Concerts SA Funders & Partners
The music community of South Africa owes the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Norwegian Embassy gratitude for their generous contribution to the Concerts SA programme.
In the first decade of the Concerts SA project the contributed core funding to ensure the growth of the project and for the project to achieve what it has.
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) hosted Concerts SA from 2012 to 2022, providing support for administrative and operational costs over the years.
SAMRO has agreed to continue supporting Concerts SA for the 2024 and 2025 years.
During the COVID-19 pandemic the National Arts Council of South Africa supported Concerts SA’s Digital Mobility Fund (November 2021), ensuring that numerous artists could continue creating during the extended lockdowns.
Partner Venues & Promoters - Gauteng
Promoter Sol Shibambu has many decades experience creating live music events in the region of Pretoria North and the broader Gauteng Province.
He can be contacted at email@example.com
U The Space
Promoter Sibusile Xaba creates interesting and often esoteric music events that draw on indigenous South African music and a variety of other local music forms.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Niki’s Oasis and Jazz Bar
A longstanding and sustained venue, Niki’s is located across the road from the Market Theatre in Newtown in Johannesburg. The venue is run by Mam Siminikiwe Sondlo, a loved local figure in the music scene.
Home to the constitutional courts ConHill has a variety of spaces to perform at. On their extensive campus they host Flame Studios, and IKS Cultural Consulting, amongst numerous other arts organisations.
They can be contacted at email@example.com | https://www.constitutionhill.org.za/
Partner Venues & Promoters - KwaZulu Natal
Partner Venues & Promoters - Western Cape
A Touch of Madness
Smart ‘domestic’ artist-friendly setting with garden for restaurant/bar serving burgers and other favourite dishes. Full of cultural events and great food.
Speak to Pooven Murugen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz in the Native Yards
Koko Nkalashe is a veteran of the Western Cape music scene. Working with venues like Guga Sthebe and Kwasec he can help you navigate the music world in the province.
Koko can be contacted at email@example.com
Real Wired Music
Real Wired Music is currently managing the live entertainment for the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre, the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront, the Alphen Boutique Hotel, Pigalle… Their forte is Jazz, Latin, Classical, Folk , Pop, Rock, and Blues, as well as Function/Dance bands specially tailored for clients.
Contact Gavin Minter at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alma Cafe
The Alma Café is a homely little place where good food, good music and good people reign supreme. Wednesday nights are a walk in, no cover charge Burger ‘n Beer evening with 2 or 3 bands playing. Sunday nights are a more formal affair with bookings.
The Commons (Muizenburg)
The Daisy Jones (Stellenbosch)
Festival Network (Copenza)
Southern African Arts Exchange