From kicking back and relaxing on the lawns of Backsberg Estate with Bottomless Coffee Band, to an intimate show with Valiant Swart at Skilpad Theatre, to crying and laughing with Robbie Wessels at Oude Libertas Theatre, this weekend gig guide has a great variety of shows to keep any fan of live music happy.
Weekend Gig Guide:
Backsberg Picnic Concert Series features ten main and supporting bands over a five-week period at the Backsberg Estate Cellars every Sunday until March. The venue is surrounded by oak trees with the view Simonsberg Mountains as a backdrop. Families with children are well catered for during the concerts as well, with a supervised play area, a jumping castle and face painting facilities.
The music genres are chosen to suit all tastes and include folk to blues, rock, Afro and pop. The line up this weekend includes Bottomless Coffee (opening act Dani Villé).
Bittersweet is a 1920`s throw back show, performed by Emile Appollis and the Collective band. The show takes you back to the birth of Jazz and with a Great Gatsby Dress code, it presents a rich and interactive evening.
Swing, Jazz and Contemporary music will be heard.
Enjoy the Day of Love with Valiant Swart at Skilpad Teater between the apple orchards and mountains of Vyeboom. Bring your loved one, a picnic basket and come and sit back and relax to some classic songs. Tickets are R120 per person and R60 for children under 12. Children under 3 pay no entrance fee.
Robbie is a one-of-a-kind artist. As an actor, singer, songwriter and filmmaker, he can make you laugh, but also immerse you in the things of life. He is certainly a joker, but it’s also his soulful side that has made him a firm favourite among Afrikaans fans over the years.
Original, humorous, deep. These are the three words that describe Robbie Wessels’ work. Robbie’s love songs will be in the spotlight during the show, especially as its Valentine’s Day weekend.