Rosebank's biggest monthly party, the Keyes Art Mile First Thursday street party boasts great pop-up bars, DJs and live music, plenty of food trucks and interesting pop-up stores. Sometimes being great at what you do creates its own set of problems. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the party, to combat overcrowding in October 2018, Keyes Art Mile instituted a ticketing system to improve your experience on the night and make it easier to get food and drink without interminable queues, to see the art and to enjoy the street-style evening. The move should encourage the reopening of nearby art galleries which had closed during First Thursdays due to the overwhelming demand.
Tickets are available online on a sliding scale. The first 300 tickets are free, the next 250 tickets are R50 each, followed by 200 tickets at R65 each. Another 200 are available at R75 each and the last batch will cost R95 a piece. Additional tickets will be available at the door, provided the maximum capacity of 2000 tickets has not been exceeded.