Mother’s Day 12 May 2019

By Focus Online Team on April 11, 2019

An unforgettable Mother’s Day Concert with Matthew Mole and Sappi

This year’s 2019 Mother’s Day Concert will be held at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden on Sunday 12 May. The day is a celebration of food and great music in the stunning setting of the sprawling gardens. Folk artist, Matthew Mole is the headline act and other performers include Stella and Just 6. The concert (sponsored by Jacaranda FM) starts at 12 noon and the gates open at 10:00. Keep reading for more info.

Performing Artists


Matthew Mole is set to headling this year’s Sappi Mother’s Day Concert.

“I’m not the best at speaking, but through music it’s natural. It takes up a lot of my time, it drives me; it makes me who I am.” ~ Matthew Mole

Matthew Mole is known for his perfect blend of well-known hits and new music but also for his romantic and often whimsical story-telling that sweeps audiences along in a personal and entertaining journey. Find out more about Matthew Mole at

Just 6

Stella and Just 6 will be performing the opening acts of the Sappi concert.
Just 6 is a six-part contemporary male ensemble who have managed to find full command of their craft, identity, and music with what they call AFRO-CAL-PLAY (Afro Vocal Play). Find out more about Just 6 at


Stella is a vocal artist and composer who performs with a pool of talented musos: Rixi Roman, Jason Moser, Johann Oelofsen, Izelle Claassen and Jake Odendaal. Find out more about Stella at

Programme of events:

Apart from the wonderful music line-up on the day, there will be guided garden walks, musical performances from 10:00 and a full programme of fun for the little ones at the kiddies’ entertainment area. Visit the gourmet food stalls, relax with family and friends and enjoy the day.

10:00 Gates open
12:00 Welcome
12:05 Opening act with Stella and Just 6
13:05 Interval and competition lucky draws
13:30 Matthew Mole in concert
15:00 Final announcements
All day: Kiddies entertainment
Mother’s Day Gourmet Food Market

Mother’s Day Gourmet Food Market


Apart from the stunning setting and music, a Gourmet Food market will be selling artisan food and drinks to ensure the entire family has a delicious choice of items to nibble on whilst enjoying the show. Look out for the Magnolia Cafe stand, offering innovative twists on familiar favourites and new creations that reflect international trends, the meals tantalise the taste buds and provide an out of the ordinary experience. Influenced by local and European flavours, the food is prepared using fresh, locally sourced and seasonal produce.

What’s on the menu? Plain Croissants, Cheese Burgers, BBQ Burgers, Bacon & Avo Burgers, Smoked Chicken, bacon & avo pizza, Mince & jalapeno pizza, Pesto, feta & rocket pizza, Hawaiian pizza, Margarita pizza, and Toasties.

Tickets will be on sale from Computicket. Entry is free for pre-schoolers, while primary school learners and pensioners pay R45. All other tickets cost R85.

The day’s proceeds will be donated to the Lowveld National Botanical Garden for conservation development projects.

Visitors to the concert will also be able to have a professional family portrait taken on the day – for free – at the Sappi photo booth. Apart from the main concert, there will also be three small stages with live music. The programme is jam-packed and there will be guided garden walks and a full programme of fun has been organised for the little ones at the kiddies’ entertainment area.

Major stakeholders include the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Jacaranda FM, Vodacom, Jaguar, J&M Security, Lowveld Link, Mopani Pharmacy, Avis and Buhle Betfu Carriers.

For more information on any of the above mentioned information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team by calling +27 (0)13 737 7752 / +27 (0)72 752 0952 or emailing If you’d like to spoil Mom with a weekend away, take a look at our gorgeous suites at Casterbridge Hollow Hotel here. We look forward to welcoming you to White River.


Image credits: 
Sappi and Lowveld National Botanical Garden

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