Summer in Adelaide is one of the best times of the year. Even during hot weather our balmy evenings our pleasant, and what better place to stay cool than on the banks of the River Torrens at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
While the Festival Centre and Dunstan Playhouse are still undergoing extensive renovations, they are now open to the public again. Access to our premier performance space is a bit tricky while work continues, but there are new areas in the Festival Theatre which you can explore now.
Sunset Sessions at Adelaide Festival Centre is a series of free live music performances which will entice you to come and visit the Centre while work is in progress. Although the old Amphitheatre (which was so popular for free concerts years ago) has now been demolished, there are two cosy new outdoor performance spaces in the redesigned complex.
The Riverdeck outdoor space is located just outside the Dunstan Playhouse entrance, and immediately above the new Neon Bar. The Northern Promenade is near the Festival Theatre's northern entrance - it's a smooth, stair-free path connecting King William Road and the Adelaide Oval footbridge and provides access to all of Adelaide Festival Centre's venues.
The free Sunset Sessions performances take place at Riverdeck and on the Northern Promenade and feature some of Adelaide's finest musicians. Come and listen to live music and watch the sun set over the River Torrens. You'll find Sunset Sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings running from January 5 until February 17, each performance featuring an accomplished local artist.
Adelaide Based Singer-Songwriter Ryan Martin John (Image Supplied)
You're well catered for while the show is on, with two new bars at the Festival Centre. Neon Bar and Kitchen is located on the west side of the Dunstan Playhouse beneath the Riverdeck, while Star Bar and Kitchen is just inside the northern entrance, off the Northern Promenade. Both bars have free entry, and have a killer range of exciting summer cocktails and share drinks, and some other surprises that will be a hit for the warm summer nights
Sitara _ Sisters Erin and Tess Fowler (Image Supplied)
You'll find more about Sunset Sessions at the Adelaide Festival Centre on Facebook and on Sunset Sessions the website. Be sure to check the performance location so that you can find it easily.
Don't miss the Adelaide French Festival at the Festival Centre on the weekend of January 12-14. It has free things to do for all ages and many must-see performances at the Festival Centre and at Carrick Hill.