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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS IN THE BALTICS: JULY 21 – 26, LITHUANIA

Lithuania – some pretty amazing musical and art experiences are planned for this week! Prepare your earbuds, eyes, smiles, hearts and bodies for these cultural treats and check out this week’s event highlights:

JULY 21

MUSIC EVENT: Muzikos inkubatorius Novus’20, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius

Music Incubator Novus is an international young bands competition and is held for five years straight at Art Factory Loftas. The project encourages to participate bands of any music genre. The performances of the contestants are evaluated by a jury consisting of music managers and professionals from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. MORE INFO

MUSIC EVENT: Giedrius Nakas “Burtai” Live | Vasaros Terasa, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius

Although Giedrius Nakas made his debut as a singer only very recently, when in 2019 he appeared on the national Eurovision selection, he is already well known by many as a pianist playing in one of the most popular Lithuanian bands “Saulės Kliošas”, as well as working with many famous Lithuanian performers and bands. Now it is your chance to see him solo live in Vilnius! TICKETS

MUSIC EVENT: New Musical LRT Talkshow with Baltuoju Kiru, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Vilnius

A new musical talk show is about to begin! It will be launched with the favourites of Lithuanian live music clubs and festivals – “BALTASIS KIRAS”. REGISTER HEREto come to the concert and hurry, the number of places is limited! Doors: 6:30 p.m. Start of the show: 19:00.

MUSIC EVENT: Planeta Polar | KKC, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Kaunas

Planeta Polar sings in Spanish, but it looks and sounds like three fairies have just returned from a galaxy of dreams. From such a colorful cosmic cocktail, seasoned with electronic spice, it is quite easy to be intoxicated, and your own legs eventually invite you to dance on your own! Come dance! TICKETS

JULY 22

MUSIC EVENT: T r i m i t o miestas | Klaipeda Spring Music Festival, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Klaipeda 

Do you like musical fairy tales?
Presented by the Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra “Trimitas,” this concert takes young listeners and their seniors on an adventurous trip to “The Trumpet City.” You will be introduced to the instruments of the wind orchestra, learn their human ‘characters’ and responsibilities of the conductor and other members of the orchestra. Adults will probably also spot certain ironic references to the way things are in our real life society and state. Every group of instruments in “The Trumpet City” will metaphorically represent our own society. The conductor will act as a pointsman and clarinets as ordinary citizens. Saxophones will personify the gang of local bullies, while tubas will stand on the side of the rich. Everything in this trip will lead to the one and only question: can all these very different characters live in peace for the sake of common good – that is, music and harmony? A splendid time is guaranteed for all! TICKETS

MUSIC EVENT: Miškas ošia: Solo Ansamblis, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius 

Synthesizer shocks, flashes of light, and dancing in the dark. For the meeting, the Solo Ansambils chooses the forest. Come disappear in the world of music in the forest! TICKETS

MUSIC & LITERATURE EVENT: Kostas Smoriginas Book presentation-concert, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Vilnius

July 22nd at 7 p.m. in the St. In Catherine’s Church good music experts “Bardai LT” together with the publishing house “Tyto alba” will organize a presentation/concert of a book about Kostas Smoriginas. During the evening, viewers will be able to purchase a book and receive an autograph from the artist himself. Come enjoy both literature and music combined! TICKETS

MUSIC EVENT: Midsummer Vilnius: J. Gringytė ir P. Geniušas, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius

Midsummer Vilnius festival returns to the main courtyard of the Palace of The Grand Dukes of Lithuania for the fifth time this year on July 20-24. Two music professionals will share their art at the Midsummer Festival this year. On July 22, opera soloist Justina Gringytė and one of the most prominent Lithuanian pianists Petras Geniušas will give a performance for all of us to see! TICKETS

MUSIC EVENT: Inga Jankauskaitė | Adform kiemelis, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Kaunas 

One of the most cozy and memorable evenings in the Adform courtyard! Sensual performer and actress Inga Jankauskaitė arrives in her native Kaunas. TICKETS

MUSIC EVENT: Heineken 0.0 Live: Planeta Polar, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Vilnius

On Wednesday, July 22, Planeta Polar will be located on the terrace stage in the courtyard of the Loftas Art Factory. They sing in Spanish, but look and sound like three fairies who have just returned from the Galaxy of Dreams. From such a colorful cosmic cocktail, topped with electronic spice, your legs will take you to the dance floor…  Planeta Polar concert is like participating in an extraterrestrial, but at the same time very sincere ritual. TICKETS

JULY 23

MUSIC EVENT: Laukas Garsiai! BA., 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Kaunas 

Come see BA. live in Kaunas on July 23! TICKETS

MUSIC EVENT: Monikaze/Snarskis open rehearsal/workshop, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Vilnius

Live electronics and drums will be spending 2 hours at Ideas Block creating a piece of music from scratch. You are welcome to come down, observe, ask questions in the process, or just chill out and listen to what the artists are doing. Entrance Free, donations are welcome.

Monikaze – is an electronic music solo project by versatile composer and performer Monika Zenkevičiūtė, who recently introduced herself with her debut album ‘Chicken Wings’. Music inspired by electronica, jazz, IDM and other styles intertwine organic and effected vocal melodies, combinations of low frequencies, synthetic and acoustic sounds.

Dominykas Snarskis – contemporary, improvised and jazz music drummer. He is often heard as a member of modern jazz, folk, „world music“ and alternative rock band Brave Noises, also Lithuanian-Irish electronic and experimental music group Quark Effect, formed at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

MUSIC EVENT: Evgenya Redko | LIVE, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius 

Spiced music, subtle harmonies, ethnic motifs and a powerful voice – this is how Evegenya Redko’s performances can be described. The artist, who started her solo career a little over a year ago, released her debut album “Deivės” and won “Breakthrough of the Year” at the M.A.M.A. awards, and is already working on her second album. Come hear her live! TICKETS

MUSIC EVENT: Midsummer Vilnius: Justinas Jarutis | Additional Concert, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Vilnius

Due to great interest of the audience, ADDITIONAL concert of Justinas Jarutis has been announced on July 23 at 6 p.m., in the Courtyard of the Palace of The Grand Dukes within the MIDSUMMER Vilnius festival. Justinas Jarutis has already performed at the festival before, back in 2018, together with the band “Freaks on Floor”. This year the artist will present a solo performance for the audiences. Justinas has prepared an exclusive program with some new material that festival’s spectators will be able to hear first. TICKETS

MUSIC EVENT: Midsummer Vilnius: Justinas Jarutis Live 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Vilnius –  TICKET PRESALE ONLY WITH CODE

JULY 24

MUSIC EVENT: Black Wave: Rookas x Jogaila, Kameu, Tag, 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM, Vilnius 

Black Wave is a series dedicated to hypnotic and meditative techno. And the summer’s second installation is going for a tsunami or at least a decent flood! Kameu and Tag, the residents of the series, will be joined by Hooked On’s Jogaila and DAI’s founder Rookas. And they’re going to deliver an exclusive b2b set! Come vibe! Tickets at the door: from 5 €.

MUSIC EVENT: Balkannight Openair Vilnius, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius

THERE IS NO PARTY LIKE BALKANAKTIS or The Balkan Night. As soon as its first tunes start to play, the whole venue, irrespective of where it is, feels like it’s burning as a result of its sheer intensity. TICKETS

BALTIC BALKAN (LT)
Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, was always the meltdown of the Baltic, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Jewish, German, Tatar, Karaite, British and Gypsy cultures. The homeland of Jascha Hefeitz, where every traditionalist backyard was still listening to the klezmer music wind coming from the East and the South, it is also a starting point for the Baltic Balkan project. This musical and performance artist endeavor was inspired by listening to original Yugoslav punk rock, as well as countless musical festivals in Europe and movies with a true Balkan (and Baltic) spirits.

RAKIJA KLEZMER ORKESTAR
A six person gang, that have dedicated themselves to the spirit of KLEZMER. The only live klezmer group in Lithuania. Top jewish dance music professionals. The best uninvited guests you could ever imagine. While responsibly holding all of these titles, they are ready to even more responsibly make YOU without doubt the best dancer in the world.

19.00-19.30 DJ
19.30 – 20.00 Rakija Klezmer Orkestar (live)
20:00 – 22:00 Baltic Balkan
23 22.00-00.00 DJ

MUSIC EVENT: Freaks On Floor | Live, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Kaunas 

Freaks On Floor are back in Adform Kiemelis on July 24! From sensitive acoustic performances in an intimate setting to frantic rock concerts – we know them to this day as Freaks On Floor. With more than 300 concerts, 5 studio albums and all possible national rock sky awards, this is what the story of Freaks On Floor looks like today. Starting with the Newcomer Prize of the progressive youth magazine Pravda, ending with the titles of the best rock band in the country at the M.A.M.A. awards. Freaks are not limited to Lithuania and have shared their music in Germany, England, France, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and neighboring Latvia and Estonia. In their discography, they have five albums – Freaky Wonder (2010), Hello Girls! (2011), Life (2015), Waves (2016). .), GOLD (2018). It is probable that we will hear a little bit of all of them and more! TICKETS

MUSIC EVENT: Freaks On Floor | Live, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Kaunas 

Freaks On Floor are back in Adform Kiemelis on July 24! From sensitive acoustic performances in an intimate setting to frantic rock concerts – we know them to this day as Freaks On Floor. With more than 300 concerts, 5 studio albums and all possible national rock sky awards, this is what the story of Freaks On Floor looks like today. Starting with the Newcomer Prize of the progressive youth magazine Pravda, ending with the titles of the best rock band in the country at the M.A.M.A. awards. Freaks are not limited to Lithuania and have shared their music in Germany, England, France, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and neighboring Latvia and Estonia. In their discography, they have five albums – Freaky Wonder (2010), Hello Girls! (2011), Life (2015), Waves (2016). .), GOLD (2018). It is probable that we will hear a little bit of all of them and more! TICKETS

JULY 24 – 26

MUSIC EVENT: Klaipeda Sound Festival 2020, July 24, 3:-00 PM – July 26, 3:00 PM, Klaipeda 

„Klaipeda Sound Festival“ – the festival, transmitting modern electronic music and art waves. For the second year in a row we will bring together the crowd of influential electronic music artists from around the globe to the Lithuanian seaside. See, hear & feel it in a great open-air location, on the shore of Kursiu Marios, next to the Klaipeda port. Be prepared for a unique scenography and wading in the lagoon waters. We will wait for you in Klaipeda on the 24-26th July.

COVID-19 update: According to the new safety regulations the festival tickets are limited to 1000 and safety requirements, based on the regulations of Lithuanian Ministry of Health aplly!  TICKETS

JULY 25

SPORTS EVENT: Battle of Vilnius 2020, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Vilnius

Oh yes, we have missed the competition and community gatherings even more! At last, we kindly invite athletes to Vilnius to participate in one of the most awaited fitness events by the local Crossfit community Battle Of Vilnius. This is the 5th event organized by the Crossfit Vilnius box. REGISTER HERE

MUSIC EVENT: Celsijus LIVE, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Vilnius

On the 25th of July band CELSIJUS will make your evening feel amazing at the Tauro ragas terrace. #laipsniaikyla (degrees rise)– motto, which makes sense of good mood music, fun party and smiles. The motto that always accompanies the group CELSIJUS. Regardless of the outdoor temperature, CELSIJUS will lift the mood and the music combining different styles is guaranteed to make you move to the beat. Come feel the degrees rise! (You can listen to their music here.)

MUSIC EVENT: Jazz Duo (Lithuania-Poland) concert in Tujų Alley in Trakai, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Trakai

You are invited to the jazz evenings in an as yet undiscovered and somewhat unusual place in Trakai – Tujų Alley! The owners of the building agreed to open the inner courtyard to the needs of society by creating a mystical and intriguing space for art and youth. In the second concert on July 25, come listen to the talented Jazz Duo (Lithuania, Poland), where you will be able to hear saxophonist Rafal Jackevič and pianist Piotr Dziadkowiec!

The concert is free. Let’s create art spaces together. See you soon!

JULY 26

MUSIC EVENT: Baltasis Kiras | Švyturys Bhouse, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Klaipeda 

When he plays, audiences very quickly begin to freak out, their smiles widen and the bodies begin swaying. You are invited to the first live performance on the new terrace on the roof, where the Baltas Kiras will be performing!

What do you think?

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