Where to go for live music in Joburg

Katzys in Rosebank

Guests who stayed recently at Liz at Lancaster went off to Katzys in Rosebank for live music and had a great evening.  Situated in the Firs , a mall in nearby Rosebank, right next to the well-renowned Grillhouse –this is the place to be seen.  Resident bands perform 5 times a week , and patrons can order off  the Grillhouse food menu plus there is a drinks menu  which includes a wide selection of cocktails and over 100 different types of whisky.  There is an extensive choice cigars on offer.  Purpose built as a live music venue, Katzys has the latest sound and audiovisual equipment. It’s no wonder the young and upwardly mobile flock here.  Katzy’s has a smart casual dress code, and that there is no cover charge from Mondays – Wednesday. On Thursdays (after 6.30pm) the cover charge is R150 per person, on a Friday (from 7.00pm) R100 per person, and on Saturdays (from 8.00pm) the cover charge is R100 per person.  www.katzys.co.za 011 880 3945 The Firs , cnr Oxford and Bierman Ave Rosebank

Bassline, Newtown

Further to the south in Newtown at 10 Henry Nxumalo, is Bassline which was founded in 1994 in Melville and became known for jazz and blues.  In 2003 the original Bassline closed and was resurrected in 2004 in the downtown Newtown Cultural Precinct, with a 1000-capacity concert venue and an smaller 150-seat performing space, both with top-of-the-range sound.    In front of the Bassline is a life-size bronze sculpture of legendary songstress Brenda Fassie by artist Angus Taylor.  Coming up on the 24th and 25th May is the Africa Day concert where Ishmael Lo is going to be performing.


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