Floating Melodies, now entering its third year, was created by local musician Emma Knights as a way to showcase local talents. In a uniquely South Australian experience for the senses, on board local icon The Popeye, you will see the beautiful riverbanks by day or the city lights by night, you will hear local live musicians performing an array of styles, your taste buds will go wild for fresh local produce and beverages and you will feel relaxed and inspired.
With cabaret styled seating you can bring a group of friends or enjoy making new ones throughout the cruise with a lot of talking points to break the ice. Floating Melodies is about building community whilst enjoying what South Australian and its people have to offer.
If you have visitors staying, or are visiting Adelaide yourself, then you can experience a snapshot of many of our great tourist locations in one afternoon from McLaren Vale to the Lime Coast through to Barossa and Pt Lincoln. All the best local produce, beverages and music is sourced so that you can have an experience that will not soon be forgotten.
Floating Melodies was a Bronze Tourism Award recipient in the 2014 South Australian Tourism Industry Council’s awards and has received the tourism tick accreditation.
A full list of upcoming events can be followed on www.emmaknights.com however, here are the first of the spring events that have been announced:
Talk Like A Pirate Party – 19th September 5pm. What better way to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day than to sing some shanties, dress up like a pirate, drink grog and eat grub! Featuring local performer Hew Wagner and band Brillig with locally brewed Pirate Life Beer it is set to be a night that will shiver your timbers. Yargh!
The Way of Tea – 27th September 3pm & 5pm. After great success in last year’s Oz Asia Festival, the Way of Tea is returning this year in a more intimate setting. With limited tickets you will get a more personalised experience of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony whilst listening to the koto and shakuhachi as we cruise along the river. A truly magical experience that celebrates the local Japanese community. Stay on afterwards for the moon lantern festival too!
Bollywood Mujhe Rang De (Give Me Colour) – 3rd October 7pm and 4th October 2pm. For just over an hour you will enjoy the sweet sounds of Fahad Farooque and his band, learn some Bollywood dance moves with Fusion Beats and enjoy locally made traditional Indian food. Nothing too hot and there will be lassi to wash it down with!
Let’s Play Bridge – 11th October 2pm. As part of the Every Generations Festival and by popular demand, Floating Melodies is having a bridge afternoon! Come along and learn to play or just come and enjoy a glass o wine and local woodwind quartet The Full Bores. Either way it will be a relaxing an fun afternoon!
Tickets start from $32.50 and include the Popeye cruise, live concert, food and one beverage. Tickets can be booked through another great local company www.dramatix.com.au and you can share your Floating Melodies experience by including the hashtag #FloatingMelodies on social media.