A Musical Journey with Zakes at Calexico

Join us for another intimate storytelling.

Calexico is one of the best live music venues in Johannesburg. Not only do you hear great tunes, but you also get to know the artists intimately. They’re not afraid to share! Listen intently over simple, tasty food with an American flair and a dash of Mexican – nachos, quesadillas, burgers, ribs and steaks and two sweet desserts, brownies and apple pie. What more could you need?

Get caught between two cacti with Calexico’s new concept series of the same name, where they host events celebrating the lives of South African music icons. Creators FransKaroo and Kerry-Anne Allerston head this amazing event, with the aim to document the lives of musicians and celebrate contributions to the South African music industry. These events will be happening once a month.

Between 2 Cacti’ is a homage to big spirits in the South African music industry in a warm, comfortable and cosy atmosphere. It’s a rare opportunity to sit in the presence of greatness. To listen to the valleys and mountain tops that shaped some of our legends. It’s more about the person and their story than it is just about their music. It’s in-depth. It’s unique. It’s personal. Think of a fire place in a cabin by the lake while you’re listening to one of your heroes sharing some of their highs and lows. – FransKaroo.


Often we don’t know the back story of where our favourite musicians came from and what it took to get them to where they are today. These unique sessions will shed light on their journey and they will perform their favourite songs as well as their hits. – Kerry-Anne Allerston.

In the first event on Wednesday 3 July, Calexico is bringing in talented Zoyisile Wulana, front man for the band Tidal Waves. He’s going to be performing and answering your burning questions while you delight in a three-course meal for R350 per person. Doors open at 18:30.

Booking is essential to avoid missing out.

Directions to Calexico
44 Stanley Avenue
011 482 5791

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