Cape Town International Jazz Festival Free Concert

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | February 28, 2018

Cape Town International Jazz Festival Free Concert

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is Africa’s biggest gathering of Jazz talent. One of the unique elements of the festival is that it is not contained to the weekend of the main event. Instead, every year, there are fringe events that jazz lovers can attend.

In addition to the main event, there are school band showcases, free music workshops, and there is an annual, free jazz concert in Green Market Square. Music should be accessible to everyone, which is why it is excellent that this free concert will be taking place.

As one publication put it:

“The free outdoor community concert allows audiences to catch a glimpse of what’s to come at the weekend-long fiesta and gives those who missed out on tickets – or couldn’t afford to buy them – a chance to soak up the musical talent of performers that they’d otherwise not have the opportunity to see.”

And the best thing is that the event is family friendly, so you won’t need to find a babysitter. So, pack your family, bring some friends, and get ready for a magical event.

Where: Greenmarket Square, Cape Town CBD
When: 20 March 2018
Cost: Free
More Info: For more information on either the free concert or on the main festival, check out the CTIJF website.


The 2018 lineup has not yet been announced, but if previous years are anything to go by, it’s going to a fantastic roster! The event runs for six hours and forms an official part of the Cape Town Internation Jazz Festival’s eights days of operation.

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