Cape Town Music Guide – 10 Oct to 16 Nov

John Legend – Darkness & Light Tour

Ten time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist John Legend returns to South Africa with his global Darkness and Light Tour. Legend’s latest album Darkness and Light has debuted on the Billboard top 20 charts and has been one of his great successes, yet again. Legend’s show is sure to be one legendary one.

9 to 11 November, 8PM

R515 – R1 085

Grand Arena, Grand West Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town

021 505 7777

OneSight Acoustics: Jimmy Nevis

5th annual OneSight Acoustics series of music events is back, with its second Cape Town event being headlined by Jimmy Nevis. The event’s line-up includes Jimmy Nevis, Majozi, Josh Wantie and George Daniel.

11 November, 12PM

R50 – R150

The Brass Bell, Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town


Yusuf / Cat Stevens Live in SA

Yusuf Cat Stevens British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf / Cat Stevens tours South Africa for the first time ever. Stevens, a teenager when he shot to fame by creating songs that have broken all expectations. This was basically a sign of a great talent. Stevens had an eventful fiver decade career in the music industry.

11 to 12 November, 7PM

R450 – R1200

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town


Tweak: The Acockalypse Tour

Tweak returns after a ten-year retirement from the music industry, returning to South Africa on a tour. The band formed in 1998, had a breakout single called ‘Birthday Cards’ and are now back to celebrate their ten year Anniversary Tour.

10 November, 8PM

R45 – R55

Aandklas, 43 Bird St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch


Piekniek & Musiek: Elvis Blue

Piekniek En Musiek hosts a Sunday afternoon picnic event, featuring platinum-selling Afrikaans singer Elvis Blue. Blue is supported by BlackByrd member Tarryn Lamb. Guests are encouraged to come along and relax on their picnic blankets and edibles. This event is sure to be an amazingly chilled evening.

12 November, 2PM

R60 – R140

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Langverwacht Rd, Kuils River, Cape Town

079 567 1122

Barleycorn Music Festival

The 40th annual Barleycorn Music Festival features some of Cape Town’s top live acoustic acts. This year’s line-up includes Crimson House, The Stremes, Stone Jets, Andre de Villiers, The Jimm Harisson Project, The Stone Jets, Wayne Pauli, Chris Werge, Grace de la Hunt, Sarah McArthur and Sara Burg. A full bar and food is available at the event.

11 November, 6PM

R100 – R120

German Club, 6 Roodehek Terrace, Gardens, Cape Town

082 493 1564

Plug & Play Sessions Vol. 2

The Plug and Play Sessions presents the second edition in this series of events that provide musicians with ways to progress within the music industry. Guests will learn ways on how to showcase their music better, ways to build a bigger fan base and marketing themselves better.

9 November, 6.30PM 

Youngblood Gallery, 70-74 Bree St, CBD, Cape Town

021 424 9308/081 526 6259

Roxton met Herki with Fruit Vendor

Roxton met Herki shall be soothing your ears in a beautiful surrounding. Accompanied by the ever funny, comedic storyteller: Fruit Vendor. This is one of the first shows Roxton met Herki will perform after their recent trip to Europe.

10 November, 6PM 


Cafe Roux, 74 Shortmarket St, Cape Town

Facebook: Roxton met Herki with Fruit Vendor

Locnville Intimate Concert

Locnville will be celebrating The 41 Restaurant’s anniversary by performing a private, intimate session. Cocktails, sunset and some great music will be sure to make this party a truly memorable one!

10 November, 6PM 


The 41, 41 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town

021 437 0558

Summer Symphony Season: Sophie Pacini

“One of the greatest talents of her generation”, German- Italian pianist was described as. Sophie Pacini will be performing her greatest symphonies during this evening. Hosted by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. 

9 November, 8PM

R90 – R230

Cape Town City Hall, Darling St, CBD, Cape Town

021 410 9809

Tristen Beer & Chris Marks Live

Blah Blah Bar will be hosting South African artists, Tristan Beer and Chris Marks. The duo has been touring Europe, taking their sounds to Germany and Netherlands. Their music has some soulful sounds to it with catchy easy sing along lyrics.

9 November, 7.30PM


Blah Blah Bar, 84 Kloof St (Upstairs), Oranjezicht, Cape Town

082 349 8849

Pikkewyntjies/Penguinkidz Pre-School Bettys Bay musical fundraiser

Dr Bruce Copley is collaborating with cellist, keyboardist and teacher Barbara Kennedy in a special musical performance to help raise funds for school clothing for the 2018 Grade One leaners of Pikkewyntjies/Penguinkidz Pre-School Bettys Bay. Copley and Kennedy have enthralled audiences all over the world with their skilful musical compositions showcasing dozens of instruments from global cultures.

18 November, 7PM

R50 – R100

Community Hall, Pringle Bay

073 572 8120/083 308 6170

Wednesday Nights at Nomad

Nomad presents a platform for local talents and bands to showcase their music in a line-up every Wednesday of the week.

8PM to 11PM


NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St, CBD, Cape Town
021 418 3020