Keen to see some top local acts like Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Dan Patlansky and many more? You can do so and contribute to a good cause at the annual Ard Matthews and Friends Benefit Concert – all proceeds go to charity!

Now in its third year, the annual charity concert will take place on Thursday, 27 September at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock, Cape Town. I was lucky to attend last year (you can read my write-up here) and am thrilled to be going again this year.

I have heard great things about Dan Patlansky, and have been fortunate to see the other performers, including Ard himself, Arno Carstens, Zolani (of Freshly Ground fame), Louise Day and D-Seven before. You will not be disappointed! The concert is far more intimate than others you might have attended before, so it’s a great opportunity to see some esteemed local musicians up close and personal.

This year the funds raised through ticket sales will go to a trust called â??We The Good Peopleâ?

This is a charitable cause, founded by Ard along with two other trustees, Alistair Hargreaves (Springbok/Sharks Lock) and Sean Temple (owner of Flux Motion Kettle Bell Gym). The simple rule of this organisation is – trust – and they hope to gain the trust of the public when it comes to the appropriation of charitable efforts.

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The charity aims to educate the public about the importance of giving back to others no matter how busy they get, and to allow 100% transparency when it comes to the distribution of the funds. It will also be facilitated by one of the worldâ??s top law firms, Norton Rose, as part of their pro-bono social investment.

The details

Tickets are R150 each and can be bought from WebTickets.co.za. Visit the Facebook event page for more information and updates.

Find out more about We The Good People here.