August Concert Guide
August is here and is waiting for us. Music? Yes, please!

July was all about partying, but August is for music lovers. The last month of summer is full of concerts, gigs and music festivals all over the country. Folk music, punk rock, psychedelic, jazz, we have it all here. According to a new study, it has been proven that people who regularly attend concerts are overall happier and more content with their lives. One thing that happens during concerts is that you find a new artist.

Whether it’s the opening act, the closing act, or simply a new band, discovering new music means new experiences and a new summer playlist. If attending concerts is healthy for our mental health, and we are tired of listening to the same songs on the radio, then what are we waiting for? August is here and is waiting for us. Music? Yes, please!

MHHOG - We Dance at the Venue

Date: August 1
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: The Venue
No entrance fee

The band MHHOG recently released a new single We Dance and now they’re here to celebrate it at the Venue. The fun and bubbly band will be there to entertain you and, like their new single title says, everyone will be dancing. 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/126364121307371/

The Windrose at Calumet

Date: August 3
Time: 8:45 pm
Place: Calumet Ethnic Lounge Bar
Entrance fee: 1000 drams

Armenia’s favorite folk band performs for the last time their member Tigran, and you wouldn’t want to miss out because they may be taking a long break. Celtic and Armenian folk music shall accompany you all night, and by the end of the gig you’ll be glad you saw them one last time in summer. Usually they have a big audience, be sure to make reservations or arrive early for a more convenient evening.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/267639403720791/

Let’s Fly band at Bureaucrat Cafe and Bookstore

Date: August 3
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Bureaucrat Cafe and Bookstore
Entrance fee: 1000 drams

The relatively new band is letting itself known to the country. Let’s Fly is a multi-genre band, providing its audience with folk, jazz, Eastern and European renditions of well-known songs. Gather all your friends and attend their gig and help spread the news about the new band, support your local bands.
 
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/115037392465625/

Bohemian Techno

Date: August 4
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: Before Room

Not much information has been said about the event, it still remains a mystery. But I guess we’ll have to go to find out. Check their Facebook event to keep up with the updates concerning the lineup and entrance fee.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1978574785712390/

Norayr Kartashyan and Menua band

Date: August 5
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Cafesjian Center for the Arts (Cascade Complex)
Tickets: 3000 drams

The concert will be having a special guest Artyom Naghdyan, who will be playing the cello. The band members specialize in playing wind instruments. Do not forget to make reservations beforehand since it is required, and a bonus, a ticket to the concert means you get one free admission to CCA galleries.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016111515203750/

LSD - News from Waves

Date: August 5
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: DAS
Entrance fee: 1000 drams

The psychedelic band has been around since forever and is finally presenting the release of their new album News from Waves. They’re also selling their CDs after the concert for 1000 drams. Once the iconic band is done playing at midnight, Joseph Zakarian will be taking over. LSD will give you a musical experience of a lifetime.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/785998534915770/

Ruben Hakhverdyan Trio

Date: August 5
Time: 8:30 pm
Place: 007 Club
Tickets: 4000 drams
              5000 drams

Armenia’s favorite singer, song-writer Ruben Hakhverdyan is always out and about singing his extremely popular romantic songs. Hakhverdyan has a large fan base of different ages, which is why you should make reservations and attend his concert with your family.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/112711209293334/

Dance - Diezel Tea/Flower Gear

Date: August 7
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: Calumet Ethnic Lounge Bar
No entrance fee

Diezel Tea featuring Flower Gear will be providing you with psychedelic dance music all night. Since Diezel tea does not like regular dance music, he decided to make his own. See if your taste matches his.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1367776586604491/

Sevan Music Festival

Date: August 12
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Sevan, Gegharkunik
No entrance fee

And the music festivals are here! Sevan Music Festival’s lineup is still unknown to everyone, so make sure you keep track of their updates. Festivals tend to get messy, so don’t forget to bring necessary items: jackets, extra clothes, water, food (even if they have it there), medication (you never know).

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768715816753038/

EPIC Rock Fest Armenia

Date: August 12-13
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Tsaghkadzor
Tickets: 15.000 drams for full package (transport, tents, concert participation)
                      13.000 drams (tents, concert participation)
                      12.000 drams (transport, concert participation)
                      10.000 drams (concert participation)

EPIC Open Air Rock Camp is the most anticipated rock festival of the summer. The huge event includes a lineup consisting of legendary Armenian rock bands such as Dogma, Vostan Hayots, Empyray, Rozen Tal making you headbang to the beauty of Tsaghkadzor. Like mentioned above, do not forget to bring extra clothes, jackets, food, water and everything else you need to make your experience comfortable.  

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1568550423164697/

The Punk Rock Invasion of Yerevan

Date: August 17
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: DAS
Entrance fee: 2000 drams

The name says it all. Bands from Poland and Georgia have come to invade Yerevan’s punk scene with the help of a local band. The lineup consists of Life Scars from Poland, Vodka Vtraiom from Georgia, and Varkavatz representing Armenia. Witness the invasion and make history in Yerevan by attending the event. It’s not everyday that you get to see Polish, Georgian and Armenian punk bands jamming together.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/134221637176915/

Vahagn Hayrapetyan Jazz Quartet

Date: August 24
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: Stop Club
Tickets: 2000 drams
              3000 drams

Is summer really summer if we don’t spend an evening with jazz music? Take your partner out on a date and end the evening by stopping by at this gig. And for jazz lovers out there, keep up with Armenia’s jazz scene and do not miss out on Vahagn Hayrapetyan Jazz Quartet.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/346058785824762/

Asmik Shiroyan at Mezzo

Date: August 31
Time: 9:30 pm
Place: Mezzo Classic House-Club
Tickets: 3000 drams
              5000 drams
              8000 drams
              10.000 drams

Ukraine’s The Voice contestant Asmik Shiroyan is here to entertain us with quality music on the last day of summer. The concert has a list of special guests: Marta, Alexander Plato, Christina Mangasaryan and Opera Viva. End your summer with a big music bang and make it memorable.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/127384161192978/

 
Posted byAnnie Akkam
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