Caffeinated Balkan music in Seattle

Where we’ve played

In the fall of 2012, look for us to be appearing approximately monthly at two nightspots in Seattle. Drop by whenever we’re playing, or – since both are great places to hang out – whenever we’re not:

Georgia’s Greek Restaurant

383 NW 85th St, Seattle 98117

(206) 783-1228

This neighborhood gem just west of 3rd Ave. features family recipes from northern Greece, accompanied by Greek beers, wines, ouzo, raki and Metaxa. Live music most Saturday nights, except in summer, with a small dance floor (dancing between tables is also encouraged). Georgia’s is a longtime supporter of live music from southeast Europe in Seattle and fought City Hall for the right to present it in a family-friendly taverna atmosphnere. It deserves the community’s support.

We are also playing one Sunday night a month, more or less, at our favorite ocean-view hangout in Belltown:

Sarajevo Lounge

2332 First Avenue, Seattle 98121

(206) 448-9000

An upscale European club with full bar and dinner menu of homemade Bosnian cuisine opens onto a spectacular view of Elliott Bay at First and Battery in Belltown. We’ve started playing every month or so as part of their Sunday night traditional Balkan music series. We perform songs mostly from former Yugoslavia, including hits by Saban Bajramovic, Muharem Serbezovski, Esma Redzepova, Goran Bregovic and other popular artists. Everyone is welcome and dancing is encouraged – you don’t need to know the steps.

Other places we’ve performed

Festivals

Seattle-area clubs and restaurants

Other venues and events

  • Third Place Books
  • Bellingham Folk Dancers
  • Bulgarian New Year’s Eve party for Seattle Bulgarians
  • Balkan Luau parties in Seattle in the late ’90s
  • Balkan New Year’s Eve partiesn in Seattle in the late ’90s and early ’00s
  • SecondStory Repertory
  • Kingston Arts in the Parks
  • University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Reed College
  • balkanalia! camp hosted by East European Folklife Center
  • Crossroads Center music stage, Bellevue
  • Seattle Folkdance Festival
  • Bellingham Folk Dancers
  • University Folk Dancers
  • Balkan New Year’s Eve parties in Seattle and points north
  • Weddings all over western Washington