Music Lover? This Summer, we got you

Here’s how you can enjoy the sounds of summer – this month and all season long! Plus, they’re free to attend.


Our neighbourhood’s Silo Concerts are back! With summer in the air, picture yourself enjoying a gentle ocean breeze and a beautiful sunset, peeking out from behind the inspiring Zeitz MOCAA Museum as your backdrop, and you have the perfect setting for an evening of magical music.

Running for its fifth year, the concerts series has delighted full houses with memorable events featuring full orchestras, jazz and Kwela bands, acapella ensembles, 20-piece swing bands, electro-classical acts, African divas, salsa and tango bands, as well as crooners and mini orchestras.

Come on down to the Silo District on the first day of every month – from now until April – and be a part of something special.

4 November: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
2 December: Mandisi Dyantyis
7 January: This Thing Called Swing
3 February: Puesta Del Sol
3 March: Andrew Young and Don Vion
7 April: Judith Sephuma

Where? Silo District
When? 18:00 every first Friday of the month
How Much? It’s FREE – invite all your loved ones


Swing by the V&A Record & Music Fair, a monthly gathering that is fast becoming a must-attend for all vinyl junkies. Catch this month’s fair on 29 October from 10:00-14:00 at Watershed.

Expect some serious crate digging and memorabilia shopping with over 3000 vinyl records waiting to be discovered, as well as a great selection of CD’s, music books, band merch, tees, and cassettes on sale. Amazing DJs will be on the decks. See you there, vinyl lovers!

When? 29 October
Time? 10:00 – 14:00
Where? Watershed


For nearly 20 years, the Cape Town Youth Wind Ensemble (CPYWE) has been amongst the foremost wind bands in the city performing at community concerts and festivals under the direction of its conductor, wind band specialist Faan Malan.

The CPYWE was formed, together with the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Masidlale grassroots programme, to shape the musical lives of talented young people mainly from areas without access to music education. Many of its 60 members perform as ad hoc musicians in the CPO, paving the way for a career in music.

Enjoy a programme of popular music for the whole family with a performance by the full Youth Wind Ensemble, as well as solos played on flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba! It’s a great introduction to wind instruments for all ages.

When? 30 October
Time? 16h30
Where? Amphitheatre
How much? Free to attend.