CATCH THE SUBWAY RUN @ CRUSADERS

Durban indie-folk-soul trio The Subway Run will perform at the weekly Sol Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on 11 June.

Hot property on the South African music scene, The Subway Run is fronted by Freddy Lalendle, who is back in town after a successful run on the current season of M-Net’s The Voice SA, having made it through to the first live show on 21 May.

Also on the bill are acoustic singer-songwriters Jade Aucamp and Tatum Holder.  Background music from 12 noon, with the first act up at 1pm.

Expect a fun afternoon out for the whole family, with good music, good food and loads of drink specials and giveaways.  Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking and seating.  Children welcome.

Programme:
12:00   Background Music
13:00   Tatum Holder
14:30   Jade Aucamp
16:00   The Subway Run
17:15   Background Music

Crusaders is at 10 Ranleigh Crescent at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway in Durban North.  Enquiries 031 563 0824 or 031 564 4621.  You can also keep up to date on all the latest news by liking the Sol Sunday Sessions Facebook page here.

More good news is that The Subway Run will also perform at Crusaders on Saturday, 10 June after the live screening of the first Test match between the Springboks and France.  Come and cheer on the Bokke and be part of all the action at the Crusaders Fan Park!  Entrance is free.

‘NOTTIES SUNDAY LIVE’ MAKES ITS DEBUT…

The first of a series of live music events will kick off at the legendary Nottingham Road Hotel in the heart of the KZN Midlands on Sunday
4 June 2017, and thereafter on the first Sunday of every month.

Dubbed ‘Notties Sunday Live’, the debut event promises to be a fun day out for the whole family, with great music, food and drinks all on offer in the relaxed setting of the hotel’s lush open grounds.

The line-up includes singer-songwriter-guitarist and former Tree63 frontman John Ellis, as well as popular Vryheid musician Phillip Taylor.  Also on the bill is young Howick songstress Bianca Santoro, who is quickly making a name for herself on the South African music scene.

Advance tickets are available at www.quicket.co.za and cost R75 for adults and R20 for kids under 12.  Children under four get in free.  Tickets will also be on sale at the gate on the day.

Gates open at 10am, with the first act up at 11am.  Food and drinks will be on sale and no refreshments may be brought into the venue.  Limited seating, so bring along your picnic blankets and camping chairs!

The hotel is situated just 8km off the N3 on the R103 in Nottingham Road.

For general information, contact 031 563 0824.  For accommodation bookings or to reserve a table in the à la carte restaurant, email Nottingham Road Hotel at reservations@nottieshotel.co.za or foss@tiscali.co.za or call 033 266 6151.

Please note: Advance ticket sales close at midnight on Saturday 3 June, after which tickets will only be available at the gate on the day.

To keep up to date on the monthly line-ups, like the Notties Sunday Live Facebook page HERE.

GET IN EARLY FOR WHITE MOUNTAIN 2017


Early Bird tickets for White Mountain 2017 are now on sale at Computicket for just R450, which includes camping for the entire festival from 28 September to 1 October.  This offer is only valid until the end of May and tickets are limited, so don’t miss out!

Tickets for children aged 4 – 11 cost R185.  Children under four get in free.

Computicket has outlets around the country, including the Money Market kiosks at all Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper or House and Home stores.  Click here to find the store closest to you.

You can also buy your tickets online or via the Call Centre at 0861 915 8000, but please remember that you will still need to collect your tickets from a Computicket outlet, as there will be no collection facilities at the festival.  Credit cards used to make the booking must be presented when collecting tickets.

More about the festival…
Now in its 12th year, White Mountain is the perfect opportunity to escape the city and unwind in a stunning setting while enjoying a great line-up of some of the best acoustic acts in the country.

Known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere, the festival is held at White Mountain Lodge near Giant’s Castle in the scenic central Drakensberg (KZN), just 28km off the N3 on tarred roads, 185km from Durban and 400km from Johannesburg.

Aside from the music, visitors can look forward to a wide variety of food and drink outlets, colourful arts and crafts, plus loads of leisure activities for the whole family.  These include abseiling, a 100m zip line, stand-up paddle boarding on the dam, fishing, volleyball, guided hikes and supervised activities (like scavenger hunts) for the kids.  Festival-goers also enjoy full access to the lodge’s spacious grounds, dam, swimming pool and charming old pub with satellite TV and late-night live music.

Accommodation options…
Tickets include general camping for the entire festival.  However, if you’re looking for a few more home comforts, there is also the option of booking into an on-site ‘tent hotel’, offering a stylish, hassle-free camping experience.  A limited number of chalets and electrified caravan/camping sites are also available.  More info here.

One of the best-kept secrets on the music festival circuit, White Mountain is definitely not to be missed!  Expect great music, fun times and smiles all around from this gem of an event.

For more information visit www.c-weed.com/wmf or contact 031 563 0824.

CATCH MUSIC LEGEND BRIAN FINCH AT CRUSADERS

South African country-rock giant Brian Finch will join a number of other top artists at this week’s Sol Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on 30 April from 12 noon.

Hailed by many as a national treasure, Finch has 13 albums to his credit and a music career spanning more than 40 years.  Born and raised in Durban and now based in Prince Albert in the Karoo, his packed-out performances never fail to strike a chord with both old and new fans alike.

Also on the bill are Shomon, Pierre de Charmoy, as well as acoustic duo Qadasi & Maqhinga, whose fusion of maskandi and folk recently saw them being nominated for a 2017 South African Music Award (SAMA) for Best Traditional Album.

Expect a great line-up of live music, good food, drink specials, giveaways and loads of fun for the whole family.  Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking, as well as open and undercover seating if the weather doesn’t play along.

Programme:
12:00    Background Music
13:00    Shomon
14:30    Qadasi & Maqhinga
16:00    Pierre de Charmoy
17:30    Brian Finch

Crusaders is at 10 Ranleigh Crescent at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway in Durban North.

For more information, contact 031 563 0824 or email cweedevents@gmail.com.  You can also stay up to date on all the latest news by following the Sol Sunday Sessions Facebook page HERE.

BUMPER LINE-UP FOR SOL SUNDAY SESSIONS THIS EASTER!

Ace Durban guitarist Barry Thomson will join a great line-up of artists at the Sol Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on 16 April from 12 noon.

With a string of hit shows to his name, Thomson is a firm favourite on theatre stages, never failing to wow audiences with his vocals and masterful guitar skills.

Also on the bill are John Ellis (back by popular demand) and acoustic duo Josie Gold & The Silver Sailor.  There will also be a special guest performance by Bloemfontein band Simpl3 Stori3s, whose fresh sound and energy are definitely not to be missed!

Proving to be a popular way to spend a relaxing afternoon with friends and family, the weekly Sol Sunday Sessions are all about fun times at a great local venue.  At the same time, they also help to raise funds for Crusaders to continue developing sport in the community.

Aside from the music, there will be drink specials, giveaways, good food and a jumping castle for the kids, courtesy of Marshall Security.

Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking, as well as open and undercover seating if the weather doesn’t play along.

Crusaders is at 10 Ranleigh Crescent at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway in Durban North.

For more information, contact 031 563 0824.  You can also stay up to date on all the latest news and performance times by liking the Sol Sunday Sessions Facebook page HERE.

Guitar maestro Barry Thomson will weave his magic at the Sol Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on 16 April.  Photo supplied.

SOL SUNDAY SESSIONS AT CRUSADERS

March 2017 saw the launch of the new Sol Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club in Durban North.

A great way to spend a relaxing afternoon with friends and family, these live music sessions take place every Sunday from 12 noon. Entry is FREE and there is plenty of parking, as well as open and undercover seating if the weather doesn’t play along.

Expect top-notch live acts, good food, bucket specials and giveaways. Click HERE for the weekly line-ups.

Aside from creating awareness about the sporting and recreational facilities available at the club, the Sol Sunday Sessions will also help to raise funds for Crusaders to continue developing sport in the community.

So end your weekends off on a high note with what promises to be a series of fun afternoons out at a great venue! Non-members welcome. Food and drinks will be on sale and no alcohol may be brought onto the premises.

Crusaders is situated at 10 Ranleigh Crescent at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway. Enquiries: 031 564 4621 or 031 563 0824.

NEW YEAR GETAWAY @ WHITE MOUNTAIN


What better way to bring in 2017 than by escaping the crowds and heading to White Mountain Lodge in the Central Drakensberg for a relaxing three-night getaway?

Running from 30 December to 2 January, the New Year Getaway package offers a choice of camping, caravanning and chalet accommodation, or there’s the option of booking into a ‘tent hotel’ operated by Rush Adventures.

Also included are live performances by Bad Peter, a top acoustic folk rock duo from Pretoria that’s known for their charisma, great tone and easy-listening vocals.  Plus you’ll get to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a ‘Back to the 80s’ party, with Durban’s DJ Pedro spinning all the classic retro hits!

A perfect opportunity to enjoy long, lazy days in an idyllic setting, White Mountain Lodge is situated in the foothills of the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve in KZN, only 185km from Durban, 400km from Johannesburg and just 25km off the N3 on tarred roads.

Amenities include a restaurant and charming old pub (with satellite TV), spacious grounds, swimming pool, fishable dam, playground, games room and convenience store.  There are also loads of fun outdoor activities for the whole family!

Book now and extend your stay for an extra night… for FREE!  For more information, rates and booking details, click HERE.

WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION @ SHONGWENI MARKET

Womens Day_Poster for SFM_FINAL_webHead to the Shongweni Farmer’s & Craft Market on Tuesday, 9 August (Women’s Day) for what promises to be a great day out for the whole family, with good food, loads of vibrant craft stalls and an awesome line-up of live music featuring jazz artist Natalie Rungan among others.

With its relaxed country setting, the venue is just half an hour from Durban/Pietermaritzburg and offers large covered seating areas, lush open spaces and fantastic views of Kirk Falls.  There will also be a kids’ zone, as well as a wide variety of stalls selling delicious artisan food and beverages.

Running from 10am to 5pm, the all-female line-up also includes dynamic Durban songstress Chloe Clark, acoustic duo Not Fat, Just Fluffy and singer-songwriters Erin Fourie, Cyndi Kritzinger, Kasia, Kaiti Faul and Shannon Connolly.

Programme:
10:00 Not Fat, Just Fluffy
10:30 Erin Fourie
11:15 Kaiti Faul
12:00 Chloe Clark
13:00 Natalie Rungan
14:15 Cyndi Kritzinger
15:00 Kasia
15:45 Shannon Connolly

Advance tickets available online at QUICKET: Adults R70 & Kids U12 R30
Gate tickets on the day: Adults R100 & Kids U12 R30
Children under four get in free.
(Online ticket sales close at midnight on Monday, 8 August.)

Gates open at 9am.  No food, beverages or chairs may be brought into the venue, but blankets are welcome.  For more information, contact 031 563 0824 or 082 892 6176.

You can join the Facebook event page HERE and download directions to the venue HERE.

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Not to be missed at the special Women’s Day celebration at Shongweni Market on August 9 is acclaimed Durban jazz artist Natalie Rungan.

Not to be missed at the special Women’s Day celebration at Shongweni Market on 9 August is acclaimed Durban jazz artist Natalie Rungan.

Kevin Sawyer captured some fun moments at Shongweni Market’s ‘Food Music Freedom’ event on 27 April 2016.

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LOOKING FOR LIVE MUSIC FOR YOUR VENUE OR EVENT?

With many years’ experience in the sourcing of artists and production of concerts and festivals, let C-Weed handle all your live music needs. Whether you’re looking for a solo artist, acoustic duo, cover band or original group, we’ll not only find just the right act for your venue, party or special event, but can also look after the production side of things too, from management and coordination to sound, stage and lighting hire.

For more information, email cweedevents@gmail.com or call 031 563 0824 or 082 892 6176.

Recommendations:

“Having to plan entertainment for a gala dinner for different cultures (English, French, Belgian, Polish, Turkish and Japanese) and diverse tastes can be an extremely daunting task! With the guidance and assurance of Pedro Carlo of C-Weed Entertainment Promotions, an act was finally selected, South African duo Qadasi & Maqhinga featuring David Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe. They brought the house down… and every single one of the guests said they couldn’t have wished for better. Kudos to Pedro for knowing exactly the right type of entertainment to recommend.”
Carol (Corporate Gala Dinner)