Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is thrilled to announce Tascha Jordison of Port Lincoln as the 2017 winner of the Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship.

Jordison will perform at the Port Lincoln Roadshow in May and receive express entry into the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Class of Cabaret program where she will participate in a group performance at next year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The scholarship is valued at over $5,000 including travel, accommodation, and private vocal tuition. In addition, Adelaide Festival Centre's CentrED program will provide a DECD teacher to guide Jordison to achieve SACE course accreditation. 

Tascha Jordison is a natural talent. A year 11 student from Port Lincoln, she has been performing folky soulful music with her guitar in Port Lincoln ever since her year six talent show gave her the confidence to pursue her musical dreams. She was surprised to hear she’d won the Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship, saying, “I feel very privileged to be a part of this. I’m really excited to learn a lot more about music and to improve. I’m looking forward to working with some great musicians.”

The Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship was named after Nathaniel O’Brien, a 2013 Class of Cabaret participant and Class of Cabaret Graduate in 2014 who died tragically in 2015. The scholarship honours Nathaniel and provides development opportunities for young performers from regional South Australia. Jordison was honoured to hear from the O’Brien family about her scholarship win when Karen O’Brien commented on her audition video and wished her good luck.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Regional Roadshow is held in the lead up to Adelaide Cabaret Festival annually. Presented with Country Arts SA, the Roadshow brings renowned Australian cabaret artists to different regions giving locals a taste of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and a spectacular variety evening of hand-picked sequined talent. 

Supported by a great band and vivacious host Eddie Bannon, artists performing include Cameron Goodall, Melissa Langton, Mark Jones, Sapphire Snow, and the irreverent Tripod. Prepare for a night of amazing musical prowess, impeccable comedic timing, and captivating characters.

Tickets are still available for Adelaide Cabaret Festival Regional Roadshow
PORT PIRIE Northern Festival Centre – 11 May 7.30pm
PORT LINCOLN Nautilus Arts Centre – 13 May 7.30pm
Adult $50, Concession $47, Groups 6+ $40, Adult Friend $45

Further information on the Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship and Adelaide Cabaret Festival including the Roadshow and Class of Cabaret is available at

Clare Axford 08 8216 8507 / 0414 794 400 /