Curious about the Israeli music scene? The International Music Showcase Festival is a marathon of Israeli jazz, world music, rock and indie bands, with performances taking place on two weekends: November 8 – 11 will focus on jazz and world music, and from November 15 – 18, it’s going to be all about rock, indie, pop and electronica. It’s a great opportunity to get to know Israeli musicians and bands, both established and emerging, and experience the diversity of the Israeli music scene. Come and show your support for your favorite bands, and get to know some new favorites! Shows will take place at The Yellow Submarine in Jerusalem, The Zone, The Barby, and Bascula in Tel Aviv. Tickets for most shows are just 20 NIS, with the top ticket price at 40 NIS.
The full program with dates, times & venues is listed below, and is also available in English on the showcase website.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
International Music Showcase Festival – jazz and world music. Opening at 20:00 at the Yellow Submarine with: Mark Eliyahu, Beats and Pieces, Sabir صابر סאביר, Michel Sajrawy Trio, נטע אלקיים نيطع القايم Neta Elkayam Admission just 20 NIS! The full festival lineup with times, dates and venues can be found on the showcase website in English. Link to the facebook event.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
International Music Showcase Festival at the Yellow Submarine! Afternoon session begins at 15:00 with Yinon Muallem ינון מועלם העמוד הרשמי, Rotem Sivan Trio, תזמורת פירְקַת אלנוּר למוסיקה קלאסית מזרחית
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
International Music Showcase Festival at the Yellow Submarine! Afternoon session begins at 14:00, tickets are 20 NIS. With Arnan Raz Quintet, The Hazelnuts :: האחיות לוז , Tali Rubinstein, Malabi Tropical – מלבי טרופיקל
Night session at the Yellow Submarine begins at 22:00, tickets are 20 NIS. With: Itamar Borochov, מארש דונדורמה – הדף הרשמי | Marsh Dondurma – official
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH
Now in its 8th edition, the International Music Showcase is presented jointly by the Yellow Submarine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Jerusalem Fund, and the Jerusalem Municipality. Barak Weiss is the artistic director for jazz and world music; Hadas Vanunu is the artistic director for rock and indie.