PAŽAISLIS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Pažaislis Music Festival that has been held every summer since 1996 in Kaunas and other regions of Lithuania is equated to the best music festivals in Europe. It is unique in that it combines classical and old music and jazz, blues and popular music by contemporary composers of different countries, which sounds in the Pažaislis Monastery considered one of the best pieces of middle Baroque and in other sites of architectural and heritage value. Pažaislis Music Festival is also famous as a venue of first-night performances, featuring latest works of Lithuanian composers every year. Moreover, the Festival welcomes projects combining drama, dance, visual and fine arts. Many of the concerts are free. Since 2006, President Valdas Adamkus of the Republic of Lithuania has been the Patron of the Festival.