Blankets & Wine© is the premier afro-based picnic styled music festival in East Africa designed to showcase genres of afrocentric music.
Every first Sunday of the month, audiences are actively encouraged to drive down to the venue with a Maasai shuka, blanket or kikoys; a picnic chair; some wine; a picnic basket and their preferred company and proceed to share in this music and lifestyle experience.
Started in November 2008, the event has grown steadily to become one of the most highly anticipated music events in Nairobi and beyond. Currently in its fifth year of operation, Blankets & Wine in 2012 ventured into new territories within the wider East Africa region.
To create a platform for artists to share their skills and art in a relaxed and receptive atmosphere.
To provide numbers for key lifestyle brands.
To encourage domestic consumption of world class afro-based music, created and performed by African musicians or those of African descent.
To solidify the culture of live music consumption and a correlated lifestyle represented by key brand partners.
To increase awareness and visibility of afro-based fusion music, musicians and genres related to afro expression.
To develop and contribute to the urban tourist industry by sharing the music and venues of East Africa with domestic and non-domestic tourists travelling to or through the region for business or leisure.