Live Music Venues
Adelaide has a vibrant and varied live music scene with venues hosting gigs and performances every night of the week. Whatever your taste in music, you can enjoy everything from rock to cabaret to opera ballads all over the City.
Live Music Venues
Iconic live music places in the City include the Grace Emily, Fowlers Live, Jive, Casablabla, the Ed Castle, Jack Ruby, Fat Controller and The Jade Monkey. The University of Adelaide’s UniBar is also well known for its support of the Australian music scene and regularly features local, national and international bands.
The City also has a strong pub scene with many hotels and bars hosting live bands and acoustic sets that will get your toe tapping in no time, such as The Lion Hotel and the Royal Oak Hotel in North Adelaide, The Hotel Metropolitan (The Metro) and the Duke of York in the West End, and The Austral, The Exeter Hotel, The Producers Bar (The Old Exchange) and The Elephant in the East End.
Music Festivals & Institutions
Other musical institutions include the Adelaide Town Hall, which hosts a number of live music events and performances, the Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre offering a stellar line up of world music artists and special events, and Elder Hall where a wonderful mix of music is performed from baroque to jazz and everything in between.
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra offers a diverse musical spectrum, performing over 100 concerts each year. The ASO provides orchestral support for the State Opera of South Australia, along with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the Adelaide Chamber Singers.
Supporting Live Music
City of Adelaide strongly supports South Australian live music and works with artists, businesses, organisations and community groups to activate laneways, squares and open space with tunes from local artists. Council has a Sponsorship and Grants program to foster creativity, cultural and artistic events and activities to ensure an exciting range of live music events and activities in a variety of venues across the City throughout the year.