ONE BIG DANCE PARTY
We’re lining up entertainment for the 2019 Slavic Festival. Look for updates soon.
In 2018 we welcomed Kolograd, a talented group that plays a variety of Eastern European folk music with kolos (circle dances) at the heart of its repertoire. Kolograd wowed the audience at the 2017 Tamburiza Extravaganza in Milwaukee, WI and is pleased to return to the Slavic Festival. Joining the band at its Saturday performance is Adam Chkautovich. Adam is a Founder's Award recipient from the Tamburitza Association of America, a classically trained symphony and orchestral musician and a master of the tamburitzan family of instruments.
Look for details soon on the 2019 schedule. Until then, here’s the exciting schedule from 2018.
Friday June 8th:
5:00 pm - Festival Opens
5:00 pm - Village Musicians
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 9th:
3:00 pm - Festival Opens
4:00 pm - Village Musicians
4:45 pm - PromoUkraine
5:00 pm - Hrvatski Obicaj
6:15 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.