Urban Tone, as part of EMERALD, is a platform for the organisation of the Piešťany Street ART Festival and Piešťany Open MIC Live events. The main idea of these festivals is to present original street art to mainstream audiences in the form of concerts, theatre or arts and to promote live performance of local bands and songwriters.
Urban Tone supports street art performances as they are different from standard concerts or festivals as the energy of the street is instantly unique. Performing on the street erases cultural differences and stereotypes, and it helps to create a zone of freedom, tolerance and community.
PIEŠŤANY STREET ART FESTIVAL
The festival was set up by Branislav Galo in 2016 as an informal meeting of friends and street artists. The inspiration for organising the festival was his performance with the street art band, Kamila Veterná Trio, where he played on the flute, together with guitarist and singer, Kamila Melicherová, and drummer, Boris Páleník.
Thanks to the perfect location of Piešťany, the cosmopolitan atmosphere and tradition of street art in the centre of the town, the Street ART Festival has become a natural part of annual summer celebrations at the end of July or during the first August weekend.
During the festival, apart from the official programme, the centre of Piešťany also becomes a free busking zone for street performers, where everybody is welcome to perform their art of all backgrounds. We prefer street artists with original art.
Contact us by email or phone, and if you have any artwork, whether in the form of an audio recording, video or other format, send us your URL link.
PIEŠŤANY OPEN MIC LIVE
A DIY music festival of local bands, musicians and songwriters offering conventional and alternative music performances. The main concept of the event is to provide a concert venue for anyone who wants to present their music through a short performance, usually supported from an audience in the form of hatting. All performers are provided, for a defined time frame, with professional sound equipment and support from an attending sound engineer.
The Piešťany Open MIC Live takes place annually at the end of January or during the first February weekend.