Jack Parow will be spreading some Parowphernalia at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens on the 3rd of June, when he takes to the Old Mutual Music In The Gardens stage.
The Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series presents live concerts every two weeks throughout the winter season at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. R5 from every pre-sold ticket (tickets purchased on the website) is given to the Wildlands Conservation Trust for their Trees for Life initiative, where community members grow trees to sustain their livelihoods.
This initiative serves as an extension of Old Mutual’s sponsorship of the legendary Kirstenbosch Music series in Cape Town.
A background check on Parow…
Zander Tyler was born in Parow, Cape Town. The dangerous romantic rapper of note did not come knocking, but bustin’ down the door in 2009, with the release of his debut self-titled album. The album struck gold within two weeks of its release – going platinum within the first year of release.
2011 saw the dawn of a second Parow album, titled Eksie Ou. Eksie Ou surpassed expectations from fans and critics alike, gaining momentum with every single released. Hosh Tokelosh – Parow’s colab with Gazelle – made history in becoming the first Afrikaans song to reach the nr 1 spot in the 5fm top 40 chart.
Concerning his participation in this green cause, Parow says, “As a South African I see it as part my duty – and where can you find a better and lekkerder way to do it in, as in these – Pretoria National Botanical Gardens – beautiful surrounding with good solid SA music.”
Parow will be supported on this day by The Black Cat Bones.
A smidge about them Bones…
This old school blues rock and roll band was formed in 2001. The name of the band was derived from Folklore. According to the bones men, slaves in the olden days believed that you could alter your destiny by means of spiritual remedies such as mojo bags, rabbit’s feet and Black Cat Bones. These charms were used to afford the owner good luck in love, career and financial endeavours. Traces of these belief systems could be found throughout the whole blues catalogue. They figured that in an industry as competitive as the music business, one needs a little bit of extra luck to push on through – hence the choice in name.
Black Cat Bones are modern day storytellers with a collective of influences fused together. Their music pays tribute to the founders of the classic genres of modern blues, rock, folk and country – whilst maintaining a modernized presence.
Pre-sale at gardens: R90
On day sales at gardens and ticketbreak: R100
Children under 13 are free.
Gates open: 11h00
Opening act: 13h00
Main act: 14h00 (with a performance of 45 minutes to one hour)
Gates close: 18h00
Facilities available: Restaurant and tea garden available on site.
Alcoholic beverages are for sale at the restaurant and tea garden.
Kids Zone: Available 13h30 – 16h30
Everyone is welcome to bring picnic baskets and blankets.
The next act to grace the stage at the Old Mutual Music in The Gardens is Die Heuwels Fantasties and Van Coke Kartel Youth on June 16.
Now with the help of the wonderful people from OLD MUTUAL MUSIC IN THE GARDENS, I have 5 sets of double tickets to give away to this event.
All you have to do is drop me a tweet ( @SuneLotter ) starting with Old Mutual Music in the gardens – and answer this very difficult question:
After Parow – who will be gracing the stages of the Old Mutual Music in the gardens concerts, on the 16th of June?
Difficult…I think not!
Winners will be announced via twitter on the 1st of June.
So start tweeting…and Retweeting NOW!!!