Backyard concerts, city mini-festivals and intimate live performances are filling the summer nights in Latvia and we are loving it more than ever! Check out this week’s event highlights in Latvia:
MUSIC EVENT: Reinis Jaunais / Garden Concert, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Musical evening in Lastadijas garden. Travel stories from Reinis Jaunais. He states: ”Music and traveling is my passion. I feel extremely happy to express my emotions through music to any audience – it doesn’t matter if it’s a full concert hall or few people in a cafe.” Join in the music and stories! Entry fee : – 7 Eur; (Like & Going) List – 5 Eur.
MUSIC EVENT: Laika Suns and Rock’n’Berries open-air concert in Spīķeri, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Riga
Hip, Hip, Hoorayy! On July 8, you are invited to the first open-air concert of this season in Spīķeri. Rock’n’Berries and Laika Suns will be taking the stage!
MUSIC & SOCIAL EVENT: Grimbergen Summer Festival in Berga Bazaar, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
For the sixth time, the Grimbergen Summer Festival will take place in Berga Bazaar, allowing small musical projects and leisurely music lovers to meet in person in the historic courtyard. Come join the warm intimate atmosphere!
On July 8, the Latin American music band “Kasike” will take the stage, featuring musicians from Brazil, Chile and Latvia, who were able to create the most musically colorful & hot-blooded party feeling at the Grimbergen Summer Festival last year. The members of the trio Kasike – Rodrigo Manfrinati, Miguel Andress Hernandez Giraldi and Artyom Sarvi – emphasize that the main goal of their band is to invite people to sing, dance, smile and celebrate the diversity of life and people. Seems quite appropriate for this summer. The Grimbergen Summer Festival concerts will take place throughout July and August. Concerts at Berga Bazaar will start at 7 pm and admission will be free. To reserve a table in the wine bar “Garage”, call 26628833, but in the restaurant “Andalūzijas Suns” – 67288418.
MUSIC EVENT: The Group “Zāle” / Reinis Jaunais at the Fon Stricka villa garden, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Since the last concert in February the band ” Zāle” has devoted itself to creative self-isolation, recordings and remote experiments. “Zāle” uses elements of folk music and the basic principles of bard music (personal, simple but emotional speech in the language of music) and combines them with oriental world music accents and modern means of expression (drums, electric guitar effects), while complementing the sound of classical instruments ( cello, oboe). And Reinis Jaunais is one of the most famous young generation guitarists in Latvia. Come see what they have created! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: LBB 20 year anniversary celebration / backyard concert, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
LBB celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! The concert tour was planned all over Europe, but then the Covid-19 pandemic happened and … But this does not prevent LBB from giving concerts in Latvia and delighting listeners in different corners of Latvia. TICKETS
FILM EVENT: Open – air cinema evening in Spīķeri: film Jelgava 94, 10:00 PM – 11:58 PM, Riga
On Thursday, July 9, you are invited to this year’s first open-air cinema evening in Spīķeri, which will be opened with the Latvian production – “Jelgava ’94”.
MUSIC EVENT: Ieva Akuratere & Aivars Hermanis concert live at Ziepniekkalns, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Riga
On July 9, singer and poet Ieva Akuratere and guitarist Aivars Hermanis will visit the cultural space “Strops”. The concert will feature songs by Aivars Hermans with poetry by Ieva Akuratere and also well-known songs that have been loved by generations from the wide range of Ieva’s repertoire.
MOVIE EVENT: Outdoor Cinema Autentika: Ghostbusters, 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM, Riga
SPORTS EVENT: Riga marathon summer trainings – Thursdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Riga
Rimi Riga marathon summer training season is here! Join RIGA RUNNERS and Nike Running Club RIGA trainings and prepare for Rimi Riga Marathon 2020 together! Trainings every Thursday -> SIGN UP HERE
MUSIC EVENT: Čudars and Arutjunjans // folk&unfolk // backyard concert, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
Matiss Chudar – guitar, Ivars Arutjunjans – drums. Both musicians are united by a great interest in rhythm, the tradition of jazz music, the endless timbre possibilities of their instruments and the superhuman power of music. The program includes free improvisation and original compositions by the guys. Come enjoy! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Concert interview series TUVĀK (CLOSER) – Jānis Ivuškāns (trumpet), 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Liepāja
FREE CONCERT-INTERVIEW CYCLE LIVE! The special time of distancing has created a new project for the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra – a remote meeting combining music and conversations with the orchestra’s musicians on the “Big Amber” stage. You can watch the live stream on Liepāja Symphony Orchestra Facebook page. Join in and listen!
JULY 9 – 11
MUSIC EVENT: Rīga Jūrmala muzikālie vakari / Riga Jurmala Musical Soirées, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Riga
In July and August, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival is offering a series of enchanting summer evenings accompanied by timeless classical melodies. However, the Festival will switch its ordinary indoor format and head outdoors – to Riga’s parks, streets, and industrial areas. During multiple open-air sessions of pre-recorded concerts, locals and visitors to the city are invited to enjoy select pieces from the symphony orchestra programme of the Festival’s 2020 edition. The recordings are played as if the sound were emanating from the cityscape itself – from the trees, bushes, and other hidden corners, thus creating an overwhelming audial experience enhanced with light projections and picture-perfect settings. TICKETS
MUSIC & PARTY EVENT: Amber Muse’s Das Boot: Discoteka Assorti / 10 July, 8:00 PM – 11:55 PM, Riga
The third Das Boot party this summer will deliver a house to funk to disco sets by Discoteka Assorti regulars: Bogdan Taran and ZaZzy on vinyl and duo Kosmetique. Expect a lot of lovely familiar tunes from the past and nowadays as well.
LINE-UP: BOGDAN ‘Lucky F’ TARAN (classic vinyl set) // ZAZZY (vinyl set) // KOSMETIQUE – TICKETS
20:00 boarding to “Vecrīga”;
20:30 departure for sail;
23:55 return (no stops during the journey).
MUSIC EVENT: Outdoor raft with ansis // Brīvdabas plosts ar ansi, 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Riga
Everyone who has been a little interested in the latest hip-hop news in Latvia in the last few years has definitley heard of ansis! Come see him live in a unique setting! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: The Tenor Trio. Arrivederci Roma, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Riga
The Tenor Trio invites you to the concert “Arrivederci Roma” at the Mežaparks Green Theater! Raimonds Bramanis, Mihails Čuļpajevs and Juris Vizbulis – three young, bright, publicly and critically acclaimed soloists of the Latvian National Opera have combined their voices and charisma in the musical association “The Tenor Trio”. The concert program “Arrivederci Roma” includes opera melodies loved by listeners as well as performers themselves, arranged by Andrejs Pushkarev in various music styles – from classical to jazz. Along with popular opera arias, the concert will feature Neapolitan songs, as well as instrumental fragments of opera music. Perfect setting for a beautiful concert! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Sticky Fingers July Edition, 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Riga
Every month the tunes, cocktails and fries return. So – everything is as usual. ELVI SOULSYSTEMS and Judzhen spinning the music just for you!
MUSIC EVENT: Fontaine 100: Jauno Jāņu Orķestris, 7:00 PM – 11:55 PM, Liepāja
JJO / Jauno Jāņu Orķestris with some latvian folk music, plus a DJ! Come enjoy! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Sunny jungle music by Mari Geneva, 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM, Riga
Mari Geneva is an experienced Dj from Latvia who has spent the last 8 years living and playing in Dubai. Currently she is a resident Dj at Amazonico restaurant’s Dubai branch where South American cuisine is combined with “elec-tropical” music and Amazonian jungle atmosphere. Mari’s favourite genres are Ethnic, Desert, Tribal, AfroTech and Techhouse. During her sets she always brings dynamic and contemporary beat of tribal and mysterious house plus a good hint of a techno feel. Come catch the vibes!
CITY FESTIVAL EVENT: Anchorfest // Enkurfests, 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
First Anchorfest promises to gather music, beer and street food lovers on Saturday, July 11th, at the “Northern Anchor” brewery. The festival’s program will be full of powerful, dynamic and surprising performances, including legendary punk rock band PND, instrumental rock trio Doni Tondo, cosmic music representatives Galaxy Bosons, rock chamber orchestra Sonntags Legion and, perhaps, one of the most unordinary Latvian musicians Katrīna Gupalo. Highlight of the night or Secret Act as they like to be called will not disappoint any attendee but will be especially beneficiary for ladies. DJ Toms Grēviņš will be responsible for the elevated energy and heartbeat of the whole festival.
Brewery “Northern Anchor” is settled in the heart of Riga, 8 Matīsa street. Entrance in “Northern Anchor’s” courtyard 8 Matīsa street will be available from 1 p.m. Tickets available on site – EUR 8,00 includes your welcome beer (if you are 18+).
“Sansusi” cultural dessert is in four layers and takes place in the yard of the Rucka Residence Center in Cēsis. Prepare yourself for a cultural meal like no other! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Concert // Dzeltenie pastnieki, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Cēsis
Take a trip to Cēsis and see not only the beautiful city, but also the amazing legendary Latvian band Dzeltenie Pastnieki live! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Jauno Jāņu Orķestris – Concert in Ventspils, from 8:00 PM, Ventspils
To celebrate the Sea Festival in Ventspils, a concert of the new folk band JJO/Jauno Jāņu Orchestra will take place at the Seaside Open-Air Museum. See you there! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Sunset Music | Tom Simo LIVE, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Liepāja
TOM SIMO or Toms Samsons is a young musician from Saldus, who with his velvety timbre is able to move every lover of jazz and popular music. On this night you will hear popular and less heard jazz standards, and songs that will be complemented by creative improvisations.