The Baščaršija Nights festival opened at Sarajevo’s BKC with a concert of the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra. The 22nd edition of the summer festival is being held July 1-31. This year’s program features concerts, plays and a mini folklore festival that will be held July 19-21 in Ilidža.
Popular names announced this year include singers Ana Rucner, Divanhana,Vlatko Stefanovski i Miroslav Tadić, Damir Imamović, Marija Šestić, Rock Symphony, Maja Milinković. See the full program here.
Admission to all events of the festival, sponsored by the Sarajevo Canton government, is free. However, due to the limited capacity of the BKC venue, tickets need to be picked up in advance.
Baščaršija Nights (also known as Nights of Baščaršija) is the biggest culture festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Taking place throughout July every year, the festival exhibits various aspects of the nation’s culture. This includes performances of classical music, rock and roll, folk music, theatre, various exhibits, folklore, books, film, children programming, opera, ballet, and much more.
Performances usually take place outdoors, in the streets of Sarajevo’s Old Town district and its historic neighborhood of Baščaršija, and entrance is free. It is estimated that some 150,000 people come to see the 40–50 events held every year.