This week the street’s of Lithuania’s cities will be filled with music more than ever! The Street Music Day will be taking over numerous cities of the country alongside festivals, concerts and sports events during the whole week. Check out the highlights and make your plans:
MUSIC EVENT: Music incubator Novus’20, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius
Music incubator Novus is a music competition taking place for the fifth year in a row, during which the best young group from Lithuania and the Baltic States is selected. The performances of the participants of the competition are evaluated by a commission consisting of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian music managers and professionals. MORE INFO
COMEDY EVENT: Oleg Surayev Beautiful! New program “Atvirai” / 07.15, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Kaunas
New stand up, new program, but the pain is the same because life is a pain. You are very welcome. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Heineken 0.0 Live: Strings of Earth Orchestra, 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM, Vilnius
A mid-summer show in the middle of the city! On Wednesday, July 15, on the terrace stage in the courtyard of the Art Factory “Loft” – “Strings Of Earth Orchestra”.
The story of the band begins in the summer of 2017, when a guy from the small town of Southern Lithuania – Druskininkų, started writing songs. From then until now there have been over 200 live performances in which people have not only danced but also climbed on the stage and played together with the band. The concerts have featured rap, jazz, reggae, rock, country, folk, and funk. One day they might play and techno. Why not. Because these guys are open and friendly to different worlds, this is the essence of their work – to express the feeling of the moment, using the two strongest forces on earth – music and love. Come enjoy them play! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Švyturys Nealkoholinis Presents/ BA., 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius
Come be free and see BA. live again finally in Vilnius! the number of visitors to the concert is very limited! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Street Music Day: Pre-Party, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius
This year, Street Music Day has moved from May to July 18. There is a special need to warm up and prepare to celebrate GMD twice as strong, so on July 16th you are invited to a Street Music Day pre-party in the backyard of Downtown Forest along with well-known performers who have contributed to the GMD organization more than once! TICKETS
SPORTS EVENT: Vilnius Triathlon, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Vilnius
In the heat of summer, the Lithuanian Triathlon Cup and Vilnius City Municipality invite everyone to the western Vilnius Triathlon! Time spent on the TRI FUN track is guaranteed, so if an active lifestyle is familiar to you, do not hesitate and try! TRI-FUN participants will have 200 m. to swim, 10 km. bike ride and 2.5 km. to run. REGISTER HERE
JULY 16 – 19
MUSIC EVENT: Žagarės Vyšnių Festivalis 2020/ Žagarė Cherry Festival 2020, Žagarė
The Žagarė Cherry Festival 2020 will take place in Žagarė for the sixteenth time – one of the most famous festivals in Lithuania, without which summer is simply unimaginable. The motto this year is “We believe in miracles”. This year the festival will be different, but we believe that it will still be unforgettable. As usual there will be variety of events within the festival as well as an impressive concert program with most famous Lithuanian performers. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Ilona Balsytė and Martynas Kuliavo, Mantas Jankavičius, Jazzu, Daddy Was A Milkman, Jurga, THE ROOP, OKATA, Beissoul&Einius and others live on July 18, at Žagarės Vyšnių Festivalis (Žagarės Cherry Festival)! TICKETS
JULY 16 & 17
MUSIC EVENT: Gilios upės tyliai plaukia // Deep Rivers Run Silent, 9:30 PM – 12:00 PM, Vilnius
Deep Rivers Run Silent. A series of film screenings under the Liubartas bridge: silent films directed by women with a live musical score, retrospective of Brazilian cinema, cinema classics, screenings of young filmmakers’ films, video art. The screenings will be held in original language with Lithuanian subtitles. Free entrance. PROGRAMME:
07.16 / 21:30 – The Glass Eye / dir. Lilya Brik / 1928 / live music by Vladas Dieninis ir Gintautas Rožė.
07.17 / 21:30 – Moving Archives. Lithuanian Documentary Cinema.
MUSIC EVENT: Mad Money 9th Bday, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Kaunas
All Mad Money listeners are invited to the 9th birthday of the band! This will be the first time they celebrate a birthday with everyone. After all these prohibitions, restrictions, they decided to make the concert themselves! And what better place to do so than in their own hometown?!
“A lot has happened during these 9 years and we no longer count how many concerts we have played, how many songs we have written written or how many people we have greeted with fire in our eyes. It’s time to remember everything! On July 17 we will pay tribute to everything that has been and celebrate what is yet to come!” says the band. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Donatas Montvydas (Donny Montell) LIVE | Šiaurinisragas.lt, Klaipėda, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Klaipėda
One of the most famous Lithuanian performers – Donatas Montvydas (Donny Montell) will perform live already on July 17. Donatas is the most positive performer, always with a smile on his face. “Me and the band, we are very happy that the first concert after quarantine is in Klaipeda. When performing a concert, we always give into the feeling of the space and this will be a concert by the sea, under the open sky, so we are sure that the sensation will be unreal, ”says the performer. So get ready for a cozy and unforgettable evening under the setting sun, in Klaipeda! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: 2 Donatai, Summer concert in Kaunas, Nemunas island, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Kaunas
“2 Donatai” and the band invites you to the only summer concert in Kaunas! The concert will take place in the new “place to be” in Kaunas – “Pakrantė” on the Nemunas island near the “Žalgiris” arena. The band “2 Donatai” formed just five years ago and they already have a huge fanbase, who sing along their songs in concerts. Young, energetic, ambitious and they know not only how to reach the hearts of listeners, but also how to turn the concert into a real energy charge.“Those who have seen and heard us know with what energy we are performing on stage! Especially when we are performing with a live band! We promise to share a positive mood and give it to all the spectators who come to the concert, ”says the band’s founder Donatas Čižauskas. See you there! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: OG Version presents: “Motyvacijos tikslai” (“Motivational Goals”), 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius
OG Version presents the first impressions of the album “Motyvacijos Tikslai”. The Lithuanian Trap concert, which ensures low frequencies and moshpits, echoes with Kaunas slangs and chooses the most anticipated and largest crowd, is coming to shake Vilnius.
The number of concert visitors is extremely limited! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT ACROSS LITHUANIA:
Street Music Day 2020 Vilnius, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius
Street Music Day 2020 Kaunas, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Kaunas
Street Music Day 2020 Klaipeda, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Klaipeda
Street music day in Siauliai, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Siauliai
… and more – MAP (pick a city to see all the events).
The event has been held annually since 2007 when the founder of Street Music Day, Andrius Mamontovas, sent invitations to his friends by e-mail, urging them to pick up instruments and play on the streets of the capital. Eventually, the idea spread and to this day it has become not only a celebration in all Lithuania’s cities, immersing the streets in the sounds of music, but also a beloved international tradition. The theme of this year’s Street Music Day is ‘Music Characters’. It aims to draw attention to the musician as a creator or a unique personality. MORE INFO
MUSIC EVENT: LDJA DJ’s in Gastrobaras Plus Plus Plus on GMD 2020, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Vilnius
For the third year in a row, Plus Plus Plus, on the occasion of Street Music Day, shares its space with the Lithuanian DJ Association, and the latter gathers its own group of disco musicians and music lovers, who tell musical stories all day long! Come feel the vibes and get ready for Street Music Day!
MUSIC EVENT: Mood Sellers bagpipe march / GMD, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Vilnius
Mood Sellers will traditionally, as every year, march through Vilnius at the rhythm of New Orleans. We invite musicians who want to play, while marching together, to join and we are waiting for everyone in the procession – invite a friend, mother, neighbour, brother, classmates, roommates – everyone! Come toot your horn for Lithuanian Street Music Day!
MUSIC EVENT: Pakrantė LIVE presents: Colours of Bubbles, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Kaunas
The rock band ‘Colors of Bubbles’ intertwine modern indie rock with the depth of darker lyrics that has attracted the attention of listeners. The band’s first albums ‘Inspired by a True Story’ (2014) and ‘She is the Darkness’ (2016) received huge acclaim from music critics and fans. The ambitious 2017 concert project “Untold Story”, where the best songs of both groups’ albums were performed together with the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, surprised the audiences and expanded the band’s fanbase. In the fall of 2019 the band returned with a new album – ‘9mm’. In their third studio record ‘Colors of Bubbles’ were in the search of the true British rock’n’roll sound and ties to the United Kingdom that resulted in an album full of rebellion, fast pace and energy.
On July 18, at the Pakrante, ‘Colors of Bubbles’ will continue the ‘9 mm’ journey and play an authentic concert inspired by the British spirit, 90s tone and light guitar sound. Come feel the energy with the festival spirit of rock, the rebellion of electric guitars and all the creative rage accumulated during the quarantine. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: DDL PLK & Fused Trio – GMD, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Vilnius
Funky sounds, shaky houses and people’s faces will gather in the space of the French park, where even hairdressers will not cut the waves of musical styles! Come take a bath, it should be fun, after all, it is nice to be by the sea! Just in case, we will play Town Hall Square somewhere, almost in the center – where it will be the most beautiful.
MUSIC EVENT: Back to Basics concert GMD, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Vilnius
‘Back to Basics’ appears on Street Music Day! After gathering strength, rehearsing songs, and recharging with good energy, they hope to see you on July 18, from 17:30 to 19:00 at the Cathedral Square. Back to Basics is a young rock-style band playing their own songs in both Lithuanian and English.
MUSIC EVENT: Your Chair, Mrs. Smith | Concert, Klaipėda, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Klaipeda
July 18 – STREET MUSIC DAY, when all those who study and want to make music all over Lithuania will go out to play on the streets, squares, squares or even public transport! On this day at 18:00 a young and energetic band from Klaipeda – ‘Your Chair, Mrs. Smith’ will perform. For two years now the guys have been playing, composing songs in the alternative rock genre. Their aim is to make people happy with their music, to express their feelings and emotions with the help of music. Come join for a beautiful evening!
MUSIC EVENT: XXV Pažaislio muzikos festivalis // Opening Concert, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Kaunas
The XXV Pažaislio Music Festival, despite the adversities that have shaken the world, starts with head held high. In the opening concert of the jubilee festival the most famous performers will gather together: world-famous tenor Edgar Montvidas, pianist Lukas Geniušas, Kaunas State Choir and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, who are not afraid of challenges. The energetic maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius will conduct the the opening of the XXV Pažaislio Music Festival in the courtyard of the Pažaislio Monastery, famous for its amazing acoustics. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: The band Karaliai | Concert, Klaipėda, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Klaipeda
‘Karaliai’ is a completely new Lithuanian musical duo who are sure that music is exactly what their nation needs right now. The ‘Karaliai’ band is two musicians – Lukas Karalius, who has been previously seen in TV projects like “X Factor”, „Lietuvos Balsas“ (“Lithuanian Voice”), „Mes vieno kraujo“ (“We are One Blood”), and is the host of the show „Myliu Palangą“ (“I Love Palanga”), and Algimantas Karalius, a traveler with a great love for music.
SPORTS EVENT: Vilnius 100 km running, 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Vilnius
This year the International Vilnius 100 km run, which is becoming a tradition, will once again invite all long-distance enthusiasts and professionals to try their hand at it! The competition includes 100 km, 50 km, 10×10 km and 2×10 km relay races, and we would like to invite all athletes to participate in these events. The Lithuanian 100 km running championship will also take place within the framework of this event. On the day of the event, spectators will be able not only to observe the running competitions, but also to take part in different amusing activities provided by our partners. REGISTER HERE
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MUSIC EVENT: Carillon music concerts 2020, from 4:00 PM, Kaunas
The carillon summer concert series in Vytautas the Great War Museum garden will bring the joyous sound of bell music to Sunday afternoons and state holidays. The concerts will take place at their traditional time – on Sundays, 4 pm, and state holidays, in Vytautas the Great War Museum garden (K. Donelaičio str 64).