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Director's Welcome

Whether you are a strong supporter that has heard us many times or a complete stranger, I thank you for visiting our website. Truth be told, we love our music and would play it whether we had an audience or not. But there is a passion we get from playing for a crowd that appreciates our efforts. Please consider this your personal invitation to join us at one of our events. You'll have a good time, I guarantee it!

Rick Mikesic, Director

New CD Released! New CD Released!

Our 2nd CD released November 2017! Get yours today $15, $18 with shipping. Shipping fees will increase with additional quantities. Orders can be placed by emailing to Click here for more on the latest CD New 2nd CD

Hrvatski Običaj photo by Ivana Dordevic

Hrvatski Običaj photo by Ivana Dordevic

Images of Croatia sourced from stock images. "Lijepa Li Si" partial song from our second CD Poklon Od Srca - songwriter/composer Marko Perkovic Thompson; Arr. by Jim Baric

Upcoming Events and Performances

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Birthday Party - Private Event 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Fountainbleau Clubhouse; 12701 Grandview St. Overland Park, KS 66213

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Kičo Slabinac in Concert - 5th Street Hall 7 p.m. - Kico Promo (Tickets $30 Contact Ann Cavlovic 913-226-1925 or

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival 2018, Kansas City, KS - Performance 2:15 p.m. -2:40 p.m. Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Fundraising Event for Hrvatski Običaj - 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (mention Hrvatski Običaj and a portion of each purchase comes back to our group)(more details ahead)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Croatian Day Picnic - St. John the Baptist Parish Grounds - 6:15 p.m. - (additional details to follow)

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Sugar Creek Slavic Festival 2018, Kansas City, KS - Performance 5:30 p.m. -5:55 p.m. Sugar Creek Slavic Festival 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018 - Ethnic Enrichment Festival - 8 p.m. - 8:25 p.m. (additional details to follow)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - St John the Baptist Parish Festival - Performance time after 5:15 mass; 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (additional details to follow)

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - WWI Memorial Event - Reception 6 p.m.; Program/Concert 7 p.m. (additional details to follow)


Highlights from Recent Shows



Play Kolos & More 2015 KC, KS — January 31, 2015; Photos by Mario V.


Kolo Night #7 (courtesy — October 2, 2010

Kolo Night #6 (courtesy — January 30, 2010


Concert For Global Peace (courtesy Nenad Bach) — August 29, 2009

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are held the first Tuesday and third Sunday of each month unless performances dictate a reschedule.

  • Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
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Reduced prices inquire directly for sale prices! email to address Check or cash...Check payable to Hrvatski Obicaj. Mail to 3124 Canaan Valley Drive, Kansas City, KS 66109. Orders will be mailed each month on the 15th and 30th of the month.


For more information about the group, please contact Kristina Mikesic.

Kristina's email address

For questions about this website, please contact Kristina Mikesic.

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How can I join your mailing list?

It's easy! If you would like to receive periodic performance updates from us via email, just send us an email at the address below and put "Add Me" in the subject line. (Sorry, but you'll need to type this address directly into your email program. We do this to try and reduce the amount of spam we get.)

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What's a Dance Party?

Dance Party has everything for the ethnic dancer in you. Learn kolos in the early part of the evening but then dance the night away to your favorite polkas, waltzes and kolos. Traditional favorites stir memories from years gone by and for the newcomer it offers an opportunity to be a part of the energy and excitement.

What's a Kolo Night?

Kolo refers to the word circle. Many Europeans dance this very popular dance usually facing inward with hands in a V-position. As in all dances there are variations; most notably in the footwork and the steps. Some can be very simple and others very intricate. Kolo Night is an opportunity for those who love to dance to take to the floor with or without a partner. With upbeat rhythms and lively steps your heart is bound to get a workout as will your face from all the smiling. Kolo Night is infectious.

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