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Shakey Graves heads to Cape Town for the first time this Easter Weekend!

Award-winning Americana musician, Shakey Graves heads to South Africa for the first time this April and is set to perform at the inaugural Cape Open Air Festival on Easter Friday – April 10, 2020.

Austin, Texas-based Shakey Graves first garnered attention with his one-man-band set up, which originated after he grew tired of having to borrow kick drums and high hats in order to perform. His solution consisted of a modified suitcase that functions as both a kick drum and a tambourine stand built by a close friend. Most of his 2011 self-released debut album Roll the Bones features him playing solo.

His unique style of performance led to him being asked to be the official “busker” for the Edward Sharpe and Mumford & Sons ‘Railroad Revival Tour’ in 2011, where he played music for patrons entering each venue.

By 2014 Graves had his trio band set up and made their TV debut on “Conan”, along with performances on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers”.

Graves won the Best Emerging Artist award at the 2015 Americana Music Awards and has since released two albums and an EP, including 2018’s “Can’t Wake Up” album.

Cape Town is treated to a brand-new festival as Shakey Graves headlines the first-ever Cape Open Air Festival on Easter Friday, April 10th. The festival will take place at Muizenberg Park with more artists to be announced.

Cape Open Air 2020
Date: Friday 10 April 2020
Venue: Muizenberg Park, Camp Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town 7905
Time: 12:00 – 18:30
Line-up: Shakey Graves (USA), Pierce Brothers (Australia) …plus more to be announced
Tickets from
Phase 1 Ticket Price: R295 excl R20 service charge