Elvis and the Afrikaans Language Monument
The energetic and generous singing sensation Elvis Blue will mesmerise visitors to the Afrikaans Language Monument on Saturday, 17 February 2018, between the green and granite on Paarl Mountain. This king of concerts has won numerous prizes for his best-selling albums, so there’s no chance that fans and new fans will suffer from the blues. In addition, this forms part of the monument’s Concert Series – loved by residents, foreigners and tourists – in aid of the ‘Let’s Read!’ literacy project for children; something that fits in well with Elvis’s own charity projects.
He remains a rare breed in his ability to straddle both English and Afrikaans music genres with ease and relevance, as one can hear on his ‘Elvis Blue’, ‘Journey’ and ‘Afrikaans’ albums. With his unique blend of charisma and authenticity, Elvis’s shows are known for not only the perfect blend of well-known original hits and new music, but also for his comical and often whimsical story telling that sweeps audiences along in a journey that is both personal and entertaining.
The show starts at 20:00 in the Garden Theatre – a smaller sibling of the famous Paarl Amphitheatre – on the soft lawn right at the foot of the monument while the sun’s last soothing rays fade away. Visitors are welcome to explore the scenic surroundings via the footpaths while the children entertain themselves in the playground. Bring your own drinks (no glass) and 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 on sale.
Tickets are available at Computicket and the Language Monument at R140 for adults, R130 for students and R70 for children under 13. Bring a blanket or pillow and warm clothes. Safe parking is available and entry is controlled. Unfortunately, no dogs or fires are allowed. The next and last picnic concert is with Die Heuwels Fantasties (24 March).
For further information, call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za and www.facebook.com/afrikaansetaalmonument. More on Elvis at www.elvisblue.co.za