Valentynspiekniekkonsert Ernie Smith Taalmonument 2018 klein

Ernie Smith will cherish and charm picnickers on Valentine’s Day at Language Monument
Red carpet and fairy lights await loved ones on a balmy summer’s evening

Valentine’s Day means there’s even more love in the air at the Language Monument as afro-jazz singer Ernie Smith and the Sean D Band will quicken the heart rates with their soothing sounds. So bring your loved ones and join us for a lovely, chic picnic under the starry Paarl skies on 14 February 2018. Moreover, guests will enter the Garden Theatre on a red carpet before settling on the soft grass where sparkling fairy lights will illuminate a magical evening. The occasion is also heart-warming in another respect as a part of the income is in aid of the monument’s ‘Let’s Read!’ literacy project for children.

The award-winning Ernie – known as a genius guitarist and music producer of amongst other his own album, ‘Times for Love’ – will play his top hits like ‘Love Do not Hurt Me So Bad’ and ‘When I’m Feeling Kinda Lonely’ that will certainly end this lovely day on a high note. He has also recorded with Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whallum, Neville D, Bebe Winans and John Ellis. The Sean D Band will entertain guests with popular Afrikaans love songs like “Toe stop my hart by jou” and more.

Visitors are encouraged to wear black, red and white clothing, and participate in a wine tasting; the wines will also be on sale. The gates open at 17:00 and the show starts at the foot of the monument at 19:30, under the sun’s last soothing rays. Guests are welcome to explore the scenic surroundings on footpaths while the children can entertain themselves on the playgrounds. Bring your own picnic basket or order one at the enlarged and improved Volksmond Coffee Shop on 021 863 2800. Coffee, light refreshments, wine and beer will also be for sale.

Tickets are available in advance at the Language Monument or Computicket at R150 per adult, R140 for students and R70 for children under 13; they can also be bought at the gate. Bring a blanket or pillow and warm clothing. Safe parking is available and entry is controlled. Unfortunately no dogs or fires are allowed. The next picnic concerts are with Elvis Blue (17 February) and Die Heuwels Fantasties (24 March).

For further information, call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit and