The fact that the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is taking place this weekend will be music to the ears of concert-goers all across Mzansi. A stellar line-up and an epic venue will combine to make this year’s performance the best yet.
Fans will flock to the Cape Town International Convention Centre in the CBD from Friday onwards, enjoying a three-day carnival of live jazz and good vibes. In fact, there’s a free concert taking place in Greenmarket Square on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the return of this annual festival.
Cape Town International Jazz Festival line-up:
Chaka Khan will be there to rock you, and she’ll be ably supported to some magnificent local talent. Sho Madjozi is an act you won’t want to miss, and Shekhinah – fresh from opening for Ed Sheeran – also takes to the stage.
However, these magical evenings come at a cost. There’s going to be a few traffic problems coming to the Mother City too, as some major roads face closure for up to three days. We’ve put together a quick guide on the areas you need to avoid, and the times they will be out of action.
Cape Town International Jazz Festival – all road closures for 28 – 31 March:
Lower Long Street between FW De Klerk Boulevard and P2 parking: From 28 – 31 March, 6:00 – 16:00.
Lower Long Street, (southbound) between FW De Klerk Boulevard and Walter Sisulu Avenue. From 13:00 on 29 March – 9:00 on 31 March.
Walter Sisulu Avenue eastbound between Lower Long street and Heerengracht Street. From 29 – 31 March 9:00 – 16:00.
Walter Sisulu Avenue eastbound between Buitengracht street and Lower Long Street. From 29 – 31 March, 16:00 – 9:00.
Walter Sisulu Avenue westbound between Heerengracht Street and Lower Long Street. From 29 – 31 March, 17:00 – 9:00.
Heerengracht Street northbound between Hertzog Boulevard and FW De Klerk Boulevard. From 29 – 31 March, 18:00 – 9:00.
FW De Klerk Boulevard between Lower Long Street and Heerengracht Street. From 29 – 31 March, 13:00 – 9:00
A message from the mayor:
Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato shared his best wishes with the festival goers on Wednesday:
“I would like to welcome the thousands of festival-goers and performers who are making their way to our beautiful city this week. Cape Town welcomes you with open arms and we hope that the experience will live in your memories long after the last notes fade.”
Dan Plato on the Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Originally published on The South African – https://bit.ly/2JLficd