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FREE SUMMER OUTDOOR CONCERTS IN BRATISLAVA

What’s better than spending a warm summer evening outside with friends, food, drinks and live music? One of the highlights of summer in our capital is the many free music concerts happening in its streets, squares and city parks. Check out our top picks for this year’s free summer outdoor concerts in Bratislava and enjoy beautiful music of various kinds!

SWING DANCE IN THE JANKO KRAL CITY PARK

A regular event held in this park is called Swing Dancing and these events occur each even Thursday. Join a summer swing social dance every Thursday from 6 pm near the big fountain. Bring a blanket and some snacks and enjoy the great vibes under the sky with swing music! Admission is voluntary.


(source: B-Swing)

CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE BOTANIC GARDEN

Attractive concerts of chamber music are organized in the romantic environment of our Botanic Garden over the summer. Starting always at 5.30 pm or 4.30 pm the first Sunday of the month, with no admission. Dive into the melodies of jazz, chanson and world music in piano and guitar. In the event of bad weather, the concerts are not held.


(source: Kamel klub)

OPEN AIR CONCERTS NEAR THE ST. MARTIN’S CATHEDRAL

Each Tuesday, the traditional outdoor concerts near the St. Martin’s Cathedral, in front of the popular San Marten Bar & Restaurant, are held. Have a drink/meal and enjoy live music with a spectacular view and ambiance of the summer nightlife in Bratislava. No admission! The concerts start at 7 pm.

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FESTIVAL MUSIC SQUARE

Live music concerts at our Main Square (Hlavné námestie) are organized on chosen days in the months of July and August 2018:

  • 04.07. – 8 pm – jazz
  • 18.07. – 8 pm – worldmusic, alternative (Woodpack Brothers)
  • 31.07. – 8 pm – jazz, groove (Lucia Lužinská & Boris Čellár Quintessence)
  • 03.08. – 8 pm – worldmusic (Pressburger Klezmer Band)
  • 09.08. – 8 pm – jazz (Anna Hortová & friends)
  • 15.08. – 7 pm – Slovak evergreens (Slovak Tango)
  • 16.08. – 7 pm – jazz, blues, popular music and chanzone (Peter Lipa)

No admission.


(source: teraz.sk)

MUSIC OF THE OLD BRIDGE

A new cycle of Cultural Summer! The evening walk through the Old Bridge is now a bit special – you can immerse yourself in the music of BJ Piggo who sends out positive vibes from 6 pm to 9 pm on in July (5., 12., 19., 26.) and August (2., 9., 16., 23., 30.).

TRUMPETS FROM THE TOWER

Enjoy music performances by Swing Society Orchestra – Brass quintet on chosen dates and places for free:

  • 12.07. – 8 pm – Balcony of the Primate’s PalaceCompositions from the work of Johann Nepomuk Hummel
  • 26.07. – 8 pm – Michael’s TowerTracks from Paul Zelenaya’s work
  • 09.08. – 8 pm – Balcony of the Primate’s PalaceCompositions from the work of František Krištof Veselý
  • 23.08. – 8 pm – Michael’s TowerCompositions from the work of Johann Nepomuk Hummel

OUTDOOR READING ROOM „U CERVENEHO RAKA“

The Reading Room of the Bratislava City Library is an oasis of peace in the historical center, open during the summer months. You can find magazines here, connect to free Wi-Fi and join various cultural events. If you want to participate at one of the open air live concerts, you can choose from the interesting line up (free entry):

  • 09.07. – 6 pm – blues music
  • 11.07. – 6 pm – jazz, singing
  • 13.07. – 6 pm – folk music


FOLK CONCERTS AT MARK TWAIN CLUB

Join one of the three folk concerts at the Mark Twain Club in Karlovka neighborhood. The dates are:

  • 14.07. – 7 pm – Slovakian multi-genre singer and guitarist Zuzana Suchánková & Fine Boosters
  • 04.08. – 7 pm – Father & Son – A free music project by Luboš and Juraj Majtan
  • 01.09. – 6 pm – Slovak pop-folk singer and songwriter Aďo Juráček


(source: Mark Twain Facebook)

EUROVEA FESTIVAL

Multi-genre festival full of concerts and dancing at the popular square of the Eurovea Galleria near Danube:

  • 06.07. – 8 pm – The Grand Buffet – Peter Lipa jr.
  • 11.07. – 7 pm – Peter Pecha and Puppet POV
  • 13.07. – 6 pm – 100 years of CZ/SK JAZZ
  • 18.07. – 7 pm – Jana Gavačová Trio
  • 20.07. – 8 pm – Vlado Vizár jazz quintet
  • 21.07. – 6 pm – We love dancing – a dance party
  • 25.07. – 7 pm – Lady Jane
  • 01.08. – 7 pm – DJ Matthew Sax
  • 03.08. – 8 pm – King Shaolin
  • 08.08. – 7 pm – Ficture
  • 10.08. – 8 pm – Natália Hatalová and guests
  • 18.08. – 7 pm – Fats Jazz Band
  • 19.08. – 2 pm – Gypsy party
  • 22.08. – 7 pm – Gonsofus
  • 24.08. – 8 pm – Creedence revival band
  • 25.08. – 6 pm – Disco Jarka


(source: lifefashionfood.net)

MUSIC AT HVIEZDOSLAV’S SQUARE

Free concerts of different music styles happening in the arbor:

  • 01. 07. – 6 pm – accordion music
  • 03. 07. – 6 pm – concert of the Norwegian ensemble Østenjo Janitsjar
  • 08. 07. – 6 pm – ensemble of the Ministry of Interior of SR
  • 13. 07. – 6 pm – Marián Bango
  • 20. 07. – 6 pm – cimbal music of Wimmer brothers
  • 22. 07. – 6 pm – Marián Greksa
  • 27. 07. – 6 pm – Erik Rothenstein Band
  • 28. 07. – 6 pm – romantic guitar of Aladár Kováč
  • 29. 07. – 6 pm – school of folk dance


(source: bkis.sk)

And concerts at the Hviezdoslav’s Square – next to the statue of P. O. Hviezdoslav:

  • 12. 07. – 5 pm – military music of the Ministry of Defence of SR
  • 19. 07. – 5 pm – brass music
  • 26. 07. – 5 pm – brass music

BONUS TIP: OTHER LIVE CONCERTS

Bratislava’s parks are the main source of free outdoor music events. However, the following venues belong among our favorites for different reasons and we just had to mention them as they also happen to host musicians, be it in their indoor premises, courtyards or terraces. Come to Korzo restaurant each Wednesday at 7.30 pm for a jazz, flamenco, Latino or classic chanson concert that you can join (most of the time) free of charge. Thirsty for good music and good drinks? You can have both at Bukowski Bar. The concerts on their summer terrace have various admission, sometimes are free of charge. Start at 7.30 pm or 8 pm . Check their Facebook page for more info.

For more free concerts and events organized by the Bratislava Municipality under the “Cultural Summer Festival” event, click here.

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