Kvarner newsletter / no 19

In the rhythm of the blues

For all fans of blues and Kastav – two things that are easily combined – we recommend visiting Kastav on the 9th and 10th of August. But if you cannot make these dates, you can still visit Kastav at some other time of the year – this wonderful old town will always enchant you!

This year's Kastav Blues Festival will include performances by some great blues musicians: Keith Thompson's Strange Brew, Rick Franklin, Michael Roach, Michael Messer and Ed Genis. These world-renowned musicians will also be holding music workshops in Kastav on the 9th of August from 6 to 8 p.m., and in Ronjgi on the 10th of August from 5 to 8 p.m. Entrance is free to all.
The historic town of Kastav is located 365 metres above sea level in the immediate vicinity of the town of Rijeka and the Opatija Riviera. Kastav, a town renowned for its tradition, historical monuments and unique atmosphere, continues to attract visitors with a wide range of cultural events such as the Kastav Summer Festival, the Guitar Festival, and the Kastav Blues Festival. Not to forget the traditional Bela nedeja new wine festival, and the excellent gastronomic offer in Kastav's restaurants.