Sun May 7, 10:00 - Sun May 7, 18:00

De Waal Park Entrance at corner Camp and Upper Orange Streets.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Cancellation of 7 May 2023 event and remainder of 2022/2023 series

Please see Announcement tab for details.



Join us on Sunday 7 May 2023 at the CBD’s favourite park and one-and-only band stand. Bring your friends, family, dogs and selves (no drinks) and let’s come together in De Waal Park with live music and safe and serene surroundings.

Gates open 10h00. Music start 13h30.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK rocks Cape Town’s live music scene, showcasing world-class local talent in the Mother City’s historical park – for everyone!

It’s about coming together – nation building – around community, around music, around nature.

Kids under 13 have free entry - no ticket needed.

*** Please note NO ALCOHOL, glass or beverages are allowed to be brought into the event ***



The music sensation Lady Zamar - AKA Yamkani “Yami” Janet Banda - is an award-winning singer, songwriter, academic and philanthropist. She started young, singing at six years old and rapping under the stage name Afro Jay, inspired by the legendary Tracy Chapman. Her introduction to mainstream music came through a collaborative album, Cotton Candy which spawned hits like Mamelodi, Pitori, with producer/ DJ Junior Taurus. In no time fans wanted to see more of this incredible artist who went on to receive the Metro FM nomination for Best Duo Album and the South African Music Awards nomination for Best Dance Album and Best Duo.

With her first solo project in 2017 she established herself as a powerhouse pop artist and hit-maker through the release of her first solo project, King Zamar; in the same year she signed to Universal Music Africa. All the lead singles off the album were #1 – Love is Blind, Collide, My Baby, etc. She wrapped up the year by scooping up the coveted DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Song of the Year award for her collaborative single, Charlotte, with Prince Kaybee. Her subsequent album, Monarch also wowed fans no end, with many singles including Adore and More and More reaching the top spots on the charts. Moreover, Monarch marked the international imprint she was marking, from featuring with American leading rapper Rhapsody on Freedom to working with respected producer/rapper Simba Tagz. Lady Zamar is currently working on a highly anticipated third studio album – no doubt fans can’t wait!

She’ll be headlining Concerts in the Park at De Waal Park, Cape Town, on May 7th, 2023.



With 30 mixtapes, 2 albums, numerous EPs and multiple accolades under his belt, Wynberg boy Riyadh Roberts, better known as YoungstaCPT, has been regarded as one of the most important South African emcees of his generation since launching his career in 2010. He describes his music as quintessentially ‘Cape Town’ and there’s no doubt that his music aptly captures the spirit of aspects of the Mother City.

His achievements are multifold: South African Music Awards Nominee in 2020, Album and Music Video of the Year at the SA Hip Hop Awards in 2019, Mixtape of the Year at Slikour Awards in 2018 and Lyricist of the Year in 2017. Apart from livening up the local music scene in Cape Town and South Africa, YoungstaCPT has toured extensively further afield to Australia, Switzerland, Dubai and Namibia. He’s opened the stage for numerous international acts, like Lil Wayne, Meek Mil and Nas.


EMO ADAMS is a prominent South African singer and actor better recognized for his collaborative productions with Taliep Petersen and David Kramer. Besides, he is also renowned for his remarkable work on the Malan and Kie, SABC2 series. He has built a prolific career working for exciting shows, television casts, and releasing hit songs which have earned him widespread fame beyond South Africa. Better still, this renowned celebrity has accomplished much in his personal life, giving his broad base of fans something to admire beyond his limitless publicity.


SAUDIQ KHAN is a proudly South African and respected Concert Flamenco Guitarist – a product of District Six of the 60’s in Cape Town, he was exposed to the colourful Cape Culture from an early age. He was inspired by the passionate sounds of the Flamenco guitar and once in his teens was determined to learn the music he loved. He had to leave school when he was 15 to help support his family who were forcibly evicted from District Six due to the apartheid regime. His first job was as a mailroom delivery boy in a printing business and being a car fanatic, he managed to save enough to buy a broken down VW Beatle. Discovering he had a skill for fixing cars, Saudiq approached a local Flamenco Guitarist, and bartered working on his cars in return for lessons – it wasn’t an easy time for the young teenager but Saudiq’s passion to learn to play flamenco overcame the odds stacked against him. In 1989 Saudiq was given the opportunity to travel to Lisbon where he spent some months studying under various Flamenco Maestros, learning their techniques and absorbing the music and culture. On his return to South Africa he started his own Flamenco Guitar School to promote Flamenco Guitar playing amongst local enthusiasts and into his community. South African audiences flock to hear his passionate flamenco rhythms and original compositions.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Cancellation of remainder of 2022/2023 series

Concerts in the Park had a wonderful summer season with some great shows including Mi Casa, Mango Groove, Prime Circle, Francois Van Coke, Matthew Mole, Jesse Clegg, Lee Cole and Will Linley - just to name a few!

But as winter approaches we have had to make a financial decision not to risk chancing our arm with the weather. So, we have had to cancel the remainder of the shows. Without a sponsor and with low ticket sales, CITP being a non-profit organisation cannot carry the financial risk.

Subject to being supported by a community conscious sponsor, we look forward to planning the 2023/2024 season for November. To bringing you the very best artists at an affordable price, continuing our Nation Building endeavour - building

As always, thank you to all our wonderful supporters,

— Charles Lindsay-Bowman


Gates open
Around 13h30
Music starts
  • Saudiq Khan
  • YoungstaCPT
  • Emo Adams
  • Lady Zamar
Around 18h00
Event ends
Park closes


Pick from our various tasty and delicious FOOD VENDORS offering different cuisines and choices for your enjoyment.

No alcohol, glass or beverages allowed in from outside the event.


The Learning Initiative was established in 2014, with the aim of making professional services available to children from disadvantaged communities to ensure that they can reach their potential in school and beyond. Research has repeatedly shown that early identification and intervention is crucial for optimal functioning and self-actualisation. In 2016 TLI partnered with the Western Cape Department of Social Development to develop, test and implement a ground-breaking, therapeutic intervention that promotes holistic child development in 4-5 year old children. The founder and Director is Dr Ingrid Ahlert a Counselling Psychologist with 15 years experience both in private practice and in the public sector. She has worked with multi-disciplinary teams at various schools, focusing on enhancing the resilience of children with learning barriers.

The Learning Initiative aims to:
  • identify young children who are at risk of developmental delays and potential barriers to learning through professional screening and assessment
  • provide trans-disciplinary interventions that promote holistic child development and focus on addressing barriers to learning
  • encourage active parent, practitioner and community involvement in the stimulation and education of young children
  • build capacity within the school, family and community through training, support and resources
  • advocate for the importance of quality ECD programmes in South Africa.

Help us to help The Learning Initiative help more children who face barriers to learning. Follow TLI on Facebook, Instagram or contact them today on 021- 3001464.


Participation in this event is entirely at own risk. The organisers and venue accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons or belongings, even in the case of negligence. Due care has been taken to make this event safe and secure. Participants enter venue at own risk.



De Waal Park Entrance at corner Camp and Upper Orange Streets.
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