Vlado KRESLIN - Embassy Slovenia Concert and Slovenian Wine Reception
Join us to enjoy what will be a mesmerizing concert by one of the most reconcilable rock/pop/folk musicians in Slovenia Vlado Kreslin, followed by a reception. Attend on your own or with friends to meet ICDC Members as you discover Slovenian music, wine, and one of the world's most picturesque travel destinations

Event Date

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of Slovenia
2410 California Street
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Business or cocktail attire requested. The event will be presented rain, shine or snow.

Event Description

The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Slovenia, cordially request the pleasure of your company for a concert and an enchanting evening of Slovenian music, culture and wine featuring welcome remarks by the Ambassador of Slovenia, H.E. Ambassador Stanislav Vidovic. 

Vlado Kreslin is one of the most influential Slovenian musicians, whose distinctive style of music combines elements of folk, pop and rock. He started his career as a lead singer of Martin Krpan, but made an even greater impact for himself as a solo artist, focusing much more on his Prekmurje region roots. His great ability to combine different music genres is complemented by his exquisite selections of guest performers to join him for his concerts. 

"Vlado Kreslin is Slovenian 'Bob Dylan'. He is immmensely popular in Slovenia. His songs have been used as the basis for novels and films. Scott McCaughey (R.E.M.) introduced me to his music, having discovered Kreslin's music when he opened for R.E.M. this past summer in Slovenia." - Chris Eckman of The Walkabouts who have recorded their own version of Vlado's song Tista crna kitara (That Black Guitar) on their album The Train Leaves At Eight. 
"Kreslin is something of a national institution in Slovenia, a singer and songwriter who is also responsible for a reawakening of interest in older traditional ballads and songs. It seems his place in Slovenian culture is an amalgam of Christy Moore, John Williamson and Jacques Brel." - The Camberra Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1998, Graham McDonald 

More info on: http://www.kreslin.com/ 

Kindly note that the event is presented as a concert followed by wine reception and not a dinner event so please plan to have dinner before or after the event. The event is presented for you to meet the artist, walk around the embassy, meet ICDC members, as well as embassy staff during the wine reception, as you discover and learn about Slovenia. Please note that space at the Embassy of Slovenia is limited and we expect this event to sell out in advance. Reserve your tickets soon before we are sold out! 
* Please note that the Ambassador of Slovenia is expected to be present to welcome you to the embassy. Due to the nature of official diplomatic duties, the Ambassador's schedule is subject to change without notice. In the event the Ambassador is called away due to diplomatic duties, the Deputy Chief of Mission or other high ranking official from the Embassy will welcome you to the embassy.

Photo Credits: Polona Erzens, Luka Matijevic, Alenka Slavinecs

Event Agenda (May change)

7:00 PM Reception commences

Welcome Remarks by the Embassy of Slovenia 
 Delightful concert
Slovenian wine Reception

9:00 PM Evening concludes


Closest Metro is Du Pont Circle. Street parking is limited. Uber or other transportation arrangements recommended.

Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.