Hello Gov Lovers,

We love a long weekend here at The Gov. Late nights, live music, sleeping in… what’s not to love? If you’re looking for somewhere to be for some or all of this long weekend we have got you covered with classic rock, a few dips into the 90s, folk, jazz, and a whole lot more. Check it out!

Tonight, That 90s Show are in the venue with an ode to an absolute belter of an album. Fronted by the exceptional talent of Rachel Vidoni, they are taking on Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. And if that’s not enough, they’ll also play a set of 90s classics. There’s still a handful of tickets left - move quick to get yours!

Our weekly free sessions will be kicking on at the front of the hotel, with the Friday Free for All Open Mic dishing up a great mix of old and new performers keen to try some tunes in front of our friendly audience. Music starts at 8pm on the Gallery stage. And, Frankly is back at Corner Acoustics on the Gibson stage tonight from 9pm with her dynamic and engaging performance.  And, because there’s never enough live music going on, we’ve also got the Irish Session in the Balcony bar from 9.30pm.

Book in for a long lunch and an afternoon of delightful harmonies and guitar duets on Saturday when Andy and Marta bring their original folk music to the Saturday Sessions on the Gallery stage from 1pm.

Then, that night crank up the dial and get ready to party! If you have’t yet caught Funky Monks taking on the music of Red Hot Chili Peppers you have been missing out! These guys know every bass lick and guitar riff, and deliver the tracks with as much energy as the original band. They’ll be joined by Spoonfed, playing a set of Grinspoon’s greatest hits. It’s going to go nuts! Get into it.

And out the front we’ve got Top Up on the Gibson stage from 8pm with a night of classic rock, and Howlin’ House on the Gallery stage from 9pm playing rocking electric blues. What a night!!

On Sunday, Gleeso and Crafty have put together a special performance honouring our Anzacs and all people in service, past and present. Their setlist will be full of Anzac Day classics like Khe Sanh (Cold Chisel), I Was Only 19 (Redgum), The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle) and more! Doors open at 2.30pm.

The Cheezy are on the Gallery stage for 428 this week, delivering on the promise of their name. Expect all of your favourite cheesy tracks from 4 til 8! Then you can change gears and stick around when the Ben Todd Band Sunday Night Special gets going on the Gibson stage from 7pm with a night of fantastic funk and jazz.

And, because let’s face it you’re enjoying the long weekend so much that nobody wants to go home, we’ve got The Whom performing on the Venue stage, bringing together some of Adelaide’s top musicians to faithfully reproduce The Who’s classic tracks.

We know you’re all going to need a little rest after that, but don’t sleep through mid-week as we’ve got an absolute cracker coming your way. Henry Wagons is bringing the music of ‘the songwriter’s songwriter’, Warren Zevon, to live on the Venue stage in Zevon - Accidentally Like A Martyr on Wednesday 28 April. It is guaranteed to be one of those special shows that you will kick yourself if you weren’t there. Don’t be that person… get tickets.

And you can warm up with the Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society on the Gallery Stage from 7pm with a beginners lesson, workshop and jam among a friendly and supportive crew.

The Gumbo Room presents the super funky and groovy Brotherhood of Love on Thursday 29 April as they take over both front rooms with the band on the Gallery Stage from 8pm and jams kicking off on the Gibson stage from 9pm.

We’ll see you here soon!
Sunday 20 June - THE CHARDS
Friday 13 August - BE BRAVE + THE GULLIES