Special Guest Star: Willi Tokarev (RUSSIA/USA)

The 83-year-old Russian-American singer-songwriter Willi (Vilen) Tokarev is still in remarkable shape and will be giving his only concert in Estonia on the 8th of June. The concert will be held at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds during the Fine Spirits & Cigar Weekend.

“Dear friends, let's all gather at the festival where we will be accompanied by the best people and cigars in the world,” Tokarev said, exhilarated about his upcoming trip to Estonia.

Having emigrated from the Soviet Union to New York in 1974, the artist has gained popularity both in the Russian community of the USA and all over his vast motherland.

In Tallinn, Tokarev will be performing all of his most beloved songs including the chansons and other catchy hits.

Willi Tokarev moved back to Russia in 1996 and is now a citizen of honour of the Tagansky District in Moscow.

Despite his advancing years, Tokarev's career is not showing any signs of fading – on the contrary, he is a cherished artist on several continents and keeps surprising his fans with new tunes up to this day.

The two-part concert on the 8th of June will have an opening act performed by James Werts World Project (USA/Estonia), the only Estonian LED saxophonist Henri Aruküla and a DJ.

Willi Tokarev has also promised to take part of the Habanos Gala Dinner on the 9th of June, where he will be performing a selection of songs together with Mart Sander and the Bel-Etage Orchestra.


Willi Tokarev, being a fond admirer of the cigar culture himself, is looking forward to playing at the Fine Spirits & Cigar Weekend.