Jimmy Dludu, The Muffinz, AKA, Reason, Johnny Clegg, Mi Casa, Donald, Mango Groove, Josie Field and Shortstraw are just some of the artists lined up for the 2014 concert season at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens and the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. The Old Mutual Music In The Gardens season is a sister project of the iconic Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch in Cape Town and the Old Mutual Music At The Lake concerts in Durban. “Held in idyllic settings amongst an assortment of indigenous and exotic plants, the concerts are not only an opportunity to listen to some great South African music in the company of family and friends, but also contribute directly to the maintenance and development of these beautiful gardens”, said Old Mutual sponsorship manager Bandile Mngoma.
The first concert of the season at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens on Sunday 18 May features the evergreen Mango Groove and the critically acclaimed contemporary folk singer songwriter Josie Field.
A week later on Sunday 25 May the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens will sway to the beautiful jazz fusion guitar of the legendary Jimmy Dludlu, and the eclectic soul of the superhot Muffinz. Gates to the Gardens open at 10am with the concerts taking place from 2pm until 5pm. Concert goers are encouraged to come early, bring a picnic basket and spend a leisurely day in the sunshine. There is a supervised kids zone with a host of activities as well as food and refreshments on sale.
Tickets are available in advance on the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens Facebook page or at the Gardens from R100 and on the day from R120.