Americana Night is music festival that is based on a mixture of American folk and indie rock music, and will include one evening concert in Belgrade, as well as a tour in Serbia. Opening in Belgrade is designed as an interactive evening in which four selected bands, two from Serbia- Stray dogg and Went and two from Croatia- Lovely Quinces and J. R. August, that match by the genre of music and by the fact that they play and sing in English, present this music in an atypical way.
It will take place on the 12th of June at Dom Omladine Beograd. The bands will perform in the form of back-to-back, like the year before, and will give a unique experience to all lovers of Americana. Scene will be occupied by two bands in every minute of the night, that will alternately play their songs and communicate with the audience. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a very different form of interactive concert performance and a completely uncharacteristic way of enjoying the good vibrations of the music.
“I am honoured to be invited to play at the Americana Festival, especially because this year’s line-up is great. I think this type of festival is unique and unique is what I’m striving to do myself. It helps young singer-sonwriters, such as myself, to play a show in front of wide audience and it happens to be the audience I haven’t had the chance to play to myself, since I’ve never played in Belgrade before. I think we (the musicians) will enjoy ourselves onstage and I’m sure the audience will feel our vibes and do the same offstage”, said Nikola, also known as J. R. August.
On Serbian tour, the band Stray Dogg will be visiting nine cities in Serbia in July. The tour will be held during five weekends, visiting three cities every weekend, and those are the ones we haven’t visited on last years tour: Užice- Kraljevo- Valjevo, Kruševac- Aranđelovac- Smederevo, Subotica- Inđija- Panćevo.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.