Balkan Music Night

A six-hour feast of Balkan music and dance!

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7 pm-1 am

Balkan Music Night 2020: canceled
We are saddened to inform you that Balkan Music Night 2020 is canceled due to concerns for the health of our community from the continuing and escalating threat of the coronavirus. The Balkan Music Night Committee came to this decision reluctantly, and after much discussion, ultimately we decided that the risks of holding the event far outweighed the rewards of attending a fantastic night of Balkan music and dance. Thank you for your understanding and support of Balkan Music Night – we will plan on seeing you in 2021!

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

General public, age 25+… $40 ($35 advance)
FAC members or seniors… $35 ($30 advance)
Children and young adults, age 12–24… $20
Children, age 0–11… Free

Order your tickets online and get a $5 discount off the price for the general public, FAC members, or seniors!

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

Now in its 35th 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!

2020 Performers

(in alphabetical order)

Balkan E Boston Acoustic
Balkan Fields
Beth Bahia Cohen Hungarian Trio
Beth Bahia Cohen Turkish Trio
Matthew Schreiber and Friends
Tano, Aya, and Adam
Zlatne Uste

plus dance performances by
Grachanitsa and Mladost Folk Ensemble

For questions about Balkan Music Night 2020, contact the FAC office.