Celebrating all things string from the outback to the ocean, this year’s Guitars in Bars will strike a chord across South Australia from William Creek to Mount Gambier.
The thrum of guitars will be heard throughout towns including Maree, Ceduna, Kangaroo Island, Penola, McLaren Vale, Renmark and Lobethal during the month-long Guitars in Bars (and other places) festival. With more than 1000 artists performing at more than 120 venues, escape the winter chill and warm your soul with the vibrations from guitarists across South Australia. Check out our guide to some of the best Guitars in Bars events from July 1 – 31.
1. 500 Miles Of Music, Outback, 6-11 July
Travelling across the outback from Wombat Flat to William Creek, this musical roadshow brings the magic of Guitars in Bars to Outback South Australia. Over six epic days, 500 Miles of Music will showcase some of Australia’s best talent including Adam Harvey, Brad Butcher and Aleyce Simmonds in classic outback venues like The Barn at Wombat Flat, William Creek Hotel, North Blinman Hotel and Quorn Oval.
2. Mount Gambier Edition, Limestone Coast, 22 July
The soulful sounds of some of South Australia’s most talented musicians will take over Mount Gambier’s Limestone Coast Pantry for the Mount Gambier Edition of Guitars in Bars. Sit back and sample a selection of the best local produce while listening to some of the state’s best talents including Kelly Menhennet, Louise Adams and Eric Santucci. Good food and good music on the Limestone Coast – the perfect recipe for a winter’s evening!
3. LIVE AT THE URI, ADELAIDE HILLS, 7-28 JULY
Pull up a seat by the fire, crack open a red and settle in to the sounds of some incredible local artists at the Uraidla Pub. Live at the Uri will warm up Sunday afternoons throughout July with a line-up of impressive performers in one of the cosiest venues. The quirky Adelaide Hills pub in the lush surrounds of Uraidla is extra-cosy come winter, when a wood fireplace warms the bar area and makes for the perfect venue to ward of the winter chill. Be sure to stay on for dinner before kicking back for the night by the fire.
4. Whiskey Mojo, Adelaide, 25 July
Celebrate Rye July with multi-award-winning Blues singer-song writer Cal Williams Jr at one of Adelaide’s most popular venues, Hains & Co. The perfect way to spend a winter’s eve, warm up with a whisky while drinking in this powerful performance as Cal combines gentle fingerpicking with impressive vocals.
5. BLUES IN THE BREWERY – THE NEW SAVAGES, EYRE PENINSULA, 20 JULY
Grab a cold one (or two) and settle in at Port Lincoln’s Beer Garden Brewing for a night of blues and brews. Inspired by the original blues musicians of the Mississippi, Melbourne’s The New Savages will take over the popular Eyre Peninsula watering hole for one night only to perform music from their new album. Be mesmerized by lead singer Milan Milutinovic’s striking baritone vocals while sampling locally brewed beers produced using ingredients sourced from the Eyre Peninsula. Cheers!
GET OUT THIS WINTER
Looking for more things to do this winter in Adelaide 2019? The weather might have cooled down, but this winter in Adelaide and South Australia our events calendar is hotter than ever. Check out our guide to the best events in winter in Adelaide.