Balkan Music Night

A six-hour feast of Balkan music and dance!

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7 pm-1 am

51 Walden Performing Arts Center (formerly known as FOPAC), 51 Walden Street, Concord, Massachusetts

Many thanks to all our performers, dancers, volunteers, and friends for making Balkan Music Night 2019 so great! Save the date for next year, Saturday, March 21, 2020!

General public, age 25+… $40
FAC members or seniors… $35
Children and young adults, age 12–24… $20
Children, age 0–11… Free

Visit the Balkan Music Night website for complete information about the performers, the schedule, directions, parking, and more.

Now in its 34th year, Balkan Music Night is a vibrant celebration of the rich musical traditions of the Balkans, and an immersive experience in music, dance, culture, and community. Since 1986, several hundred Balkan enthusiasts of all backgrounds have gathered annually in the Boston area to revel in the exciting rhythms and soulful melodies of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Albania, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Turkey, and more.

The impressive roster of performers includes dynamic instrumentalists and powerful vocalists, renowned Balkan-born artists and accomplished American-born devotees, and local favorites and guest bands, all brought together for one extraordinarily bountiful night of dancing and listening pleasure.

You can dance all evening in the spacious dance hall, moving to the non-stop, big-band sounds of pounding drums, funky brass, soaring clarinets, and wailing bagpipes. Or, you can settle into the concert seating of the intimate upstairs kefana (kefi = elevated mood), and listen to splendid acoustic performances by some of the finest soloists and small ensembles around. Or, you can switch between dance hall and kefana as you choose.

You can also hang out in the friendly lobby, chatting with other Balkan music fans, shopping for CDs and DVDs at the Little Shop of Horas, and helping yourself to the generous spread of complimentary snacks, cold drinks, and hot kafe provided to sustain you during six hours of intensely Balkan fun.

FAC and the Balkan Music Night Committee invite you to come dance, listen, and celebrate with us!

2019 Performers

(in alphabetical order)

Balkan E Boston Acoustic
Beth Bahia Cohen Hungarian Trio
Elitsa Stoyneva and Rucheya
Greek Music by Beth, Sandy, and Friends
Harris Brothers Balkan Band
Ivan Milev and Entcho Todorov
Ludo Mlado
Music Progressive Quartet
Orkestar Banitsa
Sarma Brass Band
Shining Moon
Trio Veselba

For questions about Balkan Music Night 2019, contact the FAC office.