What Is It?

The “On the Lawn” events provide a beautiful outdoor setting for music lovers to enjoy our top music artists live again under the Summer sky. Casalinga and Marks Park also have the gorgeous scenic landscapes needed to relax and gather in with friends and family.

Each event will have picnic style seating and festival-goers are welcome to bring their own picnic blankets, cushions, camping chairs and small umbrellas (beach size max) to add to the comfort of the day on the lawn. Food and drink will be on sale at each event with a bar for drinks, which will also include a specialist Gin Bar, and a host of delicious food offerings.

The live entertainment on each day will see GoodLuck and Matthew Mole share the stage with opening acts EASY FREAK, Werner Bekker and Jethro Tait.

Due to the level 1 restrictions of lockdown and a maximum capacity of 500 people allowed per event, “On the Lawn” has created a picnic outdoor setting that brings you closer to two of SA’s best live performers. A more intimate setting also brings limited tickets and fans are urged to get their tickets quickly before they sell out.

When & Where?

Saturday, 07 November 2020

GoodLuck and Matthew Mole: On the Lawn at Casalinga Organic Farm

GoodLuck

Sunday, 08 November 2020

GoodLuck and Matthew Mole: On the Lawn at Marks Park

Matthew Mole

COVID-19 protocols will be in place to make the event a safe environment for all in attendance with plenty of space for social distancing and sanitising stations. Don't forget your face masks and personal sanitizer.

For More Information

For more information about the On The Lawn series, visit www.onthelawn.co.za.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest events, information, news and announcements.

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Two lucky Joburg.co.za readers stand the chance of winning two tickets to one of these shows! 

To stand the chance of winning one of these sets of tickets, all you have to do is:

Competition closes on Thursday, 05 November 2020 at 12:00. 

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Who Are They?

Promenade Costume Hire offers costume hire for parties, events and school concerts.

What Do They Offer?

They hire out costumes and sell accessories for a variety of themed parties and events.

Safety Precautions In Place

Costumes may be booked three weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.

Do They Deliver?

No.

Where Are They Located?

85 Mercury St, Farrarmere, Benoni.

For More Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0845563704

For more information, visit their website.

What Is It?

One of the world’s greatest music acts, +LIVE+, has announced they will return to South Africa as part of their 25th Anniversary Throwing Copper Tour has been postponed to November 2021. Presented by AMP Events, the show promises to feature all the highlights from the multi-platinum band’s incredible 30-year repertoire.

As one of the most successful and enduring alternative bands of the last thirty years, +LIVE+ has a catalogue featuring some of alternative rock’s most iconic hits, including Lightning Crashes, I Alone, Selling the Drama, The Dolphin’s Cry, Overcome and Heaven, many of which have been responsible for shaping the musical landscape for alternative rock around the globe.

This tour sees +LIVE+ returning to the Grand Arena in Cape Town and the Sun Arena in Pretoria almost three years to the day since they opened the Time Square venue with their SOLD-OUT Reunion Tour back in 2017.

To mark the occasion, AMP Events have chosen to keep ticket prices unchanged, so fans will be able to pick up tickets for the exact same price as the sold-out 2017 shows!

“Fans of +LIVE+ have always shown incredible support when this band tours SA” says AMP owner Andy Mac “Tickets sell-out in record time. Every time. The decision to keep ticket prices at 2017 level is our way of thanking the fans for always having our backs and supporting us in our vision for more Rock n Roll in SA. Being able to bring bands with a legacy, such as +LIVE+, is the reason I started AMP Events in the first place, and I can’t wait to see them back on stage!”

When Is It?

Friday, 05 November 2021 and Saturday, 06 November 2021.

Where Is It?

The Sun Arena at Time Square, Menlyn Maine, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R 495 – R 795 per person.

Get your tickets at www.computicket.com.

For More Information

For more information about +LIVE+ and this exciting concert, visit AMP Events on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Going to midday music concerts may seem like an activity only meant for music scholars or theatre critics. But, the average Joe could enjoy the soothing sounds of a jazz band or forty piece orchestra just as much. In fact, we think that popping into a noon time music show is a great way to de-stress and reboot before tackling the rest of the work day.

Luckily, there are three notable venues in the city which offer Joburg natives the chance to chill out to some tunes in the middle of the day:

The Auto & General Theatre on the Square

This 200-seat theatre venue is tucked away just opposite the extravagant Nelson Mandela Square restaurant boulevard in Sandton. They were the first theatre of their kind to introduce a lunchtime classical music concert. Conceptualized over a decade ago, this feature is now a regular Friday event. Shows usually take place at around 1:00 pm on Fridays, with tickets available at the Box Office until thirty minutes prior to the start of the show. Tickets prices are often capped at *R50, and include entrance to the show, a play bill and tea and biscuits after the show.

The theatre has already booked a stellar range of classical performers for their lunchtime concerts until 24 May 2019. Audiences can expect everything from guitar and violin duets to an ensemble of Argentinean Tango Music. On Friday, 26 April 2019 the theatre will present a Pre-Freedom Day musical tribute concert performed by Pops Mohammed. The concert is set to explore the rich tradition of African indigenous music and instruments in honour of the 25th anniversary of our country's democracy.

Details: The Auto & General Theatre on the Square | Nelson Mandela Square, West Street, Sandton, Johannesburg | Tel: 011 883 8606 | [email protected]

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The Wits School of Arts Music Division 

The Wits School of Arts music division present a weekly midday concert in the Great Hall on the universities Main Campus in Braamfontein. These musical showcases often feature some of the divisions most promising students, as well as acclaimed classical and jazz musicians. The best thing about this concert however, is that admission is free! (The only downside is that you may have to battle a couple of harried students to find a decent parking on campus.)

The lunchtime concerts at Wits occasionally take place on Wednesdays from 1:15 - 1:50 pm. Check the university website for further details on upcoming shows. If you have the time, also check out The Olives and Plates Alumni House on West Campus after the show. Their carrot cake is to die for!

Details: University of the Witwatersrand | 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein, Johannesburg | Tel: 011 717 1000

The Joburg Theatre

It is almost impossible to miss the imposing figure of the Joburg Theatre over the city. This massive theatre precinct hosts every kind of performance event imaginable. From international musicals to children's theatre and dance spectaculars - they have it all. Speaking of dance, the theatre often stages daytime showings of classical ballets performed by the Joburg Ballet company. While this is not a music concert per say, the Joburg Ballet does frequently perform with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. So, if you find yourself drifting off during a court scene, gaze down into the orchestra pit for a change of scenery. (You can often spot the percussionists getting up to mischief when they think no one is looking.)

Details: Joburg Theatre | 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg | Tel : 011 877 6800 | [email protected]

Midday Music Concerts

 

Do you know of any other venues in the city that host midday music concerts? Let us know about them in the comments below!

TOPS at Spar Wine Show

A winter WINEderland awaits at Montecasino this month! The TOPS at Spar Wine Show is back, bringing guests a glorious experience for vino lovers. Here, you can indulge your WINEderlust with a wide selection of wine varietals, insight into the wine-making processes, as well as wine pairings to delight your senses. Make sure you get your tickets ASAP. All tickets include a tasting glass, all tastings and access to the wine theatres.

Dates: 06 – 08 June 2019

Times: Thursday 6 June – 17:00 – 21:00 | Friday 7 June: 17:00 – 21:00 | Saturday 8 June: 15:00 – 21:00.

Venue: Montecasino, 01 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Cost: R185 – R495 per person. Click here to get your tickets.

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Disney on Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival

The oh-so magical and enchanting Disney on Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival is back to thrill audiences once again. This winter wonderland is a must for the whole family. Head to Time Square or the Ticketpro Dome and see your favourite Disney characters come to life and take you on exciting and spectacular adventures… on ice! Experience an all-new fun fairy tale twist with princesses Ariel, Rapunzel and Belle, as well as a special appearance by Anna and Elsa from the Academy Award® winning feature film, Disney’s Frozen! Journey up the North Mountains with the hilarious and beloved snowman Olaf, mountain-man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer, Sven, as they help the sisters in a journey full of action, magic and unforgettable characters.

Date:

Venue: Time Square – Pretoria | Ticketpro Dome - Johannesburg

Cost: Tickets cost between R120 – R495 per person and can be bought at Computicket.

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School Holiday Fun at Cradlestone

Now something for the little ones! We know the school holidays are on the horizon and if you’re in search of some excitement for the little ones, Cradlestone Mall is the place to be! They’ll be going all out with their Under The Sea Kids Holiday programme. You can expect plenty of thrills from animatronic penguins, sharks and dolphins; interesting ocean facts; a virtual aquarium; a 2m high Megalodon jaw and shark cage perfect for some epic selfies to a shark fossil display and artefacts; virtual reality sea experiences; whale hologram education area; tablet games; colouring tables and much more.

Date: 15 June – 14 July 2019

Venue: Cradlestone Mall

Cost: FREE* (there may be a few activities that involve an additional cost).

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One Night With Mi Casa, Lady Zamar & Shimza

Take a concert road trip down to the Vaal this June! Emerald Resort & Casino will be bringing you a local musical evening you don’t want to miss. Party the night away with award-winning South African music sensations, Mi Casa, the ever-popular singer and songwriter, Lady Zamar and the electric Shimza! This evening is an absolute must, so get your tickets now! Also, don’t forget to check out their fantastic accommodation special for this evening. And remember, it’s summer all year round at the climate-controlled Aquadome. Splash into their indoor, heated pools with their hot winter rates.

Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019

Time: 19:00

Venue:  Emerald Arena

Price: Tickets cost R500 per person VIP and R200 per person General. Click here to get your tickets.

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route 2019

Winter only means one thing; the return of the ever-popular and much anticipated, Vaal River Meander Wine Route! And to kick off this six-week celebration of wine, Stonehaven on Vaal and Riverside Sun Hotel will be hosting the official one-day launch extravaganza, the Vaal River Wine Expo on 22 June. Here, you can expect indoor and outdoor wine tastings of over 200 wines from over 50 different wine estates, delicious food, great entertainment and a complimentary 30-minute Vaal River cruise per entry ticket. There is no better way to keep warm this winter than at this wine spectacular.

Date: 23 June – 04 August 2019

Venue: Various venues in the Vaal

Cost: R200 per person for the Vaal River Wine Expo on 22 June, click here to get your tickets | R30 for 8 wines; R40 for 12 wines; R50 for 16 wines during the Vaal River Meander Wine Route

Vaal River Meander Wine Route

Visit the brand-new Urban moyo

There is a brand-new culinary experience in town, and it’s the perfect way to keep the chill at bay. Urban moyo in the heart of the bustling Sandton CBD is a must-do for your winter to-do list. They bring a whole new take on live-fire cooking and invite you to join them around their fire, indulge in African-inspired dishes complete with a unique twist and sample some of the best cocktails in the city.

Details: www.urbanmoyo.co.za | 011 326 5523 [email protected] | 24 Central 6 Gwen Lane and Fredman Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg

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A Little Bit of Theatre

The city will the warming up with a hot theatre lineup this winter! Whether you’re in the mood for a little bit of comedy, want to experience the magic of the opera or simply just want to enjoy a night on the town, there’s sure to be something to delight. Click here to see what will be coming up this June and July.

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Plenty of Winter Warmer Menus

Winter is all about tucking into a lot of comfort food! So, to warm you up from the inside out, we have gone in search of some winter menus in and around the city that’ll certainly keep the cold at bay. There are plenty of dishes and delights in store that are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and cosy.

Wine Tasting Food Festival

Chris Tucker Live On Stage

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International award-winning actor and comedian Chris Tucker is coming to South Africa this November! Chris Tucker became a favourite on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO in the 90s and rose to fame in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday, alongside Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker was the executive producer and also co-starred in the hit movie, Money Talks, with Charlie Sheen. He then acted in the successful Luc Besson film, The Fifth Element, shortly afterwards. Tucker also appeared in the hilarious and action-packed Rush Hour 3, which made him one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. In 2015, his first stand-up film, Chris Tucker Live was released exclusively on Netflix. Outside of comedy, Tucker is a dedicated humanitarian spending much of his spare time travelling the world, doing philanthropic work to make a difference through his Chris Tucker Foundation.

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Guns N' Roses 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour

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For the first time ever, international rock legends Guns N' Roses will perform for one night only in South Africa at the FNB Stadium! Their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continues to dominate the rock music world. The European leg sold over one million tickets in 2017, becoming the year’s most successful tour and proving that the attitude, spirit and influence of both Guns N' Roses and the rock and roll genre are as strong as ever. Since it kicked off in 2016, the Not In This Lifetime Tour has performed an exhilarating 149 shows to more than 5 200 000 fans around the world. The band will be supported by WONDERboom who, 22 years on, is still rocking – it's no small feat to be hailed as one of South Africa’s longest-lived, legendary rock bands.

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Ms. Lauryn Hill and Special Guest, Nas

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Multiplatinum artist, Ms. Lauryn Hill, rose to prominence with The Fugees and took the world by storm as a solo artist with her album The Miseducation of Ms Lauryn Hill. Singles including Doo Wop (That Thing) and Everything Is Everything catapulted her into superstardom, ultimately landing her 10 GRAMMY® nominations and five GRAMMY® Award wins. Ms. Hill also raises money and awareness for frontline charity initiatives through touring. A portion of the ticket sales go towards the MLH Fund, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology and community-based businesses and development initiatives throughout the diaspora.

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Bryan Ferry Live

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Since the release of his first record with Roxy Music in 1972, Bryan Ferry has been internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and stylish musicians, songwriters and singers to emerge in pop and rock music. He is also lauded as an icon of sartorial and personal cool. Ferry began his career as the lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the glam rock band, Roxy Music, creating three number-one albums and 10 singles which reached the Top 10 in the UK between 1972 and 1982. He went on to launch a solo career in 1973 and his solo hits included A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall, Let's Stick Together and This Is Tomorrow. Don't miss out on what could be the last chance for South African fans to see Bryan Ferry performing his hits live.

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Judas Priest

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Judas Priest will be coming to South Africa for the very first time in March 2019! There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that they have during their 40-year career – Judas Priest has literally changed the face of heavy metal. Under their belts are a 2010 GRAMMY® Award win for Best Metal Performance and a 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination. The current album, Firepower, released in March 2018, has become the highest-charting album of their career. Scorching their way around the world in sell-out shows on the Firepower Tour has only cemented the presence and influence of Judas Priest as legendary! Tickets go on sale Friday, 28 September 2018 at 09:00.

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Sam Smith's 'Thrill Of It All' Tour

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Sam Smith first hit the charts as the featured singer on the duo Disclosure's 2012 song, Latch, and released his first single, Lay Me Down, soon afterwards. Next, Smith performed the vocals on Naughty Boy’s Bollywood-inspired La La La and the song became an instant number-one single in the UK in 2013. Then came his first EP, Nirvana. In 2014, In The Lonely Hour was released, his heartfelt debut, full-length album, which has sold 13 million copies globally. The album included the smash hit, Stay With Me, a radio staple over the course of the entire year. Smith was nominated for six GRAMMY® Awards and won four, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The Thrill of It All, which has already sold four million copies, sees Smith once again working alongside close friend and long-time collaborator, Jimmy Napes, as well as the likes of Timbaland, Malay, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd and Stargate. The album also sees him collaborate with unsigned artist, YEBBA for their breathtaking track, No Peace.

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For More Information

For more information about these concerts and to what else is in store for the year, visit www.bigconcerts.co.za.

First up are The Lumineers – Cleopatra World Tour

The Lumineers will be coming to South Africa in support of their latest smash hit album, Cleopatra. Their self-titled debut album became a multi-million seller, carrying them on a journey from the Grammys to the top of the charts. The best news is that they will be performing in Joburg on 28 April 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome. This is another Big Concerts experience presented by 5FM and Channel 24 that you don’t want to miss. Book your tickets today.

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Justin Bieber – Purpose World Tour
His hit singles from his album Purpose, including What Do you Mean, Sorry, Love Yourself, which all peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 200, made Bieber the first male artist in almost a decade to have three number ones from an album. Secure your spot for his SA concert happening on 14 May at FNB stadium.
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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the traditional masterpiece. With all the precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, costumes and choreography. The show features cutting-edge technology including a giant Radiant flat screen that spans the width of the stage, special effects lighting, dancing robots and world champion acrobats. Expect to be wowed from 15 August to 3 September at The Teatro at Montecasino.
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Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum will be performing in South Africa for the very first time in October at Ticketpro Dome. With more than 18 million album sales worldwide, the seven-time Grammy award-winning group has earned six platinum singles. South Africa’s Refentse Morake will be the special guest artist as part of their You Look Good Tour. Refentse Morake’s musical career has skyrocketed since becoming an overnight online sensation in 2015. In less than a year after its release, his debut album, My Haartbly in ‘n Taal, shot to double platinum status – a feat rarely achieved by a first album, making him the top Afrikaans seller in South Africa for 2016 and filling his schedule with as many as 23 performances each month.
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The Vamps
With five top 10 hits and prestigious tour support slots with Taylor Swift, McFly and Austin Mahone, The Vamps joined forces with Demi Lovato to release Somebody To You and then went on to release a cover of Oh Cecelia with Vine sensation Shawn Mendes. With an incredible 450 million views across YouTube and VEVO, almost a million YouTube subscribers, 4.4 million Facebook likes and 3 million followers on Twitter, The Vamps are excited to visit all their fans in South Africa in February 2017.
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For More Information
For more information about these upcoming tours, visit www.bigconcerts.co.za.

What Is It?

Don't miss the very first Large On The Lawn concert taking place on the last weekend of January. The opening act is still to be announced, but you can expect to catch Jeremy Loops and Matthew Mole performing live on the day. This is a brand-new concert series that will take the city by storm, bringing you the best in local talent - a great way to enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon with fabulous friends.

 

When Is It?

Sunday, 29 January 2017 from 13:00 to 17:00.

Where Is It?

Golden Harvest Park, 01 1st Road, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R85 - R150 per person and are available at Nutickets.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.largeonthelawn.co.za.

You can also check them out on Facebook.

What Is It?

You don't want to miss out on another Big Concerts experience, presented by East Coast Radio, 947, Kfm 94.5, Channel 24 and Mzansi Magic. Ladies and gentlemen, The Legends Of R&B show is returning to South Africa this December, featuring the talented and legendary Brian McKnight and Brandy. Tickets are already on sale, so make sure you get yours now before it's too late.

An artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned his spot in contemporary music history. He has released 17 albums to date with several going 2 and 3 x platinum, and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Other than being a singer, songwriter, and producer, McKnight is also a talented and charismatic personality who hosted Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight on BETJ. The Brian McKnight Morning Show on KTWV, the Wave Smooth Jazz radio station, which was a Top 5 rated show two years running. In 2007, McKnight stepped into Broadway with a successful run as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Now to mark his 25th anniversary as a recording artist, McKnight will debut his 18th album, Genesis, on 25 August 2017, featuring the hit single Forever, which quickly hit the Top 20 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart.

 

Songstress Brandy has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide (including the five-time platinum-selling Never Say Never) and is ranked one of the best-selling female artists in American music history, having sold over 11 million albums in the United States. During her reign, she recorded five albums: Never Say Never (1998); Full Moon (2002); Afrodisiac (2004); Human (2008); and Two Eleven (2012). Brandy has also earned scores of awards, including a Grammy, an AMA, two Soul Train Music Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, three Billboard Awards, four MTV Awards, six Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and three BMI Awards. At the beginning of 2016, Brandy released Beggin & Pleadin, a bluesy trap-soul melody that was greeted with much admiration. There is more to come, as Brandy works towards recording her seventh studio album.

 

When & Where Is It?

Legends of R&B will take place on the following dates: 

 

How Much Is It?

Get your tickets at Computicket.

For More Information

For more information about Big Concerts and other concerts they will be bringing to SA, visit www.bigconcerts.co.za.

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