The Pontoon Is Bringing The Riverbank To Life This Summer


With changing themes, a cool summer vibe, endless tastings of food available and a fabulous bar stocked with the best South Australia has to offer, we can confidently say that The Pontoon at the Riverbank will be a hive of fun this season.

Following the recent success of Adelaide Pontoon’s ‘Backyard Cricket Pontoon’, this gorgeous spot will now play host to ‘The Summer Series’. Opening from January 3 and running until February 4, the Summer Series is essentially Adelaide’s newest pop-up bar featuring the best of our states’ entertainment, wine, and food. Oh, and it’s free!

Adelaide Pontoon Corporation spokesperson Martin Palmer says they have curated a sensational line-up of entertainment, food, and wine experiences, with the key being to keep everything local to South Australia and present the best our state has to offer.

“One thing’s for sure, there won’t be a dull moment on the Riverbank over January. The line-up is set to excite with something for everyone and entry is free,” he said.

Opening from Wednesday, January 3 rd until Sunday, February 4th it will showcase a variety of entertainment. Each night will play host to a different theme.

The Summer Series will be presenting cult Australian movies on a Tuesday evening, Live & Local Acoustic on Wednesday nights, Cool Jazz Hot Nights on Thursday nights and Fridays and Saturdays will feature ‘The Hills Are Alive’. So really, you can stop by on any night to check it all out!

Along with this, different wineries from the Adelaide Hills will showcase their wine and produce. This weekend will include a selection from Bird In Hand wines, Adelaide Hills Distillery spirits and Adelaide Hills Cider.

To top it all off, Adelaide’s best musicians will perform some fabulous sets on the Pontoon for the
Summer Series, including acoustic singer, Georgia Germein from the Germein Sisters and Dusty Lee from The Wanders. On the jazz stage, The Pontoon will showcase Sally Cameron and Katia Labozzetta.  As well as acoustic and jazz, the DJ line up is also impressive and includes Audioporn and James Curd (to mention a few).

So make sure a night (or two or three) at the Riverbank, surrounded by some of the best offerings from our state, is something you do this Summer. Be sure to check the nightly theme, weekly Adelaide Hills showcase, performing artists and DJs and more on their facebook page here.

The Pontoon Summer Series

Where: Riverbank pathway in Elder Park in front of the Rotunda.
Open from: 5pm to midnight Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 4pm to midnight on Fridays; and 11am to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays.


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