!!!Balkan String Projekt CD Release Party!!!
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join Dave Holodiloff and his band for the official release party of his latest album,"Balkan String Projekt", Friday January 19th 2018 at the Pacific Grove Art Center!
Who: Dave Holodiloff Band
When: Friday January 19th 2018
Where Pacific Grove Art Center
What: "Balkan String Projekt" CD Release Party!
Time: 7pm Concert - doors open @ 6:30pm
Address: 568 Lighthouse Avenue - Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Venue Phone: 831-375-2208
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 door - advance tickets available at the venue during office hours and by calling 831-375-2208 to reserve via credit card
All are invited to attend what is sure to be a dynamic and intimate evening of quality acoustic entertainment by the Dave Holodiloff Band at the Pacific Grove Art Center. Dave will be celebrating the release of his ninth album, "Balkan String Projekt" with the full band from the studio recording. The evening's repertoire will include the entire album of acoustic Balkan Folk-Fusion in addition to some of Dave's originals and some surprises;)
One night only! You won't want to miss this special evening of acoustic string band Balkan Fusion at it's finest from Dave's talented ensemble of musicians. Jump on a musical gypsy caravan and be taken away to the beautiful melodies of Romania, Serbia, Greece, Moldova, Turkey, Bulgaria, and beyond!
The all star band features violin prodigy Peter Mellinger, upright bassist Bill Sullivan, gypsy guitar wizard Zac Misri , and multi-talented local favorite Michael Martinez on piano! Band leader, singer, and mandolinist Dave Holodiloff loves returning to his roots and playing shows in Pacific Grove whenever he can. Join "Hometown Holodiloff" for this night of song and celebration!
About the new "Balkan String Projekt" CD: The concept for the album came about after Dave befriended traveling guitar player Zac Misri on tour in the USA with his Balkan-Gypsy Jazz Band from Hungary. After playing a few Balkan tunes together and feeling the incredible synergy between the strings of the guitar and mandolin, Dave quickly added bandmates Bill Sullivan (bass) and Peter Mellinger (violin) to the mix and the Balkan String Projekt was born!
Going beyond the old world melodies and dance rhythms of Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, the album often blurs the lines between jazz, jam, and traditional Balkan folk. Furthermore, the common theme of stringed instruments playing the lead melodies and improvisational solos adds to the uniqueness of the sound. Michael Martinez adds a new age classical jazz piano sound on select tracks, taking the arrangements to an alternate dimension.
Dave's fresh take on songs of the old world will surprise and delight both fans of the mandolin and Traditional Balkan Folk music. Balkan folk dancers will love the diverse variety of Coceks, Geamparale's, Ratchentitsa's, Kopanitsa's, Hora's, and a host of other assymetrical rhythms to dance the night away to! Be the first on your block to get a copy of the Balkan String Projekt album at the official CD release party Friday January 19th at the Pacific Grove Art Center!
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Attached press photos by Dante Rondo, artist in residence at the Pacific Grove Art Center.
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Carmel Contra Dance w/ Dave Holodiloff Duo
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Duo plays a contra dance at the Carmel Youth Center. Details and tickets here:
Private Event w/ DHB
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Band plays a private event in Monterey, CA. To book your event or wedding, please send an inquiry to
Valentine’s Day Concert!
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All are welcome to join the Dave Holodiloff Band on Wednesday February 14th 2018 for a romance themed Valentine's Day concert at the Lab, located in the Carmel Barnyard. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7pm! Tickets:
Who: Dave Holodiloff Band: featuring Michael  Martinez (piano) and Bill Sullivan (bass)
When: Wednesday February 14th 2018
TIme: Doors 6:30pm - Concert at 7pm
Where: The Lab at the Carmel Barnyard
What: Valentine's Day romantic themed musical concert 
Address: 3728 the Barnyard Suite G-23 Carmel, CA
Venue Website:
Artist Website:
Tickets: $18 advance/$25 door available at:
Please join the Dave Holodiloff Band for a very intimate night of romantic love songs to celebrate Valentine's Day! Inserting his own unique blend of the 8 string mandolin and baritone vocals, the evening's repertoire will consist of a broad range of classic ballads, standards, country, upbeat swing, rock 'n' roll, latin jazz, and American pop from about the last one hundred years and more! Dave will be traversing the globe, musically that is, with love songs from France, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Latin America, and of course, the USA!
This is a not to be missed once-a-year romantic musical celebration by Dave and the band, so grab your sweetheart and head on down to Carmel for the show. Or, get out there and "mingle if you're single"!
Dave will digging deep into his vast repertoire of romantic love songs, usually only reserved for weddings, and bringing it to you this Valentine's Day at the Lab in Carmel, CA. Seating is limited, so get your advance tickets here now:
Though some will choose to sit and enjoy the show, most of the repertoire will be very danceable! Dancing is welcome and is encouraged. Every effort will be made by the venue to keep some dance space open in the back/side areas of the room with a wood floor. Drinks available on site.
Bluegrass Band @ Colton Hall
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Bluegrass Concert sponsored by the city of Monterey at Colton Hall. More details tba.
Private Wedding in Carmel Valley, CA
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dave Holodiloff Duo plays a private wedding somewhere in beautiful Carmel Valley, CA! To book your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to
Private Brunch w/ Solodiloff
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
SOLOdiloff plays for a private post wedding night brunch event in Carmel Valley, CA. To book Dave and the band for your event, please send an inquiry to
Private Wedding in Big Sur, CA
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Band plays a private wedding somewhere in beautiful Big Sur, CA. To book the band for your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to