BalkanFest 2022

Join us—in person—for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties. Registration is now open for our New York weekend!

East Coast

August 5, 2022
Village Community School SkyYard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast

September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

West Coast registration coming soon, stay tuned!


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Bowling Green, Ohio

Bulgarika performance & dance party

March 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bulgarian ensemble Bulgarika will give a free performance on March 11 at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Featuring Donka Koleva (vocals), Nikolai Kolev (gadulka), Vladimir Mollov (accordion), and Stoyan Kostov (vocals, tambura). Dancers and listeners are equally welcome! Free and open to the public. Parking available adjacent to the venue in Parking Lot 7 for $1 per hour. (See directions to Bowen-Thompson Student Union below.)

Bulgarika is a group of four master musicians with decades of performing experience. They are all steeped in Bulgarian music and rhythms from a young age. In their performances they draw on formal and informal training, as well as their experience as teachers. The band maintains extensive contact with other Balkan natives, from the Black Sea to the Adriatic, and bring for your enjoyment the very best of the Bulgarian folk-music tradition.

Directions to Bowen-Thompson Student Union:
- The Student Union building is located on the southwest side of campus at Bowling Green State University.
- As you exit I-75 and enter the city of Bowling Green, you will head west on Wooster Street. On Wooster Street, drive approximately two miles (fourth stoplight) and turn right onto Thurstin Street. The Bowen-Thompson Student Union & entrance to Parking Lot 7 will be one half-block up the road on the right side of Thurstin Street.
- The Lenhart Grand Ballroom B (202B) is located on the second floor of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Bowen-Thompson Student Union -Lenhart Grand Ballroom B (202B)
1001 East Wooster St.
Bowling Green State Unviersity
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403