The Semaphore Music Festival in 2023 and will take place in two parts in two separate venues – Semaphore Worker’s Club Weekender and RIVER SONGS at Hart’s Mill Flour Shed.
Semaphore Worker’s Club Weekender
Friday 29 September This year the Semaphore Music Festival begins with an Opening Night Party featuring a star-studded line up with Dusty Lee’s Blues Jam. Get ready to rock!! Adelaide’s own gun guitar player Dusty Lee Stephensen is joined by Jason Mannix, Milush Piochaud and Danny Leo/Jamie Jones for a blistering Opening Night at the Semaphore Workers Club. Join us to celebrate Dusty’s birthday with special guests.
Saturday Night 30 September we have Ella & Sienna Band with locked and loaded guns The Shadow Ministers. Ella & Sienna are singer-songwriter sisters from the Adelaide Hills who have already proven they are one of the most exciting emerging artists in the Australian music scene today. The Shadow Ministers are a garage rock band based in Adelaide bringing rock ‘n’ roll back with blues-stamped earworms.
Sunday afternoon 1 October a collective of young talent Stormhorse perform with the Beinke Brothers Band. Stormhorse is comprised of a mixture of acclaimed local musicians heavily influenced by genres that range from Blues and Soul to Rock and Funk, and also fragments of Jazz. The Beinke Brothers Band featuring Leo, John and Rob Beinke present an infectious blend of jammy, bluesy, country infused rock and roll which undoubtedly emanates from a rich melting pot of old-time country, blues, ballroom, and rock and roll music.
Hart’s Mill Flour Shed. Mundy St Pt Adelaide MONDAY 2nd October. 11am – 8pm
Hart’s Mill is a former flour mill complex located on a bend in the Port River, in the north-western corner of Port Adelaide. Partially restored, it is now used for community events, including music, cinema, exhibitions, conferences, theatre performances and concerts.
Doors open 11am. There will be delicious Food Trucks, and a fully licensed bar. The show kicks off at 12noon with First Nations singer songwriters Scott Rathman Jnr, Katie Aspel, Nathan May, Glenn Skuthorpe Band followed by A.P. D’Antonio and Nancy Bates. The evening will close with the funky sounds of Soul-Centric.
Scott Rathman Jnr is a country/country rock singer/songwriter and is a young Aboriginal leader in the community.
Katie Aspel A winner of the emerging artist Fringe festival award, Katie loves performing live and sharing her stories.
Nathan May is a multi-talented singer-songwriter who sings with a wide open smile from deep within his soul and has an innate ability to craft songs and express feelings of wide appeal to a broad audience.
Glenn Skuthorpe Band is a powerful lyricist and composer who gives voice to those whose stories must be heard. A compelling performer whose playing style is captivating, engaging audiences in the stories behind his journeys.
A.P. D’Antonio works within the boundaries of the folk tradition to bring an authentic old time folk, country and blues sound to his foot stomping show.
Nancy Bates Nancy is a prolific vocalist and songwriter rated by Archie Roach as one of the finest singer-songwriters in Australia, who deserves to be heard.
Soul-Centric is “a groovy seven piece soul band with some of Adelaide’s best musicians; dedicated to recreating Memphis Soul, R&B and blues classics with their own unique twists and creating original music. “
Tickets are $20 and $15 concession and available HERE.
MR V’s Music at 115 Semaphore Road, Semaphore will also be presenting live bands over the weekend.
Sat 30th Sept – Dainty Morsels, Spiral Turns, Cop Shop.
Sun 1st Oct – Green Circles, Tim Hudspith.
And on Monday 2nd Oct. there is the Semaphore Record Fair at St Bedes Church Hall 200 Military Rd!