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What’s going on in the neighborhood?

What’s happening at Melter and Nuremberg? Our calendar of events offers concerts, exhibitions, workshops and more. Whether cultural highlights or typical Franconian events, Nuremberg is full of variety. Welcome to Karl August, welcome to the neighborhood.

Sun 21 July
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July 21

Classic Open Air

Since 2000, around 120,000 people have enjoyed the annual picnic in Luitpoldhain, listening to the two major orchestras of Nuremberg – with free admission again in 2024 thanks to many supporters. On July 21 and August 3, you can look forward to fantastic concerts featuring works inspired by Romeo and Juliet and world-famous film music. Many thanks to all who bring music to life in Europe’s greenest concert hall!

11 AM Family Concert “Große Gefühle”
8 PM “Romeo & Julia”

Picture @ Uwe Niklas

Further information

Fri 26 July
Bardentreffen Nuernberg | Nuremberg Meeting of the Bards

From July 26 to 28

Bardentreffen Festival

Under the motto “Mediterranean Crossing,” the World Music Festival 2024 focuses on the diverse musical developments in the Mediterranean region, which connects Europe, Asia, and Africa. The stages in Nuremberg’s old town will showcase how various cultures around the Mediterranean have been shaped by mutual exchange. Topics include the origins of Flamenco, the influences of Arabic and Jewish music on the Iberian Peninsula, and parallels between North African Gnawa and Southern Italian Tarantella music. The festival also explores current trends in Greek Rembetiko and their impact on contemporary pop music. Guests include Marina Satti, Baiuca, Aeham Ahmad, Labess, Light in Babylon, Gaye Su Akyol, Sebastián Cruz, and the Crucchi Gang.

Picture @Uwe Niklas

Further information (available in German only)

Sat 3 August
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August 3

Classic Open Air

Since 2000, around 120,000 people have enjoyed the annual picnic in Luitpoldhain, listening to the two major orchestras of Nuremberg – with free admission again in 2024 thanks to many supporters. On July 21 and August 3, you can look forward to fantastic concerts featuring works inspired by Romeo and Juliet and world-famous film music. Many thanks to all who bring music to life in Europe’s greenest concert hall!

8 PM 8 „Alle Wege führen nach Hollywood“

Picture @ Uwe Niklas

Further information

Fri 9 August
Brueckenfestival  Nuernberg | Nuremberg Brueckenfestival

From August 9 to 10

Brückenfestival

The festival is free and open to everyone! The Brückenfestival offers various types of entertainment, primarily music but also other forms of pop culture. It lasts two days and is organized by the Brückenfestival e.V. In addition to the Brückenfestival, the association also organizes “Bierchen und Bühnchen,” a music event in pubs in Gostenhof, Himpfelshof, and surrounding areas, which took place on April 6 this year. The bridge festival is mainly financed by the sale of drinks, and all employees work on a voluntary basis.

Picture @ Christine Dierenbach

Further information (available in German only)

Thu 10 October
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From October 10 to 12

Nürnberg Pop Festival

The Nuremberg Pop Festival is Southern Germany’s largest club and showcase festival. Concerts take place in various cultural venues such as churches, museums, clothing stores, record shops, rooftops, public spaces, and of course, in clubs and cultural centers as part of the festival. It’s where the music world and fans gather to exchange ideas and satisfy their thirst for good vibes and musical enjoyment. The accompanying Pop Conference offers a wide range of panel discussions, lectures, and workshops on the music industry and cultural aspects.

Picture @ Florian Trykowski

Info and tickets

Sat 19 October
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From October 19 to 30

NUEJAZZ

For many years, NUEJAZZ has showcased exciting new and established acts from the international jazz scene. The festival highlights the genre-crossing richness of jazz, including rock, pop, electronic, and hip-hop, while also giving space to local artists. NUEJAZZ stands for an open, pluralistic society and reflects the constant evolution and diversity of jazz. Additionally, the festival emphasizes sustainability and diversity in its programming. The Neighborhood Hotels are active as co-sponsors of the festival.

Picture @ Uwe Niklas

Programm and tickets

Cover image @Florian Trykowski