Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day or Make Music Day, is an annual celebration of music that takes place on June 21st every year. The event was first launched in France in 1982 by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, and has since spread to over 120 countries around the world.
Fête de la Musique encourages amateur and professional musicians of all genres to perform live music in public spaces, such as parks, streets, and public squares. The event is free and open to the public, intending to make music accessible to everyone and promote cultural exchange.
Fête de la Musique has become a major cultural event, with hundreds of thousands of musicians taking part each year. The event typically features a wide variety of musical genres, including rock, pop, jazz, classical, folk, and world music. In addition to live performances, Fête de la Musique often includes music workshops, masterclasses, and other educational events.
Fête de la Musique has been praised for its positive impact on local communities, as it encourages people to come together and celebrate the universal language of music. The event has also been credited with helping to launch the careers of many up-and-coming musicians.
World Music Day
Date: June 21
Where to celebrate the World Music Day in Paris?
You will find many outdoor concerts and events along the streets and in the parks of Paris on June 21st. Besides that, there are special events by the Louvre museum, and the Irish Cultural Center is another very popular location on this day. Would you like even more? Visit the Petit Palais which normally serves as a great location on the World Music Day.
If you want to be 100% sure before arrival contact the location you are considering to ask whether or not there will be any special programs there on Fête de la Musique.