PHOTOS | Guitar festival a hit at Cleve and Tumby

The Adelaide Guitar 'On the Road' Festival was welcomed by locals in Cleve and Tumby Bay last weekend who were treated to several performances from talented musicians.

In Tumby Bay on July 17 the festival kicked off with a performance from the local 'ukers' (ukelele players) group at the senior citizen's hall in front of many supporters.

Despite COVID-19 restrictions disabling people from singing along to performances, many utilised musical intruments to show their support and jingle along to the tunes.

Tumby Bay mayor Sam Telfer said holding an event in the community, especially during winter, provided vital support to local businesses.

"It was obviously a well-attended and well-supported event at Tumby Bay," he said.

"The mix of both local and other performers was appreciated by everyone who went along."

Adelaide artist Max Savage said everyone was "blown away" by the reception from the two towns, and that all the musicians were "excited" to be performing at the regional locations.

"I think it went really, really well, all the shows in Cleve and Tumby Bay were responsibly packed out," he said.

"In Tumby Bay we played at the Soldier's Memorial Hall and that is an absolutely incredible gem of a building and resource for the town."

He said he really appreciated the lengths the communities went to to set up for the performances, and felt audiences "had a really profound experience" at each of the sets.

Cleve mayor Phil Cameron the guitar festival at Cleve on Sunday was a "resounding success".

"It's probably the best show I've seen here for a long time," he said.

"It looks like we just scraped in (before the COVID-19 lockdown) by the closest of margins."

Remaining Adelaide-based events for the festival have been cancelled due to the statewide COVID-19 lockdown.