Yes, AKA is coming to Times Square! You might not have read it here first, but we’ll confirm it with pleasure. Not only is the talented artist performing at Times Square, he’ll also be trying out something he’s “wanted to do for a very long time.” The singer will be accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra, a first for South Africans, and a novel take on the hip hop scene internationally.
AKA with an orchestra, all for Pretoria and all for the first time in South Africa. It’s happening at the Sun Arena at Times Square on 17 March, 2019, so you’ve still got time to book. With tickets starting at R200 and capping out around R420, it’s affordable, and the “AKA Orchestra On The Square” concert will be a first, singular event. If you’re looking for unique and irreplaceable Instagram memories, don’t miss this one.
More Happenings at Times Square
Apart from that delight, a very diverse lineup has been booked for Times Square, to see the new year in with a bang! Other highlights of the immediate future are also just as exciting. Let’s first give one to the ladies who have buoyed our hungry and thirsty selves over the holiday period, and point out that a helluva ladies night is coming to Times Square month-end. On 31 January 2019, the modern local version of the Chippendales is set to grace the stage at the Square. Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar will host the Pulse International Male Revue, and tickets are exclusively at the door, on the night. Ladies, if you feel it’s time for some eye candy, get in there.
The Valentine’s month of February kicks off with the Independent Financial Advisors rally on 2 February, 2019, perhaps as a touch of budget-sense before the spoiling of Valentine’s Day! An “Evening of Love” is planned on Times Square on Valentine’s Day itself, and 047, Vusi and Ntsika will be playing, along with a mystery guest artist. Tickets range from R250 to R1850 for top-end spoiling, so plan in advance.
As if to cement the month of love, two days after Valentine’s Day, famous crooner Brian Ferry will be heating up the stage. Possibly even more exciting for many, is that our very own Arno Carstens will be opening! That’s right – catch the Nude Girl on stage before Ferry does all the spadework for you, making for an evening of entertainment and romance. Happening on 16 February, 2019. tickets to the Ferry show start at R460, and it’s sure to be a professional delivery.
If the medicine hasn’t helped yet and Country music is more your thing, you’ll be overjoyed to know that just before February is over, the Country Legends Spectacular is taking place on 24 February, 2019. if you love geriatrics with guitars and false-lash poppies with turquoise cowboy hats on stage – and Country music of course – this is one you won’t want to miss. Designed to be a classic delivery of nothing but classic Country, this is set to wow Country fans and – at only R150 per person – remains hugely affordable if Country is your thang..
AKA meets Helmut Lotti
Yes, for young an old alike, AKA is the big thing in March 2019 on the Square. But if you’d like to catch a modest Elvis impersonator turned tenor, Helmut is back folks! Four days after AKA has frazzled you, you can sooth things back into cultural norms by catching Helmut Lotti on 21 February, 2019. The famous tenor has been wowing audiences for years, and has a strong South African following. From R350 per person, the man is always affordable for his fans, and the evening promises to showcase Lotti’s diverse range in both language and song.
For such a hub of activity, Times Square seldom disappoints and there’s always something on the go. Apart from the events listed above, the year will thicken as 2019 progresses, with musical evenings of soul and the classics, as well as classic shows like Disney On Ice. Bookmark the Times Square calendar or Computicket, and you’ll never be out of the loop on what’s taking place on any given night at Times Square Casino.