Throughout the warm season, the heart of Kaunas Old Town – Town Hall Square – will beat with the rhythm of culture. The summer stage of Kaunas 2022 will delight you with the most memorable performances, concerts, tastings and meetings. May to September, a carefully prepared artistic programme weekend and hundreds of free events with the best Lithuanian and foreign musicians are waiting for you. Follow news on facebook


1d. 15:00 Maironis Literary Museum program for children

September 1 | 3 PM - 5 PM

Maironis Literary Museum program for children

Life fits in a fairy tale, a fairy tale in a suitcase, and a bunch of fabulous suitcases in the "Fairy Tale House", which is located in the Museum of Children's Literature! With the start of the new academic year, we invite you to visit not only schools, but also museums, where you can take a look at new fairy tales! On September 1, at 3 PM, the museum will arrive at the Kaunas Town Hall Square. Both young and old will be able to try on the costumes, dresses and heads of the characters, and after putting on the glove puppets and placing them comfortably on their hands, you can immerse yourself in the action of the fairy tale!

Partner: Maironis Museum of Lithuanian Literature.

2d. 20:00 AMBASSADOR Flash Voyage

September 2 | 8 PM - 10 PM


On September 2, the Kaunas 2022 ambassador, a psychedelic rock band from Kaunas, Flash Voyage, will show up at the Summer Stage. The group gathered in 2017 has so far managed to win the young group competition "Garage" and warm up the British artist King Krule and the group "The 1975", and its hits collect hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and Spotify platforms. Currently, the group is working on the release of the third album which will convey the experiences of society in response to modern hostilities and global tension, which forces one to appreciate the cost of personal freedom and the fragility of the carefree concept of political stability in the 21st century.

You can listen to the band's music here.

3d. 20:00 Golden Parazyth

September 3 | 8  PM - 10 PM

Golden Parazyth

The Lithuanian electronic and dance music group Golden Parazyth, famous for its emotional and heart-touching pieces, will perform on the Summer Stage. Throughout the 17 years of its existence, the group has performed at the international electronic music festivals Tundra, Be2gether, Spartakiada and warmed up such world-famous stars as Lana Del Rey and Hurts. 

You can listen to the band's music here.

4d. 15:00 Rakija Klezmer Orkestar concert

September 4 | 3 PM - 4 PM

Rakija Klezmer Orkestar concert

On September 4, percussionist Arkadij Gotesman and violinist Boris Kirzner from "Rakija Klezmer Orkestar" will create a cheerful afternoon on the Summer Stage combining Roma and Litvak music. The musicians aim to bring back to the world of modern music the tradition of klezmer music, which almost disappeared after the Second World War. Klezmers are musicians performing Jewish folk music.

Organizers: "Meninių projektų ciklai" and "Kaunas 2022" Memory Office

8d. 15:00 Maironis Literary Museum program for children

September 8 | 3 PM - 5 PM

Maironis Literary Museum program for children

Maironis Museum of Lithuanian Literature invites you to try your luck in literary games!

In the literary circle of happiness, 20 different questions related to Lithuanian literature will await for you: ancient or modern, children's or adult literature – only your luck will determine which task or question you will receive. If you answer correctly, you will win a museum prize!

We will also invite you to an intellectual battle in memory of writer and professor Balys Sruoga. Among his many activities, Balys had a hobby, a form of intellectual communication – chess. We will not only play chess, but also answer questions about B. Sruoga's extraordinary, charismatic personality, cultural activities and creativity. Cards with questions will be hidden under the chess squares, so only your move will determine what challenge you will have to overcome.

Partner: Maironis Museum of Lithuanian Literature.

9d. 18:00 “Fluxus” Festival Workshops
10d. 19:00 „What’s Next in Music“ scene

September 10 | 7 PM - 11 PM

„What’s Next in Music“ scene

A significant part of What's Next in Music? is the showcase festival, where you can discover bright, intriguing and promising artists from Lithuania and other countries.
This year the showcase is happening on 3 evenings at 3 different stages in the area of Loftas Fest’22 and Kaunas’22 Summer Stage.
An invitation to perform at one of the What's Next in Music? stages brings a great experience to share the music with a large audience, as well as the unique opportunity to get discovered by influential representatives of the European music industry: festival organizers, managers, record labels, agents and other professionals.

19:00 Clara Giambino (LT / FR)
20:00 Local Blood
20:55 Shkodra Elektronike (AL / IT)
22:00 NOËP (EE)

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15d. 20:00 Toruń Improvisers' Orchestra

September 15 | 8 PM - 10 PM

Toruń Improvisers' Orchestra

Toruń Improvisers' Orchestra is a band started in January of 2019 by musician Maciej Karmiński. The Orchestra has a largely performative character. The artists use their instruments in unconventional ways, combining acoustic sounds with electronics or using everyday objects to create sounds.

16d. 20:00 CLOSING WEEKEND: Gischt (AT) and Rūta MUR (LT)

September 16 | 8 PM - 11 PM

CLOSING WEEKEND: Gischt (AT) and Rūta MUR (LT)

On September 16, even two performers will appear on the Summer Stage: Ursula Winterauer, known as Gischt, from Austria together with Rūta MUR from Lithuania. 

Gischt generates raw sounds between brutality and harmony. Her eclectic soundscapes deliver differentiated interpretations of the genres industrial, techno and ambient, which are reflected by means of bass guitar, synthesizer and electro-smog clouds.

On the other hand, while listening to the songs of  Kaunas 2022 ambassador Rūta MUR, you will be transferred to the romantic melancholy and nostalgia of the 80s. The artist herself calls her style "the new nostalgia" – it's loneliness, being yourself, a feeling of lack and the inability to establish a real, deeper connection.

Gischt is brought in cooperation with Bad Ischl – Salzkammergut ECoC 2024 (Austria)

17d. 20:00 CLOSING WEEKEND: Tim Freitag (CH) and ABUDU (LT)

September 17 | 8 PM - 11 PM


The concerts in the Town Hall Square, which have delighted the residents and guests of Kaunas throughout the summer months and in September, have come to an end. This grand Kaunas 2022 summer project will be closed on September 17 by a male sextet from Zurich Tim Freitag and one of the most emerging alternative music groups in Lithuania ABUDU.

Tim Freitag, a boy band from Switzerland, says they are able to do what many Swiss and international artists rarely do: to entertain and captivate a new, previously unknown audience throughout the show. The secret of this is the charismatic and eccentric band leader Janick and the impressive amount of artistic sweat poured out on stage.

The boys' band ABUDU, appearing on the summer stage, is highly regarded not only among the youth, but also in the music world. In the 2020 M.A.M.A. musical awards, the group ABUDU was nominated for the best album, the best rock group and breakthrough of the year categories. On September 17 ABUDU will enter Kaunas Town Hall Square with a renewed appearance and will make the audience shake the pavement of the old town.


Partner: Swiss music export