Art events, music events, classical music gems, folk music festival and a variety of dance music events – what else can you ask for?! Estonia knows how to entertain – check out this week’s event highlights and pick your fave:
MUSIC EVENT: Final Concert of Järvi Academy, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Pärnu
Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 93, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 3, Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 6, Stefan Dohr – Horn. All these works performed live by the Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra!
JULY 21 – 22
FILM EVENT: Pärnu Film Festival films, July 21, 4:00 PM – July 22, 7:00 PM, Viljandi The Pärnu Film Festival comes to Viljandi, see all the best movies! Admission is with Kondase Center tickets.
MUSIC EVENT: Wednesday Voyage / Kevin Park / Uus Laine / 22 July, 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM, Tallinn
VOYAGE is a journey that lasts all summer and takes us through various new cities and allows us to discover new genres of music every week. Come discover what this week has to offer! Cruise tickets: Insta story repost: free until 23:00; Facebook going: 5; All night: 7. Follow us on Instagram: @wednasdayvoyage
NEW ORLEANS | oNew Orleans was among the first parts of the United States to develop a strong African-American artistic culture leading to the invention of jazz in the early 1900s. Jazz may have been born in NOLA at the turn of the century, but by the 1950s, the music of choice in New Orleans was rhythm & blues. During this period, local R&B talent topped the national charts with songs like Lloyd Price’s “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, Fats Domino’s “The Fat Man”, and Lee Dorsey’s “Working in the Coalmine”.
MUSIC EVENT: Pennar & Friends, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Tallinn
Pennar & Friends is a brand-new trio of good friends, led by Karl Madis Pennar, that tells different exciting stories to the audience. Blending together guitar, bass and drums they create magical atmosphere that takes listener’s sensorium to a journey… A journey that involves vivid memories, a crazy side of love, strong emotions, the spiritual world and even supernatural creatures! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Frankie Animal and Gram-Of-Fun / double presentation concert, 8:00 PM – 3:00 AM, Tallinn
Frankie Animal x Gram-Of-Fun – “Restless” x “LA” single release party! Frankie Animal released their new single “Restless” in early May and it quickly found its way onto R2’s most-played track chart. Gram-Of-Fun celebrates the release of the single “LA” released earlier this month with the talented songwriter and guitarist Fred. Come support them! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Estonian ETNO concert in the Rohelise House café, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Viljandi
People of Viljandi – those who won’t be coming to the Pärimusa Festival, the Estonian ETNO will perform one concert in Rohelis! Be there!
MUSIC EVENT: Alena Baeva, Paavo Järvi, Estonian Festival Orchestra, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Pärnu, Online
On 23 July 2020, Alena Baeva makes her debut at the Pärnu Music Festival, Estonia. For this concert, she reunites with Paavo Järvi for a continuation of their work together on the R. Strauss Violin Concerto, debuted previously under Maestro Järvi’s baton with the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo. This time, they perform with the Estonian Festival Orchestra, live-streamed on the festival’s online channel HERE
MUSIC EVENT: Songs of Boris Grebenshchikov in Jamaica Baar, from 10:00 PM, Tallinn
Come enjoy the acoustic versions of Boris Grebenshchikov’s songs with a Leningrad 12-string guitar. Admission is 10 eur.
MUSIC EVENT: Cocktail CHILL | PÚR MÚDD (DJ set), 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Kuressaare
Cocktails and good music go hand in hand. This time the pop electronic and dance music duo PÚR MÚDD will perform a DJ set. Their music stands out with its magnetic melodies and muddy bass. The ensemble includes musicians Joonatan Siiman and Oliver Rõõmus. COME DANCE the night away!
ART EVENT: Jaan Toomik Opening of the exhibition in Viljandi, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Viljandi
You are welcome to the opening of the exhibition on Friday, July 24 at 14.00! This is the artist’s first exhibition in Viljandi, you can see new large-format paintings, graphic pages and a self-portrait sculpture installations.
MUSIC EVENT: Pärnu | “Jaak Joala 70” Valter Soosalu, Koit Toome, Märt Avandi, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Pärnu
This summer, esteemed artists Märt Avandi, Koit Toome and Valter Soosalu with the ensemble Radar will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Estonian singer Jaak Joala with summer gala concerts all over Estonia. For these concerts musicians have selected the best songs that have remained as people’s favorites, as well as some pearls that may have been forgotten over time. You will hear pop songs as well as Joala’s more rocky songs. The singers will be accompanied by Jaak Joala’s Radar ensemble and the audiences will also be able to enjoy a real good Radar fusion during the evening. Come listen to timeless music and enjoy the beautiful moments of summer night! Event website.
All summer shows:
24.07 at 20.00 – Pärnu, Ammende Villa garden
25.07 at 20.00 – Pangodi, Kiivitaja farm summer stage
26.07 at 18.00 – Garden of Vihula manor
29.07 at 20.00 – Folk workshop of Mooste manor
30.07 at 20.00 – Kõltsu manor garden
31.07 at 20.00 – Viljandi Traditional Music Ait
05.08 at 19.00 – Tartu singing stage
ART EVENT: Drink & Draw – Tartmus x Autovabaduse puiestee, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Tartu
Tartu Art Museum invites everyone to draw at the Car-Free Avenue! Take your own art supplies or borrow from the museum and draw a female model! The event is suitable for both beginners and advanced art enthusiasts. The model changes the pose every ten minutes.
Drawing takes place outdoors but with the same ticket we also invite you to the photo exhibition at Tartu Art Museum: “Silver Girls. Retouched History of Photography” can be visited in the Tartu Art Museum. The exhibition introduces a selection of works by ten early women photographers from Estonia and Latvia and places them in the company of three contemporary European artists who contemplate the lost and the neglected in our visual history.
Entrance 5€ – at the event. Your name will be written down to grant you a free pass to the exhibition. Please REGISTER beforehand – HERE
DANCE MUSIC EVENT: Throwback: Merlyn Uusküla LIVE! @Pärnu, 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM, Pärnu
This is a manifesto for party animals from Pärnu … this time we will get in the time machine and travel back to the time when corona was unknown and the UFO was seen for the first time. On July 24 Club GLOBE will host the largest summer party in the Pärnu district, … a real fierce Friday! As the name suggests, it is # thrõubäk (throwback) and only the best selection of yesterday’s and today’s dance music will caress your ears and picks up your feet. Come be free and enjoy a night full of music!
DANCE MUSIC EVENT: Snatch, 11:59 PM – 9:00 AM, Tallinn
Mark your calendar for some listening gems! Come enjoy the July program thrill ride with the return of Snatch. This is your chance to join again with a typically exceptional lineup to boot!
MUSIC EVENT: It’s no secret, it’s FACT # 5, 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Tallinn
This is not a secret, this is a FACT! The FACT is that OOPUS, in cooperation with BOTIK and Põhjala tehas, is organizing a new series of events. The focus is on good music, lights and visuals, delicious food and drinks, all in the middle of lush greenery.
One of the most unique Estonian guitarists and composers, Argo Vals will be playing old and new tunes. There of course will be a chance to dance to OOPUS’ and DJ Sinise Aura Laura’s uplifting sets. As always, BOTIK bar is open with refreshing drinks and the chefs Mihkel and Janek are working their magic in the outdoor kitchen. Lights and visual artist Aleksander Sprohgis makes the garden and bar burst with colours. So all there is missing is you with your dearest friends to come and be part of it all! Come, let’s buzz together, climb the tower, watch the sun set, and dance until the morning.
Due to government’s restrictions only a limited number of tickets are available. NB! We recommend arriving by tram, bus or on foot. Parking for your bike, skateboard, electric scooters next to BOTIK’s garden. TICKETS
FOLK MUSIC EVENT: Viljandi Folk Music Festival – Pärimusa 2.0, 24 Jul at 2:00 PM – 26 Jul at 02:00 AM, Viljandi
The traditional music concert days Pärimusa 2.0 will take place on July 24 and 25 in Viljandi Castle Hills and will carry the spirit of the early years of the festival. The event starts at 2 pm and runs into the night. Both unknown young artists and already world-famous Estonian folk music artists. The same program is repeated on both days. Pärimusa 2.0 is waiting to enjoy the nature of Viljandi and the best folk music. The number of tickets is limited, be quick with your purchase! TICKETS
JULY 24 & 25
MUSIC EVENT: Vana madrus (Old Sailor) – Marko Matvere, Tõnu Kaljuste ja TKO, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Tallinn
Join an evening full of stories and songs about the sea and sailors! A boat full of new songs that this ensemble has not yet performed together. Concerts will take place:
- July 24 at 7 pm at the Noblessner Foundry, Nobel Hall
- July 25 at 7 pm in Viinistu Boiler House (Viinistu katlamaja)
The best of the best will be on stage – soloist Marko Matvere, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra! Marko Matvere is one of the most famous performers of sea songs in Estonia and one of the few Estonians who has sailed around the world. Tõnu Kaljuste continues to hold the steering wheel for the success of all concerts and performances on Naissaar. Conductor Tõnu Kaljuste together with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra have performed in concert halls both at home and abroad. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: AFRO RETRO NIGHT @NOY City, 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM, Tallinn
Theme: Work Hard, Party Harder! This event is coming up at a time the world witnessed the global novel crisis (Covid-19), in which all our sense of social and outdoors activities was subjected to prompt changes. Afro Retro Night promises to jettison back fun, happiness and excitement back to our lives in our beautiful city of Tallinn. Brace up for top notch and star performances from Nigeria’s finest stars performing on the night. FREE ENTRY.
Star performance from Criz Shane, Moriento and Scott Giri. Africa’s finest Dj’s; Dj Smol and the legendary Deejay Bigfish Ejanla. For those who don’t know Dj Bigfish Ejanla, he is the first DJ to play at the first ever Afro party in Tallinn, Estonia and we very excited to have him on board to thrill us on the night with his Legendary beats. Special Guest MC: Mr Doubles.
MUSIC EVENT: Summer aria. Marion Melnik – soprano, Siim Selis – piano, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Parnu
SUMMER ARIA 2020 focuses on singers and, more broadly, vocal art. The aim of the festival is to bring bright and inspiring vocal music from different eras to the listeners. Concerts will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the beautiful Pärnu Elisabeth Church. The artistic director of the festival is composer and conductor Andrus Kallastu. On July 25th come listen to Marion Melnik (soprano) and Siim Selis (piano) perform together! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Ida-Block Party, 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM, Tartu
It`s time for Eastern Bloc underground dance music. You will definetly catch the infection of Russian reggae, hip-hop, synth-wave and balkan beats. It`s dedicated to the music of slavic languages. The trip will go on till the dawn with DJ Super Lux and Discorator. Free entrance!
MUSIC EVENT: Courtyard concert: Jarek Kasar, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Tallinn
The musical journey of composer Jarek Kasar, who started his music career as a rapper and released his debut album “Connected People” (“Ühendatud inimesed”) under the artist name Chalice in 2003, has gone through very different sounds and genres. His personal composing style could be described as eclectic, where the common denominators are the influences of hip-hop, soul and jazz. In addition to records, Jarek’s work has also reached theater and opera stage, TV and cinema screens, as well as a song festival. The humor familiar from his texts is also transferred to concerts, where he is not only a musician on stage, but a versatile entertainer. His solo-live concerts have often been described as a mixture of music and stand-up comedy. According to Jarek, the seventh studio album “Kribukrabu”, released in the spring, is inspired by the crisis situation that has hit the world. Fotografiska Courtyard concert is one of the first opportunities to hear and see the new material in a live performance. TICKETS
ELECTRONIC MUSIC EVENT: I AM: Sustained, 11:00 PM – 8:00 AM, Tallinn
Everything from house to techno! Come vibe!
MUSIC EVENT: TIKS presents: jonas.f.k “buda.01” LIVE, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Tallinn
Presenting Jonas Kaarnamets’ solo project – ‘jonas.f.k.’ Join in and spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon near the end of the Kopli peninsula, in the former Nordic factory, in the area of the BOTIK bar (but not in the garden). See you there! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra summer concert 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30M, Tallinn
In 2010, the Vanemuine Theater restored one beautiful tradition – its summer garden concerts with a classical repertoire, which took place in the first quarter of the 20th century. For the tenth time, the free summer concert of the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra will take place on the last Sunday of July in the Kassitoome Valley! The venue will open to the public at 18:30.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Vanemuine is having to reorganize this year’s concert in a way that observes all of the restrictions that have been imposed and to reduce the number of attendees to a maximum of 2000 people. Those who wish to enjoy the performance of the orchestra and soloists in Kassitoome should obtain a free pass from either the Vanemuine Theatre website or the box office in the main building. This will ensure that you gain access to the limited space available to the public. Gathering outside the venue is neither recommended nor allowed. Admirers of symphonic music will also be able to enjoy the concert from their homes, as it will be broadcast on ETV from 22:00. TICKETS