Special Edition! Freedom Park Music Festival on 22 April

The Freedom Park Music Festival is a one-day, outdoor, live-music festival, showcasing local musicians performing a variety of genres including Jazz, Rock, Afro-jazz, Blues and World Music. Hosted at one of the most spectacular venues in Gauteng, attendees can expect a beautiful day in a tranquil, green environment, the best of local music and side attractions that include a gourmet food and artisan market, pop-up art, a seated area with craft beer, wine and cocktails and kids entertainment. A great opportunity to experience the sounds and tastes of the capital.

Line up includes Deeva, Lynol Brown, AZAH, The Sextons, African Rhythm, Simba-Ci, Greg Georgiades and the Ultra Natives, Meyrand Roux Blues Band and more.

Tickets are R100 online and R120 at the gate. Kids, cyclists and Vespa riders enter free.
Buy Tickets here: http://www.marketatthesheds.co.za/buy-tickets/

Ps. Note that there won’t be a market at 012central at the end of the month, due to the long weekend.

Love, Life & Other Crazy Stories on 25 Feb.

In the month of February, when everything seems to be Red, Market @ the Sheds will be adding all the other colourful ingredients of being in Love with Life on 25 Feb – tomorrow.

Expect a mix of out-of-the-ordinary art, fashion, food and design and an entertaining line-up that includes classic jazz, opera, hard rock… and some magic in-between.
On the programme: Bella Voce Africa, Nhlanhla Daniel Mahlangu, Mountain Thief, Shava (Tinashe Mawire Chakawa), Jerry And The Bandits and Dmdc Band SA.

…Also.. some Salsa dancing with Salsa Spirit

More about the bands: Born in Mamelodi, Nhlanhla Mahlangu has played clarinet and saxophone since his school days.. He quickly developed the love for jazz music and began playing at some Johannesburg clubs while he was still in tertiary. Mahlangu enjoys sharing the stage with other talented artist; some of the great artist’s that he has had the privilege and honour of collaborating with include the likes of Dr Abdullah Ibrahim, Sibongile Khumalo, Ringo Madlingozi, Zulu Boy, Skwata Kamp, Vusi Mahlasela, to name a few.
Bella Voce Africa – Beautiful Voice of Africa – has a repertoire and talent that is so diverse and representative of humanity that you only need a heart and they will have something with which to touch it. The basis of their training is in classical opera, from which they have developed their own unique style which can simply be described as Neo African Classic. It is a harmonious combination of influences such as Opera, African beat and Kwaito. In their seven years of performing, they have done many performances for a variety of dignitaries such as HRH Queen Elizabeth and President Mr. J. Zuma.

Mountain thief is a Pretoria-based folk singer-songwriter, telling far-off stories of learning what it is to be human, and of higher perspectives. Taking to stage in July of 2014, he has been described as the Dylan of Gauteng, played at many respected festivals such as White Mountain and Otterlake Easter fes.. He was also the 2nd member in Whiskey Thief, a collaboration with Natalie Poppy which was an example of instant chemistry.

Shava band’s music is poetic and spiritual. It fuses elements such as jazz, reggae, contemporary pop and traditional rhythmic African sounds, with members coming from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique.

Jerry and the Bandits by have been wooing audiences in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape since 2013. They have played at the Splashy Fen and Oppikoppi Festivals. Each member of the band brings their own unique influences, ranging from blues and jazz, to alternative and indie rock.
Don’t Mind Don’t Care(DMDC) was started in high school by young up-coming creatives from Soweto Orlando. The band is known for combining jazz, rock, funk and poetry with social commentary and their sound, Hipsoulfunk, speaks to the unique reality of the South African experience.

Diverse bands, Elements of Love, Magic and a Touch of Salsa dancing to create that feel good Saturday vibe. Come over with friends and loved ones.

11am – 6pm
R30 before 1pm and R50 thereafter.
Kids, Vespa riders and cyclists enter free.

Safe Parking at 216 Sisulu street (with direct access to the market) and at the State Theatre.
The street entrance to the market is at 381 Helen Joseph street, between Du Toit and Sisulu streets. Look out for a black shipping container and 012central signage.
Tickets are available at the door or on-line at plankton.mobi

Summer in the City on 28 Jan

Sunshine, ice cream, strawberries and champagne – we’re celebrating Summer in City in the heart of Pretoria on the 28th of January.

We’ll be welcoming a variety of new artists on stage, including Thunzy Music, Tigerlily Laurie Levine & Josie Field, @Thabiso Thabethe, the very entertaining Vocabulous Gift Makhene and others. DJ Jah Humble will be throwing in some caribbean tunes.

Kaya FM 95.9 and the African Beer Emporium will be joining us, so you can look forward to lots of fun and surprises along the way.

Come hang out with friends & family and enjoy the best coffee, craft beer, fine wines, cocktails, gourmet food, laid-back music, design-, fashion- & art stalls and lots of interesting people.
Find us at 012central – the hottest address in Pretoria.
11am – 6pm
R30 before 1pm and R50 thereafter.
Kids, Vespa riders and cyclists enter free. Parking at 216 Sisulu street or at the State Theatre.

Don’t miss the Capital’s monthly inner-city market-event, celebrating local art, food, design, fashion and music!

Tickets are available at the door on on-line at the link provided.

The market is a project of the Capital Collective, an NPO driving inner city rejuvenation in the Pretoria CBD.

Market@the Sheds Birthday Bash – 31 October 2015

Happy Birthday Market@theSheds!

It’s been a glorious year filled with wonderful people, places and experiences and we would like to invite you to come and celebrate it with us on the 31st of October.

Enjoy a day filled with live bands playing blues, jazz, soul and rock, with a DJ taking you into the evening for a massive Afterparty. Local artists, entrepreneurs and designers will once again be showcasing their goods and there will be a delicious variety of gourmet street food, wine, cocktails and craft beer for sale.

All of this within the vibrant and creative Pretoria CBD. Save the date and warn your friends.

Music in the Park presented by Market@theSheds

Market@theSheds is proud to present Music in the Park – A Musical Feast to celebrate Spring!

As the Capital’s monthly celebration of Art, Food, Design and Music, the market is known for its vibrant and exciting diversity with the biggest drawcard being local bands entertaining crowds with a combination of Jazz, Soul, Rock, Folk and Blues.

Music in the Park is an extension of the market, promising a day and night of great music, art, design, fashion and food.

Look forward to performances by New Creation, Urban Village, Electric Monks and more (to be announced soon).

The festival gates will open at 11h00 and bands will perform from 12h00 until 21h00 when the Dj will take over.

Entrance is R130 if you book online and R150 at the Gate. Kids under 15 pay R55 (the zoo entrance fee). All proceeds are in aid of city rejuvenation efforts by the Capital Collective.

Online Tickets available at- https://plankton.mobi/Events/EventBooking/f517d4f3-f2ed-460b-897e-753c44da1e9c

The Pretoria zoo is a beautiful setting right in the heart of the city. Expect an inclusive crowd of people from all walks of life, hang out with friends and family, enjoy craft beer, fine wines, cocktails, gourmet food, design, fashion, art and interesting people.

Ample, secure parking is available for visitors opposite and at the main entrance of the National Zoological Gardens and on the corner of Paul Kruger and Boom Streets. Security staff are on duty at all parking facilities for your peace of mind. Parking fees are R20 per vehicle.12006595_908558845889037_6459753057549032068_o

Here’s to the end of Winter!

DSC_0411Don’t miss the Market@theSheds on 29 August. We plan to have a lot of fun in celebration of the end of the dreary season. With more than 40 stalls there won’t be a shortage of things to see, shop or taste and our line-up of musicians will be excellent, as always.


Despite the cold weather last month, we had a wonderful day at the Market@theSheds, showing once again that people love local and are keen to explore exciting “new” city treasures.


The old Fire Station is very dear to artists in- and advocates of our city. It is one of the most beautiful old buildings  in the CBD with a lot of history and tremendous potential.  Our focus on local art, design, food and music, combined with the city-wide rejuvenation drive, marks this spot as set to become a sought-after tourist attraction in the city. We will be making this our base for now, while still doing pop-up markets in between. (Watch this space!)



Come enjoy a celebration of the capital and its people with great local bands, craft beer, bubbly, wine, great food and a fine selection of artists, designers and traders. 











Market Address: https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Market@theSheds/@-25.7540412,28.1868331,16.81z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x1e95621458397e4f:0xd996128d2157016f!2sMarket@theSheds!3m1!1s0x1e95621458397e4f:0xd996128d2157016f




The link between Market@theSheds and the Capital Collective?

The Market@theSheds is a Capital Collective project, an initiative driving revival projects in the Pretoria CBD. Embracing the flavours and talents of South Africa’s Capital, local entrepreneurs, designers, artists and musicians form the bulk of the market. The market aims to provide a platform of support for young emerging artists and entrepreneurs to gain exposure and showcase their amazing talent. For some, the vibe at the market is merely a welcome surprise, but for many more, it is a proud display of the People City’s (often downplayed) creative offering.

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Email: market@capitalcollective.co.za

The Capital Collective initiative, is focused on starting projects and creating connections between different stakeholders who are or want to be part of the inner city rejuvenation. The initiative creates a platform where ideas and initiatives can be shared and explored, not only to raise interest and awareness, but also to find possible avenues for collaboration and support, and eventually tangible outcomes.

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Facebook page: capitalcollectivepretoria

Facebook Group: The Capital Collective – Pretoria Revival Project

Twitter: @CapitalCollectv

Become involved or subscribe to the newsletter at www.capitalcollective.co.za

Email: mareli@capitalcollective.co.za


The Market@theSheds is happening again at the end of the month in the Pretoria CBD. Saturday, 28 February will see the city come alive again with flocks of colourful people of all shapes and sizes, re-discovering the beauty of the Capital’s inner city.

The market is hosted in a beautiful, old warehouse and creates a vibrant and cosmopolitan space where people enjoy and explore local artisan food, art, design and music.

The market appeals to a diverse group of people from all walks of life: fashionistas, art lovers, foodies, musicians, shopaholics, tourists, explorers, trendsetters and socialites of all ages. If you like your Saturdays filled with a city buzz, atmospheric spaces, gourmet coffee, deli-style food, cool music and interesting people, this is the place for you. Come for coffee or breakfast, hook up with friends or just come and browse for a well-deserved treat at the end of the month. Kids are welcome.

Described as an african urban experience, it merges the best of city markets with the flavours of South Africa’s Capital. Local entrepreneurs, designers, artists and musicians form the bulk of the market, promoting the talents of the people of Tshwane. With so many popular musicians in South Africa hailing from our beautiful city, the market aims to provide a platform of support for young emerging artists to gain exposure and showcase their amazing talent. For some, the vibe at the market is merely a welcome surprise, but for many more, it is also a proud display of the people’s city’s (often downplayed) creative offering.

Market@theSheds is scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of each month, so be sure to diarise …

The Market is changing locations from the end of the month of April and will be doing Pop-up markets in between. Find the next market on our Facebook, twitter or instagram page, or visit this page for updates. The Market@theSheds is part of the Capital Collective, an initiative driving revival projects in the Pretoria CBD.

Follow the Market on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketatthesheds

More Information available at     www.marketatthesheds.co.za & www.capitalcollective.co.za

Contact details: Mareli Wassenaar | mareli@capitalcollective.co.za