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Božo Vrećo

“The artist of angelic voice, who heals the soul and opens the heart…” – The New York Times

Pure Live Music announces award-winning, world renowned Sevdalinka singer Božo Vrećo, superb performer, author and composer of Sevdalinka, a traditional genre of folk music from Bosnia and Herzegovina. For over 50 years, no one has ever dared to make changes to the existing Sevdah and to write new lyrics inspired by the centuries-old Sevdah lyrics, but Božo Vrećo, a renowned musician of the new generation, has been hailed as today’s most interesting and best-known interpreters and songwriters of this style. This lyrical tenor with a huge vocal range, unusual voice and visual identity has sold-out well-known concert halls and theater venues all over the world. Božo Vrećo identifies as both a man and a woman, and this duality can be seen in everything he creates.


In a musical sense, Sevdalinka is characterized by a slow or moderate tempo and intense, emotional melodies. Sevdalinka songs are very elaborate, emotionally charged and are traditionally sung with passion and fervor. The combination of Arabic, European and Sephardic elements make this type of music stand out among other types of folk music from the Balkans. Just like a majority of Balkan folk music, Sevdalinka features very somber, minor-sounding modes, but unlike other types of Balkan folklore music it more intensely features minor second intervals, thus hinting at Arabic maqam and the Phrygian mode. As a result, the melodies are noted for leaving a strong melancholic feeling with the listener.

Presented by Pure Live Music and Novella Wine Bar

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Pricing Info

$45.00 - general admission $6.25 $51.25


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Phone/Internet: 4:00pm day of event
Fox Outlet: 6:00pm day of event 

Accessibility: This event has general admission seating. The Sheldon balcony is not accessible. Please see an usher or the box office when you arrive at The Sheldon to arrange for a seating location, or call The Sheldon at 314-533-9900 to reserve an accessible location in advance. Contact The Sheldon to reserve an accessible parking space on The Sheldon's west parking lot.

Venue Information


3648 Washington Boulevard , Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

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A street level entrance is available, with an elevator to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the building.

Contact The Sheldon in advance to reserve an accessible parking spot on The Sheldon’s west parking lot. 314.533.9900

CONCERT HALL: The Sheldon balcony is NOT wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating is located at the rear of the Orchestra level. 

  • For events with General Admission (open) seating, please see an usher or the box office when you arrive at The Sheldon to arrange for a seating location, or call The Sheldon at 314-533-9900 to reserve an accessible location in advance. 
  • Online purchases for wheelchair accessible seating in the Concert Hall are limited to two tickets (wheelchair + companion). Patrons with more specific needs or who need more than two tickets in an accessible area should contact The Sheldon at 314-533-9900. 

BALLROOM & LOUIS SPIERING ROOM: These spaces are accessible via elevator and do not generally require special ticketing, unless specifically noted.


Other Venue Info

Unless otherwise noted:

  • Senior pricing, if available, is for ages 62+
  • Doors to the building generally open 1 hour prior to performance time. Will Call is generally available at that time.