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2018 GIG LIST

OBI has a new monthly Balkan party music night in 2018: 3rd Wednesdays at Schooner Tavern (Minneapolis), 8-11pm. No cover, lots of free parking, drink specials, and a nice big dance floor! 
Now, on to this year's gig list (be sure to scroll):

Jan 17 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, Schooner Tavern, 8-11pm
Our new monthly gig with a new bass player! Come down to meet her and dance to some great music. Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Jan 20 (Sat): Madison FolkBall, 7pm-midnight (for dance party segment)
Guest teachers: Sonia & Cristian (Romanian). Memorial Union Great Hall on the UW-Madison Campus, Madison, WI

Feb 17 (Sat): SNOPA!, 7:15pm
Annual folkdance weekend at Camp St. Croix, Hudson, WI

Feb 21 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Mar 3 (Sat): Martenitsa, 6-10pm
Bulgarian celebration of spring-plus-Liberation Day, co-hosted by Mila Vocal Ensemble, Nomadi, Traki, and the Bulgarian School. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, St. Paul, MN. Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1645911

Mar 21 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Apr 18 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays--Birthday Edition, 8-11pm
Celebrate vocalist/percussionist Natalie's 40th birthday, which falls on our Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern in Minneapolis. There will be food!
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

May 5 (Sat): Cedar Cultural Center, Srazhalys CD Release Party, evening (time TBD)
Skip Festival of Nations on this night to support OBI's return to the Cedar in Minneapolis, in support of our friends, Srazhalys.

May 16 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Jun 18 (Mon): Minnesota Mondays at Grumpy's NE, 6-8pm
Enjoy Balkan party music on the patio while you sip half-price MN-made booze. No cover.

Jun 20 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Jun 23 (Sat): Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Como Lakeside Pavilion, 2-3:30pm
Join us at beautiful Como Park in St. Paul for our first appearance at this beloved festival. No cover.

Jul 18 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Aug 4 (Sat): Summer Music Series, Chateau St. Croix Winery, St. Croix Falls, WI, 1-4pm
Music on the patio, paired with local wines.

Aug 15 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Sep 1 (Sat): Summer Music Series, Chateau St. Croix Winery, St. Croix Falls, WI, 1-4pm
Music on the patio, paired with local wines.

Sep 19 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Oct 17 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Nov 3 (Sat): Tapestry Folkdance Center's International Weekend, 8-11pm
We'll again be playing the famed dance party at this longstanding folk dance weekend workshop.

Nov 21 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.

Dec 19 (Wed): OBI 3rd Wednesdays, 8-11pm
Balkan party night at Schooner Tavern, Minneapolis--big dance floor, easy parking, drink specials, no cover
Please note: The Schooner website lists this as a 7:30 start, but OBI will be starting closer to 8pm.