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Renegade Kitchen

September 3rd, 2019

Renegade Kitchen has its home within the very location where this year’s Durban International Blues Festival will take place, The Plant.

Owned and run by Lucy Markewicz- the varied menu for the two night festival has been well thought out and is served in an easy manner in bio degradable containers.

With ease on the pocket, these delicious and informal meals will suit all pallets and coupled with a beer or drink of choice from the cash bar on site- completes a truly convivial evening of blues and blooming good food and fun !


               Sat 21st September: R180 per ticket online from QUICKET or R200 @ door                    



Man Burger

A brioche Bun. Bourbon BBQ Beef Patty, Bacon Marmalade, Caramelised Onions and Sriracha Mayo

Prawn Paper Rolls

Fresh Greens and Veggies, Poached prawns, Feta, Spicy Mayo and served with Nuoc cham dipping sauce (Option 3 per serving, 1 per serving)

Southern Fried Buttermilk Chicken & Waffles & Blue Cheese Sauce

Freshly made waffles, Southern Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken fillet and smothered in a blue cheese sauce

Zucchini Fries or Potato Fries

Fish and Chips

Breaded and deep fried Hake & Chips or a salad served with T’s Famous Tartar Sauce.

Cajun Rump Wedges & Green Beans

Sliced Cajun rump, Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Wedges and Green Beans


Salt & Pepper squid served on a bed of Spicy Tomato Relish- with lime wedges


September 3rd, 2019

Man Burger R60

Brioche Bun, Bourbon BBQ Beef Patty, Cheddar, Bacon Marmalade, Caramelised Onions and Sriracha Mayo




Prawn Paper Rolls R90

Fresh greens & Veggies, Poached Prawns, Feta, Spicy Mayo and serve with a Nuoc cham dipping sauce.

Option 3 per serving or 1 per serving (R40)



Southern Fried Buttermilk Chicken & Waffles with Blue cheese sauce R90

Freshly made Waffles, Southern style Buttermilk Fried Chicken fillet and smothered in a Blue Cheese Sauce



Zucchini Fries R40                    Potato Fries R20


Fish & Chips R85

Breaded and Deep Fried hake & chips or a salad served with T’s Famous Tartar Sauce




Cajun Rump Wedges & green Beans R115

Sliced Cajun Rump, Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Wedges and Green Beans




Calamari R110

Salt & Pepper Squid served on a bed of spicy Tomato relish

Lime wedges.



Cash Bar and Coffee Stations

Will also be on the premises for your enjoyment – SAB beer products , craft beers , soft drinks, cold drinks, wine and other liquor…and steamy hot coffee bars.

OUR WATER –it’s not made in China!

August 16th, 2019

This water enterprise based in Durban, will again sponsor the artist’s performance night water bottles for stage and generously contributes too, to some of the gift bags. But you won’t miss out as the two cash bars at the venue will also stock this delightfully fresh and crisp water for your enjoyment- in an equally delightful memorabilia bottle.

For year its NMIC have been concerned about the trend and influx of Chinese products pouring into the country- bad for a few reasons.

“We know other people are aware of it and many are supporting local- but the majority of consumers need to be educated,” says Tracy Ruggier, a director of the company.

Based at 6 Station Drive, Umgeni Park, Durban, the company was founded in 2014 and can be contacted or found on or e mail They can be contacted on 062 167 3625.

Phone to find out more about it- send them your design or image and they can make up a unique bottle for you – client gifting, Christmas or birthday gifting –or something special for your private or corporate occasion.

Marshall Amplifier Evening

August 16th, 2019

FREE CONCERT – The Marshall Amplifier Evening on Fri 20th September, 7 pm.

John Chamier has been involved with the coordination and hosting of the free evening at the Durban International Blues Festival for many years and is well known as part of the team.

This year he will host the first MARSHALL AMPLIFIER EVENING, which follows the sure recipe of the year’s gone by: a strong line up for Durban’s finest and most creative blues men and women will take to the stage for a full program of your favourite musical genre!

The evening commences at 7 pm and with a cash bar on site –selling SAB Brand beer as well as craft beers if your pocket will allow, wines, soft drinks (including bottled water from NOT MADE IN CHINA) and hard liquors AND a deliciously affordable menu from RENEGADE KITCHEN, this free entry evening is great for family and friends to gather- children appropriate but we do not suggest very young ones!



This brand of amplifier was made famous in 1962 so has stood the test of time.

Jimi Marshall, its creator developed the piece in the United Kingdom and is used and endorsed by some of the greats such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townsend to name a few …


Hand Crafted Cigar Box Memorabilia Made Exclusively for the Durban International Blues Festival 2019 by Argentinian Bluesman ,Yamil Jacobo

August 14th, 2019

Yamil Jacobo, from Argentina will be performing at this year’s Durban International Blues Festival on Sat 21st September- with his band The Yamil Jacobo Trio – certainly a highlight on our international guest list for the festival!

But added to this is the opportunity for our Durban music lovers and collectors of unique musical instruments to purchase one of  four of Yamil’s hand crafted Cigar Box Guitars which he has designed and lovingly worked on in the months preceding his visit to Durban – especially for the festival. We hope our Durban  audiences take the opportunity to purchase a piece of memorabilia !

Lutheria Sustentable, the name of these beautifully crafted pieces, is the  product trademark, and was established in 2012 as part of a prior process of development and experimentation on sets of objects combined with strings, which eventually resulted in instruments called chordophones.

Yamil’s  Lutherie is developed on the basis of the concept of sustainability, since it resorts to discarded items such as pieces of wood, leather, bone, among other elements, in addition to the cultivation of gourds which will then be used as raw material for our soundboards.

Through this process of search for unconventional sounds, kora (African harp), erhu (Chinese fiddle), and rebab (Arabian fiddle) replicas have been built, always bearing in mind the premise of improvisation and the notion of just letting each situation and moment happen and go with the flow. This results in the production of absolutely unique specimens through a pure craftsmanship approach.

Some tunings are arranged regardless of established patterns, and this same concept of pure improvisation is embraced when playing the instrument.

Seduced by the profound sounds of the earliest blues, Lutheria Sustentable started to develop its first Cigar Box, an instrument that comes from the USA but whose predecessor originated in tribal communities from Africa, and which consisted of an instrument with a single string fixed by both ends to the instrument body by means of rudimentary pieces of wood.

The first Cigar Boxes, which started to become known around 1840, were very basic instruments, fitted with two or three strings although their three-stringed versions were the most usual ones.

The first specimens of these inexpensive instruments, which were also easy to manufacture, were fret-less so the player relied on the use of a slide held by any of his fingers.

Nowadays Cigar Boxes are gaining popularity and they can be found in very sophisticated versions as well as fitted with amplifier circuits.

In order to create acoustic and electric Cigar Boxes, Lutheria Sustentable has relied not only on recycled cigar boxes converted into soundboards but also on its own manufacturing of handcrafted wooden boxes.

For the elaboration of these instruments, the above mentioned criterion of sustainability is taken into account – thus we resort to items that are easily available in the surroundings such as sticks, bones, pieces of wood and sheet metal pieces, among others.

The so-called open tunings, characterized by chords produced by playing the air, are employed especially for playing with a slide. The most common are the E, D, and G tunings, which can be produced by any musician, regardless of whether he or she is a professional – just a little bit of sensitivity is required.

These usually custom-made Cigar Boxes are manufactured and sold on demand, and their prices may vary according to the model requested by clients.

Their average price is in the range of USD 200 – Translated to South African Rands- in the Region of R3000 and some change.



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