Welcome to the Sand Family Band “All Around This World” tour for the summer of 2019! This summer the family band took a ludicrous leap and landed in Europe! Over the course of seven weeks we traveled and played music in a dozen European countries. On the way we took 10,000 pictures! Below you’ll find just a small sampling of our photos and videos from the road.
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SAND FAMILY TOUR 2019
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
A pre-tour show in Philadelphia to warm up the band.
SUNDAY JUNE 23
FLY FLY FLY
MONDAY JUNE 24
Stayed with friends in Konstanz, Germany. Swam in the lake. Ate sausages on a haunted back porch.
TUESDAY JUNE 25
Concert for the kids at Luechtturn GmbH in Schrobenhausen, Germany. Our first European show, proving to ourselves, beyond a doubt, that kids who don’t speak English still speak “music.”
WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, THURSDAY JUNE 27
In the Borgo Grotta Gigante neighborhood, in the Sgonico municipality near Trieste in northeastern Italy, the Sand Family band performed at the fantastic Dom Bistro. Yes, everyone danced.
FRIDAY JUNE 28, SATURDAY JUNE 29, SUNDAY JUNE 30, MONDAY JULY 1
Looking out over Umbria in Italy.
TUESDAY JULY 2
Bellinzago Novarese, Italy
WEDNESDAY JULY 3
Performing as part of the Veglia Bifolka variety show produced by Teatro Cantiere at the Pro Loco community fairground in Piana Crixia, Liguria, Italy.
THURSDAY JULY 4
A break between concerts to swim in the blue water near Nice, France.
FRIDAY JULY 5
A living room performance for friends in Serres, France.
SATURDAY JULY 6
Making new friends in Brignais, France, near Lyon.
SUNDAY JULY 7
Performing in the small village of Saint-Priest-La Roche, France.
MONDAY, JULY 8 and TUESDAY, JULY 9
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
THURSDAY, JULY 11
The fantastic “Double Jeu” sculpture exhibition in the gardens of Etretat, France, in Normany on the western coast.
FRIDAY JULY 12
Chateaufort, France (near Paris)
SATURDAY JULY 13, SUNDAY JULY 14, MONDAY JULY 15
Celebrating Bastille day in Chennevieres sur Marne, France, near Paris.
TUESDAY JULY 16 and WEDNESDAY JULY 17
Performing at the Diakonie camp for refugees/asylym seekers in Frankfurt, Germany, joined by a special guest to sing a song from Afghanistan.
In Frankfurt, playing it cool.
THURSDAY JULY 18, FRIDAY JULY 19, SATURDAY JULY 20, SUNDAY JULY 21
Performing, and watching incredible performances from dance groups from several continents, at the SIVO festival in Orvelte, Netherlands.
(photo by Sjoerd Looijenga)
MONDAY JULY 22, TUESDAY JULY 23, WEDNESDAY JULY 24, THURSDAY JULY 25
Riding bikes, as one is wont to do, in the Netherlands.
Performing at COA refugee/asylum seekers centers in Luttelgeest and Burgum.
FRIDAY JULY 26, SATURDAY JULY 27, SUNDAY JULY 28
House party in Hamburg, Germany
Another house party in Hamburg. (Thanks Hamburg!)
MONDAY JULY 29, TUESDAY JULY 30, WEDNESDAY JULY 31
Singing and dancing at Berlin’s Familienzentrum Fabrik Osloer Strasse.
THURSDAY AUGUST 1, FRIDAY AUGUST 2, SATURDAY AUGUST 3
So happy to be performing at BlissBeach Rügen Island, Germany.
SUNDAY AUGUST 4, MONDAY AUGUST 5, TUESDAY AUGUST 6
The Sand Family performing at Brix Hostel in Prague.
A visit to central Czechia to perform for families of asylum seekers on behalf of Czechia’s Organization for Aid to Refugees.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
We spent the night in Brno, Czechia, where we asked the question, If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, what is the value of a bird on the head?
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
The Sand Family in Brno, Czechia, performing for asylum seekers, immigrants and other Brno families on behalf of Czechia’s Organization for Aid to Refugees.
Later the same day, the Sand Family performing as special guests at a party celebrating a “Fair Trade” store in Tulln an der Donau, Austria.
FRIDAY AUGUST 9, SATURDAY AUGUST 10
At the extraordinary Guca Trumpet Festival.
SUNDAY AUGUST 11
With friends in Belgrade, Serbia.
MONDAY AUGUST 12
A birthday surprise — and a flagrant fire hazard — in Zagreb, Croatia.
TUESDAY AUGUST 13
Staying at a stunning camping lodge in Haiming, Austria.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
Zurich, Switzerland, cleaning out the car to return it, thinking we were heading home the next day…’til our flight was canceled at the last minute and rebooked for the following morning.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
On our extra day we celebrated Liechtenstein’s 300th birthday by drinking free beer at the castle with the King.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
Finally returning home to Philadelphia, via Zurich, Brussels and JFK.
Wow, what a tour.