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This Edition:

4th–6th

Nov. 2016

Southern Blues 2016 Schedule

Everything you need to know for the 4-6 November weekend

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It's the event of the season, so here's the best guide for where to be, what to wear and how to get there. All the locations, for all the events, all the bands and all the dress codes. The Southern Blues Schedule is the place to find all the info to make your weekend easy and wonderful. Any questions? Check the FAQ page or contact Southern Blues.

Friday 4th November


Advanced Workshop on Friday

This year for the first time ever at Southern Blues, we are holding an advanced workshop with our international instructors. See our workshops page for all the details.

Our teachers have the moves

Time: 2pm – 3.45pm
Venue: Torrens Rowing Club, Victoria drive, just East of the King William bridge. Next to Jolley's boathouse.
Floor: Wooden
Drinks: Bring a bottle of water!
Parking: Ticket parking available along Victoria Drive.
Cost: $30*, not included in Social Pass
*Numbers will be capped at approximately 40 people


Pre-Drinks at the Strathmore

Have a drink, grab a bite to eat and catch up with friends, old and new before we kick off the weekend.

Time: 5pm – 7pm/8pm
Venue: The Strathmore Hotel, 129 North Terrace, Adelaide, opposite the Adelaide Railway Station and Casino. Find us on the big table inside, or feel free to enjoy the beer garden.
Food & Drink: Meals available from 5:30pm with a licenced bar, no BYO. Happy hour from 4pm - 7pm.
Cost: Free and welcome to all!


Friday Popeye Cruise

Indulge in the maritime theme and see a different side of Adelaide by taking a cruise along the Torrens River on the iconic Popeye boat.

Take a ride on the Popeye!

Time: 6.45pm – 8pm
Venue: The Popeye Ship, pick-up at 7pm sharp out front of the Adelaide Festival Centre (in front of Regatta’s Bistro), and drop off in front of the Torrens Rowing Club for the first event.
Drinks: BYO alcohol allowed, but please note that the Friday evening venue has a fully licensed bar and no BYO alcohol will be allowed to be consumed there.
Dress: Neat casual with a splash of Sailor
Cost: The Popeye trip will be an additional add on to the weekend and passage will cost $10 per person.*
*Not included in Social Pass. Places are strictly limited.


Friday Early at Torrens Boathouse

Start your weekend of blues dancing right with the powerhouse sounds of Gail Page and band at the iconic Torrens Boathouse.

Torrens Boathouse in 2015

Time: 8pm – 12am
Venue: Torrens Rowing Club, Victoria drive, just East of the King William bridge. Next to Jolley's boathouse.
Music: Gail Page and Band, DJ Chris, DJ Sheryl
Floor: Wooden
Drinks: Fully licensed bar, strictly no BYO.
Parking: Free street parking after 6pm on Victoria Drive, Kintore Ave and War Memorial Drive.
Dress: Neat casual
Cost: Part of your Social Pass, $35 Single price by Registration

Friday Late

It’s time to kick things down and settle into the groove of the weekend with the old school sounds of Isaiah B Brunt and the best Blues DJs around taking you through ’til dawn.

Time: 12am – 6am
Venue: Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 26A Grote St. Adelaide
Music: Isaiah B Brunt, DJ Bro Diddley, DJ Peter
Floor: Sprung wooden dance floor
Food and Drink: Hot food and snacks provided, BYO alcohol
Parking: Free street parking after 6pm in the city.
Dress: Casual
Cost: Part of your Social Pass, $25 by registration or on the door

Saturday 5th November


Full Day of Workshops

Our full day of workshops with international instructors is open to all levels of blues dancing and will allow all dancers to fine tune their skills.

Trying on some new moves at the 2015 workshops

Time: 11am – 5pm with regular breaks
Venue: Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 26A Grote St. Adelaide
Floor: Sprung wooden dance floor
Drinks: Bring a large bottle of water!
Cost: $90, not included in Social Pass


Saturday at Henley Sailing Club

Head to the beach for Southern Blues' big Maritime-themed Saturday night featuring Zkye Blue and Band

The view from Henley Sailing Club

Time: 7.30pm – 11.30pm
Venue: Henley Sailing Club, 1 Seaview Road, West Beach, 5024
Music: Zkye Blue and Band, DJ Max, DJ Naomi
Floor: Wooden
Drinks: Fully licensed bar, strictly no BYO.
Travel: Southern Blues will organise a ride-sharing contact form closer to the event, public buses also available between the city and Henley Beach.
Dress: Maritime themed dress-up! Sailors, sea creatures, ships and stranded on a deserted island!
Cost: Included in your Social pass, or $45 single pricing on the website or on the door


Saturday Late Night

Feelin’ tired? Slam a red-bull and crank it back up to the deep sounds of Steve Gower.

Time: midnight – 6am
Venue: Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 26A Grote St. Adelaide
Music: Steve Gower with Stuart Day, DJ Scott, DJ Flouer, DJ Bro Diddley
Floor: Sprung wooden dance floor
Food and Drink: Hot food and snacks provided, BYO alcohol
Parking: Free street parking after 6pm in the city.
Dress: Casual
Cost: Part of your Social Pass, $25 on the website or on the door

Sunday 6th November


Picnic in the Park

On the Sunday afternoon come to a relaxed picnic in the sunshine of the Adelaide Parklands.

Time: 1pm-4pm
Venue: Elder Park Rotunda
Music: Bring along an instrument for an acoustic jam and we’ll provide some jazz for a dance in the Rotunda.
Floor: Cement and grass – bring a picnic blanket!
Food and Drink: Bring along snacks and non-alcoholic drinks to share or enjoy our large supply of fruit. Strictly no alcohol is to be consumed.
Dress: Casual with optional dandiness
Cost: Free and welcome to all!


Sunday All Night Party at Lava

Bid farewell to Southern Blues 2016 with the biggest and best final night party ever. Let Steve Brown and Band keep you dancing until you can't dance no more.

2014 All Night Party at the Office

Time: 8pm – 6am
Venue: Lava Club, Upstairs at 170 Pulteney St, Adelaide.
Music: Steve Brown Band, DJ A, DJ Janine Bluesberry, DJ Scott, DJ B
Floor: Polished cement floor
Food and Drink: Fully licensed cocktail bar inc. Espresso Martinis. strictly no BYO
Extra: Couch space available for power naps, professional massage therapist available to help soothe those muscles. Book a massage timeslot here.
Parking: Free street parking after 6pm in the city.
Cost: Part of your Social Pass. $45 single pricing on the website or on the door