Live Music in Clare Valley

Arts and Music Venue in Clare Valley, South Australia

Incredible art and live music by Independant Australian artists

Clare Valley Art and Live Music

  • Regular Concerts & Events at the Courthouse Cultural Centre in Auburn.
  • Project Development & Coordination (Songs of Adelaide & Songs Of The Mid North)
  • Tour International interstate SA shows to Schools, Libraries and Clubs
  • Advocating body for arts & music in regional areas

HATs Spring Program

Acoustic Music Sessions

all musicians singers and listeners welcome

Enjoy a lazy Sunday arvo with Hats. This event is open to ALL bring instruments to play and friends to listen This is a FREE event. WHEN the last Sunday afternoon of each month STARTING Sunday July 31


  • Sunday August 28
  • Sunday September 25
  • Sunday October 30 (Last for 2022)
  • Sunday November 27 :  NO session this month due to Wirrina Bluegrass Fest

WHERE  | Hats Auburn Courthouse
ADDRESS  |  4 St Vincent Street Auburn
TIME  |  12. noon – 5pm

Lunch 12-2pm You may wish to purchase a 2-course home cooked meal at a reasonable price and eat drink and be merry before the sessions get underway at 2pm. Lunch bookings essential to OR T 8849 2420 BY Friday of the weekend event

Music Session 2-5pm Join in sing along or just listen.

Bar/tea/coffee/soft drinks and Hats famous homemade cakes will be available all day. So, join us around the fire and chase away those mid-winter blues or in the summer sunshine under the pear tree. We look forward to seeing you.

The Linda Ronstadt Story

A Band of simple dreams presents a high-powered authentic tribute to this amazing lady of music Linda Ronstadt. Louise Pearson Adelaide vocalist formed a musical collaboration with some of Adelaide’s finest musicians all of whom shared a love of the music of Linda Ronstadt. Members of this band have since been inducted into the SA Music Hall of Fame & Country Music Hall of Fame. So come along and enjoy a great night out under the stars reliving the songs that Linda Ronstadt brought to us.

DATE: Saturday 29th October
TIME: 8pm GATES 6.30pm
VENUE: Hats Courthouse Garden
PRICE: $35.00

A Band of simple dreams (SA)

A high-powered authentic tribute to this amazing lady of music Linda Ronstadt. Louise Pearson Adelaide vocalist formed a musical collaboration with some of Adelaide’s finest musicians all of whom shared a love of the music of Linda Ronstadt. Members of this band have since been inducted into the SA Music Hall of Fame & Country Music Hall of Fame. So come along and enjoy a great night out under the stars reliving the songs that Linda Ronstadt brought to us.

DATE: 29/10/22
TIME: 8pm GATES 6pm Food Available.
VENUE: Hats Courthouse Garden

Bruce Watson Performer (Vic)

Joyful thought provoking totally engaging. Bruce W is an icon of the Australian folk music scene and a major songwriter and performer. He has toured internationally won a swag of awards and has had his songs covered by many performers. Bruce’s music reflects life. Ordinary people, social injustice, and the environment, often with a surprising twist and a quirky sense of humour. Not just another songwriter “An Australian folk hero”(The Boite) “the best songwriter I have seen in a long time “Eric Bogle.

DATE: 05/11/22
TIME: 8pm
VENUE: Hats Courthouse
PRICE: $25/23.00

Courtney Robb with Snooks La Vie

Courtney and Snooks move between the lines of country, folk and blues. Robb’s charged vocal delivery demands something of her listener as the imperfections and fragility of her stories reveal themselves. Together with La Vie’s soaring harmonica and captivating vocals, they create a unique and compelling sound, encompassing a soulful pop sensibility that has seen the duo attract the attention of local and interstate music festivals and music lovers alike.

DATE: 12/11/22
TIME: 8pm Doors 7.15pm
VENUE: Hats Auburn Courthouse
PRICE: All Tks $20.00

Broken Creek (Vic)

Drawing on Old Time Americana and Celtic traditions, Broken Creek creates intricate chamber folk arrangements for banjo, guitar, violin and voice that reimagines songs, stories and musical traditions from the past to connect them to our present moment.
Lachlan Heycox (guitar/banjo/mandolin/percussion) and Erin Heycox (vocals/fiddle) grew up in rural Victoria steeped in bushbands and balladeers before moving to Melbourne. Named for the creek Erin grew up near, the name Broken Creek signals a love of traditional folk music with an adventurous musical bent to “break” with the same old ways of playing folk music.

DATE: November 26th
TIME: 8pm Concert Doors 7.15pm
VENUE: Hats Auburn Courthouse
Price: Full $25 Conc $23.00

On the couch at the Courthouse with Fiona Mc Intosh and Carole Whitelocke

A special Hats fundraiser.
Join these two fabulous South -Australian women for a night of enlightenment fun and frivolity.  Carole a well-known Columnist and very popular Ex ABC radio announcer interviews international bestselling and well known popular published author Fiona who has recently just launched her latest book “The Orphans”. Fiona travels the world researching and drawing inspiration for her writings but still calls SA home. Carole also calls SA home and loves nothing more than a cosy chat with a person like Fiona. So please join us. There will be a meet & Greet at the end and a light supper served plus the opportunity to purchase Fiona’s latest book just in time for Christmas.

NB: Not essential but green is the desired colour of the night
DATE: Saturday 3rd December
TIME: 7.30pm sharp Doors 7pm
PRICE: $20.00 per person (with all proceeds to Hats.)
Bar/ coffee/

Bookings Essential  

Kaurna Cronin (SA)

Kaurna is a unique Australian singer-songwriter and folk-rock artist who has split his time between his native Australia, Europe and Canada, warming the hearts of audiences globally. Performing with a live band rooted in the acoustic origins of folk, he is a captivating entertainer who is always seeking to push the genre to new heights. He has a knack for intelligent and heartfelt lyrics in the tradition of folk troubadours who are storytellers first and foremost.

DATE: December 3rd
TIME: 8pm Concert Doors 7.15pm
VENUE: Hats Auburn Courthouse
PRICE: Full $28 Conc $25.00

Independant Artists Adelaide

HATs (“Heritage Arts & Traditions”) is an independent arts/events organization that is set out to support independent artists in Adelaide. If you are an independent artist or signed artist looking for a performance space in regional South Australia, then HATs would love to hear from you. We love original music and are always on the outlook for our next performer.

Our venue is up close and personal with great natural acoustics loved in abundance by singer /songwriters from around the world. We have presented dozens of talented artists will you be the next one?

Things to do Clare Valley

Clare Valley is a beautiful region in South Australia with so many fun activities and things to see. Our HATs events are held at the Auburn Courthouse located in Auburn, making it the perfect itinerary item for your next trip to Clare Valley.

When you’re in Clare Valley, also check out the famous Riesling Trail and the many Cellar Doors including our sponsors Taylor Wines right here in Auburn. If you love coffee then Clare Valley has plenty of options including another one of sponsors; The Little Red Grape. If you’re into arts (which is likely if you’re on this page) then you’ll love the Art Trail from Riverton to Burra that goes throughout the Clare Valley.

Artists in Adelaide

If you are an artist in Adelaide and looking to perform or showcase your artwork then HATs would love to hear from you! We are always on the lookout for talented artists who can share their talents on the stage or in the gallery.

We love supporting local talent and have worked with a wide range of talented artists from GERMEIN to Eric Bogle and many others. We would love to hear your thoughts and show ideas and see if we could put together an amazing event.

Local Gigs in Adelaide

South Australia is home to many talented artists and here at HATs we love teaming up with local artists to put together performances. Our gigs are mostly held in Clare Valley at the Hats Courthouse in Auburn. However, we have been known present Interstate and International performers also in concert format in Adelaide.

We have multiple events each year with a wide variety of styles and aim to present incredible and unique events for South Australia to enjoy. Clare Valley is a perfect day trip from Adelaide so be sure to enjoy the region’s wineries, trails, galleries, amazing food and enjoy an evening with some incredible local talent. We look forward to hopefully seeing you at the next event!

Live Music Adelaide

HATs (Heritage, Arts & Traditions) hold events at the HATs Auburn Courthouse with live music performances. We support local artists, and our goal is to put on events that showcase the amazing talent that South Australia has to offer!

With multiple performances every year, we work to present events in Auburn, Clare Valley that bring together the community of our region and Adelaide some spectacular performances. We specialize in bringing diverse musical genres to the stage and have worked with well-known artists to lesser-known artists looking to bring their talents to our community.

HATs also own and operate a one stop website established to promote folk based activities in South Australia. Folk music and Dance SA

Clare Valley Events

HATs is well known in Clare Valley for putting on fantastic art events unlike anywhere else in South Australia. Our guests experience can experience a new style at every event with our wide variety of genres and artists.

We are a Not for Profit organization with a goal of preserving, fostering, promoting and developing the Heritage, Arts and Living Cultural Traditions of our diverse Australian communities and to enhance the level of public awareness of the value of these cultural traditions. To read more about our events, volunteering and what HATs does for the Clare Valley community then head over to our About & Volunteers page.

Pam Royston Park

Hats is a wonderful reason to visit Auburn and the Clare Valley

Helen Smith

We come to ALL Hats shows we love it

Josephine McDermid

Its wonderful to be able to see Adelaide performances in our own hometown

Ian Hartley Hamilton

Great ambience and a warm welcome blown away to find a place like this on our travels how lucky is Auburn town to have this on their doorstep.

Kay & Ken M

Fabulous Venue and always fabulous music. Thankyou Hats

Vicki & Jim

Life picked up in the valley when Hats arrived it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to Auburn and to the Valley. A delightful intimate venue with an amazing range of acts that never disappoint.

Regular Clare Valley patron

So fortunate to have Hats in the Valley Love it. 

J Connolly

Hats is a great place to volunteer friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to engage with a wide range of interesting people. Plus to get to hear fabulous musician.

Anne Green

Always a friendly environment to visit with brilliant musicians from all over Australia and beyond

Maggie & Bill Singleton

Regulars for over a decade this is a favourite venue to visit with always  a great range of acts it’s a  unique venue offering amazing acoustic music friendly & homely and always a great night out

S Roccs

A joy to visit and just another reason to visit the Clare Valley delicious local wine and a spectacular live music performance. I will be back.

Hats wishes to acknowledge the Ngadjuri people the traditional owners of the land where Hats meets and to pay respects to their elders past and present. The Ngadjuri have lived here for many thousands of years. The word ‘Ngadjuri’ in their language means ‘we people’.