Weekend Gig Guide

It’s that time of year again where the Winelands music scene serves up a string of riveting musical performances to choose from. Keeping track of it all can be daunting, so we’ve narrowed it down to a selection of the best events to keep you moving. Here are our top picks of the best live music shows happening this weekend.

Bottomless coffee @ Oude Libertas – 7 December 2018

BCB have become crowd favourites for melodic storytelling and electrifying, inspiring performances that reminds of the folk-rock legends of yesteryear.

Join the Husband and Wife, Multi-Instrumental Duo for an evening that promises fun tour stories, thought-provoking messages and ultimately, beautiful music! A memorable evening for young and old, Afrikaans and English.

Sunset Concerts @ Helderberg Nature reserve – 9 December 2018

Now in its 20th year, the #SunsetConcerts series provides great entertainment on Sunday evenings in the Helderberg Nature Reserve. The concerts also provide a major source of funding for the conservation work of the Friends of Helderberg Nature Reserve. This weekend’s featured artist is Koos Kombuis.

Radio Kalahari Orkes @ Oude Libertas Theatre – 9 December 2018

Featuring the talent of IAN ROBERTS, the Radio Kalahari Orkes has toured the length and breadth of our land. No dorp they have visited will ever be the same again. Irreverent, toe tapping musiek that smells, tastes and sounds like the veld, the air and the ryhthm of windmills on the dusty landscape. Music that is thick with the kick of mampoer jong!

 Spoegwolf Live @ Sir Thomas Brew – 7 December 2018

In 2012 four guys got together with the aim of making some noise and having a blast doing it. They shared a common goal; to make good Afrikaans music.

They were looking for something real and raw. A sound that wasn’t too hard, but not too soft either. They were looking for the heartbeat of an animal. Catch them live this weekend at Sir Thomas Brewing Company in Stellenbosch

Music In The Park @ Knorhoek Estate – 9 December 2018

Abe Landsberg & Friends are back with a bang this season and will be entertaining you with live music under the trees.

Smoked Pulled Pork Rolls & Various Burgers available from the Garden Kitchen, an outdoor bar & dance floor creates a summer of fun, food and great music for all to enjoy – Entrance Fee R50.00

Camps Bay Silent Disco @ Camps Bay High School Field – 7 December 2018

A family fun FUNdraiser event featuring food trucks, craft stalls and lots more. Camps Bay High School in conjunction with Silent Events presents the Camps Bay Sunset Silent Disco.

Entrance fee is R80 per person and includes the hire of wireless headphones.

Goldfish Submerged Sundays @Shimmy Beach Club – 9 December 2018

Get ready for the 7th edition of GoldFish Submerged Sundays, Cape Town’s biggest summer residency at the swanky Shimmy Beach Club!

Back from their 2018 tour of the globe, SA’s favourite duo return to the surf of the Atlantic ocean with their sound perfectly fitted to the celebration of summer.

Libertas Choir @ Oude Libertas – 8 December 2018

The Libertas Choir conducted by Johan de Villiers will perform a programme consisting of a wide spectrum of choral music. The first part of the concert will be devoted to a cappella renderings of compositions by iconic contemporary composers like Karl Jenkins, Eric Whitacre and Eriks Esenwalds.

Open Air Cinema @ Blaauwklippen Wine Estate – 8 Dec 2018

For those who would rather sit back and watch others dance their hearts out, the Galileo Open Air Cinema is screening the classic movie Dirty Dancing. Doors open at 5pm. Movie starts at 8:15pm. A variety of food, alcohol, hot & cold beverages, as well as backrests and blankets are available on location – cash only.