Fête de la Musique

20 / 21 June​


​Due to the rain forecast

the in-person event at the Alliance

is canceled


Online events open to all:

In the United States

On June 21, Bandsintown LIVE will celebrate France's Music Day with livestream concerts starting at 10am (EST) on Twitch. Twenty Francophone artists from all genres - jazz, soul, pop, house, and hip hop - will livestream half-hour sets. Discover the full line up here

On June 21, Make Music Miami returns this year with a unique program of performances, online workshops, traveling music bus, and live streams of concerts and house parties. The North Beach Bandshell will host a closed-set performance streamed live on the Make Music Miami Facebook Event Page featuring Fête All Stars with Vincent Raffard and Liset Alea. The daytime line-up will feature sounds from French artists: Giedre, Louis Bertignac, Tété, Kent, Aude Henneville, Henry Padovani, Jean-Michel Bernard, Jay Ryan Beretti and Tryo. Before that, you will find French composer and pianist Dominique Fillon, the DJ Le Spam, Emile Milgrim and Inez Barlatier. 

  • Concert of Benjamin Piat

On June 20, the Alliance Française in Dallas, Texas, will host an online concert by French artist Benjamin Piat at 3pm (EST). He comes from Angers, a city in France twinned with the city of Austin in Texas. The concert will last one hour and will be broadcast live on Zoom from France.

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on the summer solstice.  Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.​

In France


You will find all the musical initiatives on the Fête de la Musique website, but here are some highlights:

  • VR concert

On June 21 at 3:15 pm (EST), attend Jean-Michel Jarre's virtual reality concert "Seuls ensemble". The concert will be accessible to all, with a live broadcast of the artist’s studio on the giant screen of the virtual world behind his avatar. The concert,  will be broadcast on the Youtube channels of the French Ministry of Culture and Jean-Michel Jarre.

  • Travel

The Fête de la Musique is also international and spans 5 continents. Disover more than 50 events and one hundred artists on the participatory platform that will be accessible on June 19th.

  • Sing

All musicians of France, whether amateur or professional, whether they play ancient music or jazz, rock or variety, are invited to interpret or reinterpret Chanson sur ma drôle de vie by Véronique Sanson, on June 21 just after 2pm (EST). At home, on social networks, everyone will be able to participate in the Fête de la Musique and contribute to creating a great musical fresco throughout the territory. 

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Raleigh, NC 27612

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