The second instalment of the Jazz on the River will be taking place at Dickinson Park in Vereeniging on Sunday, September 25.
The line-up features a number of local legends, like Oliver Mtukudzi, Vusi Mahlasela, Selaelo Selota and Ringo Madlingozi. Sharing the stage with these icons will be Zonke Dikana, Jaziel Brothers, Kelly Khumalo, Donald, and Presss. Saxfridge, 7th Chord and Bongani Jazzman Majola will add even more local flavour.
Somizi, Letoya, Ordridge & Maphike (Thetha FM), Lefa Pheto, Aubrey Moopeloa (Sedibeng FM) and Tefo Mothibedi (VUT FM) will be driving the show. On the decks will be deejays, Finzo and Goddard.
The gates will open at 10am and the show kicks off at 12pm.
Last year, more that 4000 jazz patrons attended the event. This year, the event is expected to be bigger and better. Tickets sales have shown that the majority of patrons are from outside of Vaal.
This is the second year in which Jazz on the River will be taking place during Tourism Month, and the vision is to cement the event as an annual tradition. Tourism Month is an annual celebration held in September to focus on the importance of tourism to the economy of South Africa under the theme: “Tourism For All”.
The event is sponsored Gauteng Tourism, Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Scorpion Legal, Standard Bank and Carlsberg.
Tickets are available at Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, House and Home, President Hyper, at selected OK Furniture and Usave for R220 general access, and R1200 for VIP access. General access ticket will set you back by R250 at the gate.
For more information, visit www.vaalrivercarnival.co.za, or www.jcee.co.za.