CRESTA Churchill Hotel in Bulawayo tonight hosts the Friday Summer Bash.
The event has been running for over three years. Every Friday, the hotel invites a jazz band to entertain patrons.
“We usually invite various bands like the Outfit Band and Friends Band. This week we are hosting the latter which is a respected group of mature artistes,” said the hotel’s general manager Brian Nyakutombwa.
“They always keep our mature crowd entertained.”
He said the programme was an opportunity for locals to relax, especially since weekdays were very hectic and energy-sapping.
“People travel from far to enjoy what we have to offer on Fridays and there is always so much expectation,” he added.
Cresta Churchill offers such gigs throughout the year. In the winter they have a bonfire where revellers can gather and enjoy.
“Now that it’s summer, we shift to summer bashes and these are punctuated by thrilling programmes. We sometimes partner with Delta, Afdis and Brands Africa who offer promotions and competitions,” Nyakutombwa added.
He said the hotel usually had pleasant surprises for patrons with activities such as wine-tasting, beer in a bucket and snack platters at discounted prices.
“Sometimes our partners supply bonus crates to promote specific beverages. For example, they can say for every two pints of Castle Lite bought, a person gets one free,” Nyakutombwa said.
He expressed pride in the hotel’s ability to establish the Friday events as a tradition and vowed not to disappoint