Since 2002 every summer the Dainava country music festival traditionally begins with the concert of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra that is arranged during the Alytus city festival. During the festival that lasts all the summer professional music concerts are organized in concert halls and churches of Alytus and its region. The performances are held by musicians not only from Lithuania, but other foreign countries as well. Also, it is already a tradition to present famous artists who were born in Southeast Lithuania.