Tbilisi locals and city visitors are invited to the Open Air Museum of Ethnography in the city that is hosting the week-long annual outdoor festival Art-Gene celebrating musical and choreographic performances, crafts, martial arts and more from various regions of Georgia.
Sukhishvilebi Georgian National Ballet are scheduled to open the Festival today, and will be followed by performances of other Georgian music bands and singers. Popular Gaga Frani band is on the programme for Saturday, while the event will host Raggaeon on Sunday.
Other popular artists selected for the line-up include Nino Katamadze & Insight, set to go on stage on July 22, while composer and Movement Theatre musical artist Sandro Nikoladze will also feature on July 23.
The festival will be closed by folk rock and blues singer and composer Niaz Diasamidze and his band 33a.
The Festival is conceived as a promotion of Georgian folklore and dates back 19 years. Over 100 shows have been hosted in its editions over the years, with thousands of visitors flocking to the event.
Within the Festival, organisers have collected and archived unique ethnographic materials from across the country, including materials that had faced the risk of being lost.