Metro Open Air Stage: Circus Brothers, Katarzia and Tomáš Klus

31 July 2020, 1:00
Metro Open Air Stage: Circus Brothers, Katarzia and Tomáš Klus

Metro Music Bar will open its Metro Open Air stage in the middle of August. Hence, in response to government regulations, the club concerts will be moved outdoors. The former post office building, which faces the club directly across the street, features a large inner courtyard. This particular venue is where all the concerts will be taking place for two weeks, starting from mid-August. The first two days of the new outdoor programme will be dedicated to the Brno Music Marathon festival.

"We have been playing with the idea of ​​organising a concert in this space for several years now. However, the government regulation was a new driving force for us, " explains Josef Buchta, one of the owners of the Metro Music Bar. "The club in the Alfa mall on Poštovská 6 will continue to function from 10 pm until late night hours. However, we moved the concerts to fresh air in the courtyard of the former post office building across the street, " he adds. The first two days of the new outdoor programme will be dedicated to the Brno Music Marathon festival. A Balkan party, featuring  the Circus Brothers, complemented by the Lovesong Orchestra and Dj Le Petit Nicolas, will be transferred here from the Sono Centre. On the next day, the space will be renamed the Groove Stage and the whole afternoon will be carried  in the mood of the Groove Brno festival. Brno's Funky Chicken and  Jay Delver will play in the afternoon, and Top Dream Company from Prague  and Katarzia  from the Slovakian town of Nitra will conclude the evening. The following days will also bring various genres. Visitors can look forward to Záviš with Mucha, the vocal ensemble Kru Kru Voices  or the big band formation Big20. Mínus123minut and Jaromír 99 with the band will perform with a special secret guest. A great summer party will be launched by Golden Delicious. After that, you will be verbally entertained by a stand-up comedy entitled Na stojáka with Arnošt Frauenberg, Ester Kočičková and Daniel Čech. Tomáš Klus and Jiří Kučerovský will then appear on the last Friday of the holidays. The Metro Open Air stage will be concluded by a double concert of the bands Oceán and Gustavo Rojo. The concert programme is scheduled from 14 to 29 August 2020.


14 August

Music Marathon – Balkan Night
Circus Brothers, DJ Le Petit Nicolas, Lovesong Orchestra

15 August

Music Marathon – Groove Stage
Katarzia, Top Dream Company, Jay Delver, Funky Chicken

18 August

Kru Kru Voices

19 August

Golden Delicious

20 August

Minus123minut & special guest

21 August

Na stojáka Live! – Arnošt Frauenberg,
Ester Kočičková and Daniel Čech

22 August


25 August

Záviš & Mucha

26 August

Jaromír 99 (ex Priessnitz, Umakart, Kafka Band) & Letní kapela

27 August

Big 20

28 August

Tomáš Klus & Jiří Kučerovský

29 August

Oceán + Gustavo Rojo

Photo by Petr Klapper



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