Festo Festo

Klezmer and Balkan music every month in Denver

Come to Festo Festo on New Year's Eve!

Sunday, December 31, 2023: New Year's Festo Festo at the Mercury Cafe featuring performances by Upsherin, Gora Gora Orkestar and special guests Planina

10pm-midnight at Denver's Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205. Get your tickets HERE.

Bring your instruments for the community jam after midnight!

About Festo Festo


Festo is a monthly Klezmer and Balkan music concert and community jam session. Each gathering includes short performances by the Festo Festo house bands [Gora Gora Orkestar and Denver Klezmer All-Stars], a performance by a special guest band or dance troupe, and a jam session in which all attendees are welcome to participate. As of October 2023 Festo Festo is a program of the Staenberg-Loup JCC. 

When and where? 

Usually the last Thursday of every month from 7 to 9:30pm at venues such as the Mercury Cafe, Africana Cafe and the Staenberg-Loup JCC


We, the organizers, want to celebrate our own cultures, learn about the cultures of others through music and dance, and help these cultures flourish and grow in Denver. We want to inspire new sounds through intercultural collaboration. We want to strengthen community relationships and we want to experience unbridled joy with you! 

Do I need tickets? 

This event relies on donations. Attendees are not required to purchase tickets, but we ask for donations for $10-20 in cash or by sending money via venmo to @Festo-Festo