Suwałki Culture Centre has received a grant of over one and a half million zlotys (354.445,63 euros) from EEA Financial Mechanism program for implementation of the ‘Suwałki Blues Festival – a factor in the social and economic development of the Suwałki municipality’. Their partner is Notodden Blues Festival.
The main objective in this project is to expand the Suwalki Blues Festival with the thanks to cooperation with the Norwegian partner which, in the long term, will turn into social and economic development. They will be able to organize the future 14th edition of Suwałki Blues Festival 2021. It will be a special edition dedicated to Polish and Norwegian cooperation. During the festival, they will organize over 26 blues concerts, Polish Blues Challenge contest, workshops, joint concert, and a Blues Playground for the youngest blues fans. All of this will conclude with a Suwałki Blues Festival CD, which will promote the project.
The organizers of Suwałki Blues Festival –one of the biggest open-air blues festivals in Poland-, are convinced that the future edition of the festival will be unique. They invite all blues fans, supporters and friends of the festival to the event in 2021!
Congratulations! This is a good example of blues cooperation across borders and that the blues is active and alive in Europe!