'Guitars in Bars' comes to Kangaroo Island

BREWS BLUES: The Road Kings will be playing at the KI Brewery this July as part of Guitars in Bars and Brews 'n' Blues.
BREWS BLUES: The Road Kings will be playing at the KI Brewery this July as part of Guitars in Bars and Brews 'n' Blues.

In a first for Kangaroo Island, music lovers this July will enjoy a four-week season of live and original guitar driven tunes from local and mainland musicians.

Kangaroo Island Brewery and East Texas Music have joined forces to produce a "not to be missed" series of the best blues, indie, folk and rock musicians in an intimate winter wonderland at the Kangaroo Island Brewery.

Original, thought-provoking songs from the heart with the fresh brew of Island beer is the perfect recipe for good times on a wintery Sunday afternoon.

Come for the brews, stay for the blues!


  • Sunday, July 7 from 3pm
  • Sunday, July 14 from 3pm
  • Sunday, July 21 from 3pm
  • Sunday, July 28 from 3pm

Bringing together Guitars in Bars is South Australian singer-songwriter Tim Nicholson brings together a fresh blend of guitar talent from the "South Rock" (Kangaroo Island) and the mainland.

The featured artists in Brews 'n' Blues play across a wide range of genres such as blues, rock, indie, folk and country.

Experience authentic hand-crafted artistry at Kangaroo Island Brewery, now a well-established live music venue and all-round favourite watering hole for tourists and locals alike. Proudly brought to you by East Texas Music Productions.

ROAD KINGS front man Tim Nicholson (guitarist, singer / songwriter) and special guests including Wade Schirmer, Abbey Nicholson (aka ARIES) and Jack Ainsworth, Nate 'n' Rubes, Ian Williams, Brad Fooks, Boone Law and Sam Kempster and many more!

And it's free entry.

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ROAD KINGS BIO: An original roots and blues band formed by Australian singer/songwriter Tim Nicholson. A third millennium, eclectic blur of original roots, blues, swing and rock. Return to the rhythms of Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and James Brown. Add a blend of authentic stories for the modern soul. Say hello to the ROAD KINGS. Take the road less travelled with a full tank of high-octane original roots n blues. White-line weary, highway hardened, destination blues.

ARIES DUO BIO: An unnerving blend of R'n'B and Soul. The brainchild of emerging singer/songwriter, Abbey Nicholson. ARIES emerged in 2018 as a concept band but success has swept the concept into an exciting reality. Audiences across Adelaide flock to share in the moving musical magic of ARIES. ARIES (duo) is Abbey Nicholson with the highly talented and endlessly versatile guitarist, Jack Ainsworth. For one night only, Aries(duo) will shake the room at Kangaroo Island Brewery as part of GUITARS IN BARS festival, Kangaroo Island. A mood-altering experience.

NATE & RUBES BIO: Inspired by the smoke-filled juke joints of ol' Chicago and bustlin' Texan honky tonks, NATE 'N' RUBES breathe fresh air into the tunes of Jimmy Rogers, John Brim, Lightning Slim, Jimmy Reed and many more. Blues guitar and wailing harmonica deliver low volume, fat tones of the post-war era. Dig deep with NATE 'N' RUBES for journey into the soul of Blues.