Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Food, Fun and an Unbeatable Vibe at the Bay Harbour Market

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Cape Town’s most vibrant weekend market offers up a feast of fantastic musical talent along with wonderful cuisine, and a host of goodies up for grabs.  Free musical performances by both professional and emerging local talent from across the musical spectrum have become a permanent fixture at Bay Harbour Market. Don’t miss Acid Blues (1 Feb), Alan Cameron (2 Feb), The Room (3 Feb), 3 Tons of Fun (8 Feb), The Bootleggers Blues Band (9 Feb), and Novo One (10 Feb) coming up in the next two weeks. 

Once a derelict fish factory in the heart of Hout Bay’s fishing epicentre, Bay Harbour Market has become a vibrant Western Cape attraction with scores of eager shoppers flocking to the harbour each weekend. A platform for entrepreneurial traders and established companies to extend their brands, this industrial chic playground boasts fashion shows, Saturday auctions and impromptu musical performances in and amongst the wide array of art, crafts and food for sale.

Visitors are spoiled for choice with a huge array of goods and food for sale including gourmet cuisine from Pete Goffe-Wood’s Kitchen Cowboys, soup from Zoop!, mouth-watering pizza or meals from further abroad courtesy of Tao's Chinese Kitchen. Other traders include clothing retailers Bengers, PureBliss, Just Cruising, Skint Clothing, and Maybru; as well as art from the Kraal Gallery and Art Factor.

What’s on the Bay Harbour Sound Stage
Friday 1 February: Hitting the stage on February 1st for Friday Nite LIVE! is powerful jazz/funk trio Acid Blues. Consisting of funding member and super-talented jazz guitarist James Kibby, renowned funk/blues/punk bassist Maurice Paliaga and experienced session drummer Richard Pickett, this is a collaboration that is sure to impress.

Saturday 2 February: Talented jazz pianist Alan Cameron takes to the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Saturday February 2nd. Alan is a highly accomplished muso with a sound that is both uplifting and resonant of the South African Landscape. He plays regularly in and around Cape Town and will undoubtedly provide Bay Harbour attendees with the perfect soundtrack for shopping, eating, browsing and chilling.

Sunday 3 February: Ending the weekend off on Sunday February 3rd is acoustic blues band The Room. Guitar duo Matt Murdoch and James Middleton hail from a blues background and have been jamming together for over 4 years covering artists like Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton and Dire Straits. The band has taken on a new dimension with the addition of percussionist Brian van Vuuren. The Room play a wide range of songs some originals and covers including tunes from the likes of Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits and The Doors.

Friday 8 February: Bringing the stage to life on February 8th for Friday Nite LIVE! is a trio of jazz divas who call themselves 3 Tons of Fun. These awesome, most-loved, three larger-than-life ladies sing up a storm with their upbeat blend of jazzy groove and are worth their weight in gold voices. Don't miss out on this fun evening!

Saturday 9 February: Bringing their blend of blues and rock to the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Saturday, February 9th is The Bootleggers Blues Band. Covering artists such as Son House, Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon alongside the more well-known Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Stevie Ray Vaughan, the band are sure to entertain Cape Town audiences with their brand of rocking blues.

Sunday 10 February: Ending the weekend off on Sunday, February 10th is flamenco guitar outfit Novo One. The latest project from Kubu Strings legend Pierre Fourie, Novo One is a unique blend of nouveau flamenco guitar infused with bossa rumba jazz and eastern percussion sounds. Pierre’s passion and love for the guitar spans over 20 years, he started playing Flamenco guitar at the age of 18 and was inspired by the Gipsy Kings and Paco de Lucia. Don’t miss this!

As well as awesome live music, arts, crafts, fashion, decor and delicious cuisine, Bay Harbour is also hosting a monthly comedy showcase on the first Wednesday of each month. The line-up for the 6th February 2013 features Siv Ngesi, Mum-z and Liam Bento. Tickets are on sale online at http://www.bayharbour.co.za/quicket.aspx – make sure you get yours now!

The Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay showcases over 100 stalls featuring arts, crafts, fashion, decor and delicious cuisine.

Venue: Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay
Artists: Acid Blues, Alan Cameron, The Room, 3 Tons of Fun, The Bootleggers Blues Band, Novo One, Pierre Fourie
Address: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806
Date: 1-3 February 2013; 8-10 February 2013
Time: Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9h30am-4pm
Website: http://www.bayharbour.co.za  
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bayharbour 
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bayharbourmkt 
More information: Tel: 082 570 5997; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I am a South African media scholar with a keen interest in the travel industry. Having completed my Masters degree in journlism, I work for a small media organisation and produce feature articles in my own capacity.