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    2019 Boulder Balkan Bash



    Live music for folk dancing by SIX hot local bands specializing in traditional and contemporary music from Eastern Europe. Many of the dances are easy enough to learn on the spot. Not a dancer? Not a problem; the Avalon has plenty of room to sit and watch.

    The bands are: The Bitovniks, Barbelfish Balkan Band, Gora Gora Orkestar, Klezmerize, Planina - Songs of Eastern Europe and Sherefe.  

    In Eastern Europe, live music and dancing are always accompanied by food . . . and with five and a half hours of dancing, we will need refueling! So roll up your sleeves, make a great dish to contribute to theheavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert potluck (Eastern European cuisine appreciated but not required) and come celebrate!

    Live folk dance music starts at 5:30pm and continues until 11:00pm. From 6:00 till 10:00pm, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served.  ALL GUESTS AND PERFORMERS are strongly encouraged to bring a dish to share.  

    The dance music program will feature tunes from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Roma (Gypsy) traditions.  While the majority of dances will be line dances, a few waltzes and other couple dances will also be included.

    Join us in celebrating Eastern European traditions of live music, dancing, and food. Don’t know what to bring or don’t like to cook? Please contact Mary Ann, the food coordinator, at for ideas.

    Volunteer for the Bash - If you’d like to exchange a couple of hours of work for free admission, we have a limited number of volunteer work-exchange positions. Please contact Lyn Mead,, 303-579-4222 (c).

    This is one of Boulder’s most exciting music and dance events and, for Balkan music and dance aficionados, THE event of the year (or two years)! Your buying tickets in advance really helps us plan and there is a discount for advance purchase.

    Hope to see you there!

    2019 Boulder Balkan Bash