Jive is a west end institution, and a home for live music since 2003.

Originally opened as a Gentlemen’s Club called The Baygonue in the late 1950s, the building was also well known as La Belle in the ’70s. It was very popular as Toucan Tou in the ’80s, and had many other incarnations in between.

Having hosted such national and international acts as The Cat Empire, Missy Higgins, Passenger, Courtney Barnett, The Presets, The Gossip, Eskimo Joe, Xavier Rudd, Josh Pyke, Marlon Williams, Megan Washington, Ball Park Music, Bob Log III, Jive is great for live music from both a punter and performer’s point of view.

Jive-Audience-OwlEyesThe fact is was built and designed as a strip club means it has great site lines to the stage. You can see from every aspect of the building, with no dead corners, which makes it quite aesthetically pleasing.

Licensed for 300, Jive caters to most formats, with audience ranging from 18 – 60, and it has housed official Fringe Fest live music events on and off for 12 years.

For 2016, Max Savage is the man to see at Jive, as he takes on a couple of personas for some tribute shows.

He first takes on Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 classic album, Born to Run, lending his own swagger and dynamic vocals.

A fan of Van Morrison as well, Max and an all-star band present the seminal work Astral Weeks IN FULL, for a special one-off performance.


aurasmaFrusic-FringeGuideCoverAugmented reality alert! Max Savage features in an interview in the Adelaide Edition’s FRUSIC pages, and you can use the Aurasma app to access one of his videos direct from the print, thanks to Reality Media! Download the Aurasma app, follow the FRUSIC channel, point your phone at pages 19 and 23, and away you go! For details, see How to Frusic >


App alert! You’ll find the full FRUSIC details plus special offers from Jive on the Little Birdy app for this venue. Jive also features in the FRUSIC Adelaide Music Walking Trail via the Adelaide City Explorer app, with a bit of history and stories from its live music adventures. For details, see How to Frusic >

Born To Run – The Music of Bruce Springsteen
@ Jive
Fri 19 Feb – 7:30 PM

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Astral Weeks – The Music of Van Morrison
@ Jive
Sat 20 Feb – 7:30 PM

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