Devetaki Plateau Association works to boost the economic and cultural development of the Devetaki Plateau region and its 9 villages organizing a Jazz Fest and a Jazz for Kids event. This will bring together talented musicians and children as well as adventurers and journalists from all over Bulgaria, who will spend time there and further promote the region as a tourist and cultural destination.
Like many rural areas in Bulgaria, the villages in the Devetaki Plateau suffer deep demographic and economic decline. Most people leave for the towns searching for jobs, for cultural and social life. Only lovers of the extreme came here, for a one-day stay. Thanks to its resources and the efforts of the local community and the Association, the area started to develop tourism. The COVID not yet gone, another crisis has occurred - the monstrous invasion of Russia in Ukraine.
As a respond to the continuing crisis, we decided to organize our eighth open-air Jazz Under The Stars fest on July 09, 2022. It will help local people who were in social isolation, and the small local businesses - accommodation houses, restaurants and producers of goods in these 9 villages. It will attract new audiences and promote the region as a tourist destination. The event will also convey our message for peace, love and community building through music.
The Association works for the sustainable development and vitalization of the villages. The first 7 editions of the fest showed its potential to grow and have more impact on the place every year. Making it traditional, it will attract more tourists and media coverage. Visitors and photographers will help promote the event and the region, in the long run. Once held successfully, the Workshop for young musicians and the Jazz for Kids will develop as attractive out-of-school activities.
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