The Magic of Music in Sandton Central

The Magic of Music in Sandton Central

Listen up, it’s time to explore the vibrant world of music in Sandton Central! If you’re a music enthusiast, a dancing diva, or someone who simply loves to immerse yourself in the euphoria of sound, then you’re in for a treat when you pay our precinct a visit. Sandton Central is a dynamic and vibrant neighbourhood that offers a plethora of musical experiences, from live performances to shopping for your favourite tunes and instruments, to busting a move in fun, fresh dance classes. In this blog, we’ll explore the enchanting power of music and dive into Sandton Central’s electrifying venues, The Marc and Theatre on the Square, where music comes to life in its most mesmerising form, live performance. We’ll also be showcasing a fantastic festival that we are hosting this month. We can’t wait to tell you all about it; get ready to groove and let the rhythm guide your adventures through Sandton Central! 

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival 2023 

The 2023 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Africa’s premier jazz festival, is back with an exciting lineup of headlining jazz stars from around the world. The event takes place on the 29th and 30th of September at the Sandton International Convention Centre. With four main stages – Dinaledi, Conga, Mbira, and The Market Place – attendees can expect mesmerising melodies and powerful performances. 

On the Dinaledi Stage, Grammy Award winner Andreas Vollenweider will showcase his unique style, while the Conga Stage will feature contemporary jazz giants like Robert Glasper. The Hugh Masekela Band will honour the late great trumpeter, and various other tribute performances will captivate the audience. 

The Mbira Stage will offer a broad sonic taste spectrum with artists like Zonke, Ami Faku, Langa Mavuso, and Simphiwe Dana. For a more adventurous palette, the Lounge Jazz Market, hosted by Nothemba Madumo, will provide an unforgettable experience. 

Standard Bank cardholders can enjoy up to a 15% discount on tickets, and early bird discounts are available until 30th August 2023. The festival aims to connect music lovers, providing a world-class platform for African artists and global icons alike. Don’t miss out on this celebration of jazz culture and talent! 

The Marc: Centre of Musical Performance 

Speaking of melodies, if you’re looking for the ultimate live music experience, head straight to The Marc! This iconic shopping centre in Sandton Central is where live performance magic happens. The Marc hosts electric Friday performances featuring top-notch local and international artists. The vibrant atmosphere and well-calibrated sound systems will transport you to a musical wonderland. From soul-stirring saxophone concerts to foot-tapping acoustic guitar gigs, The Marc has something for every music lover. Bask in the beauty of the tunes and grab a delicious dinner at Zioux to reward yourself after a long week.

Theatre on the Square: An Iconic Hub for Music 

As we continue our musical journey, we can’t overlook the significance of Theatre on the Square in the local music scene. First established in 1994, this theatre has set the stage for countless local and international musicians alike. The intimate setting of Theatre on the Square creates an up-close and personal experience that allows you to truly connect with the artists.  

Keep an eye out for the upcoming performances and concerts gracing this stage in the coming months, including a showcase by Netherlands jazz guitarist, Tijn Trommelen, and the one-woman musical theatre show “What if nobody comes?” Theatre on the Square is more than just a venue; it’s a haven for artists and music enthusiasts alike.

Music Shopping in Sandton Central 

Are you feeling inspired by these incredible local artists and looking to exercise your creativity by picking up your very own musical instrument? A great place to start learning more about pursuing music is at the Sandton Library. With thousands of educational resources at your disposal, as well as countless audio files, guides and albums to browse, this is the perfect place to do your research and start your journey to (potential) stardom on the stage.

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As we wrap up our musical escapade through Sandton Central, we know you’re itching to experience the undeniable charm and allure of our precinct’s rich music culture. Music has the power to touch our souls, lift our spirits, and connect us with others in profound ways.  

From the pulsating performances at The Marc to the intimate concerts at Theatre on the Square, Sandton Central offers a wealth of musical delights that cater to every taste. So, whether you’re a die-hard muso or someone looking for a new experience, let the rhythm guide you to this vibrant and diverse music scene. It’s time to get lost in melodies, dance like nobody’s watching, and celebrate the magic of music in Sandton Central.