Cape Town Music Guide – 24 Nov to 30 Nov

Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey

Kirstenbosch bids farewell to Johnny Clegg as he performs for the final time in Cape Town as part of his The Final Journey tour. Nearly forty years after he began his music career, Clegg has embarked on his final world tour, which has seen 12 sold out concerts in South Africa and two sold out London concerts. The tour is built around his repertoire of songs which began with the release of Juluka’s Universal Men in 1979 and continued through the Savuka years to his more recent solo work.

25 November, 7PM to 10pm


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

Big Blues Meets Rock Fest

Hillcrest Quarry hosts the annual blues-rock festival, Big Blues Meets Rock Fest, where South Africa’s top blues rock bands complimented by guest artists, spontaneous off the cuff jams and some impromptu collaborations are the order of the day. This event features 14 artists playing 11 hours of music on a big stage in 40 000 watts, food stalls and family entertainment. The line-up includes Albert Frost Trio, The Rockerfellas, AC/DC Tribute Band, Natalie Chapman and more.

25 November, 1PM


Hillcrest Quarry, Tygerberg Valley Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town

021 976 4959

Emo Adams & Take Note Band

Oude Libertas presents a live performance by Emo Adams and Take Note Band, as part of its Summer Season Festival. Each show is a one-time theatre experience that showcases his passion for music and dance. His distinctive characteristics are a a paragon of honesty and avid comic mobility.

26 November, 6.30PM to 8.30PM


Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, Oude Libertas Wine Estate, cnr Adam Tas Rd & Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch

021 809 7473 / 7380

Zakes Bantwini at Kirstenbosch

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts presents a live performance by South African record producer and musician Zakes Bantwini. Durban-based music mogul, Bantwini has multiple albums under his belt, the first live House DVD in South Africa, as well as winning the Best Male Award at the 10th Metro Music Awards in 2011 and the Most Gifted Video of the Year Artist at the Channel O Awards in 2011.

26 November, 5.30PM

R135 – R180

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

Jimmy Nevis Live at Grandwest

Grandwest presents a live performance by South African singer/songwriter Jimmy Nevis. Nevis performs this show on the back of his soon to be released third studio album, Quarter Life Crisis – an unapologetic and honest reflection of what turning 25 has meant for him.

25 November, 8PM to 10PM

R150 – R250

Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood

021 505 7777

Tygerberg Children’s Choir Concerts

The Tygerberg Children’s Choir presents their highly acclaimed annual Christmas concert series.The choir performs a varied programme which appeals to young and old, with songs such as Joy to the World, Pie Jesu, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, The Lord is my Shepherd, Panis Angelicus and more.

25 November to 3 December, 8/4PM


Endler Hall, Stellenbosch University, 37 Victoria St, Stellenbosch

081 230 4700

Erzhan Kulibaev @ Oude Libertas

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra presents a performance by violinist Erzhan Kulibaev. He is a rising star and is a student of Pierre Amoyal. Conducted by Martin Panteleev, the programme includes Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Winter Dreams

24 November, 8.15PM


Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, Oude Libertas Wine Estate, cnr Adam Tas Rd & Libertas Rd, Stellenbosch

021 410 9809

Bok Radio Kos Fees

Die jaarlikse Bok Radio Kos Fees vind vanjaar plaas by die Kaapstad Stadion. Feesgangers kan uitsien na optredes deur die Internasionale groep The Bellamy Brothers, Robbie Wessels, Andriette, Desmond Wells, Elandre, Juan Boucher en vele meer. Daar sal ook `n groot speel area vir kinders en vele kos stalletjies wees.

25 November, 12PM


Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Greenpoint Stadium, Greenpoint, Cape Town.

0861 915 8000

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