Seattle’s sixth annual Balkan Night Northwest returns this year with a day-long, joyous explosion of music, dance, food, drink, and tradition from all over the Balkans, arriving at Saint Demetrios Hall in Montlake on March 4 (3 pm to midnight). Featuring three stages and twenty-six high-energy bands, Balkan Night showcases a diverse region’s gorgeously intricate and propulsive music, from centuries-old heart-piercing traditional zourna-and-drum music to pulsating latter-day electropop dance and brass.
Tickets available at: http://www.strangertickets.com/events/39211659/balkan-night-northwest-2017
Video montage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4XyVHEbrRE
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/840770582693040/
The vibrant annual festival welcomes the spring and assembles musical traditions from a dozen Balkan countries. Local favorites Dragi Spasovski, Dromeno, The m9, Eurodanceparty U$A, Gino Yevdjievich of Kultur Shock fame, and The Fetatones (!) share the bill with this year’s special guests: accordion master Chris Bajmakovich and sax sensation Vlado Pupinoski, returning to get you on the dance floor!
The party starts at 3 pm at Saint Demetrios Hall (home of the Seattle Greek Festival), and the wall-to-wall music reverberates until midnight. Come early (and come hungry and thirsty!) and stay late to enjoy the Kukeri—bell-wearing, costumed dionysian revelers who greet the festival and romp throughout the night. All ages; kids are welcome (youth under 10 get in free!), and no partners are necessary.