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Musical Events



Shakespeare said, if music be the food of love, play on.  We have plenty of food in Franschhoek and we have plenty of music to accompany it.

Regular Classical Music concerts are held throughout the year at La Motte and during the Chamber Music Weekend as well as other activities.

Our local social venues have live cover bands on many nights of the week and we regularly host well-known South African artists who perform at Franschhoek Cellars. 


Combine your love of music and wine and book a Music and Wine Pairing at one of our newest vineyards.  A unique activity for your next birthday or other group event.

Spring is around the corner and soon our valley will be hosting quite a few musical events.   

Check back regularly to see what is on in and around the village.

Where to find the music

Wine and song....  you'll find it here

COVER BANDS AT LOCAL PUBS

Dance with the locals
Our village has two pubs regularly frequented by locals and visitors alike, which have cover bands playing over the weekends and DJ sessions on Saturday nights.  Both venues serve good pub food including pizza.  Entrance is free to both venues.  You don't need to book but you can reserve a table for larger groups. 

The Station pub has solo artists from 1pm on a Sunday with the main act taking over at 5pm till about 9pm.  Each week is a different band on a rotation basis.
Live Sport - all major games shown on big screen TVs
Happy Hour every Mon to Fri from 17:00 to 19:00
Wednesday is Burger Night - 2 for the price of 1

The Elephant & Barrel has a cover band from 10pm every Friday and a DJ Session on a Saturday night from 9pm.  .  
Live Rugby whenever the Boks are playing and other major sports games on big screen TVs.

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND:
Elephant & Barrel :
UPCOMING WEEKEND MUSIC EVENTS:
FRIDAY:  Ozone @ 10 pm
SATURDAY: 'DJ Sessions' feat. Le Deep @ 8 pm 
SUNDAY: 'Chilled Vibes with Newton & Eugenie & a 100 Gin's' @ 3 pm 

Station Pub and Grill:
Friday - Karaoke Night from 5pm till 9pm
Sunday  - DJ Skud Skud - from 5pm till 8pm


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JAZZ ON FRIDAYS

Cafe des Artes
The place to be EVERY FRIDAY in Franschhoek is "JAZZ ON FRIDAYS". Featuring Cape Dutch Connection - there's a guaranteed vibe! Cafe Des Arts, 5:30pm. 

R120 pp

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Hey Joe Tiltman

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC

At Hey Joe Craft Brewery
Join us for live music on Fridays at Hey Joe Craft Brewery, R45, Franschhoek.

31st January 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00pm - Local Franschhoek band Uncorked.  All proceeds to the Kusasa Project - R100 Entrance fee

14th February 2020 from  6:00 - 9:00pm - Valentines day evening party with dinner, drink and dance. Book your table so not to be dissapointed as Chapter Three will party up a storm with music from the 60's to Now!
Spoil yourself and partner to this event! 

28th February 2020 from  6:00 - 9:00pm - Tiltman

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e and b sunday vibes

CHILLED SUNDAY VIBES & GIN

Elephant & Barrel
Every Sunday from 4pm till 7pm

Build your own Gin & Tonic: Over 100 Gins to choose from!

19 Jan 20 - Newton & Eugenie
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music and wine

MUSIC AND WINE PAIRING

By Black Elephant Vintners
Being the rebels of the vine, traditional wine and cheese pairings are not what you will find at Black Elephant Vintners. Instead, we offer a dexterously composed Music and Wine pairing. This novel approach to enhance the experience of the wine tasting process by utilising not only the senses of taste, touch, smell, and sight is what distinguishes Black Elephant Vintners from the others. This unique combination of sound and taste completely sets Black Elephant apart from the commercial wine industry. 

Generally, we allow 2-3 hours for a tasting at the farm, but as there is no set agenda this can vary according to the extent of the conversation.  A silent disco tasting option is also available.

WHEN: They are held most Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11am. (subject to variation)

COST: R360pp but used as a credit against purchases of R500pp or more on wines etc.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
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CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS

La Motte Wine Estate
Inspired by La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, music lover and celebrated mezzo-soprano, monthly classical music concerts are presented in the beautiful La Motte historic cellar, where a sociable atmosphere enhances the finest performances. A varied selection of classical music is performed by local as well as international artists of the highest esteem.

During performances requiring a piano, guests are graced with the company of a Steinway dating back to 1942.

The La Motte Steinway is one of the last Steinway pianos manufactured in Hamburg before the closing of the factory due to World War II.

Reservations are essential.
Regular price R230.00 per person
Concerts start at 19:00, performances last for an hour and guests are invited to stay for a glass of La Motte wine. 
La Motte Estate’s gates only open at 18:00.  Concert starts promptly at 19:00.

2019 Summer Programme:

25 January 2020:  A Night in Vienna with Cornelia Hermann
Austrian pianist Cornelia Herrmann presents a programme of Viennese works by Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Beethoven and Schoenberg.


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Backsberg picnic

BOTTOMLESS COFFEE BAND PICNIC

@ Backsberg Wine Estate
Backsberg’s 11th Annual Picnic Concert Series is finally here and the 2020 series is set to be truly spectacular. First out of the gate, will be Backsberg’s favourite dynamic duo, Bottomless Coffee Band. The pair will be performing at the estate on Sunday, 16 February 2020.

Doors open at 3pm with the opening act - Dani Villé - taking the stage at 4pm. Bottomless Coffee Band will take over shortly thereafter at 5pm and the final set ends just before 7pm.

Pre-ordered picnic boxes are available for purchase in advance at Quicket checkout and are absolutely scrumptious. Backsberg wine, beer and cider will be available for purchase on-site on the day for patrons 18 years and older as well as an assortment of easy foods and beverages - think wraps, burgers, fries, soft drinks and water. There are also a couple of fantastic prizes up for grabs both prior to the concert via social media and on the day so be sure to keep an eye out for these.

Join in on the fun! After all, there’s nothing better than ending off the weekend lazing under the trees on the sprawling lawns of the Backsberg estate enjoying fine wines, great food and live music by some of the best local talent SA has to offer.

*Pre-ordered picnics: Picnics will be available as a product on Quicket prior to check-out. Each picnic snack box is costed per person at R110.00.

*Please note: NO own alcohol will be allowed on the day but do bring along your own blankets and chairs. Caps, sunblock and sunglasses are also advisable. Children’s entertainment will be provided and a limited number of picnic boxes will be available on the day.

*Re-scheduling: Backsberg reserves the right to reschedule this event due to inclement weather or force majeure. Patrons will be advised accordingly.
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Backsberg Band

EASY FREAK BAND & PICNIC

@ Backsberg Wine Estate
Backsberg’s 11th Annual Picnic Concert Series is finally here and the 2020 series is set to be truly spectacular. The final act of the season will be another new addition to the Backsberg stage, Easy Freak. With a natural fusion of pop, electro, funk and soul, these guys will have you dancing all afternoon. Catch them on Sunday, 15 March 2020.

Doors open at 3pm with the opening act - Bam Bam Brown - taking the stage at 4pm. Easy Freak will take over shortly thereafter at 5pm and the final set ends just before 7pm.

Pre-ordered picnic boxes are available for purchase in advance at Quicket checkout and are absolutely scrumptious. Backsberg wine, beer and cider will be available for purchase on-site on the day for patrons 18 years and older as well as an assortment of easy foods and beverages - think wraps, burgers, fries, soft drinks and water. There are also a couple of fantastic prizes up for grabs both prior to the concert via social media and on the day so be sure to keep an eye out for these.

Join us! After all, there’s nothing better than ending off the weekend lazing under the trees on the sprawling lawns of the Backsberg estate enjoying fine wines, great food and live music by some of the best local talent SA has to offer.

*Pre-ordered picnics: Picnics will be available as a product on Quicket prior to check-out. Each picnic snack box is costed per person at R110.00.

*Please note: NO own alcohol will be allowed on the day but do bring along your own blankets and chairs. Caps, sunblock and sunglasses are also advisable. Children’s entertainment will be provided and a limited number of picnic boxes will be available on the day.

*Re-scheduling: Backsberg reserves the right to reschedule this event due to inclement weather or force majeure. Patrons will be advised accordingly.

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CHAMBER MUSIC WEEKEND

21 March to 28 March 2020
This annual Chamber Music Workshop offers musically gifted young people a week of intensive training in scenic Franschhoek. Music students of school going age up to matric may apply for this unique experience. A minimum of Grade 4 level of competence in music is recommended.

Participants receive professional and highly personalised instruction to encourage and develop their talent, to improve their prowess as a collaborative musician, and to achieve real progress in a self-enriching and fulfilling way.

Our approach is to provide structured, intensive work sessions over a 7-day period with an emphasis on tangible results and improvement. You will have at least 2 coached rehearsals per day, plus orchestral sessions and other topics of interest. One evening will be devoted to an informal "in-house" concert of solo works, followed by the hilarious and much loved "cabaret" devised by the students; another will find you testing your wits in a friendly music quiz with sumptuous prizes!

Concerts by the students are open to the public.  
Dates and time to be advised.
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Hospice Music Festival

HOSPICE MUSIC FESTIVAL

At The Franschhoek Huguenot Monument
16 Feb 2020 at 6:30PM

Join us for an evening of music featuring:

*  the Bubble
*  Coda Africa
*  The Galaxy Dress
*  Malorie Jane

R250.00 per person 
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Ross from Prime Circle

ROSS LEARMONTH FROM PRIME CIRCLE

At Franschhoek Cellar
Show starts at 15h00, doors open at 14h30.

Ross Learmonth, the famous vocal behind Prime Circle will be performing at Franschhoek Cellar on the 4th of January, 2020! Since Prime Circle's debut in 2002, they have been one of the most celebrated rock acts in South African history. Limited tickets available.

Booking is essential for lunch
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spoegwolf at Frhk Cellars

SPOEGWOLF

At Franschhoek Cellar
Spoegwolf live vir die eerste keer by Franschhoek Cellar.
Saterdag 18 Januarie 2020.

Beperkte sitplekke, kaartjies beskikbaar op Webtickets:
http://bit.ly/Spoegwolf

Deure maak 14:30 oop, show begin 15:00.
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