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McLaren Vale - Your Friday night live music guide!

Updated: Mar 26

Adelaide has long been labelled as the 'city of churches.' Yet South Australia's capital has the fifth most churches in Australia and even the bright lights of Sydney have three times more churches than Adelaide. Sydney and Hobart both have more churches per capita than Adelaide. It's time to put an end to the city of churches label.

Visit Adelaide from January to March and you will find more outdoor live music events than anywhere in Australia. This is boosted by the Adelaide Fringe Festival, which is the largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Even in the sleepy small town of McLaren Vale, there are countless live music events on every weekend. There's nothing better than live music amongst the vines, while the sun in setting. The beautiful surroundings allows you to truly unwind and enjoy your weekend. 

Ivybrook Farm 

Located in Maslin Beach, Ivybrook Farm hosts live music nights from 5pm-9pm during the month of February. You can purchase a grazing platter or share a pizza at their beautifully rustic stone barn cellar door. Full of history, the stone barn was built in 1898 and backs onto rolling hills and gardens. 

Down the Rabbit Hole 

Down the Rabbit Hole is famous for its live music scene. From November through to March, Down the Rabbit Hole hosts Golden Times, showcasing some of the best local musicians in the state. Starting at 5:30pm you can enjoy a live performance on the grass and the kitchen is open until 7:30pm.


Shingleback hosts live music from 5pm every Friday night. Serving up grazing plates, Shingleback is home to the ultimate Sundowner event, inviting families, pets and friends to celebrate the start of the weekend. 

Vale Taphouse

Overlooking the beautiful Beresford Estate vineyard, Vale Taphouse hosts their Friday Sunset Sessions event. Serving up wine, beer, gin and even tequila, Vale Taphouse has got you covered. With live acoustic jams and some of the comfiest bean bags that were ever made, this is an ideal place to watch the sunset. 

Clink at Tintara

Clink at Tintara is home to McLaren Vale's biggest beer garden. Sit amongst the fig trees and enjoy the food trucks. With an extensive bar and live music, 'clink' your drinks and enjoy the good times. 

With our Twilight Tours all your transport needs can be taken care of. Enabling you to explore the many live music events in McLaren Vale. 

Be sure to mention 'Twilight Tours' in your booking notes when booking transport on Fridays. 

Wine and pizza at Ivybrook Farm


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