Who said summer is over? If you’re looking for a truly Capetonian event to sink your teeth into as you soak up the sun and enjoy the last summer rays, look no further than Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
This beloved spot hosts some of the best summer concerts around and is set to welcome music lovers for two not-to-be-missed concerts. Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis will kick things off with an official re-opening of the much-loved concert venue.
On 20 March, listen to the sweet croonings of the Mother City’s beloved superstar, Jimmy Nevis, who will take the stage to open the much-anticipated first gig.
“We’ve been enjoying Jimmy’s company at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts since he began his now superstar-status singing career. His ability to musically connect comfortably with people of all ages and creeds, is quite remarkable and a pleasure to be a part of. He’s now celebrating a decade of success in the industry.
“So we’re super excited to welcome him back – as are our fellow music lovers, I’m sure!” says Sarah Struys, Events and Tourism Manager at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
COVID-19 has starved many music lovers of enjoying their favourite outdoor musical fixes and Mayor Hill-Lewis acknowledges the fact that the creative industry has been hit hard, specifically for live music performances with crowds – and the venues that host them.
“The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts have become a true Mother City institution over the years, attracting thousands of local and international music lovers – and their picnic baskets – to one of Cape Town’s Big6 signature attractions.
“It’s always been the ideal setting for all of us to relax together, rebuild and unite with music, the international language we all love and understand. I’m privileged to play a part in the rebirth of these events and experiences. My family and I are really looking forward to welcoming and enjoying Jimmy’s super-popular, captivating sounds”, said Mayor Hill-Lewis.
Werner Voigt, Curator of Kirstenbosch, adds that he’s really missed the buzz of the concert vibes and crowd, albeit it now in fairly limited numbers.
“We can’t wait to welcome the people of Cape Town back to enjoy some of the best local music in our beautiful Garden.”
Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts fans are urged to book their tickets now to avoid disappointment. (The second concert on 27 March with Jeremy Loops is already sold out.)
Super-fans – remember that the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts should resume at the end of the year.
Sales are limited to 2000 and available from www.webtickets.co.za or purchase tickets at any Pick ‘n Pay store.
- Ticket prices: Adults R220, Youth (6-21yrs) R170, Kids under 6 free
- Opening Times: Gates open at 16h00. Concerts start at 17h30. All Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed.