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June 2023

OBI at Ivana Kupala

June 24, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Future Farms, 12460 375th St
North Branch, MN 55056 United States
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$100

To celebrate the summer solstice Ukrainian-style as a big community, our pals from Ukrainian Village Band have invited several artists—including OBI—to perform this year for Ivana Kupala, a weekend full of beloved, ancient pagan rituals. Want to make a fabulous flower head wreath and send it downriver for your beloved to capture? How about showing your prowess by jumping over the bonfire? Even if it's good music, dancing, and food you're after, there's plenty to go around! Bring a vyshyvanka…

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July 2023

A special OBI stories-and-music show at Crooners

July 7, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Crooners Supper Club, 6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States
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$20

We've had several of our fans ask when we'll perform at the illustrious Crooners Supper Club in Fridley, and we've had a hard time answering, as the awesome folks at Crooners are very clear that shows there are curated for listening rooms (i.e., no dancing—tricky for a dance-oriented band like ours). So we were excited and a little surprised to receive an enthusiastic invitation to perform inside the Belvedere Tent this summer. But how to handle the no-dancing bit? Well,…

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OBI at University Lutheran Church of Hope

July 31, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Lutherann Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States
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FREE

Join OBI for an intimate outdoor concert at University Lutheran Church of Hope. Set in heart of Dinkytown, the Church of Hope offers a patio setting for OBI to perform and for folks to come by and enjoy. Admission is Free!

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August 2023

OBI returns to Crooners for music and stories

August 31, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Crooners Supper Club, 6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States
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$20 – $30

We had such an incredible audience and great show at our first Crooners Supper Club appearance in July that they quickly asked us back! Please join us for a "listening room special" where OBI members pepper personal stories behind the music we play throughout the set. Even if you came to the July show, you're sure to hear something different in August! We'll be back in the Belvedere tent, which boasts fantastic sound, views, and atmosphere for a truly special…

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September 2023

OBI on a Stick! Day 1 at the State Fair

September 3, 2023 @ 10:45 am - 2:15 pm
Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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You may be wondering, "How has it taken this long for Orkestar Bez Ime to be featured at the Fair?" Well, we don't have a solid answer, but we're thrilled to have been asked—so much so that we're doing it for two days! Join us for our sets at 10:45am (yes, AM!), noon, and 1:15pm on the International Bazaar Stage. We'd love to see you!

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OBI on a Stick! Day 2 at the Fair

September 4, 2023 @ 10:45 am - 2:15 pm
Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Is there anyone you'd rather spend your Labor Day with than Orkestar Bez Ime? ... ... ... We'll take that as a YES! Join us for our sets at 10:45am, noon, and 1:15pm on the International Bazaar Stage. Let's celebrate the last day of wearing socially acceptable white shoes for the season!

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November 2023

OBI at Tapestry Fall Dance Party

November 4, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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OBI once again is happy to participate in Tapestry's annual Fall Dance Party. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy an evening with three hours of Balkan Party Music!

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December 2023

OBI turns 21!

December 2, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454 United States
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$16 – $21
Celebrate our 21st birthday December 2nd at Cedar Cultural Center, 8pm, with Ukrainian Village Band

Yes, it's hard to believe, but OBI is turning old enough to drink. We're not quite sure what day we turn 21, but our first official show was in December 2002. So we're throwing a December birthday party, and you're invited! Please join us and our friends from Ukrainian Village Band for a very special evening of celebration, dancing, and general carousing to mark our milestone band birthday. Bring every single friend. We want to see you!

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January 2024

Madison Folkball 2024

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - January 28 @ 12:00 am
Memorial Union UW Madison, 800 Langdon St
Madison, 53715 United States
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$15 – $125
Graphic for Folkball performance on Saturday, January 27 at 8pm in Madison, Wisconsin

It's a new year, and we have a new album! So naturally, our first stop with the physical product is out of town. For those of you in the Madison area (or game for a winter getaway), come celebrate the 34-year-old tradition that is the Madison Folkball at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. We'll be playing Saturday night in the Great Hall at the Memorial Union amidst a great line-up of other like-minded dance bands from MN and WI. Come…

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April 2024

Celebrate our album release April 6!

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, 55104 United States
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$20 – $25
OBI Album release party graphic for April 6, 2024

On the heels of celebrating our 21st birthday in December, we now celebrate the birth of our first album in ten years — the aptly named “21” — by returning to Celtic Junction on Saturday, April 6. (Fun fact: OBI’s previous album was recorded live on CJ’s stage in 2014!) Coming in at a healthy 10 tracks, the new album is chock-full of the exciting Eastern European dance music we're known for, including Romani classics like “Djelem djelem” and “Ederlezi.”…

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