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Anett, Inger, Uku Suviste and many other beloved artists to perform on two stages along Car-Free Avenue

Tartu City Government Press Release

Car-Free Avenue Photo: Mana Kaasik

30 June / Car-Free Avenue is coming this year with a rich cultural programme and a wide variety of activities. Anett, Miljardid, Inger, Erki Pärnoja, Uku Suviste, Voldemar Kuslap, Reet Linna and many other beloved Estonian artists will perform on two stages during the month. There will be plenty of workshops, concerts, sporting events and many other exciting things taking place throughout the entire event.

Car-Free Avenue will be opened on 9 July with a concert featuring the rock opera Johnny and a powerful light show. On opening weekend, the Estonian National Museum will be on hand in the craft pavilion, the Sisevete Festival (Internal Water Bodies Festival) will be holding workshops, the exhibition 6 cubes near the reservoir, by the British Embassy, will be opened, acrobats and wind instrument players will be performing, and many other interesting events will be taking place. The main stage concert series Tartu 2024 Presents will be opened by Erki Pärnoja on Saturday, 10 July, while Estraadraadio will be playing on the Emajõgi River.

Diverse music will be playing throughout the month on Car-Free Avenue. Artists will be performing on the water stage located in the middle of the area and on the main stage on the market-side end of Vabaduse Avenue. Performers include, among others, Svjata Vatra, Anett and Miljardid.

Tartu 2024 Presents main stage music programme:

10.07 Erki Pärnoja bänd and DJs Kersten Kõrge & Heidy Purga;
17.07 World Patterns Party;
24.07 Happy Big Band & Uku Suviste and a soloist from Lithuania, the evening will end with DJs from Lithuania;
31.07 Kangelased and Ultradisko (FI);
07.08 Bashment Party.

Tartu 2024 Avenue Music concerts:

15.07 Inger;
22.07 Argo Vals;
29.07 Jaan Pehk (with sign language translation);
05.08 Valter Soosalu.

You can find all kinds of dancing here over the course of four weeks. On three Mondays you can take social dance lessons, and on the fourth Monday you can put what you have learned to the test, thanks to the musical accompaniment of PO Popside. Once again, you can dance to Latin American rhythms and watch performances by Tartu dance studios. Voldemar Kuslap, Reet Linna, Tõnu Raadik, Sirje and Rein Kurg will help to create a mood for dancing at dance evenings for the elderly.

There are an endless amount of educational crafts to choose from, a charity art auction is taking place, and Elektriteater is responsible for the film programme. The Emajõgi Riviera concert series will be taking place downtown at the same time as Car-Free Avenue, the Rüütli Street intersection will be full of flavours and music, and cinema evenings will be held by Elektriteater in Pepe’s summer garden. The Tartu Food and Wine Festival will be taking place from 6–8 August, at the end of Car-Free Avenue. The entire programme taking place during Car-Free Avenue can be found here: www.tartu.ee/autovabaduse-puiestee-programm.

Car-Free Avenue is open to visitors from 9 July through 8 August, Sun–Thu until 22.00, and Sat and Sun until 0.30.

Last changed 30.06.2021