not always free, or regular.
The Oyster Pearl, Seasalter
The Royal, Tankerton
Tips for venues:
#4 - Book Early For Christmas ... and other special occasions.
The best bands often get booked months ahead, so don't
leave it until the last moment. You don't want to get stuck
with One Direction. Again. And make sure you let me know!