Balkan Music Night

A six-hour feast of Balkan music and dance!

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7 pm-1 am

Thanks to all our performers, dancers, volunteers, and friends for making Balkan Music Night 2017 so great! See you next year!

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

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

Now approaching its 33rd 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, 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!

2017 Performers

(in alphabetical order)

Balkan E Boston
Beth Bahia Cohen and Friends
Lefteris Bournias
Milo Destanovski and Friends
Novi Maleševski Zurli
Orkestar Banitsa
Zlatne Uste

For questions about Balkan Music Night 2017, contact the FAC office.

Milo Destanovski with Jessica Ruiz presented a pre-Balkan Night workshop in Macedonian dance at FAC’s March 17, 2017 Friday night dance at Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA.

Admission, 2017

In advance, through Thursday, March 16:
$35 / FAC members and seniors (aged 65+) $30 / Kids and young adults aged 8–24 $20 / Under age 8 free
After Thursday, March 16 and at the door, starting at 6:30 pm:
$40 / FAC members and seniors (aged 65+) $35 / Kids and young adults aged 8–24 $25 / Under age 8 free
Doors open at 6:30 pm

Make your reservations online!

Payment may be made either by PayPal via the online registration form; by credit card – call the FAC office at 781-438-4387; or by check – checks will be accepted for registrations made through Monday, March 13. After indicating on the registration form that you will pay by check, mail your check to:
Folk Arts Center
10 Franklin St
Stoneham MA 02180

NOTE: Checks for reservations must be received in advance; reservations unpaid as of Friday afternoon will be canceled. At the door, we will accept cash, checks, and credit cards.