Good Music Month is officially here! MusicSA’s inaugural Good Music Month festival officially kicks off today, Wed 1 November 2023 and continues through the whole month, all across SA.

Good Music Month is presented by MusicSA and made possible through the generous support of the South Australian Government’s Music Development Office, Adelaide Economic Development Agency and City of Adelaide.

Music lovers all over South Australia have the opportunity to choose from over 600 live music events listed in the official Good Music Month Gig Guide. 


Good Music Month festival is designed to amplify and spotlight live music in South Australia throughout the liveliest and busiest music month, November, with the online digital dynamic Good Music Month Gig Guide doing just so.

Punters can search for gigs via date, artist names, genres, venues and other keywords, making this the best, easiest and most comprehensive way to find out what live gigs you could be attending this November across SA.

Over 500 live music events part of the Good Music Month Gig Guide are also available in print within local music publication The Note‘s November edition, available for free from various venues!

Click here to locate your nearest physical copy. Good Music Month featured events are highlighted with blue text within The Note’s Gig Guide.


One of the flagship events of Good Music Month, the South Australian Music Awards, to be held at Woodville Town Hall on November 8, today can announce that iconic Australian singer songwriter, Paul Kelly will be inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame at the awards, with a special live performance too!

Today MusicSA also announces the People’s Choice finalists for the 2023 SA Music Awards! To see all finalists, head to the official SA Music Awards website, click here.

SA Music Awards tickets are all inclusive of beverages, food, and live performances on the evening. Performing live will be Aussie legend Paul Kelly, and the following local South Aussie acts: The Empty Threats, aleksiah, Nathan May and Carla Lippis + Mondo Psycho, plus DJ Claude who will be warming us all up with some tunes at the pre-ceremony red carpet event!

The awards kick off at 5.30pm with a pre-ceremony event, and awards announced from 7pm sharp.


From live music events at wineries, boxing rings, libraries, boats to your classic live music venues, Good Music Month has something for everyone.

Featured artists span national stalwarts such as Short Stack and The Mark of Cain, emerging bands such as Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers and international sensations like UK’s Bloc Party and US punk rockers Pulley. There are shows being presented by many great South Australian businesses such as the Three D Radio Spring Indies Party, Imperial Measures Distilling’s 9th Birthday Garden Party, Northern Sound System & WOMADelaide and a 40-gig strong free program curated by the City of Adelaide.


Notestock, (presented by The Note Magazine) is the official opening event of Good Music Month on Saturday November 4 and featuring the likes of Beddy Rays, The Beefs, Molly Rocket and more, is just one of a bunch of mini-independent festivals that form part of the month. Others include Froth & Fury at Pirate Life in Pt Adelaide,  Umeewarra Downtown at The Barracks in Pt Augusta, the On The Terrace Festival of Chamber Music, Cry Baby Fest at the Old Adelaide Gaol and Hot Mess Fest at Woolshed Brewery in the Riverland.

Warming up the audiences at the VAILO Adelaide 500 and supporting some of the biggest names in music such as Robbie Williams, Carl Cox, Icehouse and The Screaming Jets, will be local artists DJ SVVLO, Purée, Mum’s Favourite, and Rob Edwards.


On the festival, MusicSA CEO, Christine Schloithe said,

“MusicSA is excited to bring the first iteration of Good Music Month alive across South Australia for the full month of November. South Australia is a cultural state and Adelaide is Australia’s only designated UNESCO Music City and Good Music Month draws audiences, artists, venues and events together to celebrate all things live music. We encourage everyone to get out and see live music in November and there is something in the program to suit any taste!

The South Australian Music Awards this year takes place during Good Music Month. The Awards continue to grow each year and importantly, they recognise the hard work, talent and achievement right across the South Australian music industry. We look forward to celebrating with nominees and award winners on 8 November.”

South Australian Minister for Arts, Andrea Michaels MP said,

“The Malinauskas Government is committed to supporting the live music sector. Events like Good Music Month are incredibly valuable to showcase not only our talented local musicians but also our dedicated live music and hospitality venues.”


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