During Riga City Festival Riga Funk Fest will take place for the first time in Latvia

On August 16th for the first time in Latvia in Spikeri Square during Riga City Festival Riga Funk Fest will take place, organized by Wise Music Society together with Rīgas Spīķeri. The event will happen thanks to the support of Riga City Council’s Education, Culture and Sports Department.


The festival will start at 8.00 p.m. and end at 2.00 a.m. and will gather six most prominent bands of the country that will representing their own interpretations of funk music genre to the listeners.

Every year there are more and more musicians that play funk music, the number of listeners interested in it grows rapidly, that’s why Wise Music Society team got the idea to gather most of these bands in one place and organise a festival called Riga Funk Fest. Listeners will have an opportunity to enjoy the open-air concert dedicated to the style of music that compiles soul, jazz and RnB, filled with such energy and drive that one just can’t stand still. Every band that takes part in the festival represents funk music in its own way, demonstrating all sides of it and mixing it with other styles, experimenting with the sound.

Festival Line-up:

20:00 FunCOOLio

21:00 O’Night Quartet

22:00 Very Cool People

23:00 Deniss Pashkevich Funk Therapy

00:00 Pieneņu Vīns

1:00 Bunch of Gentlemen


Wise Music Society was founded by music theorists and practitioners, enthusiasts who have education, experience, passion and knowledge about jazz, funk and other music genres as well as a wish and the means to contribute to the development of Latvian music scene.

During Riga City Festival many various events will take place in Spikeri square on August 16th and 17th, more information on which can be found on www.rigassvetki.lv.