Google+
Subscribe to: Newsletter      Comments      News

Thousands of jazz lovers will descend on Tieties Baai in the picturesque Cape Columbine Nature Reserve near Paternoster on the Cape West Coast at the end of this month.

Jazz on the Rocks2014 by Tietiesbaai Paternoster. Foto Peter Abrahams

The sought-after sold-out four day jazz music festival offers a stellar line-up of both local and international acts.  This year at the 7th installment of Jazz on the Rocks, festival goers can look forward to seeing Joe Mcbride doing a tribute to Ray Charles alongside 23 other top notch local artists.

 

The popularity of the event, which takes place from Thursday 23 February to Monday 27 February 2017, has grown exponentially over the last few years, with campsites at Tieties Baai sold-out at least nine months ahead of the event. Apart from attracting thousands of people to the reserve, the event contributes significantly towards the economy of the region. Local entrepreneurs are also given the opportunity to showcase their goods and services, further entrenching an entrepreneurial culture and spirit in the communities.

Jazz on the Rocks2014 by Tietiesbaai Paternoster. Foto Peter Abrahams

Founder and Heart FM Presenter Clarence Ford says the festival promises a little more this year. “We will be hosting a community youth sports festival on the Voorstrand beach in Paternoster on Saturday 25th February.  We’d like to focus on youth in the area and sport, which is well loved in the community. We want to unlock the abundance of talent in youth, in the fields of music and sport. It is important that we are not only seen as festival creators, but that we are invested in developing the youth of the region. We want to leave a lasting legacy for years to come, without leaving a footprint on the splendid.”

 

Ford says he would like to get more youth involved in the festival. “We want to upskill them with knowledge about festival design and the management thereof. To facilitate this, we have the Cape Peninsula of Technology on board again this year. In 2016, 15 youth from the Paternoster area were acknowledged for their learning by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. We are proud of their achievement. They are able to now be economically active in more than just the crayfish industries.”

 

Sponsors for the 2017 edition include, NEDBANK, Old Mutual, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, VODACOM, Distell and SAB Miller. The event strategically involves the Department of Fisheries, to educate the local community and visitors about the dramatically decreasing crayfish reserves.

 

 

For more information about the festival visit www.jazzontherocks.net or follow us on Facebook for regular updates.

Did you like this? Share it:

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Radio 2000 reshuffles the Sunday mid-morning show.

To make your weekend feel “easy like Sunday morning” Radio 2000 will be re-shuffling its Sunday mid-morning show effective Sunday, 2 […]

SABC commemorates June 16

SABC will commemorate the 41th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising now known as June 16, National Youth Day. The uprisings […]

Youth to take over Algoa Airwaves

Grade eleven learners in and around Port Elizabeth and East London have responded in their droves to be a part […]

Heart FM shuts down broadcast studio for 16 days 

Heart FM will once again take the microphone to the heart of Western Cape communities for the 16DaysForYouth initiative from 1 June 2017. […]


TAG CLOUD

POPULAR