The folk group started rehearsing in 1979. Evaldas Vyčinas who later became the leader of the group joined it the same year.
The group gave over 300 performances in Vilnius, Kaunas, Panevėžys, Utena, Ukmergė, Biržai, Šiauliai, Rumšiškės, and other Lithuanian towns. “JIEVARAS” took part in international festivals in England, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, India, Moldavia, Norway, The Netherlands, Franc, Western Siberia, Moscow, and Germany.
In the summer of 1995 the group participated in the international folk art contest in Middlesbroug, England. Of nine areas they competed they won seven awards.
“JIEVARAS” released a record in 1988 and recorded two audiocassettes in 1990 and 1992 respectively.
The group performs on smuikas (violin), basetlė (bassetel, a kind of cello), būgnas (drum), cimbolai (cymbals), lumzdelis (type of flute), ragas (horn), and dūdmaišis (bagpipe).