In the lead up to the Adelaide Guitar Festival, a pre-season event, has been bringing music to our ears, bars, and also our cars!

Guitars in Bars runs until August 10 and is the opening act for the four-day Adelaide Guitar Festival.

Getting in on the Guitars in Bars action, is Holden, who are transforming six of their dealerships into music venues on Saturday, July 23 and putting Guitars in Cars.

Some of Adelaide’s talented guitarists will bring the dealerships alive with a range of different music styles from 2.30pm onwards at City Holden, Metro Holden, Southgate Holden, Peter Kittle Holden, Hamilton Holden and Plaza Holden.

Among the musicians who will treat local music and automotive enthusiasts to their guitar expertise are David Christie, Mark Simpkin, Bonnie Galea, Nice Verdes, Tom West and Hans Amstel.

Guitars in Bars is taking the best of Adelaide’s live music to a range of venues beyond the usual pubs and clubs, such as galleries, wineries and other public spaces, and Holden Dealers are pleased to be participating as part of Holden’s sponsorship of the 2016 Adelaide Guitar Festival.

The Adelaide Guitar Festival (AGF) is a four-day biennial festival curated by internationally renowned Australian guitarist, Slave Grigoryan.

As part of their sponsorship, Holden has provided the AGF with four Holden 2016 vehicles: Cascada, Trax (which The Upside News recently test drove), Insignia and Captiva, which can be seen driving around town with Adelaide Guitar Festival branding.

Guitars in Bars will run until 10 August ahead of the Adelaide Guitar Festival (11-14 August), an event which brings masterful artists from around the world together with some of the best Australian musicians to deliver an eclectic and entertaining program.

The festival is made up of performances, free and low cost workshops, master classes, artist talks, panel discussions and programs for emerging musicians.

Check out the full Adelaide Guitar Festival program.

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Dealerships and Artists:

Dealership: Hamilton Holden
272/288 Brighton Rd, Somerton Park
Artist: David Christie

Dealership: Holden Southgate (Reynella)
49 Main South Rd, Reynella
Artist: Mark Simpkin

Dealership: Peter Kittle Holden (Port Adelaide)
271 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide
Artist: Bonnie Galea

Dealership: Metro Holden
1 Port Rd, Thebarton
Artist: Nice Verdes

Dealership: City Holden
223 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Tom West

Dealership: Plaza Holden (Valley View)
839 North East Rd, Valley View
Hans Amstel