Join us from 10am on Sunday 16 April 2023 at the CBD’s favourite park and one-and-only band stand. Bring your friends, family, dogs and selves (no drinks) and let’s come together in De Waal Park with live music and safe and serene surroundings.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK rocks Cape Town’s live music scene, showcasing world-class local talent in the Mother City’s historical park – for everyone!
It’s about coming together – nation building – around community, around music, around nature.
Kids under 13 have free entry – no ticket needed.
Please note NO ALCOHOL, glass or beverages are allowed to be brought into the event
The music sensation Lady Zamar – AKA Yamkani “Yami” Janet Banda – is an award-winning singer, songwriter, academic and philanthropist. She started young, singing at six years old and rapping under the stage name Afro Jay, inspired by the legendary Tracy Chapman. Her introduction to mainstream music came through a collaborative album, Cotton Candy which spawned hits like Mamelodi, Pitori, with producer/ DJ Junior Taurus. In no time fans wanted to see more of this incredible artist who went on to receive the Metro FM nomination for Best Duo Album and the South African Music Awards nomination for Best Dance Album and Best Duo.
With her first solo project in 2017 she established herself as a powerhouse pop artist and hit-maker through the release of her first solo project, King Zamar; in the same year she signed to Universal Music Africa. All the lead singles off the album were #1 – Love is Blind, Collide, My Baby, etc. She wrapped up the year by scooping up the coveted DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Song of the Year award for her collaborative single, Charlotte, with Prince Kaybee. Her subsequent album, Monarch also wowed fans no end, with many singles including Adore and More and More reaching the top spots on the charts. Moreover, Monarch marked the international imprint she was marking, from featuring with American leading rapper Rhapsody on Freedom to working with respected producer/rapper Simba Tagz. Lady Zamar is currently working on a highly anticipated third studio album – no doubt fans can’t wait!
She’ll be headlining Concerts in the Park at De Waal Park, Cape Town, on April 16th, 2023.
Singer-songwriter and natural showman Mark Haze is known for his wide vocal range, electric live performances and masses of charisma. Mark very skillfully performs a signature combination of high energy rock ‘n roll and silky old-school soul, fused with raw and emotional blues, a combination that is guaranteed to get audiences to their feet in no time, and singing along!
Mark was catapulted into fame when he won the American Idol Experience at Universal Studios in Orlando and was runner up for Idols in South Africa. He was one of the official support acts for rock ‘n roll legends Bon Jovi on their world tour. Mark’s single “Lonely” went to no 1 on the Algoa FM Top 40 chart and his single “Out Of My Head” achieved the Most Downloaded Song in 2011. His last 6 singles all hit the SA Top 10 chart. His debut album “Where Angels Fear To Fly” produced the hit single “ Wake Up, Dreaming Of You” went to no 1 on the Kia Take 40 SA chart and stayed there for a whopping 23 weeks! Mark has been performing at Rocking the Daisies, Ramfest and was the headliner at Moonfest.
THE RUDIMENTALS are a 10-member musical outfit from Cape Town, South Africa, known for their explosive live performances.
The band finds their inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including roots reggae, ska, dub, hip-hop and electronic music. Over the years, they have had multiple successful releases and toured extensively, winning fans and critical acclaim with their catchy hooks, upbeat rhythms, and positive message. The band is proudly Capetonian made up of diverse cultures and nationalities including Zimbabwean, Jamaican, American, Italian and of course South African. This is a big part of their unique sound.
There have been many changes in style over the years, but they have always kept true to their music and good vibes. The band has been dynamic in embracing popular musical styles and has incorporated them to remarkable success earning a 5fm no.1 Top 40 followed by no.2 on the same chart 3 months later.