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Events in and around Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena and Bansko

With its well-preserved traditions and authentic atmosphere, Bansko is a famous cultural center. The town is the preferred venue for numerous artistic events and festivals.

Jazz Fest 2013

08/08/2014 – 13/08/2014

International Jazz Festival Bansko 2014

The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is the biggest summer musical event in Bulgaria. The enormous popularity with which the festival enjoys among specialists and fans across the world has turned it into one of the foremost international cultural happenings in the Balkans.

The quaint old town becomes a meeting place for emblematic figures of today’s music world. The concerts are free for the public and the festival is organised with the aid of sponsors. Traditionally, the festival features styles and groups representing almost all jazz trends. This year, the programme will include performances by Sheila E., Iyeoka, Tania Maria, Viva Brazil Quartet, China Moses and Raphaël Lemmonier, Axel Zwingerberger and many others.The evening concerts draw huge crowds to the open-air stage on Nikola Vaptsarov Square in downtown Bansko. Throughout the festival week, jazz is also played during the day on smaller stages various restaurants.


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