In partnership with

Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Get outdoors before summer's gone

2008-02-22 12:48
Here's what we recommend

In Joburg:

The Old Mutual Summer sunset Concert Series at Emmarentia Dam, takes place every Saturday until 15 March. This Saturday 23rd Feb, catch boere-folk godfather Koos Kombuis and SA's talented bilingual pop songwriter Chris Chameleon together onstage. This isn't just one set after the other – the two are likely to collaborate on a couple of tracks to produce something you haven't seen before (even if you did attend similar gigs in Grahamstown or elsewhere).
When? From 2pm.
Rules? Don't BYO booze. You won't be allowed in with it. Bring food, and cash to buy your beverages inside the venue.
Tickets: Are already on sale at or, all Mr Price stores, and at the gate.
Got Kids? Parents will be pleased to hear that there's a supervised kid-dumping area, where you can leave your sprogs while you enjoy the show.

23 February
Koos Kombuis and Chris Chameleon - Download free Koos Kombuis MP3s
Video: Koos Kombuis live onstage - Download free Chris Chameleon MP3s
- Video interview with Chris Chameleon 1 March
Arno Carstens, Louise Carver and Harris Tweed

8 March
The Old Mutual Choral Encounters featuring Kahn Morbee (Parlotones), Karen Zoid, Siphokazi, Selealo Selota, L'Vovo Derrango and Sibongile Mngoma performing with the Gauteng Choristers

15 March
Jazz Blues and Roots Festival featuring Michelle Shocked (USA), Valiant Swart and Ollie Viljoen, Tidal Waves, Radio Kalahari Orkes, Robin Auld, Dan Platansky, Sid Kitchen and Madala Kunene, and Jim Neversink.

More Gauteng gigs info here

In Cape Town

Cape Town has many safe and gorgeous outdoor venues. Try Kirstenbosch on Sundays, as well as many other Winelands venues during the weekend. Joe Cocker and Arno Carstens are a couple of must-see music events coming up for rock fans. Use our Cape Town Gig Guide – get all the details of upcoming shows featuring top international artists, and local legends.

In Durban

Bot Gardens is a favourite venue for outdoor extravaganzas, but more are opening up as the city expands north, south, and westward. The Bat Centre offers free music on the deck most Friday afternoons. More in Durban

Don't miss out! Only two months before the rain and cold and darkness return.
Listening to music in the open air over a bottle of wine and a picnic basket is one of the best ways to spend a summer Saturday or Sunday. No matter what your stresses, it's a reminder of how good it feels to park off with your fellow South Africans and celebrate a moment in the sun, and musical talent from all over the world.
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

In the seventh episode of the Channel24 Coffee Break series, Just Jinjer frontman Ard Matthews stopped by Channel24 to jam a few songs and talk to us about his new album and band as well as overcoming his National Anthem upset. Read More »

Are they VanFokkingTasties?

2012-05-03 09:27

The lads talk life, love...and their new album. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.