Jonathan Butler

to tour South Africa

with new album


Jonathan Butler will be in South Africa to launch the Jonathan Butler Foundation this September. Grammy nominated, South African born, world famous singer-songwriter guitarist, whose music covers R&B, jazz fusion and gospel, Jonathan Butler will give three concerts for his fans in Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg at the end of September 2013.

The Jonathan Butler Grace and Mercy Tour will feature well-known tracks as well as songs from the new album. Tickets are on sale through Computicket from 07 August 2013 –

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Notes to Editors

1.      Venues have been chosen to ensure that Jonathan’s core fans are offered affordable ticket options

2.      The Eersterust, Pretoria concert takes place at the Eersterust Civic Centre on SA Heritage Day, 24 September 2013; Concert starts at 18H30. Support band: Freeborn and local artists  

3.      The Cape Town concert takes place at Athlone Stadium on Friday 27th September 2013; Concert starts at 19H30. Support bands: Wayne Bosch and Freeborn

4.      The Rhema Auditorium, Randburg concert in Gauteng takes place on Saturday 28th September. Concert starts at 19h00. Support band: Freeborn

5.      Tickets range in price from R100.00 to R500.00 per person

6.      Hospitality packages are available on request – please contact




About the Jonathan Butler Foundation

After his involvement with a number of independent initiatives, Jonathan Butler has launched a foundation that will cement his musical and personal legend in South Africa. The main aim of the Jonathan Butler Foundation (JBF) is to be a self-funded organisation providing positive intervention to promote access to music and arts education for children. Underlying this, the JBF focuses on helping to prevent kids falling into a life of substance abuse. It will do so through the use of a series of digitally mastered interactive presentations and programmes that it will be run through schools and community centres. The first of these programmes will take place in Eldorado Park in Gauteng in partnership with the Gauteng Provincial government.

The Foundation’s approach to substance abuse is based on its slogan: “Purpose kills Addiction – Live your dream!” The foundation uses a strengths-based approach in order to maximize the potential of young people. 

The JBF also provides bursaries and scholarships to partner education institutions for those stellar students on the programme who demonstrate exceptional talent and a willingness to succeed while upholding the ideals and philosophy of the JBF.

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The JBF will officially launch on 24 September 2013, SA Heritage Day, as it is Jonathan’s desire to create a new heritage for South Africa’s youth – one that is born out of music and a heritage they can claim as their own.

As a result of Jonathan Butler’s involvement with the Tshwane School of Music, of which he is Patron, the JB Foundation was formed. One of the Tshwane School of Music successes is the group, Freeborn, whose band members are under 13 years. The band has already performed at previous Jonathan Butler concerts and at Freedom Day celebrations.