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Music Events In Cape Town

Upcoming Music Events, Festivals And Concerts In Cape Town

Nightlife is not all parties, it is the live music shows, gigs at cafes or a kickass concert. You get to witness the best of the music events in Cape Town; from live music to the tours of artists, there is a lot that the city has in store for you. For a different choice of music, there are distinct events in Cape Town. For classical music lovers, they have classical music shows and concerts, while for the groovers they have concerts in Cape Town to dance your heart out.

The city is never out of stock when it’s music events so get grooving already.

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22 Dec 2023 The Balcony Mix with Major League DJz Cape Town 2023 Grand Africa Café & Beach, Cape Town
06 Jan 2024 Kunye Cape Town Cabo Beach Club, Cape Town
02 Jan 2024 Showtime 2 January - Cabo Beach Club Cabo Beach Club, Cape Town
03 Dec 2023 V&A Waterfront Take The Stage V & A Waterfront Amphitheatre, Cape Town
12 Dec 2023 Wren Hinds - Dont Die in the Bundu cafe Roux, Cape Town
07 Dec 2023 First Thursdays at Fire and Ice Hotel Fire And Ice Hotel_Cape Town
02 Dec 2023 Future Frequency Satellite The Precinct Mødular., Cape Town
14 Dec 2023 Mazula - Full Band cafe Roux, Cape Town
04 Dec 2023 TONY presents Chad Jubber Emma-Jean Old Dogs Band Barleycorn Music Club, Cape Town
02 Dec 2023 Regent Rd Social Summer Edition Regent Road 8005 Cape Town, South Africa

Music In Cape Town

Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest city and is colloquially called the Mother City. It has a rich cultural and natural history, which fascinates both locals and visitors. It is one of the most visited cities of the continent, for its food, culture, wine yards, music, and nightlife. Due to its ever-growing live music scene and thriving nightlife, Cape Town is fast becoming a go-to city for all music lovers. Music festivals in Cape Town are also a major draw for all music loving tourists.


The Scene of Music In Cape Town

Cape Town has one of the most eclectic and interesting music scenes in Africa. With so many cultures found in Cape Town, some of the artists have their unique style of music. Cape Town has its own rich history of music like the hard-hitting political raps by Prophet of The City, the glitch hop sounds by the Real Estate Agents, and the jazzy house music by Goldfish. Jazz music in Cape Town is also famous, though it has its own version called cape-jazz. Due to the influences of many cultures and music, Cape Town music has become a melting pot with jazz playing a prominent part in building its sonic identity. The Genuines play the songs from Cape Malay culture. This is the unique genre of Cape Town and is called Goema. Though in Cape Town jazz or cape-jazz is dominant in the music scene, still other genres like electro, zef, bass, house, and hip-hop are also present.  

Music Venues in Cape Town

Cape Town is a creative hub for music. Anywhere you go in the city, music is spilling into the streets. It has all kinds of music venues from moody jazz clubs and stadiums to small suburban music clubs. It is a melting pot of world-class jazz, rock, indie, afro-funk, and electronic venues to make it a thriving music scene. Café Roux is a local favourite with South- Africa’s biggest music acts on a weekly basis and local artists performing every night. It has music from acoustic to folk and blues to pop and with all the other in-between variants too. Barleycorn Music club is a hidden gem to enjoy intimate music performances. It is one of the oldest live music venues in Cape Town. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is famous for summer music concerts in its beautiful gardens. The Cape Town Stadium is the famous venue for big music concerts in Cape Town. Some other clubs/bars like Alexander bar, mama Africa, Blah Blah Bar, Ashoka, the Waiting Room, the Nameless Pub, and the Piano Bar are also famous for live music Cape Town.

Music Festivals in Cape Town

Music is a big part of Cape Town lifestyle. It is evident from the various festivals and concerts in Cape Town. Cape Town Jazz Festival is “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” for the number of incredible artists and jazz virtuosos that perform in it. It attracts a huge number of viewers from across the world as it the fourth biggest international jazz festival in the world. RTD or Rock The daisies is the biggest pop and rock festival in Cape Town. It has numerous performances by local as well as international artists. Some other music events in Cape Town are Cape Town Youth Jazz festival, Cape Town Big band jazz festival, December Vortex, Up the Creek, Earthdance, and Cape Town Folk’N’Acostic.

Where Can I Listen To Live Music In Cape Town?

From some of the top music venues hosting concerts and music events in Cape Town, we have all that you need.
Enjoy musical nights, karaoke events and concerts at live music venues in Cape Town:

  • Bush Pub Sunnydale
  • cafe Roux
  • Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
  • The Jagger Lounge
  • Baxter Theatre
  • Alliance Française du Cap
  • Artscape Theatre Centre
  • Youngblood Arts and Culture Development
  • La Parada
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens Concert Stage
  • Barleycorn Music Club
  • Hank's Olde Irish
  • Willowbridge Shopping Centre
  • Jazz in the Native Yards
  • V&A Waterfront
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