Great News! South Africa’s Premier Blues Music Festival, the Table Mountain Blues Summit returns to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville to celebrate its 10th Birthday on Saturday the 5th of December 2015.
Table Mountain Blues Summit organiser Mike Combrinck says that he thought of the concept of starting a Blues Festival in Cape Town after seeing a Jazz & Blues Session at the old Steak and Ale in Centurion in 2005.
He says: “Good Blues shows was relatively hard to find in South Africa at the time. So in 2006, the first Table Mountain Blues Summit was held at Tafelberg Tavern in Cape Town, showcasing 6 Blues acts to an audience of just under 450 guests. We gave our hearts and souls and boots to get this going. In 2007 Richard Pryor came aboard as a partner and we grew this little festival into the monster it became (last year had 22 acts). Richard played a big role in the development of the Summit over the past few years, but has now stepped down as one of the organisers, due to other responsibilities. The Summit brought in more Rock and Folk Music over the last few years, but myself and friend Mike Crawford, who has now come on board, (Two Mikes don’t make a wrong) have decided to keep the Summit to its original Blues roots for our 10 Year Birthday Celebration.”
If you see the line-up, you are most likely to agree with this statement: Albert Frost Trio, The Black Cat Bones, Gerald Clark, Guy Collins Band, The Boulevard Blues Band, Aidan Martin Trio, Jonathan Peyper Band, Frank Freeman, The Studebakers, Wayne Pauli Trio, Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace and Bandeleros.
Doors open at 10 AM on the day and the first band up at 11 AM. Tickets cost R195. Bookings can be made at Computicket or you can purchase them at Hillcrest Quarry. Free entrance for children under 12 (but you must present some form of ID).
Bring along your wonderful personas, your costume to paddle in the dam, your own camping chair, lots of sunscreen and all your friends. Leave your guns, bad attitude and your own drinks or food at home. Don`t Forget to bring something warm and don’t forget to tell all your friends about this lekker jol.
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