Free music festival and more at the James Hall Museum of Transport in Johannesburg

By CityLife Arts Writer

Joburg music lovers will be excited to know that they will enjoy a free show where some of the most interesting alternative acts in the country will perform to popularize museum and the culture if visiting them.

Pasrt of the bill at this festival  taking place at the end of the month are Jozi’s top and upcoming live bands and DJs such as BCUC, The Charles Gene Suite, Kitchen Mess, Kamo Matsoso, DJ Mamthug, DJ SediSoul, DJs Nikita & TopNotch and DJ Tataplz. The place to be on May 28, 2022 is the James Hall Museum of Transport , South of Johannesburg CBD.

“On the 28th May 2022, the James Hall Museum of Transport will be hosting a curated outdoor vintage motor show for Joburg’s car enthusiasts, young and old, to celebrate International Museum Month. Some of Gauteng’s trendy vintage car clubs such as CIAO (Classic Italian Auto Owners) and various other vintage car collectors including the general public have been invited to this thrilling showcase of Joburg’s urban culture,” announced the organisers, the City of Johannesburg. 

This family fun day starts at 10:00, ends at 18:00, and will be accompanied by a vintage craft market, live bands and  DJs and, to keep up with the theme of the day, vintage food trucks will be selling food and refreshments to visitors. Artists that have been billed include a beautiful line-up of some of Jozi’s top & upcoming live bands and DJs such as BCUC, The Charles Gene Suite, Kitchen Mess, Kamo Matsoso, DJ Mamthug, DJ SediSoul, DJs Nikita & TopNotch and DJ Tataplz.

The event at 193 Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle, Johannesburg,  is free to the public but visitors will need to register and redeem their free tickets on the Howler website https://howler.co.za/creativenative.

Says Gaisang Sathekge Chief Curator of the James Hall Museum of Transport:

 “International Museum Week celebrates history, culture, and heritage by giving museums globally the opportunity to showcase their collections. It is an important month to promote a museum-going culture in South Africa. It is also an opportune moment to give communities the power to write their history and to re-imagine their own heritage at a time where culture is dynamic and constantly changing. “

“Added to the vintage car show, guests can look forward to guided museum tours to view the museum’s own valuable transport collection, artefacts and memorabilia. A thrilling bus ride on the historic 1952 London Bus will also be on offer. ” says Sathekge.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their picnic blankets, cushions, and chairs to enjoy the activities of the day in a relaxed environment.

Public parking is available at the Pioneer Park just next door to the museum. Visitors are encouraged to use Uber as parking is limited. 

The James Hall Museum of Transport (JMHT) is the largest museum of land transport in South Africa. It was established by the Late Jimmie Hall together with the City of Johannesburg in February 1964. The museum gives visitors a rare glimpse of Johannesburg’s transport history, dating back more than a century. It is the most comprehensive land transport museum in South Africa, with thematic displays and exhibits in the various exhibition halls. 

Event  details

Event name: Creative Native Vintage Car Show & Picnic

Date: 28 May 2022

Time: 10am – 6pm

Venue: James Hall Museum of Transport

Address: 193 Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle, Johannesburg

Ticket link: https://howler.co.za/creativenative

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