Fête de la Musique Comes to Vancouver

May 24, 2011 in Uncategorized by Jenn Ashton

~ Music to summon the highs of Summer

Gastown is the stage for global Summer street ‘fete’ ~


Vancouver is not missing a beat this year! From the streets, buildings, and alleyways – on June 21, Gastown will

be transformed and resonate with music for Vancouver’s inaugural Fete de la Musique.

Presented locally by the association Français du Monde à Vancouver in partnership with the

Alliance Française – Fête de la Musique is a worldwide, admission-free, grassroots event

celebrating music, and features both amateur and professional artists of diverse musical



Locals and tourists, music lovers – everyone is invited to wander around the neighborhood and

enjoy live performances played from 35 musical zones. Musicians will perform in a variety of

genres including classical, pop, jazz, heavy metal, traditional, indie, world music and more. Rain

or shine, performances begin at 5pm and run until 10pm.


An annual event, Fête de la Musique is an international one-day celebration of music in all its

diversity. Started in France 30 years ago by France’s Culture Ministry, the idea spread rapidly to

other countries in the following years, growing to more than 100 globally. Current participants

include: Germany, Australia, Britain, USA, Canada, China, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco,

Philippines, Colombia, and many others. Every year across these countries the event is

organized in 460 cities. In Canada, Vancouver now joins Toronto, Moncton, Ottawa, Mont-

Tremblant, Quebec and Montréal, in celebrating the first day of summer with music.

Participating US cities include New York, Boston, Chicago and Sacramento.


Interested in performing or sponsoring this event?

Please Visit: makemusicvancouver.com