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Vengaboys Total Dance Festival Budapest

Vengaboys Total Dance Festival Budapest – photo by Marco Maas

Come and dance to the greatest music of the 90s. Vengaboys, Dr. Alban, Nana, DJ Sash and Corona on the stage.

Program:Total Dance Festival
Location: Albertirsai út 10, 1101 BUDAPEST,  HUNGEXPO – Arena G
Date: 19. November 2016
Opening hours: 6pm
Price: from € 20
Best for: 90s music lovers, couples, music lovers, retro lovers

Palace of Arts Budapest

Palace of Arts Budapest photo by

Come and enjoy exhibitions, concerts and performances in MÜPA Budapest

Program: European Bridges Art Festival
Location: MÜPA Budapest, 1 Komor Marcell Street, 1095 Budapest
Date: 21-28 September 2016
Price: from 1500 HUF
Features: Exhibitons, concerts, performances
Specialty: The main topic is the French culture
Best for: Art & Culture lovers, Curious Tourists

As part of the Budapest Spring Festival, you can enjoy beautiful themed Opera Days at the Hungarian Opera House in Budapest on Andrassy Avenue. The event will take place annually in spring.

Opera Days Budapest at the Hungarian Opera House

Budapest Hungarian Opera House

Budapest Hungarian Opera House – Dennis Jarvis Photography

  • Free choir concerts in front of the Budapest Opera House on Andrassy Avenue.
  • themed opera show  in front of the Budapest Opera House on Andrassy Avenue. We assume that it will be a real life video projection from within the actual opera performance in the building of the Hungarian State Opera House (the program specifics are not detailed yet)
  • Popular pieces composed by the Composer of the Theme (e.g. Verdi) in front of the Budapest Opera House on Andrassy Avenue. Open air gala concert.

Jazz Showcase Festival is an annual January event in Budapest where rising stars and young and talented jazz musicians perform for about 3 days at the Palace of Arts (the home of the Hungarian National Concert Hall).

Jazz Showcase Budapest

Jazz Showcase Budapest

Jazz Showcase Budapest

The January Jazz Festival showcases the talents of various countries, especially young musicians from Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic, as the Jazz Showcase music festival is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

The festival has both free events (the concerts given by young talents) and fee paying events (where established jazz musicians will perform in the Festival Theater of the Palace of Arts art complex in Budapest)

Date of the Upcoming Jazz Festival

January 11 – 13, 2013 Jazz Showcase Festival Budapest

See the details of this Budapest Event in our Budapest Events Guide Calendar.

Previous Dates of the Jazz Showcase Budapest in our Event Calendar:
January 13-15, 2012 Jazz Showcase Festival Budapest

History of the Jazz Showcase Festival Budapest

The Palace of Arts in Budapest (aka the Muveszetek Palotaja) first hosted the Jazz Showcase and Talent Exchange in 2008. The jazz festival gives a chance to the young generation of Hungarian jazz performers, and musicians from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to present themselves not only to jazz fans, but also to noted jazz experts from Europe and the United States, broadening their knowledge and, in some cases, gaining recording and concert tour opportunities.

The first Jazz Showcase in 2008 was followed by the annual jazz talent shows, so the event has basically grown into an intriguing and much awaited jazz event in the Central Eastern European region. The festival is traditionally held at the beginning of the year, some time in early and mid January.
As clear proof of the success of the event, a good number of the musicians who entered the profession by performing on one of the stages at the Palace of Arts for a Jazz Showcase afternoon concert, have since become recognized musicians even outside of Hungary. They return now, several years later, as the main attractions at the Jazz Showcase and Talent Exchange.
Although the main goal of the Jazz Showcase is to introduce and encourage new talents, the performances on the various stages during the three days of the event are not limited to the “new generation”. Each evening, established musicians will be on the stage.

Jazz performers in 2012

Marcin Wasilewski Trio (PL)
Boglárka Csemer Quartet
Nikola Kołodziejczyk Trio – Stryjo (PL)
Júlia Karosi Quartet
Maciej Obara Quartet (PL)
Dávid Hodek Group feat. Casey Benjamin & Corcoran Holt
János Ávéd Balance
Pink Horse Trio (SK)
Tamás Meleg Quintet
Martin Uherek Quartet (SK)
Visegrád – US Summit
The Vera Jonas Experiment
Máté Pozsár
Sato-San To (CZ)
Infinite Quintet (CZ)