Black Bear Band and story of American music in Riebeek Kasteel


FROM the swamps of the Mississippi Delta to the juke joints of Memphis, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to the folk explosion of upstate New York comes the fascinating story of American music – told in the Swartland town of Riebeek Kasteel.

For one magical night only, The Black Bear Band unravels this epic tale and how it shaped and influenced their own special brand of music. The show takes place at The Barn on March 18 – the Friday night of a long weekend. Just 80 tickets are available for sale.

On the line-up will be music from John L Hooker, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, JJ Cale, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Stapleton, The Band and many more. Black Bear will perform a number of hit covers as well as original material influenced by these great artists and their music. 

Inspired by singer-songwriter Craig Banks’s visits to Nashville, this soundtrack is provided by a Supergroup of Cape Town musicians. In addition to Banks, the band comprises Wayne Pauli, David Goldberg, Malcolm Aberdeen and Damian Staz who have amassed 40 years of playing and interpreting this music they love. 

The evening gets underway at 6.30pm, and music at 8pm. You’ll be welcomed with a complimentary drink of choice, either beer or bubbles, and a shawarma with various fillings including a vegetarian-only option. Additional food and drinks may be purchased, as desired. Seating will be provided at long-tables, with the valley vistas as backdrop to what promises to be a spectacular evening.

Tickets are R200pp via Quicket.

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