bALKAN SUNDAYS - weekly
Every Sunday at Revolution Cafe (in the mission district, SF), Balkan Sundays brings many of the great Bay Area musicians together for an evening session. The event is usually composed of a rotating 4 member core of musicians playing standard tunes from Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Albania and beyond. It is typical for many musicians in the local Balkan scene to join resulting in an action packed evening with a full sound. Once in a while a local or touring band will be hosted. Balkan Sundays happens from 8:30pm to 11:30pm and it's free! The goal is to play great music while enlarging the Balkan musician community.
To find out what's happening at Balkan Sundays, just check the bayareabalkan.com calendar
Kafana Balkan - quarterly
Not only was Kafana Balkan the first ongoing Balkan dance party in San Francisco, it's also the Bay Area's biggest Balkan music party masterminded by DJ Željko Petković. Željko hails from the Balkans, Serbia by way of Frankfurt and now resides in San Francisco. The Party is usually headlined by Inspector Gadje Balkan Brass. Since February 2015, Željko he's joined by Marco Peris Coppola, Creative Co Strategist and Co Booker, who is helping Kafana Balkan grow.
KB event has won "The Best of" both Bay Guardian and SF Weekly weekly newspapers.
The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal - monthly
The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal is a rockin monthly music series at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, Ca.
The 2nd Friday of every month brings you 3 Bay Area bands playing music from the Balkans and the near-Balkans. You can expect sounds you’ve never heard from places you’ve never heard of and instruments with unpronounceable names! And with our sliding scale of $10-15, it’s easy on the pocket.