Bay hosts Afrikaans music’s hitmakers

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Bobby van Jaarsveld, left, will be entertaining fans at the Boardwalk on Saturday December 30; Karlien van Jaarsveld, right, will be at the Boardwalk on Tuesday December 26

Fans of Afrikaans music can look forward to several big names visiting the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro over the summer season, including brother and sister Bobby and Karlien van Jaarsveld, Steve Hofmeyr and more alternative options such as Radio Kalahari Orkes.

Open Sky Entertainment Park and Lapa in Little Chelsea is the venue for several performances, with the Boardwalk in Summerstrand and the Music Kitchen in Newton Park also saying ja asseblief to visiting artists in December. Here are a few of the confirmed shows coming up this week and next for the Bay:


Adam is performing at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre, from 8pm tonight. Inquiries: Westway Café (041) 365-0217.

Theuns Jordaan

Theuns Jordaan is performing at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre tomorrow from 8pm. He will be performing some of his older material as well as songs from his more recent albums including Roeper, released in 2012 and his English album, Tribute to the Poets, released in 2013. Inquiries: Westway (number above).

Radio Kalahari Orkes

The band with the quirky name of Radio Kalahari Orkes will bring their national “Brekfis op Barandas” tour to the Eastern Cape this month, hitting both Port Elizabeth and Cape St Francis.

Band members Ian Roberts on guitar, singer and and drummer Bradley Cooper will bring their brand of Afrikaans folk and roots music to the Music Kitchen in Newton Park on Wednesday, December 20. Bookings may be made on 066-200-2765.

Then they move to Rock Lily in Cape St Francis On Thursday. Tickets are R150, available online via Quicket or at the door.


Afrikaans singer Jay will be performing on Thursday at Open Sky Entertainment Park in Colleen Glen, from 8pm. Tickets are from R130 each. Inquiries: Westway.

Bok van Blerk

Bok Van Blerk will be performing on Friday at Open Sky Entertainment Park in Colleen Glen, from 8pm. Tickets are from R130 each. Inquiries: Westway.

Karlien and Bobby van Jaarsveld

The blonde with the beautiful voice and her heart-throb brother will both be performing at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre. Karlien will sing on December 26 and Bobby will perform on December 30. Tickets cost from R100 for Karlien’s show and R120 for Bobby and both shows start at 8pm. Inquiries: Westway.

Bobby is also making a return to Hemingways Casino next Friday. Tickets are R150 at Computicket with discounts for Hemingways Reward cardholders. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

Steve Hofmeyr

The iconic Afrikaans godfather of Afrikaans pop will sing at Open Sky on December 23, at 8pm. Tickets are R130, from Westway.

Andriette Norman

Andriette Norman will sing on December 27, at 8pm. Tickets are R100 and her show starts at 8pm. Inquiries: Westway.

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