Concert time again: come for sundowners and picnic in the Reserve

Pack your picnic baskets, gather your friends and family and come and enjoy the late afternoon sunset concerts at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West. Ranging from country to pop, rock, blues and jazz, there is something for every mood and age.

Presented by the Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve, the summer season kicks off on 28 November with local country and western talent Tommy Dell and the band Roadside, followed by the ever popular Jesse Jordan band on 12 December. Playing in the new year is afro-pop band, Hello Africa, on 9 January 2011. Shiraz needs no introduction and is bound to draw a record crowd again when they perform on 23 January with their covers of popular hits. Ian Smith & Virtual Jazz Reality will entertain you on 6 February with popular and classical jazz and swing, followed by the Graham Gillot Band on 20 February playing a mix of blues, pop, rock and jazz. Big Sky will close the season on 13 March with their signature rock sound.

Banned in Evolution on stage during February 2010

All concerts start at 17:30 and tickets can be bought at the gate or at the Information Centre. The tickets cost R30 per adult and R10 for scholars and the price includes entrance fee to the Reserve. There is no admission fee for children under the age of five. Parking is available inside the Reserve.

More than 5 000 people attended the 2009/2010 concert series and we hope that this season’s turnout will be even better as all the proceeds of the concerts are used to support environmental education projects at the Reserve.

See the concerts page for this season’s scehdule.