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Tuesday, June 16, 2015


(The Black Lapels)

The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway delves into the history of American rock ’n roll, when they stage From Folsom To Memphis for Father’s Day on June 21.

Paying tribute to Johnny Cash and the forefathers of rock ’n roll, this show will have your cowboy boots a tappin’ and your feet a stampin’ while bopping all night long to all America’s favourite country rock hits! 

From Folsom To Memphis is a retrospective look at Johnny Cash and label mates Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. This quartet gave birth to what we now know as rock ’n roll, and inspired a generation of musicians including Paul McCartney (and all of The Beatles), Tom Petty, Eric Clapton and the list goes on. Their contribution to rock ’n roll is unparalleled and undeniable!

Audiences will also be treated to the sounds of Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Roy Orbison and more, as they walk down the memory lane that is American rock ’n roll.

From Folsom To Memphis features the musical stylings of The Black Lapels, who presented their hugely successful Johnny Cash Tribute Show at The Barnyard at Gateway in 2014. The band line-up includes Rob Warren (guitar and vocals), Clare Skewis (vocals), Garth Warren (bass and vocals), Gareth Gale (drums), Greg Bedford (guitar), Tom Hare (saxophone), Daniel Sheldon (trumpet) and surprise guests.

Hits that will be featured in the show include Folsom Prison Blues, Jailhouse Rock, Blue Suede Shoes, Great Balls Of Fire, Ring Of Fire, Johnny B Goode, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On, Be Bop A Lula, All Shook Up, Boy Named Sue and many, many more! 

Tickets are R120 per person, and this will be an evening show for Father’s Day, with the theatre opening at 18h30 and the show starting at 20h00. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045, e-mail or visit for more information.