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Live Music Venues Pretoria

Pretoria is awash with creative energy and musical talent but it’s increasingly difficult for artists to make a name for themselves and sustain support without the right venue. Fortunately, Pretoria is host to a number of great live music venues suited to different tastes. Here are a few of the options out there.

7 Great Live Music Venues in Pretoria

1. Rafters Pub & Grill

This family-friendly bar and restaurant is somewhat of a Pretoria landmark with a range of event offerings for all. There is a restaurant and outside boma area, private room and VIP bar, two more large bar areas, a theatre and spacious dance floor.

  • Cost: Prices range between R100 and R200 depending on the artist.
  • Capacity: +200 people
  • Music Genre: Variety
  • Audience: Adults for live music
  • Indoor or outdoor: Both

2. Die Bosvelder Pub & Restaurant

A 20-year-old Pretoria institution, Die Bosvelder prides itself on its tasty Bushveld food and fantastic live entertainment. They’ve hosted an array of stars including Dozi, Die Heuwels Fantasties and Karin Hougaart as well as providing support for up-and-coming locals.

  • Cost: Reservations need to be made for live music with no set cost for entry.
  • Capacity: +-120 people
  • Music Genre: Afrikaans
  • Audience: Adults for live music
  • Indoor or outdoor: Both

3. Blue Room CBD

With five bars and three dancefloors, Blue Room CBD is one of Pretoria’s hottest live music venue which spoils its customers with daily food and drink specials.

  • Cost: Free entry
  • Capacity: +300 people
  • Music Genre: Dance
  • Audience: Adults
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor

4. Montana Family Market

Combine a unique market shopping experience with the best of Pretoria’s musical acts in one stunning location. Montana Family Market hosts live music and entertainment every weekend with an increase in the programme line-up during the festive season. Children are kept amused with live children’s entertainment as well as a fun play area.

  • Cost: R2 for entry to the entire market including live music.
  • Capacity: +500 people
  • Music Genre: Mix
  • Audience: Family daytime 
  • Indoor or outdoor: Outdoor

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5. The Collection

For a relaxed live music experience, then The Collection is one of Pretoria’s top spots. There is a vibrant atmosphere in a vintage-style garden setting with great food and a fun children’s play area. The Collection hosts live music on Friday evenings from 5pm and Sundays 11am to 3pm.

  • Cost: Free entry 
  • Capacity: +500 people
  • Music Genre: Mix
  • Audience: Family evening and daytime
  • Indoor or outdoor: Outdoor

6. Cowhouse Market

This outdoor retail space, which promotes cuisine and the arts, is set on an old dairy farm in Hazeldean Valley. They host live musical entertainment during the day with a variety of stalls selling food, drinks and a range of wares with an undercover play area and bike park for the children.

  • Cost: Free entry 
  • Capacity: +500 people
  • Music Genre: Mix
  • Audience: Family daytime
  • Indoor or outdoor: Outdoor

7. Elephant & Friends Pub & Grill Moreleta

For tasty pub grub and live music in a convivial atmosphere then the Elephant & Friends Pub & Grill is the best spot. Supporting local talent, this Pretoria venue encourages relaxation and good times with great food and drinks specials.

  • Cost: Free entry 
  • Capacity: +-200 people
  • Music Genre: Mix
  • Audience: Adults
  • Indoor or outdoor: Indoor