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Welcome to the updated page about music concerts in Israel 2016. You will find here many music concerts, being performed from August September until December 2016. Some are free, others you need to pay for. I divided the concerts into the different flavors of music, like classical, Funk, Jazz, Rock, etc.

I try to maintain this page with all the concerts, which are expired (i.e. concerts in August don’t matter anymore, not?). Also, content of this page will be used to create special tours for tourists.

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Classical Music

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  3. Opera in Israel (9/28/2016) - Tel Aviv’s Performing Arts Center is home to the New Israeli Opera, a world-class company, which puts on four or five new productions a year. The center also frequently hosts visiting productions from Europe and America.
  4. Classical Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - The Israel Philharmonic, one of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, is based in Tel Aviv at the Performing Arts Center. The neighboring Tel Aviv Museum of Art also hosts regular chamber music concerts and other classical events in its Recanati Hall. Smaller venues include the Felicia Blumenthal Center and Einav Cultural Center, both of which host local and international classical musicians. In the village of Ein Kerem near Jerusalem, young musicians give free recitals of chamber music every Friday at noon from October to May at the Fountain of the Virgin in the Targ Center.
  5. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  6. Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016 Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016, December 2016 (9/8/2016) - Every weekend in December is a celebration throughout Jerusalem. People come together, from artists to tour operators, to offer visitors to the city a rich cultural experience. Enjoy the special concerts, plays, dance performances and exhibitions. Hamshushalayim, is Jerusalem’s annual winter festival. It takes place over four consecutive weekends (Thursday to Saturday) and it is sure to keep you warm this winter.
  7. Hänsel and Gretel Hänsel and Gretel – Oct and Nov 2016 (9/7/2016) - The young siblings who are lost in the darkness of the forest encounter the sumptuous candy house of the witch who loves to eat children for her dinner. But the smart children outwit the witch and get to reunite with their concerned parents. All's well that ends well. A magical production in Hebrew.
  8. The Magic Flute – Sep/Oct 2016 (9/7/2016) - Papageno the bird catcher embarks on a perilous journey to find princess Pamina and return her to prince Tamino who lovers her and waits for her. On his journey he will encounter the Queen of the Night and her three ladies and at the end of the day will also find love. Mozart's beloved opera in a special version for the entire family with colorful costumes.
  9. Timna Opera Festival - Samson et Dalila Timna Opera Festival – Samson et Dalila – 2017 (9/7/2016) - The classic biblical story of the Israeli hero Samson and the sensational beautiful Philistine Dalila reaches Timna in a new larger than life production.
  10. Akko Opera Festival – Julius Caesar – July 2016 (9/7/2016) - Julius Cesar arrives to Egypt where he finds himself in the midst of a Game of Thrones episode between Cleopatra and her brother Tolomeo. Blood, sex and political manipulations in one of the greatest operas of the baroque.
  11. Madamma Butterfly – July 2017 (9/7/2016) - Anthony Minghella's (Oscar winner for The English Patient) Olivier Award winner production of Puccini's poignant tale of love and honor reaches the Israeli Opera. The young Butterfly learns to face pain and the loss of her honor as the man she loves disappears after he leaves her pregnant with his child.
  12. Jerusalem Opera Festival – Nabucco – June 2017 (9/7/2016) - Verdi's "Jewish" opera showcases King Nebuchadnezzar who destroys the temple in Jerusalem and exiles the Israelites to Babylon where they sing the immortal slave chorus this time at the Sultan's Pool in Jerusalem.
  13. Countess Maritza – June 2017 (9/7/2016) - Countess Mariza is one of the most beloved operettas in the repertoire. A tale of mistaken identities, love and despair, white lies and a lot of bubbling Hungarian melodies. The operetta wizards from Budapest return to Israel with a production full of pure operetta delights.
  14. La forza del destino, May 2017 (9/7/2016) - The wheels of destiny turn fast in this tale of murder, revenge and destruction. One of Verdi’s most popular operas moves quickly from unconditional true love and genuine friendship to fiery spite and bottomless hate.
  15. La Gazzetta – March/April 2017 (9/7/2016) - For the first time in Israel - a delightful Rossini comedy in a colorful production presented by the Royal Opera of Wallonie from Liege. Sweeping Rossini melodies with a multitude of characters searching for true love in a Parisian hotel where all is acceptable in this game of love.
  16. Faust Faust (9/7/2016) - The ageing scholar Faust signs a pact with the devil and regains his youth. But such deals can never end happily and the price Faust has to pay cannot be measured in gold as we reveal in this grand French opera which is based on Goethe’s novel.
  17. Lucia di Lammermoor (9/7/2016) - Lucia loves Edgardo but her brother forces her to wed Arturo. Lucia obeys yet transforms her wedding night into a feast of murder and a mad scene full with mesmerizing coloraturas.
  18. Norma – Nov/Dec 2016 (9/7/2016) - The Druid high priestess gives birth secretly to two children and when the secret is revealed, her crime has to be punished by death. Bellini’s beautiful bel canto opera examines the power of love and self sacrifice with haunting melodies.
  19. Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Jazz, May 2017 (9/7/2016) - One of the most dynamic creators in the current international music scene. Integrating in her enormous voice various musical genres: classical, pop, jazz and soul. This is her first performance in Israel.
  20. The Opera at Zappa - Sings Michael Jackson The Opera at Zappa – Sings Michael Jackson – October 2016 (9/7/2016) - The man and the legend. The King of Pop is considered one of the greatest musicians on the USA whose songs have influenced scores of pop, rock, hip-hop and other singers through the years. Israeli Opera singers celebrate the legacy of Jackson with his greatest hits.
  21. Spanish Rhythm – July 2017 (9/7/2016) - Spanish dance rhythms and fiery gypsy music in a program featuring excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen and more Spanish delights including traditional Ladino songs.
  22. Russian Soul – May 2017 (9/7/2016) - The music which was born in the vast landscape of the Russian countryside projects the yearning to the big cities in the center of this huge land. Popular folk songs, weeping romances and arias from popular operas by Tchaikovsky (Yevgeni Onegin) and Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar's Bride).
  23. From Opera to Musical From Opera to Musical – March 2017 (9/7/2016) - From Opera to The Phantom of the Opera. A program full of arias from popular operas and excerpts from some of the greatest musicals of all time including The Phantom of the Opera.
  24. The World of Victor Hugo – January 2017 (9/7/2016) - From Rigoletto to Les Misérables. Music of hope and love, lust and despair, freedom and joy featuring excerpts from Verdi’s Rigoletto and from the musical Les Misérables.
  25. Puccini Heroines Puccini Heroines – October 2016 (9/7/2016) - Tosca, Butterfly, Liu, Mimi, Manon and all Puccini love stricken heroines do all they can to savor their love but all end up lifeless as the curtain descends.
  26. Jessica Lang Dance Jessica Lang Dance – April 2017 (9/7/2016) - Hailed “a master of visual composition” Jessica Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary work. Lang challenges the collaborative process and excels in her unconventional collaborations.
  27. Malandain Ballet Biarritz – Cinderella – February 2017 (9/7/2016) - After the great success of Magifique , Malandain Ballet Biarritz returns to Israel with it’s magical Cendrillon , a tragic and sometimes comical journey of a dancing star to accomplishment, passing through doubt, denial, pain and hope. Through this vision, made of ashes and magic, love is born, flourishes and overcomes the obstacles thrown up in its path to finally make a dream come true.
  28. Eifman Ballet Eifman Ballet – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - Boris Eifman and his exceptional dancers return once again to the Opera House with two programs that have won accolades and acclaim in Israel and abroad: Red Giselle, Eifman’s own modern version of the classic Giselle ballet and Tender is the Night , which was enthusiastically received here in the company’s most recent visit.
  29. Bejart Ballet Lausanne Bejart Ballet Lausanne – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - Two programs presented by one of the best dance companies around the world. The Bolero is one of Bejart’s all time masterpieces and Ballet for Life was created to commemorate the untimely death of Freddie Mercury, Jorge Donn (a dancer in the Bejart company) and designer Gianni Versace, all of whom died too young for love.
  30. Eilat’s Isrotel Theater (8/15/2016) - Eilat's Isrotel Theater is a magnificent theater that hosts performances every evening. The Isrotel Theater hosts the famous and spectacular show - WOW that combines acrobatics, dancers and artists from around the world. WOW created by the famous Israeli artist Hanoch Rosen, and is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Eilat, you simply should not miss it.
  31. Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - A production the the Chichester Festival Theater, England 2016 Illegal gambling in the world of gangsters and gamblers in the night clubs of New York and Havana. A great musical with sizzling melodies featuring two magical improbable love stories that conquer all obstacles. One of the most dazzling American musicals of all time in a sweeping production with dazzling choreography with over 40 performers on stage.
  32. James Judd, conductor (Great Britain) Concert NO.1 – Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Copland - Appalachian Spring, Gronich - Mosaic for 3 clarinets and strings, Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 (From the New World). The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion
  33. Piano Festival Tel Aviv 2016 – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - The Piano Festival is an annual event held at the Tel Aviv Museum, bringing together performances from over 150 top Israeli and international pianists.
  34. Opera at Masada 2016 – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Taking place in one of the most historical monuments of Israel, Masada, The Opera Festival is truly the dramatic event of the year. With over 4,000 tourist coming over to take part in this festival every year, many Israelis travel to Masada to be a part of it as well. And though Israel is not known for it’s amazing Opera singers, we definitely aim there, with more than 200 schools in Israel sending representatives (Kids) to take part in this joyous occasion.
  35. Madame Butterfly in Park HaYarkon Tel Aviv for free! – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Let’s end the summer on a high dramatic note with the Israeli Opera! A performance of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly will take place on Thursday, September 15th in Park HaYarkon – admission FREE!

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Electronic Music

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. Nataraj Festival Nataraj Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Nataraj Festival is a very special festival, with workshops, music, and performances in Kfar Hanokdim at 10 November 2016.
  3. Grounded Festival Grounded Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - So, after long hours of hard work and preparations, we’re proud and excited to be sharing our new baby with you all: Grounded Festival, an electronic music festival set in the foothills of the magnificent Edom Mountains and on the shores of the Red Sea in Eilat.
  4. E-Boded Desert Weekender E-Boded Desert Weekender – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - From Friday noon to Saturday sunset, the E-Boded Deseret Weekender is a non-stop musical journey, featuring the best DJs and selectors of the Tel Aviv underground scene. In order to keep the event small and personal, only 500 tickets are available. Throughout the event, there will be open-bar for all ticket-holders.
  5. Moderat – Tel Aviv Moderat – Tel Aviv – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - Huge three-piece German electronic music band will be performing in Tel Aviv for the first time on November 10th at Hangar 11! They are also meant to be incredible live, and were voted the number 1 live act of the year in 2009 by electronic music magazine Resident Advisor!
  6. Tiesto In Israel 2016 Tiesto In Israel 2016 – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - The legend returns! One of the world’s largest DJs is back in Israel for a special concert at Live Park Rishon!
  7. Welcome to Tel Aviv Party! Welcome to Tel Aviv Party!, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Welcome to Tel Aviv!!! Calling all internationals currently in Israel! Whether you’re on a gap year, internship program, army, university or anything else, this event is for you!!! A great opportunity to meet new people from all the other programs and places around the world! Expect a crazy night of drinking, dancing and all around savagery! Hosted at none other than the beautiful open air club…LItzman!!!! (Tel Aviv Port)
  8. Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2 Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Clouds are back with more cool DJs and artists at Beit HaPsanter in Tel Aviv. Great music, great atmosphere, great party.
  9. Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17 Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Tepale are celebrating their 6th birthday with a huge party at Haoman 17 – with cool music, a barbecue in the back yard, arak and beer, and all the usual madness from the Tepale crew!
  10. Reading 3 Rosh Hashana Reading 3 Rosh Hashana, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Big Rosh Hashana party at Reading 3 in the Nemal with local DJs.
  11. Rosh HaShana at the Block! Rosh HaShana at the Block! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Rosh Hashana concert with Israeli artists like Shlomi Zidan Zrihen, Damian Lazarus, Ben Klock, Pharaoh, Yogg, Asael Weiss, Stephan Bazbaz, Sammy Dee, Niv Hadas, Bella Sarris, Partok, Tal Cohen
  12. Art & Culture X Rosh Hashana Edition X The Secret Garden Art & Culture X Rosh Hashana Edition X The Secret Garden, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Celebrate Rosh Hashana with cool music, art, and beautiful people in Tel Aviv’s most sophisticated bar.
  13. Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party, October 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Barzilay crew are back with a huge daytime/ evening loft party to help you burn off some of that Rosh Hashana feast! With some top Israeli DJs including Red Axes.
  14. Manush Festival 2016 Manush Festival 2016 (9/29/2016) - Amazing location, top DJs, lots of alcohol, and most importantly great people!
  15. Electronic Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - There is loads of electronic music in Israel and you can find it in the north, the center and in the south, even in the middle of the desert. The electronic music you can find in Tel Aviv in bars, dancings, nightclubs and the like, but also in the many concerts. In Jerusalem and Haifa there is less then in Tel Aviv, and in the south, electronic music is mostly organized in festivals.
  16. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  17. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.
  18. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  19. Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016 Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016, December 2016 (9/8/2016) - Every weekend in December is a celebration throughout Jerusalem. People come together, from artists to tour operators, to offer visitors to the city a rich cultural experience. Enjoy the special concerts, plays, dance performances and exhibitions. Hamshushalayim, is Jerusalem’s annual winter festival. It takes place over four consecutive weekends (Thursday to Saturday) and it is sure to keep you warm this winter.
  20. International Music Showcase Festival 2016 International Music Showcase Festival 2016 – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - For eight days the International Music Showcase Festival serves as a central platform in Israel to introduce the best Israeli jazz and world music ensembles and the best rock, indie and electronic bands to the global music industry.
  21. The Chemical Brothers – English Electronic Music Concert – November 2016 (9/6/2016) - The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989. Along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Crystal Method, and fellow acts, they were pioneers at bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture. In the UK, they have had six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles, including two number ones.
  22. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  23. Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A massive 24-hour non-stop electronic music festival, Neverland is Groove Attack’s premier annual festival. Founded in 2011, the event is spread across three dance floors featuring top DJs from Israel and abroad. The festival is held on the banks of the Jordan River is North Israel, with camping and entrance for 23+. Groove Attack has several other festivals throughout the year, for example Aliens Attack (in May), Heatwave (in August), and the TIP Festival (at Purim).
  24. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  25. Tiny Fingers for your Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock Music (9/5/2016) - Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock… You name it­ Tiny Fingers can play it. Their energetic live performances will make you sweat even in the winter, as their madness on stage is contagious and the crowd just can’t stop moving and dancing with them. After having toured Europe and performed in New York City­ there’s just nothing stopping them from “bringing it” for many more years to come.
  26. Clubbing in Tel Aviv (9/5/2016) - The Tel Aviv club scene is comparable to those in most European capitals. Top international (and local) DJs regularly perform in Tel Aviv, with clubs constantly vying to outdo each other with ever more extravagant parties. Be aware, Clubbing in Tel Aviv is popular, busy and exciting.
  27. Eilat’s Isrotel Theater (8/15/2016) - Eilat's Isrotel Theater is a magnificent theater that hosts performances every evening. The Isrotel Theater hosts the famous and spectacular show - WOW that combines acrobatics, dancers and artists from around the world. WOW created by the famous Israeli artist Hanoch Rosen, and is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Eilat, you simply should not miss it.
  28. Armin Only — Embrace Armin Only — Embrace!!!!!! September 2016 (1/7/2016) - After over a decade of regular appearances in Israel, world famous DJ and producer Armin van Buuren is finally bringing his massive Armin Only mega-event to Jerusalem’s Payis Arena on September 29, 2016.
  29. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  30. Unity Rising Spirit Festival 2016 for your House, Techno & Electronic Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Get ready for 30 hours of house, techno and electronic music at Luna Gal water park on the banks of the Kinneret in Northern Israel. A new addition to the Festival scene, the Unity Rising Spirit Festival was founded in 2014 and plans to be an annual event around Rosh Hashanah time. The festival brings in over 30 top DJs from Israel and abroad, and there is space for people to pitch up tents. 21+.

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Funk Music

  1. Nataraj Festival Nataraj Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Nataraj Festival is a very special festival, with workshops, music, and performances in Kfar Hanokdim at 10 November 2016.
  2. Tiesto In Israel 2016 Tiesto In Israel 2016 – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - The legend returns! One of the world’s largest DJs is back in Israel for a special concert at Live Park Rishon!
  3. Welcome to Tel Aviv Party! Welcome to Tel Aviv Party!, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Welcome to Tel Aviv!!! Calling all internationals currently in Israel! Whether you’re on a gap year, internship program, army, university or anything else, this event is for you!!! A great opportunity to meet new people from all the other programs and places around the world! Expect a crazy night of drinking, dancing and all around savagery! Hosted at none other than the beautiful open air club…LItzman!!!! (Tel Aviv Port)
  4. Reading 3 Rosh Hashana Reading 3 Rosh Hashana, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Big Rosh Hashana party at Reading 3 in the Nemal with local DJs.
  5. Rosh HaShana at the Block! Rosh HaShana at the Block! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Rosh Hashana concert with Israeli artists like Shlomi Zidan Zrihen, Damian Lazarus, Ben Klock, Pharaoh, Yogg, Asael Weiss, Stephan Bazbaz, Sammy Dee, Niv Hadas, Bella Sarris, Partok, Tal Cohen
  6. Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party, October 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Barzilay crew are back with a huge daytime/ evening loft party to help you burn off some of that Rosh Hashana feast! With some top Israeli DJs including Red Axes.
  7. David Bowie impersonator David Brighton David Brighton and his band Space Oddity Concert, March 2017 (9/29/2016) - Widely regarded as the world’s best David Bowie tribute artist, David Brighton and his band Space Oddity are bringing Bowiemania to Tel Aviv’s Hangar 11 on March 16. Get the tickets here. Brighton, who shares Bowie’s sharp nose, high cheekbones and a voice that producers once told him sounded “too much like Bowie,” brings everything from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke to Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” era of the 1980s to life.
  8. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  9. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  10. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  11. Lucille Crew, international Groove band from Tel Aviv – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Lucille Crew is an international Groove band from Tel Aviv influenced by Hip Hop, Funk and Soul music. Since they are local Israelis, Lucille Crew combines Mediterranean factors within their music.
  12. The Apples for your Jazz, Groove and Funk Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - If you are into the combination of Jazz, Groove and Funk, The Apples is the band you should be listening to. Started making music at 2002, The Apples currently take pride in 4 albums and an audience addicted to their special music. Having recently collaborated with Trombone player Fred Wesley, The Apples are truly a band to go check out live.

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Greek Music

  1. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  2. Yehuda Poliker – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Most known for his memorial songs Perah (Flower) and KSheTigdal (When you grow up), Yehuda Poliker grew up with a Holocaust survivor for a father. Originally from Greece, Yehuda Poliker, was awarded (September, 2014) the “Phoenix Golden Medal” by the president of Greece himself for his efforts to empower Greek music within the Israeli culture.

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Groove Music

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. Nataraj Festival Nataraj Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Nataraj Festival is a very special festival, with workshops, music, and performances in Kfar Hanokdim at 10 November 2016.
  3. Lirom Amram at BuXa Lirom Amram at BuXa, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Israeli Yemini Groove singer Lirom Amram launches the first single from her debut album in a special concert. The song Dream Asleep is a mosaic of different influences and local flavours that combine to formulate a complete and unique sound that does not sound like anything else. Noam Havkin: keyboards Barak Ben-Zur: drums Ron Kaufman: Bass BuXa, Rothschild 31 free entry.
  4. Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2 Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Clouds are back with more cool DJs and artists at Beit HaPsanter in Tel Aviv. Great music, great atmosphere, great party.
  5. Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17 Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Tepale are celebrating their 6th birthday with a huge party at Haoman 17 – with cool music, a barbecue in the back yard, arak and beer, and all the usual madness from the Tepale crew!
  6. Reading 3 Rosh Hashana Reading 3 Rosh Hashana, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Big Rosh Hashana party at Reading 3 in the Nemal with local DJs.
  7. Rosh HaShana at the Block! Rosh HaShana at the Block! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Rosh Hashana concert with Israeli artists like Shlomi Zidan Zrihen, Damian Lazarus, Ben Klock, Pharaoh, Yogg, Asael Weiss, Stephan Bazbaz, Sammy Dee, Niv Hadas, Bella Sarris, Partok, Tal Cohen
  8. Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party, October 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Barzilay crew are back with a huge daytime/ evening loft party to help you burn off some of that Rosh Hashana feast! With some top Israeli DJs including Red Axes.
  9. Manush Festival 2016 Manush Festival 2016 (9/29/2016) - Amazing location, top DJs, lots of alcohol, and most importantly great people!
  10. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  11. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  12. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.
  13. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  14. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  15. Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A massive 24-hour non-stop electronic music festival, Neverland is Groove Attack’s premier annual festival. Founded in 2011, the event is spread across three dance floors featuring top DJs from Israel and abroad. The festival is held on the banks of the Jordan River is North Israel, with camping and entrance for 23+. Groove Attack has several other festivals throughout the year, for example Aliens Attack (in May), Heatwave (in August), and the TIP Festival (at Purim).
  16. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  17. Tiny Fingers for your Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock Music (9/5/2016) - Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock… You name it­ Tiny Fingers can play it. Their energetic live performances will make you sweat even in the winter, as their madness on stage is contagious and the crowd just can’t stop moving and dancing with them. After having toured Europe and performed in New York City­ there’s just nothing stopping them from “bringing it” for many more years to come.
  18. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  19. Lucille Crew, international Groove band from Tel Aviv – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Lucille Crew is an international Groove band from Tel Aviv influenced by Hip Hop, Funk and Soul music. Since they are local Israelis, Lucille Crew combines Mediterranean factors within their music.
  20. The Apples for your Jazz, Groove and Funk Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - If you are into the combination of Jazz, Groove and Funk, The Apples is the band you should be listening to. Started making music at 2002, The Apples currently take pride in 4 albums and an audience addicted to their special music. Having recently collaborated with Trombone player Fred Wesley, The Apples are truly a band to go check out live.

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Hip Hop Music

  1. Taco Tuesdays at Burning Tacos Taco Tuesdays at Burning Tacos (9/29/2016) - One of our favorite Mexican restaurants are back with their weekly Taco Tuesday! Hip hop all night long, chaser tequila with every order!
  2. Rosh HaShana at the Block! Rosh HaShana at the Block! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Rosh Hashana concert with Israeli artists like Shlomi Zidan Zrihen, Damian Lazarus, Ben Klock, Pharaoh, Yogg, Asael Weiss, Stephan Bazbaz, Sammy Dee, Niv Hadas, Bella Sarris, Partok, Tal Cohen
  3. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  4. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  5. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  6. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  7. Lucille Crew, international Groove band from Tel Aviv – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Lucille Crew is an international Groove band from Tel Aviv influenced by Hip Hop, Funk and Soul music. Since they are local Israelis, Lucille Crew combines Mediterranean factors within their music.

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House Music

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. Nataraj Festival Nataraj Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Nataraj Festival is a very special festival, with workshops, music, and performances in Kfar Hanokdim at 10 November 2016.
  3. E-Boded Desert Weekender E-Boded Desert Weekender – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - From Friday noon to Saturday sunset, the E-Boded Deseret Weekender is a non-stop musical journey, featuring the best DJs and selectors of the Tel Aviv underground scene. In order to keep the event small and personal, only 500 tickets are available. Throughout the event, there will be open-bar for all ticket-holders.
  4. Tiesto In Israel 2016 Tiesto In Israel 2016 – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - The legend returns! One of the world’s largest DJs is back in Israel for a special concert at Live Park Rishon!
  5. Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2 Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Clouds are back with more cool DJs and artists at Beit HaPsanter in Tel Aviv. Great music, great atmosphere, great party.
  6. Reading 3 Rosh Hashana Reading 3 Rosh Hashana, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Big Rosh Hashana party at Reading 3 in the Nemal with local DJs.
  7. Rosh HaShana at the Block! Rosh HaShana at the Block! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Rosh Hashana concert with Israeli artists like Shlomi Zidan Zrihen, Damian Lazarus, Ben Klock, Pharaoh, Yogg, Asael Weiss, Stephan Bazbaz, Sammy Dee, Niv Hadas, Bella Sarris, Partok, Tal Cohen
  8. Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party, October 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Barzilay crew are back with a huge daytime/ evening loft party to help you burn off some of that Rosh Hashana feast! With some top Israeli DJs including Red Axes.
  9. Manush Festival 2016 Manush Festival 2016 (9/29/2016) - Amazing location, top DJs, lots of alcohol, and most importantly great people!
  10. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  11. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  12. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  13. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  14. Unity Rising Spirit Festival 2016 for your House, Techno & Electronic Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Get ready for 30 hours of house, techno and electronic music at Luna Gal water park on the banks of the Kinneret in Northern Israel. A new addition to the Festival scene, the Unity Rising Spirit Festival was founded in 2014 and plans to be an annual event around Rosh Hashanah time. The festival brings in over 30 top DJs from Israel and abroad, and there is space for people to pitch up tents. 21+.

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Jazz Music

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. Rosh HaShana at the Block! Rosh HaShana at the Block! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Rosh Hashana concert with Israeli artists like Shlomi Zidan Zrihen, Damian Lazarus, Ben Klock, Pharaoh, Yogg, Asael Weiss, Stephan Bazbaz, Sammy Dee, Niv Hadas, Bella Sarris, Partok, Tal Cohen
  3. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  4. Rock, Jazz and Blues in Israel (9/28/2016) - Local rock bands of variable quality perform most nights at Camelot and Ha-Bima Club, and also at Mike’s Place, which is a foreigner-friendly bar down on the seafront. Benchmark is a relative newcomer featuring live music in the bar-saturated area of Nakhalat Binyamin. For hardcore fans who are prepared to travel, Barbie mixes Israeli rock with Russian hard rock. Cafe Henrietta, Coffee House and Green Racoon, all of which are in central Tel Aviv, all feature jazz at least one night a week.
  5. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  6. Jerusalem Jazz Festival 2016 Jerusalem Jazz Festival 2016 – December 2016 (9/8/2016) - While Jerusalem typically flies under the radar when it comes to music, it is home to a thriving jazz scene of accomplished musicians and avid fans of the genre.Last year’s inaugural festival featured some of the biggest talent in Israel and from around the world playing intimate shows at the Israel Museum and Yellow Submarine.
  7. International Music Showcase Festival 2016 International Music Showcase Festival 2016 – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - For eight days the International Music Showcase Festival serves as a central platform in Israel to introduce the best Israeli jazz and world music ensembles and the best rock, indie and electronic bands to the global music industry.
  8. Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Jazz, May 2017 (9/7/2016) - One of the most dynamic creators in the current international music scene. Integrating in her enormous voice various musical genres: classical, pop, jazz and soul. This is her first performance in Israel.
  9. Kyle Eastwood Quintet, Jazz – March 2017 (9/7/2016) - Renowned bass player and composer Kyle Eastwood has composed music to some of the famous movies his father Clint has directed including Mystic River and A Million Dollar Baby. His music combines the jazz he grew up on with pop, rock and funk. He leads his exciting quintet in an evening of fusion from the movies.
  10. Omer Avital Quintet The Omer Avital Quintet Jazz – January 2017 (9/7/2016) - Israeli-international composer and bassist Omer Avital, a virtuoso musician who was named “the Israeli Charlie Mingus”, in a festive concert celebrating 25 years of international performances with his new quintet and special guests.
  11. Tel Aviv Jazz Festival 2016 – November 2016 (9/6/2016) - Held every year at Cinemateque, the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival attracts top musicians from Israel and abroad. Most tickets are now sold out, but there are still a few available through the Zappa Website – be sure to check out JD Allen, Richie Cole and Tierney Sutton
  12. Clubbing in Tel Aviv (9/5/2016) - The Tel Aviv club scene is comparable to those in most European capitals. Top international (and local) DJs regularly perform in Tel Aviv, with clubs constantly vying to outdo each other with ever more extravagant parties. Be aware, Clubbing in Tel Aviv is popular, busy and exciting.
  13. Eilat’s Isrotel Theater (8/15/2016) - Eilat's Isrotel Theater is a magnificent theater that hosts performances every evening. The Isrotel Theater hosts the famous and spectacular show - WOW that combines acrobatics, dancers and artists from around the world. WOW created by the famous Israeli artist Hanoch Rosen, and is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Eilat, you simply should not miss it.
  14. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  15. The Apples for your Jazz, Groove and Funk Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - If you are into the combination of Jazz, Groove and Funk, The Apples is the band you should be listening to. Started making music at 2002, The Apples currently take pride in 4 albums and an audience addicted to their special music. Having recently collaborated with Trombone player Fred Wesley, The Apples are truly a band to go check out live.

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Psychedelic Music

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. Doof Festival 2017 Doof Festival 2017 – April 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Summer Begins Here! Doof is one of Israel’s largest trance music labels. Every year, on the shore of the beautiful Kinneret, they host over 50 top Israeli and Internationals DJs for a non-stop 72-hour music festival. Bring your tent, be prepared to a little rain (2015 was famous for the mud-madness), and get ready to party with beautiful psychedelic people from all over Israel and the world! While The Doof Festival is the big one, Doof and their partner the Paganka crew host parties throughout the year, check their Facebook page for updates.
  3. Reading 3 Rosh Hashana Reading 3 Rosh Hashana, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Big Rosh Hashana party at Reading 3 in the Nemal with local DJs.
  4. Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party, October 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Barzilay crew are back with a huge daytime/ evening loft party to help you burn off some of that Rosh Hashana feast! With some top Israeli DJs including Red Axes.
  5. Manush Festival 2016 Manush Festival 2016 (9/29/2016) - Amazing location, top DJs, lots of alcohol, and most importantly great people!
  6. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  7. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  8. Tiny Fingers for your Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock Music (9/5/2016) - Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock… You name it­ Tiny Fingers can play it. Their energetic live performances will make you sweat even in the winter, as their madness on stage is contagious and the crowd just can’t stop moving and dancing with them. After having toured Europe and performed in New York City­ there’s just nothing stopping them from “bringing it” for many more years to come.
  9. Unity Rising Spirit Festival 2016 for your House, Techno & Electronic Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Get ready for 30 hours of house, techno and electronic music at Luna Gal water park on the banks of the Kinneret in Northern Israel. A new addition to the Festival scene, the Unity Rising Spirit Festival was founded in 2014 and plans to be an annual event around Rosh Hashanah time. The festival brings in over 30 top DJs from Israel and abroad, and there is space for people to pitch up tents. 21+.

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Rapper Music

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. Reading 3 Rosh Hashana Reading 3 Rosh Hashana, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Big Rosh Hashana party at Reading 3 in the Nemal with local DJs.
  3. Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party, October 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Barzilay crew are back with a huge daytime/ evening loft party to help you burn off some of that Rosh Hashana feast! With some top Israeli DJs including Red Axes.
  4. Manush Festival 2016 Manush Festival 2016 (9/29/2016) - Amazing location, top DJs, lots of alcohol, and most importantly great people!
  5. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  6. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  7. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  8. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  9. Tuna, Israeli Rapper Music – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - With his smashing new hit Gam Ze Ya’avor (This will also pass), Itay “Tuna” Zvulun is rapping about losing his girlfriend, while taking his video viewers to a trip down memory lane… This Rapper, that reminded us all why the 90’s were awesome, has been in the music industry for 15 years, but only now, at the age of 30, with his new hit, getting the spotlight he deserves.

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Rock Music

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. E-Boded Desert Weekender E-Boded Desert Weekender – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - From Friday noon to Saturday sunset, the E-Boded Deseret Weekender is a non-stop musical journey, featuring the best DJs and selectors of the Tel Aviv underground scene. In order to keep the event small and personal, only 500 tickets are available. Throughout the event, there will be open-bar for all ticket-holders.
  3. Tiesto In Israel 2016 Tiesto In Israel 2016 – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - The legend returns! One of the world’s largest DJs is back in Israel for a special concert at Live Park Rishon!
  4. Animals as Leaders Live in Israel Animals as Leaders Live in Israel – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - American progressive rock band ‘Animals as Leaders’ have a special show at Haoman 17!
  5. Berry Sakharof – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Nicknamed “The prince of Israeli rock”, Berry Sakharof started his musical career when he was just 16 as a member of “Cosmic Dream” rock band. Berry Sakharof got to be one of the first Israeli musicians to be recognized outside of Israel when he founded “Minimal Compact”, a Post­Punk band in Belgium. Berry Sakharof is still performing to this day, in both Israel and The United States.
  6. Welcome to Tel Aviv Party! Welcome to Tel Aviv Party!, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Welcome to Tel Aviv!!! Calling all internationals currently in Israel! Whether you’re on a gap year, internship program, army, university or anything else, this event is for you!!! A great opportunity to meet new people from all the other programs and places around the world! Expect a crazy night of drinking, dancing and all around savagery! Hosted at none other than the beautiful open air club…LItzman!!!! (Tel Aviv Port)
  7. Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2 Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Clouds are back with more cool DJs and artists at Beit HaPsanter in Tel Aviv. Great music, great atmosphere, great party.
  8. Rockfour Tribute to Syd Barrett at the Barby Rockfour Tribute to Syd Barrett at the Barby, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - One of Israel’s most famous rock bands Rockfour are performing a special tribute to Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett on the tenth anniversary of the death.
  9. Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17 Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Tepale are celebrating their 6th birthday with a huge party at Haoman 17 – with cool music, a barbecue in the back yard, arak and beer, and all the usual madness from the Tepale crew!
  10. Rosh HaShana at the Block! Rosh HaShana at the Block! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Rosh Hashana concert with Israeli artists like Shlomi Zidan Zrihen, Damian Lazarus, Ben Klock, Pharaoh, Yogg, Asael Weiss, Stephan Bazbaz, Sammy Dee, Niv Hadas, Bella Sarris, Partok, Tal Cohen
  11. Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party, October 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Barzilay crew are back with a huge daytime/ evening loft party to help you burn off some of that Rosh Hashana feast! With some top Israeli DJs including Red Axes.
  12. Boom Box Hadera 2016 Boom Box Hadera 2016, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Back for its third year, Boom Box brings together some of Israel’s top bands – including A-WA, Balkan Beat Box, Hadag Nahash, Tuna, Mosh Ben Ari, Nechi Nech, Lucille Crew, and lots more!!! From 8.30pm till your feet drop off!
  13. David Bowie impersonator David Brighton David Brighton and his band Space Oddity Concert, March 2017 (9/29/2016) - Widely regarded as the world’s best David Bowie tribute artist, David Brighton and his band Space Oddity are bringing Bowiemania to Tel Aviv’s Hangar 11 on March 16. Get the tickets here. Brighton, who shares Bowie’s sharp nose, high cheekbones and a voice that producers once told him sounded “too much like Bowie,” brings everything from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke to Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” era of the 1980s to life.
  14. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  15. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  16. Rock, Jazz and Blues in Israel (9/28/2016) - Local rock bands of variable quality perform most nights at Camelot and Ha-Bima Club, and also at Mike’s Place, which is a foreigner-friendly bar down on the seafront. Benchmark is a relative newcomer featuring live music in the bar-saturated area of Nakhalat Binyamin. For hardcore fans who are prepared to travel, Barbie mixes Israeli rock with Russian hard rock. Cafe Henrietta, Coffee House and Green Racoon, all of which are in central Tel Aviv, all feature jazz at least one night a week.
  17. Feast of Tabernacles 2016 Feast of Tabernacles 2016 – October 2016 (9/8/2016) - Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, was special in that historically, it was the holiday on which all nations pilgrimaged to Jerusalem, not just the Jewish people. For the past 33 years, thousands of Christians from around the world come to Jerusalem every fall to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.
  18. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.
  19. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  20. Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016 Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016, December 2016 (9/8/2016) - Every weekend in December is a celebration throughout Jerusalem. People come together, from artists to tour operators, to offer visitors to the city a rich cultural experience. Enjoy the special concerts, plays, dance performances and exhibitions. Hamshushalayim, is Jerusalem’s annual winter festival. It takes place over four consecutive weekends (Thursday to Saturday) and it is sure to keep you warm this winter.
  21. International Music Showcase Festival 2016 International Music Showcase Festival 2016 – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - For eight days the International Music Showcase Festival serves as a central platform in Israel to introduce the best Israeli jazz and world music ensembles and the best rock, indie and electronic bands to the global music industry.
  22. The Opera at Zappa – My Way – January 2017 (9/7/2016) - A homage to one of the greatest singers of all time who captivated audiences all over the world with his beloved songs and the music of the 50s. Night and Day, New York, New York, Strangers in the Night, September, The Lady is a Tramp
  23. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  24. Clubbing in Tel Aviv (9/5/2016) - The Tel Aviv club scene is comparable to those in most European capitals. Top international (and local) DJs regularly perform in Tel Aviv, with clubs constantly vying to outdo each other with ever more extravagant parties. Be aware, Clubbing in Tel Aviv is popular, busy and exciting.
  25. Eilat’s Isrotel Theater (8/15/2016) - Eilat's Isrotel Theater is a magnificent theater that hosts performances every evening. The Isrotel Theater hosts the famous and spectacular show - WOW that combines acrobatics, dancers and artists from around the world. WOW created by the famous Israeli artist Hanoch Rosen, and is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Eilat, you simply should not miss it.
  26. Musrara Band Musrara Band – September 2016 (1/8/2016) - Musrara is a Jerusalemite rock band with both a social and a musical agenda. The band was founded by siblings Ofer, Bonnie (Mazar), & Roie Greenberg. They perform original music that combines love songs, protest songs, and songs about life experiences. The band is named after the iconic Jerusalem neighborhood whose residents took to the streets in the early seventies, under the leadership of the Black Panthers, and changed the social and political reality in Israel.
  27. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  28. Mashina for your Israeli Rock Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Considered to be the most important and influential rock band ever, Mashina started rocking out at 1984, and broke their band 11 years later, 1995. When they announced their return, on 2003, Israeli old­school­rock lovers were ecstatic. This band of “old people” is carrying it’s tune and performing till this very day, proving to us all that age is just a number.
  29. Shalom Hanoch – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Considered to be the father of Israeli rock music, Shalom Hanoch was greatly influenced by the American Rock’N’Roll. In 1967 he was discovered by the late Arik Einstein and 3 years later they partnered up­ officially launching Shalom Hanoch’s music career. “Arba Tachanot” (Four Stations), was Shalom Hanoch’s latest concert, where he featured the four stations of his musical career on one stage. The concert was considered a huge success due to both Hanoch’s amazing talent and having Israeli rock stars to guest­ing with him on stage.
  30. Ricky Martin in Tel Aviv! – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - One of the most famous Latino artists in the World is coming to Tel Aviv in September for a special concert at the Nokia Arena, as part of his One World Tour!
  31. Queen + Adam Lambert in Tel Aviv – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Queen is coming to Israel in September with John Deacon! – but they still have all the classic songs, one of the best drummers ever (Roger Taylor), one of the best guitarists ever (Brian May of course), and flamboyant American Idol star Adam Lambert trying his hardest to impersonate Freddie Mercury.

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Soul Music

  1. Reading 3 Rosh Hashana Reading 3 Rosh Hashana, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Big Rosh Hashana party at Reading 3 in the Nemal with local DJs.
  2. Rosh HaShana at the Block! Rosh HaShana at the Block! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Rosh Hashana concert with Israeli artists like Shlomi Zidan Zrihen, Damian Lazarus, Ben Klock, Pharaoh, Yogg, Asael Weiss, Stephan Bazbaz, Sammy Dee, Niv Hadas, Bella Sarris, Partok, Tal Cohen
  3. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  4. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  5. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.
  6. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  7. Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Jazz, May 2017 (9/7/2016) - One of the most dynamic creators in the current international music scene. Integrating in her enormous voice various musical genres: classical, pop, jazz and soul. This is her first performance in Israel.
  8. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  9. Lucille Crew, international Groove band from Tel Aviv – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Lucille Crew is an international Groove band from Tel Aviv influenced by Hip Hop, Funk and Soul music. Since they are local Israelis, Lucille Crew combines Mediterranean factors within their music.

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Techno Music

  1. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  2. Nataraj Festival Nataraj Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Nataraj Festival is a very special festival, with workshops, music, and performances in Kfar Hanokdim at 10 November 2016.
  3. E-Boded Desert Weekender E-Boded Desert Weekender – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - From Friday noon to Saturday sunset, the E-Boded Deseret Weekender is a non-stop musical journey, featuring the best DJs and selectors of the Tel Aviv underground scene. In order to keep the event small and personal, only 500 tickets are available. Throughout the event, there will be open-bar for all ticket-holders.
  4. Moderat – Tel Aviv Moderat – Tel Aviv – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - Huge three-piece German electronic music band will be performing in Tel Aviv for the first time on November 10th at Hangar 11! They are also meant to be incredible live, and were voted the number 1 live act of the year in 2009 by electronic music magazine Resident Advisor!
  5. Tiesto In Israel 2016 Tiesto In Israel 2016 – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - The legend returns! One of the world’s largest DJs is back in Israel for a special concert at Live Park Rishon!
  6. Welcome to Tel Aviv Party! Welcome to Tel Aviv Party!, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Welcome to Tel Aviv!!! Calling all internationals currently in Israel! Whether you’re on a gap year, internship program, army, university or anything else, this event is for you!!! A great opportunity to meet new people from all the other programs and places around the world! Expect a crazy night of drinking, dancing and all around savagery! Hosted at none other than the beautiful open air club…LItzman!!!! (Tel Aviv Port)
  7. Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2 Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Clouds are back with more cool DJs and artists at Beit HaPsanter in Tel Aviv. Great music, great atmosphere, great party.
  8. Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17 Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Tepale are celebrating their 6th birthday with a huge party at Haoman 17 – with cool music, a barbecue in the back yard, arak and beer, and all the usual madness from the Tepale crew!
  9. Reading 3 Rosh Hashana Reading 3 Rosh Hashana, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Big Rosh Hashana party at Reading 3 in the Nemal with local DJs.
  10. Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party, October 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Barzilay crew are back with a huge daytime/ evening loft party to help you burn off some of that Rosh Hashana feast! With some top Israeli DJs including Red Axes.
  11. Manush Festival 2016 Manush Festival 2016 (9/29/2016) - Amazing location, top DJs, lots of alcohol, and most importantly great people!
  12. Electronic Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - There is loads of electronic music in Israel and you can find it in the north, the center and in the south, even in the middle of the desert. The electronic music you can find in Tel Aviv in bars, dancings, nightclubs and the like, but also in the many concerts. In Jerusalem and Haifa there is less then in Tel Aviv, and in the south, electronic music is mostly organized in festivals.
  13. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  14. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.
  15. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  16. International Music Showcase Festival 2016 International Music Showcase Festival 2016 – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - For eight days the International Music Showcase Festival serves as a central platform in Israel to introduce the best Israeli jazz and world music ensembles and the best rock, indie and electronic bands to the global music industry.
  17. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  18. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  19. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  20. Unity Rising Spirit Festival 2016 for your House, Techno & Electronic Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Get ready for 30 hours of house, techno and electronic music at Luna Gal water park on the banks of the Kinneret in Northern Israel. A new addition to the Festival scene, the Unity Rising Spirit Festival was founded in 2014 and plans to be an annual event around Rosh Hashanah time. The festival brings in over 30 top DJs from Israel and abroad, and there is space for people to pitch up tents. 21+.

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Vocal Music

  1. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  2. Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016 Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016, December 2016 (9/8/2016) - Every weekend in December is a celebration throughout Jerusalem. People come together, from artists to tour operators, to offer visitors to the city a rich cultural experience. Enjoy the special concerts, plays, dance performances and exhibitions. Hamshushalayim, is Jerusalem’s annual winter festival. It takes place over four consecutive weekends (Thursday to Saturday) and it is sure to keep you warm this winter.
  3. Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival Oct 2016 (9/5/2016) - The Abu-Gosh Festival is the leading and most important festival in the Israeli vocal music scene. The Festival has existed in its present layout since 1992, and it takes place twice a year – on Succoth and Shavuoth – lasting between three to five days each time.
  4. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.

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All Music Concerts

  1. Amirim near Mountain Meron – The Battle between Fruit and Wine (10/7/2016) - West of Tsfat, antenna-topped Mt Meron (1204m), Israel’s second-tallest peak (after Mt Hermon), looms over the Dalton Plateau and scattered Jewish, Druze and Arab villages. Until recently, the area was planted with deciduous fruit trees such as pear and apple, but more and more land is being given over to grapevines for the thriving wineries of Ramat Dalton, sometimes called (with some exaggeration) the ‘Israeli Napa Valley’ or ‘Israel’s Tuscany’. Oh, one word of warning! This is the 'land of the not-meat eating communities'.
  2. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  3. Doof Festival 2017 Doof Festival 2017 – April 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Summer Begins Here! Doof is one of Israel’s largest trance music labels. Every year, on the shore of the beautiful Kinneret, they host over 50 top Israeli and Internationals DJs for a non-stop 72-hour music festival. Bring your tent, be prepared to a little rain (2015 was famous for the mud-madness), and get ready to party with beautiful psychedelic people from all over Israel and the world! While The Doof Festival is the big one, Doof and their partner the Paganka crew host parties throughout the year, check their Facebook page for updates.
  4. Nataraj Festival Nataraj Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Nataraj Festival is a very special festival, with workshops, music, and performances in Kfar Hanokdim at 10 November 2016.
  5. Grounded Festival Grounded Festival – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - So, after long hours of hard work and preparations, we’re proud and excited to be sharing our new baby with you all: Grounded Festival, an electronic music festival set in the foothills of the magnificent Edom Mountains and on the shores of the Red Sea in Eilat.
  6. E-Boded Desert Weekender E-Boded Desert Weekender – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - From Friday noon to Saturday sunset, the E-Boded Deseret Weekender is a non-stop musical journey, featuring the best DJs and selectors of the Tel Aviv underground scene. In order to keep the event small and personal, only 500 tickets are available. Throughout the event, there will be open-bar for all ticket-holders.
  7. Ryley Walker at the Barby Ryley Walker at the Barby – December 2016 (9/29/2016) - Canadian indie musician Ryley Walker with his first Israeli concert at Barby, Tel Aviv!
  8. Moderat – Tel Aviv Moderat – Tel Aviv – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - Huge three-piece German electronic music band will be performing in Tel Aviv for the first time on November 10th at Hangar 11! They are also meant to be incredible live, and were voted the number 1 live act of the year in 2009 by electronic music magazine Resident Advisor!
  9. Eleanor Friedberger Eleanor Friedberger | Live In Tel Aviv – November 2016 (9/29/2016) - American indie singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger has her first concert in Israel at Bascular!
  10. Tiesto In Israel 2016 Tiesto In Israel 2016 – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - The legend returns! One of the world’s largest DJs is back in Israel for a special concert at Live Park Rishon!
  11. Matisyahu Live in Israel Matisyahu Live in Israel – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - One of the most famous Jewish modern-day musicians, Matisyahu combines reggae with jewish songs. Some of his most loved songs include One Day, Jeru-salem, and King Without a Crown.
  12. Animals as Leaders Live in Israel Animals as Leaders Live in Israel – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - American progressive rock band ‘Animals as Leaders’ have a special show at Haoman 17!
  13. Berry Sakharof – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Nicknamed “The prince of Israeli rock”, Berry Sakharof started his musical career when he was just 16 as a member of “Cosmic Dream” rock band. Berry Sakharof got to be one of the first Israeli musicians to be recognized outside of Israel when he founded “Minimal Compact”, a Post­Punk band in Belgium. Berry Sakharof is still performing to this day, in both Israel and The United States.
  14. Oktoberfest in Herzliya! Oktoberfest in Herzliya! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - The Oktoberfest – the world’s greatest beer festival is coming to Israel, hosted by one of the countries most famed cities – the coastal town of Herzliya. Oktoberfest Israel marks the festivities parallel to those taking place at the “Wiesn” in Munich, and will feature live German music, various assortment of Bavarian beer flavors and dishes, as well as fair-themed game stands.
  15. Taco Tuesdays at Burning Tacos Taco Tuesdays at Burning Tacos (9/29/2016) - One of our favorite Mexican restaurants are back with their weekly Taco Tuesday! Hip hop all night long, chaser tequila with every order!
  16. Welcome to Tel Aviv Party! Welcome to Tel Aviv Party!, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Welcome to Tel Aviv!!! Calling all internationals currently in Israel! Whether you’re on a gap year, internship program, army, university or anything else, this event is for you!!! A great opportunity to meet new people from all the other programs and places around the world! Expect a crazy night of drinking, dancing and all around savagery! Hosted at none other than the beautiful open air club…LItzman!!!! (Tel Aviv Port)
  17. Lirom Amram at BuXa Lirom Amram at BuXa, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Israeli Yemini Groove singer Lirom Amram launches the first single from her debut album in a special concert. The song Dream Asleep is a mosaic of different influences and local flavours that combine to formulate a complete and unique sound that does not sound like anything else. Noam Havkin: keyboards Barak Ben-Zur: drums Ron Kaufman: Bass BuXa, Rothschild 31 free entry.
  18. Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2 Clouds x Beith Hapsanter Number 2, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Clouds are back with more cool DJs and artists at Beit HaPsanter in Tel Aviv. Great music, great atmosphere, great party.
  19. Rockfour Tribute to Syd Barrett at the Barby Rockfour Tribute to Syd Barrett at the Barby, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - One of Israel’s most famous rock bands Rockfour are performing a special tribute to Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett on the tenth anniversary of the death.
  20. Teder Acoustic Sessions Teder Acoustic Sessions, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Teder is an awesome place to spend a Saturday afternoon, with its cool vibe, amazing music, and delicious Eyal Shani pizza! This Saturday they have a special treat of some cool Israeli bands playing some acoustic tunes!
  21. Gordon Pool Celebrates 60 Years Gordon Pool Celebrates 60 Years, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Gordon Swimming Pool is celebrating its 60th Birthday with a party just before Shabbat on Friday 30th September. With live music from Peter Roth and Maor Cohen and a photo exhibition.
  22. Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17 Tepale’s 6th Birthday Party @ Haoman 17, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Tepale are celebrating their 6th birthday with a huge party at Haoman 17 – with cool music, a barbecue in the back yard, arak and beer, and all the usual madness from the Tepale crew!
  23. Reading 3 Rosh Hashana Reading 3 Rosh Hashana, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Big Rosh Hashana party at Reading 3 in the Nemal with local DJs.
  24. Rosh HaShana at the Block! Rosh HaShana at the Block! – October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Rosh Hashana concert with Israeli artists like Shlomi Zidan Zrihen, Damian Lazarus, Ben Klock, Pharaoh, Yogg, Asael Weiss, Stephan Bazbaz, Sammy Dee, Niv Hadas, Bella Sarris, Partok, Tal Cohen
  25. Art & Culture X Rosh Hashana Edition X The Secret Garden Art & Culture X Rosh Hashana Edition X The Secret Garden, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Celebrate Rosh Hashana with cool music, art, and beautiful people in Tel Aviv’s most sophisticated bar.
  26. Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party Barzilay Crew Rosh Hashanah Loft Party, October 2017 (9/29/2016) - The Barzilay crew are back with a huge daytime/ evening loft party to help you burn off some of that Rosh Hashana feast! With some top Israeli DJs including Red Axes.
  27. Manush Festival 2016 Manush Festival 2016 (9/29/2016) - Amazing location, top DJs, lots of alcohol, and most importantly great people!
  28. Boom Box Hadera 2016 Boom Box Hadera 2016, October 2016 (9/29/2016) - Back for its third year, Boom Box brings together some of Israel’s top bands – including A-WA, Balkan Beat Box, Hadag Nahash, Tuna, Mosh Ben Ari, Nechi Nech, Lucille Crew, and lots more!!! From 8.30pm till your feet drop off!
  29. David Bowie impersonator David Brighton David Brighton and his band Space Oddity Concert, March 2017 (9/29/2016) - Widely regarded as the world’s best David Bowie tribute artist, David Brighton and his band Space Oddity are bringing Bowiemania to Tel Aviv’s Hangar 11 on March 16. Get the tickets here. Brighton, who shares Bowie’s sharp nose, high cheekbones and a voice that producers once told him sounded “too much like Bowie,” brings everything from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke to Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” era of the 1980s to life.
  30. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  31. Electronic Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - There is loads of electronic music in Israel and you can find it in the north, the center and in the south, even in the middle of the desert. The electronic music you can find in Tel Aviv in bars, dancings, nightclubs and the like, but also in the many concerts. In Jerusalem and Haifa there is less then in Tel Aviv, and in the south, electronic music is mostly organized in festivals.
  32. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  33. Rock, Jazz and Blues in Israel (9/28/2016) - Local rock bands of variable quality perform most nights at Camelot and Ha-Bima Club, and also at Mike’s Place, which is a foreigner-friendly bar down on the seafront. Benchmark is a relative newcomer featuring live music in the bar-saturated area of Nakhalat Binyamin. For hardcore fans who are prepared to travel, Barbie mixes Israeli rock with Russian hard rock. Cafe Henrietta, Coffee House and Green Racoon, all of which are in central Tel Aviv, all feature jazz at least one night a week.
  34. Opera in Israel (9/28/2016) - Tel Aviv’s Performing Arts Center is home to the New Israeli Opera, a world-class company, which puts on four or five new productions a year. The center also frequently hosts visiting productions from Europe and America.
  35. Classical Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - The Israel Philharmonic, one of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, is based in Tel Aviv at the Performing Arts Center. The neighboring Tel Aviv Museum of Art also hosts regular chamber music concerts and other classical events in its Recanati Hall. Smaller venues include the Felicia Blumenthal Center and Einav Cultural Center, both of which host local and international classical musicians. In the village of Ein Kerem near Jerusalem, young musicians give free recitals of chamber music every Friday at noon from October to May at the Fountain of the Virgin in the Targ Center.
  36. Hanukkah Blues Festival in Jerusalem 2016 Hanukkah Blues Festival in Jerusalem 2016 – December 2016 (9/8/2016) - Last year, Jerusalem hosted the first ever Hanukkah Blues Festival with an all-star lineup of Israeli and international musicians. Stay tuned for more information about next year’s festival.
  37. Feast of Tabernacles 2016 Feast of Tabernacles 2016 – October 2016 (9/8/2016) - Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, was special in that historically, it was the holiday on which all nations pilgrimaged to Jerusalem, not just the Jewish people. For the past 33 years, thousands of Christians from around the world come to Jerusalem every fall to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.
  38. Piyyut Festival 2016 Piyyut Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/8/2016) - The Piyyut Festival (Piyut Festival) celebrates the beauty and the many origins of Jewish liturgical music and psalms. Wonderful musicians, including cantors, continue the tradition of Jewish music and the ancient legacy of liturgy that has been preserved for generations through prayer books and community vocalists. The festival’s aim is to add to the tradition and innovation of the language, culture and spirituality of Jewish liturgy which has its presence in both Ashkenazi and Sephardic tradition.
  39. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.
  40. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  41. Jerusalem Jazz Festival 2016 Jerusalem Jazz Festival 2016 – December 2016 (9/8/2016) - While Jerusalem typically flies under the radar when it comes to music, it is home to a thriving jazz scene of accomplished musicians and avid fans of the genre.Last year’s inaugural festival featured some of the biggest talent in Israel and from around the world playing intimate shows at the Israel Museum and Yellow Submarine.
  42. Hullegeb Israel-Ethiopian Arts Festival 2016 Hullegeb Israel-Ethiopian Arts Festival 2016, December 2016 (9/8/2016) - The Hullegeb Israel-Ethiopian Arts Festival, which takes place annually in December in Jerusalem, is dedicated to creations by artists of Ethiopian origin in the fields of dance, music and theater. This unique outlet for the Ethiopian Israeli community reflects the depth and variety of their culture – from traditional to contemporary. Its dialogue with the surrounding Israeli culture can be seen in the wide range of performances presented at the festival along with its minor influences from Western and African art. This celebration of Israeli Ethiopian arts is a bridge between new and old and the Ethiopian and the general Israeli communities.
  43. Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016 Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016, December 2016 (9/8/2016) - Every weekend in December is a celebration throughout Jerusalem. People come together, from artists to tour operators, to offer visitors to the city a rich cultural experience. Enjoy the special concerts, plays, dance performances and exhibitions. Hamshushalayim, is Jerusalem’s annual winter festival. It takes place over four consecutive weekends (Thursday to Saturday) and it is sure to keep you warm this winter.
  44. International Music Showcase Festival 2016 International Music Showcase Festival 2016 – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - For eight days the International Music Showcase Festival serves as a central platform in Israel to introduce the best Israeli jazz and world music ensembles and the best rock, indie and electronic bands to the global music industry.
  45. Hänsel and Gretel Hänsel and Gretel – Oct and Nov 2016 (9/7/2016) - The young siblings who are lost in the darkness of the forest encounter the sumptuous candy house of the witch who loves to eat children for her dinner. But the smart children outwit the witch and get to reunite with their concerned parents. All's well that ends well. A magical production in Hebrew.
  46. The Magic Flute – Sep/Oct 2016 (9/7/2016) - Papageno the bird catcher embarks on a perilous journey to find princess Pamina and return her to prince Tamino who lovers her and waits for her. On his journey he will encounter the Queen of the Night and her three ladies and at the end of the day will also find love. Mozart's beloved opera in a special version for the entire family with colorful costumes.
  47. Timna Opera Festival - Samson et Dalila Timna Opera Festival – Samson et Dalila – 2017 (9/7/2016) - The classic biblical story of the Israeli hero Samson and the sensational beautiful Philistine Dalila reaches Timna in a new larger than life production.
  48. Akko Opera Festival – Julius Caesar – July 2016 (9/7/2016) - Julius Cesar arrives to Egypt where he finds himself in the midst of a Game of Thrones episode between Cleopatra and her brother Tolomeo. Blood, sex and political manipulations in one of the greatest operas of the baroque.
  49. Madamma Butterfly – July 2017 (9/7/2016) - Anthony Minghella's (Oscar winner for The English Patient) Olivier Award winner production of Puccini's poignant tale of love and honor reaches the Israeli Opera. The young Butterfly learns to face pain and the loss of her honor as the man she loves disappears after he leaves her pregnant with his child.
  50. Jerusalem Opera Festival – Nabucco – June 2017 (9/7/2016) - Verdi's "Jewish" opera showcases King Nebuchadnezzar who destroys the temple in Jerusalem and exiles the Israelites to Babylon where they sing the immortal slave chorus this time at the Sultan's Pool in Jerusalem.
  51. Countess Maritza – June 2017 (9/7/2016) - Countess Mariza is one of the most beloved operettas in the repertoire. A tale of mistaken identities, love and despair, white lies and a lot of bubbling Hungarian melodies. The operetta wizards from Budapest return to Israel with a production full of pure operetta delights.
  52. La forza del destino, May 2017 (9/7/2016) - The wheels of destiny turn fast in this tale of murder, revenge and destruction. One of Verdi’s most popular operas moves quickly from unconditional true love and genuine friendship to fiery spite and bottomless hate.
  53. La Gazzetta – March/April 2017 (9/7/2016) - For the first time in Israel - a delightful Rossini comedy in a colorful production presented by the Royal Opera of Wallonie from Liege. Sweeping Rossini melodies with a multitude of characters searching for true love in a Parisian hotel where all is acceptable in this game of love.
  54. Faust Faust (9/7/2016) - The ageing scholar Faust signs a pact with the devil and regains his youth. But such deals can never end happily and the price Faust has to pay cannot be measured in gold as we reveal in this grand French opera which is based on Goethe’s novel.
  55. Lucia di Lammermoor (9/7/2016) - Lucia loves Edgardo but her brother forces her to wed Arturo. Lucia obeys yet transforms her wedding night into a feast of murder and a mad scene full with mesmerizing coloraturas.
  56. Norma – Nov/Dec 2016 (9/7/2016) - The Druid high priestess gives birth secretly to two children and when the secret is revealed, her crime has to be punished by death. Bellini’s beautiful bel canto opera examines the power of love and self sacrifice with haunting melodies.
  57. Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Jazz, May 2017 (9/7/2016) - One of the most dynamic creators in the current international music scene. Integrating in her enormous voice various musical genres: classical, pop, jazz and soul. This is her first performance in Israel.
  58. Kyle Eastwood Quintet, Jazz – March 2017 (9/7/2016) - Renowned bass player and composer Kyle Eastwood has composed music to some of the famous movies his father Clint has directed including Mystic River and A Million Dollar Baby. His music combines the jazz he grew up on with pop, rock and funk. He leads his exciting quintet in an evening of fusion from the movies.
  59. Omer Avital Quintet The Omer Avital Quintet Jazz – January 2017 (9/7/2016) - Israeli-international composer and bassist Omer Avital, a virtuoso musician who was named “the Israeli Charlie Mingus”, in a festive concert celebrating 25 years of international performances with his new quintet and special guests.
  60. The Opera at Zappa – My Way – January 2017 (9/7/2016) - A homage to one of the greatest singers of all time who captivated audiences all over the world with his beloved songs and the music of the 50s. Night and Day, New York, New York, Strangers in the Night, September, The Lady is a Tramp
  61. The Opera at Zappa - The Opera Sings The Beatles The Opera at Zappa – The Opera Sings The Beatles – December 2016 (9/7/2016) - The greatest songs of The Beatles come alive in this full of energy evening that always have the audience cheering for more. When I am 64, Let It be & Eleanor Rigbey.
  62. The Opera at Zappa - Moscow, New York, Paris and Tel Aviv The Opera at Zappa – Moscow, New York, Paris and Tel Aviv – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - An evening of romantic songs about the most beautiful places on planet earth. From Jerusalem to Paris, from Moscow to New York with Naples and Tel Aviv on the way. Beautiful songs about beautiful places in our homeland and all over the world including some places that can be reached only through our imagination.
  63. The Opera at Zappa - Sings Michael Jackson The Opera at Zappa – Sings Michael Jackson – October 2016 (9/7/2016) - The man and the legend. The King of Pop is considered one of the greatest musicians on the USA whose songs have influenced scores of pop, rock, hip-hop and other singers through the years. Israeli Opera singers celebrate the legacy of Jackson with his greatest hits.
  64. Spanish Rhythm – July 2017 (9/7/2016) - Spanish dance rhythms and fiery gypsy music in a program featuring excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen and more Spanish delights including traditional Ladino songs.
  65. Russian Soul – May 2017 (9/7/2016) - The music which was born in the vast landscape of the Russian countryside projects the yearning to the big cities in the center of this huge land. Popular folk songs, weeping romances and arias from popular operas by Tchaikovsky (Yevgeni Onegin) and Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar's Bride).
  66. From Opera to Musical From Opera to Musical – March 2017 (9/7/2016) - From Opera to The Phantom of the Opera. A program full of arias from popular operas and excerpts from some of the greatest musicals of all time including The Phantom of the Opera.
  67. The World of Victor Hugo – January 2017 (9/7/2016) - From Rigoletto to Les Misérables. Music of hope and love, lust and despair, freedom and joy featuring excerpts from Verdi’s Rigoletto and from the musical Les Misérables.
  68. Puccini Heroines Puccini Heroines – October 2016 (9/7/2016) - Tosca, Butterfly, Liu, Mimi, Manon and all Puccini love stricken heroines do all they can to savor their love but all end up lifeless as the curtain descends.
  69. Circolombia Circolombia – August 2017 (9/7/2016) - Circolombia give us a peak into authentic Colombia. A circus of senses, combining song and dance throughout the show . The company presents us with the life-style of the streets of Colombia, where for many young people, music, dance and in recent years circus, are a substitute for dangerous street life.
  70. Cirque Éloize Cirque Éloize – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - A young, energetic, breathtaking, sinister and dream like show in which the circus meets the hustle and bustle of city life replete with young people full with love and hate and street battles.
  71. Jessica Lang Dance Jessica Lang Dance – April 2017 (9/7/2016) - Hailed “a master of visual composition” Jessica Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary work. Lang challenges the collaborative process and excels in her unconventional collaborations.
  72. Malandain Ballet Biarritz – Cinderella – February 2017 (9/7/2016) - After the great success of Magifique , Malandain Ballet Biarritz returns to Israel with it’s magical Cendrillon , a tragic and sometimes comical journey of a dancing star to accomplishment, passing through doubt, denial, pain and hope. Through this vision, made of ashes and magic, love is born, flourishes and overcomes the obstacles thrown up in its path to finally make a dream come true.
  73. Baila Brazil – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - The dance company that was founded by three friends from the slums and favelas is wowing audiences all over the world in a show pulsatingwith Brazilian soul. Baila Brazil (Bal’e de Rua) that began in the neighborhoods and favelas of Uberlandia, a smallish town in the center of Brazil, is making its Israeli debut with a show that’s a fascinating journey to the heart and soul of Afro-Brazil.
  74. Eifman Ballet Eifman Ballet – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - Boris Eifman and his exceptional dancers return once again to the Opera House with two programs that have won accolades and acclaim in Israel and abroad: Red Giselle, Eifman’s own modern version of the classic Giselle ballet and Tender is the Night , which was enthusiastically received here in the company’s most recent visit.
  75. Bejart Ballet Lausanne Bejart Ballet Lausanne – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - Two programs presented by one of the best dance companies around the world. The Bolero is one of Bejart’s all time masterpieces and Ballet for Life was created to commemorate the untimely death of Freddie Mercury, Jorge Donn (a dancer in the Bejart company) and designer Gianni Versace, all of whom died too young for love.
  76. Tel Aviv Blues Festival Winter Acoustic Edition Tel Aviv Blues Festival – Winter Acoustic Edition – December 2016 (9/6/2016) - The Tel Aviv Blues Festival Winter Acoustic Edition is a new add-on to the Summer version, this is the second Tel Aviv Blues Festival,the first was held in July 2015 and was enjoyed by over 6,000 people.
  77. Tel Aviv Jazz Festival 2016 – November 2016 (9/6/2016) - Held every year at Cinemateque, the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival attracts top musicians from Israel and abroad. Most tickets are now sold out, but there are still a few available through the Zappa Website – be sure to check out JD Allen, Richie Cole and Tierney Sutton
  78. The Chemical Brothers – English Electronic Music Concert – November 2016 (9/6/2016) - The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989. Along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Crystal Method, and fellow acts, they were pioneers at bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture. In the UK, they have had six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles, including two number ones.
  79. Eyal Golan Concert – November 2016 (9/6/2016) - After being reported as having the highest income of ALL Israeli singers in the year 2011, you can be sure that Eyal Golan is one of the best singers this country has ever seen. Famous for his Eastern style music (In Hebrew: Mizrahit), Eyal Golan is considered to be the top singer of this genre. Eyal Golan even had his own TV Reality Show “Eyal Golan Is Calling You” in 2011, where he was looking for the next star in the Mizrahit genre.
  80. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  81. Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A massive 24-hour non-stop electronic music festival, Neverland is Groove Attack’s premier annual festival. Founded in 2011, the event is spread across three dance floors featuring top DJs from Israel and abroad. The festival is held on the banks of the Jordan River is North Israel, with camping and entrance for 23+. Groove Attack has several other festivals throughout the year, for example Aliens Attack (in May), Heatwave (in August), and the TIP Festival (at Purim).
  82. Tuna, Israeli Rapper Music – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - With his smashing new hit Gam Ze Ya’avor (This will also pass), Itay “Tuna” Zvulun is rapping about losing his girlfriend, while taking his video viewers to a trip down memory lane… This Rapper, that reminded us all why the 90’s were awesome, has been in the music industry for 15 years, but only now, at the age of 30, with his new hit, getting the spotlight he deserves.
  83. Festival BeShekel 2016 Festival BeShekel 2016 – Two days for Free – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - Thousands of people descend on Monfort Lake Park in North Israel for a free 2-day festival. Founded in 2001, famous bands like Nechi Nech, Yemen Blues, and Yuval Dayan, perform alongside smaller local bands. There are also loads of events for the family, including shows, face painting, stalls, and lots of other activities.
  84. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  85. Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival Oct 2016 (9/5/2016) - The Abu-Gosh Festival is the leading and most important festival in the Israeli vocal music scene. The Festival has existed in its present layout since 1992, and it takes place twice a year – on Succoth and Shavuoth – lasting between three to five days each time.
  86. Tiny Fingers for your Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock Music (9/5/2016) - Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock… You name it­ Tiny Fingers can play it. Their energetic live performances will make you sweat even in the winter, as their madness on stage is contagious and the crowd just can’t stop moving and dancing with them. After having toured Europe and performed in New York City­ there’s just nothing stopping them from “bringing it” for many more years to come.
  87. Clubbing in Tel Aviv (9/5/2016) - The Tel Aviv club scene is comparable to those in most European capitals. Top international (and local) DJs regularly perform in Tel Aviv, with clubs constantly vying to outdo each other with ever more extravagant parties. Be aware, Clubbing in Tel Aviv is popular, busy and exciting.
  88. Family and Children Tour 10 Days (8/24/2016) - This tour is for families and their children. It will bring you to Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Golan, Safed, Jerusalem and Eilat. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German and Dutch.
  89. Family and Children Tour 12 Days (8/24/2016) - This tour is for families and their children. It will bring you to Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Golan, Safed, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Qumran, Masada, Negev and Eilat. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German, and Dutch.
  90. Culture Square (8/21/2016) - Tel Aviv is Israel’s culture city. Most of the museums, orchestras, theaters, art galleries, dance venues and music halls come with an entry fee, however. To get a taste of the city’s arts scene, head over to Culture Square at the end of Rothschild Boulevard.
  91. Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater (8/21/2016) - This complex, built in postmodern style, is the venue for visiting dance groups as well as for Israel’s contemporary Bat Sheva Dance Company and the Inbal Dance Theater, which often draws upon Israel’s ethnic traditions for its style. The Dellal Center hosts worthwhile modern and experimental productions, as well as a wide range of concerts and music events.
  92. Hutzot Hayotzer Artists Colony (8/20/2016) - Two years after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, a no-man’s land between the New and Old City of Jerusalem was transformed into an artist’s colony. It contains studios and galleries of 24 carefully selected Israeli artists creating in both traditional and contemporary styles in the diverse art fields of Painting, Sculpture, Calligraphy, Tapestry, Leather, Ceramics, Judaica and Jewelry.
  93. Musical Fountain (8/15/2016) - During the day, you’ll be able to enjoy the cooling water jets, which look like they’ll give the popular Teddy Park in Jerusalem a run for its money – while in the evening you can enjoy the spectacular fountain show, which includes some 350 water jets reaching heights of 10-30 meters and illuminated by 420 LED lights.
  94. Eilat’s Isrotel Theater (8/15/2016) - Eilat's Isrotel Theater is a magnificent theater that hosts performances every evening. The Isrotel Theater hosts the famous and spectacular show - WOW that combines acrobatics, dancers and artists from around the world. WOW created by the famous Israeli artist Hanoch Rosen, and is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Eilat, you simply should not miss it.
  95. Musrara Band Musrara Band – September 2016 (1/8/2016) - Musrara is a Jerusalemite rock band with both a social and a musical agenda. The band was founded by siblings Ofer, Bonnie (Mazar), & Roie Greenberg. They perform original music that combines love songs, protest songs, and songs about life experiences. The band is named after the iconic Jerusalem neighborhood whose residents took to the streets in the early seventies, under the leadership of the Black Panthers, and changed the social and political reality in Israel.
  96. Armin Only — Embrace Armin Only — Embrace!!!!!! September 2016 (1/7/2016) - After over a decade of regular appearances in Israel, world famous DJ and producer Armin van Buuren is finally bringing his massive Armin Only mega-event to Jerusalem’s Payis Arena on September 29, 2016.
  97. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  98. Eran Hollander and Yogev Haruvi One Man Tribal Band Eran Hollander and Yogev Haruvi One Man Tribal Band – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Experimental music by Eran Hollander, Yogev Haruvi and Ori Lavi.
  99. The Opera at Zappa - Pretty Woman The Opera at Zappa – Pretty Woman – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Opera and movies is a winning combination. From Pretty Woman to The Fifth Element, from James Bond to Mission Impossible opera has served as a great soundtrack for the great movies of all time. An evening of operatic soundtracks from La boheme to La traviata with an addition of great film songs from Goldfinger, Breakfast at Tiffnay’s and more.
  100. Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - A production the the Chichester Festival Theater, England 2016 Illegal gambling in the world of gangsters and gamblers in the night clubs of New York and Havana. A great musical with sizzling melodies featuring two magical improbable love stories that conquer all obstacles. One of the most dazzling American musicals of all time in a sweeping production with dazzling choreography with over 40 performers on stage.

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