After a three-year break and an exciting makeover, the City of Marion’s popular community music festival 'Concert at the Cove' is returning to Heron Way Reserve at Hallett Cove on Saturday, February 4.
Council is partnering with music event organiser Fork on the Road to bring back this free summer late afternoon/early evening of live music, roving performers, and delicious food.
Wol Zala, who fronted the ‘90s UK Band The Newcranes and supported acts such as Bob Dylan and The Cult before coming to Australia, will be performing the opening set before taking on the Master of Ceremonies role.
The line-up of entertainment includes Indigenous artists Tilly Tjala Thomas and Rob Edwards as well as Ras Minano & the Hope of Africa Band.
There will also be performances from the Le Dance and Stepz dance groups.
Food van options include Orexi (Greek souvlaki), Enfes Gozleme (Turkish), Beyond India, Bonnie's Vegan and Fat Fork.
For something sweeter, there will be Boost, Wafflestix, Sky Doodles offering fairy floss, and What’s the Scoop? Serving ice cream.
Concert at the Cove is a family-friendly event with soft drink options and two SA Water portable fountains providing free water top-ups for drink bottles.
However, for those old enough for alcoholic beverages the VW Bar and Espresso Martini Van will be serving cocktails and other beverages during the event.
Concert at the Cove isn’t just for grown-ups! The event will feature entertainment for children with face painting and roving performers.
Concert at the Cove kicks off at 3 pm on Saturday, February 4, and runs until 8 pm at Heron Way Reserve, Hallett Cove.
Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic rug and enjoy the entertainment.
Road closure & parking
Heron Way Reserve from the roundabout of Dutchman Drive and Heron Way to the corner of Heron Way and Grand Central Avenue will be closed to through traffic from 6 am to 10 pm on February 4.
Heron Way will be open for local residents, however, spaces not used for disability parking will be kept reserved during the afternoon for patrons attending functions at the Boatshed Café.
There are buses that go right up to Heron Way Reserve, and the reserve itself is just a 700m walk from the Hallett Cove Beach Railway Station (via Dutchman Drive).
If you're catching public transport, we recommend using the Adelaide Metro plan my journey app: www.adelaidemetro.com.au/plan-a-trip/plan-my-journey
Parking is available in the surrounding residential areas and patrons are invited to park at the Hallett Cove train station stop 57H or Pavana Reserve stop 55H and then hop on one of the two City of Marion community buses doing shuttle runs to Heron Way Reserve, free of charge.
The community bus will then loop back from Heron Way Reserve offering free return trips to Cherub Street (train station) and The Cove Road (Pavana Reserve) before repeating the journey for the duration of the event.
The last shuttle will leave Heron Way Reserve at 8.15 pm Saturday 4 February.
Please note no bookings are required for the shuttle bus, this is a 'first in, first served' service.
The City of Marion aims to make its major events as close to zero waste as possible.
Council will have volunteers on hand at recycling stations to educate the public on how to recycle or compost their waste, such as placing all of their food trays and cups in the green bin so it can be turned into compost rather than go to landfill.
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