CLEAR your calendar for the latest live virtual concerts in the Stellenbosch on Stage series that will feature stellar South African talent Spoegwolf on August 29, 2020 and the University of Stellenbosch Alumni Concert featuring Laurika Rauch, Stuart Taylor, Sunday Kelechi, Jan Braai and the renowned Stellenbosch University Choir – pictured above – on Heritage Day, September 24.
Tickets for the shows, broadcast live to your device wherever you are, are available from Computicket and each comes with a complimentary R100 Support Stellenbosch SnapScan voucher, redeemable at participating restaurants and shops in this historic town.
Stellenbosch on Stage was established as a campaign of solidarity and unity in July and this novel initiative now also provides recovery support to the City of Oak’s battered economy due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “Stellenbosch is a town that stands together. We’ve seen that more than ever during this pandemic,” says Visit Stellenbosch CEO Jeanneret Momberg. “Now, we take that solidarity a step further by supporting local business through an innovative Support Stellenbosch rewards campaign that will have the dual goal of stimulating our tourism economy and incentivising our guests to love where they live and experience local entertainment.
“First of its kind in South Africa, Support Stellenbosch is a unique and exciting campaign, supported by our partners Stellenbosch Municipality, Stellenbosch University and Wesgro. We can be proud that our town is showing such leadership and innovation,” says Momberg.
Award-winning Afrikaans rock outfit, Spoegwolf, hits the stage at 7pm on Saturday, August 29 for a thought-provoking listening experience. Their meaningful lyrics and rich sound, challenge and delight anyone who listens to their music. This alternative band is made up of brothers Danie and Moskou du Toit – who also have a Stellenbosch restaurant, Drum – and Chris von Wielligh and Albert van der Merwe.
Continuing along the thread of collaboration, this performance is made possible by the support of Eendracht Hotel and Apartments, Stellenbosch Wine Routes and Taste Stellenbosch, each representing one of the main tourism sectors of Stellenbosch.
“We are extremely proud to be part of the Stellenbosch on Stage initiative. We believe that it is within our collective power to turn the hope of a united and prosperous Stellenbosch Tourism sector into a living reality that will bring benefit to many people,” shares Daniel Lutz, owner of Eendracht Hotel and Apartments, a popular Tripadvisor Best of the Best destination in the heart of Stellenbosch.
For the University of Stellenbosch Alumni Concert at 7pm on Thursday, September 24, viewers can look forward to a selection of hits and all-round entertainment that have made these South African icons top of their game. Experience a mesmerising musical performance by the legendary Laurika Rauch, who will be joined talented cellist Sunday Kelechi, while comedian Stuart Taylor will have everyone in stitches with his one of a kind humour.
The Stellenbosch University Choir conducted by André van der Merwe will also join the screen and to proudly mark what is famous colloquially as National Braai Day, Jan Braai will tune in with his tongs to share some tips of his favourite pastime. This exclusive event will be presented in collaboration with Stellenbosch University’s Development & Alumni Relations.
Tickets for each concert are R130 and available at Computicket. The concerts will remain available for seven days. Stellenbosch on Stage wines – compiled to support local enterprises – are also available to order. These cases of Proudly Stellenbosch wine are available in three variations: exclusively white wine at R670/case; exclusively red at R770/case and mixed cases at R720/case. Cases are packed with non-specific composition, from a broad selection of top producers across the region. A small gift is also included in support of a Stellenbosch small business. Wine delivery in Stellenbosch is included, with a R50 fee for orders further afield, countrywide.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 021 886 4310. Visit Stellenbosch is the official tourism and information body for Stellenbosch, South Africa’s most inspiring wine, food, art and cultural destination. Learn more here.
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