Rootspring Presents: Jack Mantis Band

Fri Dec 20, 19:00 - Fri Dec 20, 22:00
Rootspring House


The Jack Mantis Band formed in Cape Town in 2007. Their music speaks of adventure, travel, humanity, struggles and triumph. This is only something they are able to portray with the brutal honesty through living the touring life. “What we discovered was that music is a bond that builds bridges across unknown expanses. JMB has become a living, breathing, evolving, aspect of our musical union. If we can facilitate a small shift from within our fans, and always be a positive influence to our listeners, then we have the greatest job we could ever have wished for ”, says Jack. 

Having focused most of their attention on the United States and Europe, it is a rare and special moment when they gather to step onto a South African stage. Jack has just wrapped up a largely sold out, 100+ date tour across Germany in for the film release of “Blown Away” ( officially selected for the Ocean Film Festival).

When it comes to South Africa, the Jack Mantis Band still has it's place as one of the country's top jam bands, sharing the stage with the likes of Prime Circle, Kahn Morbee (The Parlotones), Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Albert Frost  and – most recently – Dan Patlansky. Earlier this year, JMB opened for the American singer-songwriter Ben Harper at Grand West Arena in Cape Town. 


With a history steeped in music and a lifetime spent gaining insight and wisdom the world over, Mantis brings something truly generous to his performances. A sense of common humanity and togetherness. The brotherhood between band members and the sincere heart expressed through their music is tangible. It is undeniable that their vision is to create a conscious shift through their music and to hold a space for meaningful shared experiences.

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Early birds – Standard R80 (until 7 Dec)

After 7 Dec – R100 Standard

Children Under 12 – R30

Door open - 18h30

Show starts - 19h00

Interval - 19h45 (Dinner)

Show resumes - 20h00


We provide the glasses

Orders for food have now closed. Please feel free to bring your own food or eat before the event

To avoid being fined DON'T PARK with wheels on the pavement! 


Rootspring Presents: Jack Mantis Band
Rootspring House
8 Axminster Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950, South Africa
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