Lviv Live Music Events – 16-23 May: Our Music List Has Returned

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Before the war, Lviv was a city of music. Now, as Ukrainians adjust to the new reality, the music has been returning to the streets, Opera House, and clubs, often as a way to raise money for soldiers, hospitals, and refugees. Here we present to you what’s playing.

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Until this week, we last updated this list February 23. It is a strange thing to return to such a schedule. We hope that you can support local musicians, local businesses, and together everyone will help each other by boosting morale, resting for strength, and making money to keep going. 

We especially welcome members of foreign delegations, volunteer organizations, and the media to experience Lviv Live Music. Here you can read about some of the live music spirit of Lviv before the war

Compiled by Joe Lindsley. Entries organized by date. Please message us on Facebook with any updates 

Tuesday 17 May

LV Cafe / Art Front of Ukraine

Random Sky


200 uah

Facebook event page 

Random Sky project is always a unique collaboration of musicians from different bands and cities (hence «random») on the initiative of Lubomyr Radomsky.

This time they are performers from Kyiv and Lviv:

  • Lubomyr Radomsky (Green Silence, RandomSky, Medorkestra) – viola saxophone, bagpipes;
  • Mihailo Sarana – tenor saxophone, flute;
  • Mykola Honcharenko – guitar;
  • Serhiy Radetsky (bands RADZ, TEA with MEAT, SЮR BAND, Rock Opera «Taras Bulba») – bass guitar;
  • Serhiy Lebid (bands Zhadan and dogs, Modern times, Cover jam) – drums.

The guys will fill the LV CAFE jazz club with psychedelic-funk duck and live sound meat, creating #deshansonization. All funds raised for the charity concert are donated to support the soldiers of the Armed Forces in the fight against the invaders.

Entry – 200 UAH.

Wednesday, May 18

At 17:00 at the National Drama Theater named after Maria Zankovetska, the play «Zlodiy» («Thief»)will take place. Price – 150 hryvnias.

At 19:00, a concert «Trombone and Organ» will be placed in the Lviv Organ Hall. It will feature baroque works by Henry Purcell, Christian Gottlieb Tag, as well as arrangements by Alexander Gilman and Ferenc Liszt. The cost of the entrance ticket is 100 hryvnias.​​

Lviv Cafe

6 PM

Ukraina Cho-jazz

LV Cafe jazz club – LV Cafe jazz club

Thursday, May 19

17:00 – performance «The Last buckwheat sower». Ticket price – 80-150 hryvnias. Address: National Drama Theater named after Maria Zankovetska.

19:00 – master class on abstract painting. The cost is 600 hryvnias. Location: Horodotska Street, 106. Phone for inquiries: 096 493 35 76.

19:00 – the Lviv Organ Hall will feature German organ music performed by Iryna Kharechko. Almost 300 years of German organ history in 60 minutes. Price – 100 hryvnias.

LV Cafe

7 PM


Friday, May 20

12: 00/14: 00 – children’s play «Mischievous Frog». Location: Lviv Theater of Variety Miniatures «People and Puppets». Ticket price – 80 hryvnias.

17:00 – performance «Matchmaking on the potter daughter» at the National Drama Theater named after Maria Zankovetska. Price – 80-150 hryvnias. Duration – 2 hours.

At 18:00, there will be a master class on painting with wine. Tickets cost 500 hryvnias. Address: Horodotska Street, 106. Phone for inquiries: 096 493 35 76.

LV Cafe


Kazmirchuk Yaroslav & Karyna Kumar quintet

Lviv Opera

When The Fern Blooms

Ye. Stankovych

More info

20 May 2022 

19:00-21:00 | 100-300 grn.


Saturday, May 21

At 10:00 and 12:00 at the First Theater in Lviv, which is on the street Hnatyuka, 11, there will be a performance-musical for children and adults «Aladdin and the Magic Lamp». Ticket prices from 170 to 340 hryvnias. Phone for inquiries: 050 383 91 91.

At 12:00, there will be a children’s master class on drawing pictures. The cost is 250 hryvnias. Address: Horodotska Street, 106. Phone for inquiries: 096 493 35 76.

18:00 – performance «Cylinder» at the National Drama Theater named after Maria Zankovetska. Price 80-150 hryvnias. Duration 2 hours.

Lviv Cafe

6 PM

Leonid Petkun Quartet

Lviv Opera

Don Giovanni By W.A.Mozart

concert performance

More info


21 May 2022 

18:00-19:20 | 100-300 grn.


Sunday, May 22

17:00 – at the National Drama Theater named after Maria Zankovetska will host the play «Kateryna». Ticket price – 150 hryvnias. The duration of the event is 1 hour 40 minutes.

15:00 – concert of chamber music performed by Andrii Chaikovskyi, Dmytro Lysk, Maxym Rymar, Yurii Bervetskyi and Nazar Znak. Location: Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, located at Svobody Avenue, 28. Ticket prices: from UAH 100 to UAH 200.

18:00 – concert «Don Juan» by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. Ticket prices are from 100 to 300 hryvnias.

Lviv Opera

Romantics. Chamber music


More info


22 May 2022 

15:00-16:00 | 100-200 grn.

Music salon


A. Adam

More info


22 May 2022 

18:00-20:00 | 300-300 grn.


Prepared by Antonina Kostyk, translated by Vitalii Holich

More to come: This week there will be events at the Philharmonic, Opera, and other venues around Lviv.

By Joe Lindsley (follow on Instagram or LinkedIn)

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