ONE BIG DANCE PARTY
We’ve lined up some great entertainment for the 2019 Slavic Festival. Here’s what’s happening.
Kolograd returns to headline the Slavic Festival with new music to complement its mix of Eastern European folk music and kolos. The band is comprised of talented musicians with a wide range of individual experiences that drive their unique sound From playing with the St John’s Tamburitzans as children, to touring the country as part of the Duchesne University Tamburitzans. Performing with Polka Hall of Fame member Don Lipovac and Kansas City favorites Blue Orleans and Caribe. And if that’s not enough, you’ll catch them performing with Hrvatski Obicaj and the Sugar Creek Tamburitzans or making a splash at the Tamburitzan Association of America annual conference. For the members of Kolograd, music never stops. And neither does the dancing at the 2019 Sugar Creek Slavic Festival.
Tamburitza music returns on Saturday with Hvratski Obicaj and the Sugar Creek Tamburitzans. Plus, you can see a sampling of Eastern Slavic music with performances by PromoUkraine and the Russian Heritage Society.
The Kolo Kids are set to entertain the crowd on Friday and Saturday. Catch them at the Costume Parade to kick of Friday evening’s festivities. And the Sugar Creek Ethnic Dance Troupe will bring Southern Slavic dances to life both evenings.
Here’s the complete 2019 schedule.
Friday June 7th:
5:00 pm - Festival Opens
6:30 pm - Kid's Costume Parade
6:45 pm - Miss Czech/Slovak
7:00 pm - Kolo Kids
7:30 pm - Ethnic Dance Troupe
8:30 pm - Sausage Eating Contest
9:00 pm - Kolograd
Saturday June 8th:
3:00 pm - Festival Opens
4:00 pm - Village Musicians
4:45 pm - PromoUkraine
5:00 pm - Russian Heritage Society
5:15 pm - Hrvatski Obicaj
6:30 pm - Sugar Creek Tamburitzans
7:30 pm - Kolo Kids
8:00 pm - Miss Czech/Slovak
8:15 pm - Ethnic Dance Troupe
9:00 pm - Kolograd
Sugar Creek Ethnic Dance Troupe and Kolo Kids
The Sugar Creek Ethnic Dance Troupe and Kolo Kids return to perform both Friday and Saturday. The groups share the traditions of Slavic dancing with influences from Croatia, Slovakia, Poland and more. On Friday, watch the Kolo Kids get things rolling with their costume parade.
Hvratski Obicaj and Sugar Creek Tamburitzans
Village musicians welcome visitors on Friday and Saturday. Tamburitza music takes the main stage on Saturday with Hrvatski Obicaj from the Strawberry Hill neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas and the Sugar Creek Tamburitzans performing. Both started as children's groups and travelled extensively sharing the music and dance heritage of tamburitza orchestras.
Something for Everyone
Listen to PromoUkraine. Take on contestants at the Sausage Eating Contest. Have fun at the Kid's Zone. Learn more about the Slavic Heritage. And more. You an even join in! Visit the Participate page for more information.