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Kaunastic Discoveries: Music in Kaunas this August

This summer, the best concerts in Kaunas are inevitably held in open-air spaces – not only on soil, mind you, but even on the water.

This summer, the best concerts in Kaunas are inevitably held in open-air spaces – not only on soil, mind you, but even on the water. Put on your dancing shoes, pack an umbrella (just in case) or rent a yacht – here are our recommendations for music lovers in Kaunas this August.

Wednesday, 08 05 / 08 19, 6 pm
Impro night 
Bar “Godo”, Laisvės al. 89

Every second Wednesday, “Godo” welcomes everyone with an instrument – or willing to try one. They’ve got drums, so you only bring your sticks – also a guitar, a sax or a cello, if you please. There’s also a mic, so you’re welcome to join with your voice.

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Photo from the archive of “Godo”

Wednesday, 08 12, 7 pm
Live: “Baltasis kiras” and “Graži ir ta galinga”
Pažaislis monastery, T. Masiulio g. 31

“Baltasis Kiras” is an indie/folk/rock band from Vilnius, Lithuania They started playing in 2008, the band name is the same as a shoe factory. “Our music is made while thinking about important people and phenomenons. Our music goes the same way with the feeling that leads to your nest – home, where you always feel good and calm,” states Tautvydas, the lead singer of the band, who’ll perform in the monastery. Another act of the night, title of which means “The Powerful One Is Also Beautiful”, is a band which was born out of a performance-concert by Klaipėda Youth Theatre that oversteps the boundaries of theatre and music. It is an open and self-mocking attempt to understand how much of a queen, peasant, feminist or witch every Lithuanian woman has in her.

Thursday, 08 13, 7 pm
Pažaislis music festival. Kostas Smoriginas anniversary concert
Pažaislis monastery, T. Masiulio g. 31

The exceptional programme of the festival will present the unmatched Escamilio – Kostas Smoriginas, who will celebrate his 40th anniversary, together with his father, a wonderful actor and singer Kostas Smoriginas, Kaunas City Symphony orchestra and conductor Vytautas Lukočius.

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Photo from the archive of the artists

Thursday, 08 13, 8 pm
Live: Jazzu
Pakrantė (Nemunas island)

Wherever in the world Justė Arlauskaitė-Jazzu, one of the most popular singers of our country, performs, her heart is always in Lithuania, her thoughts revolve around her home and people that are dear to her heart. The singer strives to make the audience feel comfortable, to help them relax and celebrate life in her beloved country Lithuania. Her show in Kaunas will also provide a fantastic panorama of Nemunas shore – can’t be missed.

Sunday, 08 16, 5 pm
Live music in the park 
Dainavos park

Concert company Kauno Santaka is glad to continue the season of music picnics in the parks of Kaunas. The Ainiai ensemble will sing their lyrical songs in Dainava park on August 16. Free of charge.

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Photo by Kauno Santaka

Thursday, 08 20, 8 pm
Live: Migloko
KKC terrace, Vytauto pr. 79

Migloko is a colourful composer and singer whose creativity spans through jazz, soul, funk, blues, indie, classical music, tribal sounds and beyond. When on stage, she uses her voice as a brush to paint bright pictures in the heads of her listeners, and it all comes together in the end to a big field of ideas in which we all become music. 


Photo from the archive of the artist

Friday, 08 21, 7 pm
Experimental music concert “XAW III”
Kaunas artists’ house, V. Putvinskio g. 56

Initiated by industrial culture platform “Matters” of “Kaunas 2022”, the XAW micro-concert series is to present various approaches to creating electronic sound, as well as fostering the space for experimentation for both artists and the audience. The area of XAW is open to glitch and the peculiar.

Sunday, 08 30, 6 pm
Pažaislis music festival. Closing concert
Pažaislis monastery, T. Masiulio g. 31

With the Closing concert, the festival will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lithuanian independence restoration performing the concert version of Almicare Ponchielli opera “I Lituani “featuring Jūratė Švedaitė (soprano), Kristian Benedikt (tenor) and other soloists, with the participation of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Kaunas State Choir, conducted by Modestas Pitrėnas.

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Photo by Wikimedia Commons / Diliff

Title photo by Simonas Lankutis for Pakrantė

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