When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing we crave more than a colourful cocktail or delicious meal as we watch the summer sun set in the distance. Enter: Sunset Sessions, a free live music series on the Adelaide Festival Centre Riverdeck and Northern Promenade.
Not only have you got Neon Bar, Home Ground, Urban Beach, and Station Lane down there ready for your summer adventures, but now there’s a new destination set to turn your summer from zero to hero.
Featuring some of Adelaide’s finest musicians, the program runs across selected dates from Friday 28 December to 17 February. While you’re there, grab yourself some eats and drinks from newly developed The Star Kitchen and Bar (in the former Lyrics café site), and take in the beautiful views as you watch the sun set over the River Torrens.
It’s an ideal location to meet with friends and the perfect place to hang out between performances of Club Swizzle (Space Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (Festival Theatre), or at many of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s upcoming 2018 events.
Here’s the highlights of the Sunset Sessions series:
Thursday 28 December, 6pm – 7:30pm (Riverdeck)
Eric ‘Tooch’ Santucci is an Adelaide-born soul/blues musician with an ambition to become a household name – first and foremost he is an outstanding vocalist and trumpet player, but he can also be found playing guitar on solo and duo performances.
Friday 5 January, 6pm – 7:30pm
Alana Jagt Trio (Northern Promenade)
A soaring, old soul voice that is at once captivating and distinctive, Alana engages her audience with haunting melody lines and heartfelt performance.
Saturday 6 January, 6pm – 7:30pm
Nikko & Snooks (Northern Promenade)
Snooks La Vie (vocal, harp) and Nikko Kipridis (vocals, guitar) are an acoustic duo with a rollicking, bare-bones, no-frills country-blues sound.
Friday 19 January, 6:20pm – 7:50pm
Kelly Menhennett (Northern Promenade)
Riverland born and bred, Kelly Menhennett is an ex-winemaking national award-winning soul/roots/alt-country singer songwriter.
Saturday 20 January, 6:20pm – 7:50pm
Eric Santucci (Northern Promenade)
Saturday 27 January, 6:20pm – 7:50pm
Cosmo Thundercat (Northern Promenade)
Cosmo Thundercat creates music with a raw and honest personality, creating music with a captivating and emotive landscape.
Friday 9 February, 6:20pm – 7:50pm
Ryan Martin John (Northern Promenade)
Adelaide based singer-songwriter, Ryan Martin John plays dreamy indie folk songs that blur the lines between storytelling and the sentimental.
Saturday 10 February, 5:50pm – 7:20pm
Sisters Erin and Tess Fowler have taken a lifetime of shared experience to create music that resonates with haunting emotion and honesty.
Friday 16 February, 5:50pm – 7:20pm
Alison Coppe and David Mazzarelli (Northern Promenade)
Alison Coppe is an Adelaide singer-songwriter and poet who in 2017, she released her first single ‘Back to Your Door’ with her band The Janes. She is joined by David Mazarelli from Cosmo Thundercat for this afternoon of original tunes.
Saturday 17 February, 3:20pm – 4:50pm
Sitara (Northern Promenade)
When: 28 December 2017 – 17 February 2018
Where: Adelaide Festival Centre Riverdeck and Northern Promenade (new Festival Theatre entrance)
For further information see their website.
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