Jun. 16, Arena Riga: English alternative rock band, Muse, bring their ethereal music and long melodies to Riga this summer. With lead singer Bellamy’s signature falsetto and wide instrumentation, the group puts on an extraordinary performance. Complete with pyrotechnics, lasers and more, this is not a show to be missed.
Jul. 05, Arena Riga: Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne are ready to rock the arena down with classics such as Iron Man and Paranoid. Since 1970, the group has been dazzling and frightening audiences with on-stage antics and high octane guitar riffs.
Jul. 15-16, Salacgriva: This year, the POSITIVUS festival will be hosting a variety of big name superstars from around the world, including Ellie Goulding, Iggy Pop, and Mark Ronson just to name a few. Along with the big names, heavy hitters from each of the three Baltic countries will be represented, in genres ranging from rap to pop and beyond.
Jul. 27, Arena Riga: Riga doesn’t mess around when it comes to high class music, and the World Jazz Festival is no exception. This year, artists from around the world, including Russia and the United States, will entertain, soothe and inspire with soulful traditional tunes, big band jazz and modern hits.
Aug. 13, Sigulda Festival: San Francisco alternative group Rupa and the April Fishes brings their wide range of musical stylings, from jazz to punk, all the way to Sigulda. Singing in English, Spanish, and French, the group enjoys pushing the envelope on classic sounds. Fun fact: the group’s founder, Rupa, began court proceedings to challenge the copyright on the Happy Birthday song.
Jun. 11-12, Vingis Park: Nothing says summer more than the Summerburst Baltic music festival, featuring the ultimate in electronic music. With superstars Afrojack and David Guetta headlining, this outdoor venue is sure to be teeming with party animals, glow sticks and flashing lights. Prepare to dance for days.
Jun. 19, Kalnu Park: The epitome of Northern soul, John Newman is preparing his first concert in Lithuania at this superb outdoor venue. With his hit Love Me Again, the singer has been making ladies swoon and men wish they could sing.
Jul. 05, Loftas: American musician, Ryan Lott, better known as Son Lux, comes to Loftas to perform singles off his 2015 record, Bones. A unique representation of post-rock, alternative hip hop and trip hop, his high energy beats will leave audience members wondering where his next album will take him.
Jun. 23, Zalgiris Arena, Kaunas: A recently added stop on their Book of Souls tour, Iron Maiden will play their first Lithuanian show ever and it’s expected to bring down the walls with extreme heavy metal sounds. With thirty-eight albums of songs in their repertoire and their new Book of Souls album, this show is slated to be long, loud, and intense.
Aug. 10, LT Technical Library: Electric blues singer and songwriter from Chicago, Nora Jean Bruso, has penned an amazing 700 songs and sings what critics call “the real blues.” Born into a musical family as the seventh of 16 children, she began performing at age 19 and decades later never ceases to blow audiences away with her soulful blues melodies.
Jun. 05, Song Festival grounds: The astounding combination of Adam Lambert+Queen will be making its way to the Baltics this summer. Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor join forces with American singer Adam Lambert for a huge outdoor show. No stranger to Latvia, Queen even had the former Prime Minister of Latvia on the drums during a previous concert.
Jun. 11, Studio: Twins Artur and Marek Falgot make up the Bombossa Brothers, with an incredibly in-sync brand of techno and techno-house music. Describing their music as groovy tech house, these Estonian brothers have been taking Europe by storm and have played with many top DJs. There’s no stopping this power duo, so catch them while they’re local!
Jun. 14, Rock Café: Touring solo after being the drummer for the Ramones, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg brings back the punk brand of cool and is the only living member who has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Touring nearly nonstop since the 1970s, Mr. Ramone’s energy has not waned one bit.
Aug. 26, Harjumaa: As part of the We Love the 90s Festival, Captain Jack is bringing classic Eurodance from Germany to remind people of the energy of decades past. The group got back together in 2008 after the death of the main singer, and began touring again as a way to get people and fans back on the dance floor.