Photo: Kelly Menhennett at West Oak Hotel, by eviewonder

Over what was a massive weekend for our city, Ruck & Roll boasted 60 live gigs across some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and pubs, with 39 sets played on the street and 21 inside venues over Thurs 4 – Sun 7 April. 

The four-day live music activation delivered by MusicSA and City of Adelaide brought the original music of 28 local musicians to thousands of South Aussies and interstaters, over a weekend that attracted many thousands of visitors to our state from all over Australia for the highly anticipated footy weekend.


Photo: Emerauld at The Original Coopers Alehouse, by eviewonder

As a UNESCO designated City of Music, Ruck & Roll highlighted the sheer amount of local talent that thrives in our city and our city’s establishments, with gigs across 18 different venues over Adelaide’s central, West End, East End, City South, South East, South West AND North Adelaide. There’s no corner of the city that doesn’t love supporting local music, and it showed. 

Punters and passers-by at venues like Nearly, Bar Torino, Etica, Shotgun Willie’s, The Archer, The Howling Owl, clad in their fave footy team’s merch, dined, drank gathered and cheered to the sounds of local musos such as Kaurna Cronin, My Cherié, Kelly Menhennett, Harrison Lowe, Bianca Feher and more. 


See a highlight slideshow at the end of the page, photography by eviewonder. 

Photo: Holly Hastings at Shotgun Willie’s on Gilbert Street, by eviewonder

MusicSA thanks City of Adelaide and AEDA for activating Ruck & Roll and supporting local live musicians and venues.

MusicSA thanks the many artists & venues for their participation, dedication and support of live music, and for making Ruck & Roll 2024 one to remember!

MusicSA would also thanks ABPH and eviewonder!


Ruck & Roll 2024 artists: AP, Angie Starr, Banjo Jackson, Bianca Feher, Brett Gray, Chloe Sea, Chooka Parker, Dieter Horvat, Emerauld, Eugene the City, Hannah Yates, Harrison Lowe, Holly Hastings, Jesse Davidson, Jimmy Bay, Kaelin Haimes, Kaurna Cronin, Kelly Menhennett, Liam Fabretto, Lucas Day, MaMa Kim, Mark Curtis, My Cherié, Nic Hutton, Rhys Jensen, Rob Transini, Sofia Menguita & Zara Chantelle.

Ruck & Roll 2024 venues: Bar Torino, Etica, Gilbert Place, Nearly, Nineteen Ten, Peter Rabbit, Shotgun Willie’s, Talbot Hotel, The, Arab Steed, The Archer, The Cumby, The Griffins Hotel, The Howling Owl, The Original Coopers Alehouse, UR Caffe, UR Pizzeria, Union Hotel, & West Oak Hotel