Latvian Song and Dance Festival preview: July 4

From June 30 to July 10, the XXVII Nationwide Latvian Song and XVII Dance Festival will fill the capital Rīga with celebrations, music and dance.

As the week progresses, we will guide you through each day's festivities. Tickets are still available to many of them and some events are free, so everyone has the opportunity to experience part of the magic. Tickets are available for purchase on's Song and Dance Festival section.

The events listed here are not exhaustive – we have picked out a selection of highlights.

In addition, you can watch performances live on LSM and find out more about the Song and Dance Festival's 150th anniversary at the official website.

Tuesday, July 4

Vocal Ensemble Contemporary Music Concert "Sound Portraits"

Time: 18:00 – 20:00 and 21:00 – 23:00

Location: Hansa Platform (Hanzas perons, Hanzas Street 16A)

This concert will feature classics of Latvian contemporary ensemble music, as well as new pieces by modern composers, Latvian traditional music, and jazz. Before and after the concert, you will be able to view an exhibition on Latvian musical instrument making.

Tickets: EUR 15–25

LIVE: LMT Straume,

Vocal Symphony Music Concert "The Cradle"

Time: 19:00 – 22:00

Location: Latvian National Opera

The vocal-symphony concert will focus on the beginnings and the road of Latvian classical music, telling the story of "the beginnings, continuation, inheritance, creation, and, to a certain extent, rebirth of our classical music tradition". 

Tickets: EUR 20 – EUR 90


Concert of ethnic minority ensembles: "The Canvas of the Sun's Songs"

Time: 19:00 – 21:30

Location: Rīga Mikhail Chekhov Russian Theater (Kaļķu Street 16)

The concert will feature folklore groups, authentic singing, folk songs, vocal, folklore and instrumental ensembles, folk dance groups and ensembles, folk instrument orchestra, and choir and individual performers representing Slavic, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Belarusian, Cossack, Bulgarian, Jewish, Roma, German and Lithuanian nationalities.

Tickets: EUR 12 – EUR 25



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