Today is the 30th anniversary of one of my favourite events in France – ‘Fête de la Musique’.

Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture, this free public event takes place on 21 June each year and is a great community and family-friendly event.  Singers, bands and street performers take to town squares, beaches, street corners, churches and parks to celebrate summer and music.  Locals and tourists alike can wander the streets listening to different types of music ranging from rock, pop, jazz, reggae and more.

If you are interested in whetting your appetite for music today, here are some picks for events for today’s Fête de la Musique on the French Riviera:

Antibes / Juan les Pins

3pm – Boulevard Gustave Chancel for jazz rock

Place des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance: 6.30pm Bagdad (rock), 7.25pm Totem (pop rock), 8.20pm Rouge violence (pop rock), 9.15pm Bis (variety), 10.10pm Darcan (pop rock), 11.05 pm Blurred Horizons (pop rock).

7.30pm – Latinos Bar in Antibes for rock music with ‘Blah Blah’


From 6pm – Place de Gaulle, Swedish, Littoral, The Kitchies.

Valbonne-Sophia Antipolis

From 7pm:  Village at Place des Arcades, various bands


5pm – Allees de la Liberte for an orchestra and soloists

8.30pm – Alles de la Liberte for a diverse mix of folk and local music

9pm – Palais des Festivals & Congress, reggae with Mystic Man


10am – Place Koenig to listen to schoolchildren sing traditional French songs

5.30pm – Place de l’Europe for classical music

9pm – Saint Michel Basilic for baroque sounds


9pm – Port Hercule with Michel Fugain and Sergent Garcia


6pm – Place Garibaldi for some salsa music and dancing

7pm – MAMAC with Nice Jazz Orchestra

8pm – Cours Saleya for reggae and dubstep tunes

9pm-10pm – Rue de la Prefecture for rock music

10pm – Wayne’s Bar with David Zincke followed by the Brightlights

11pm – Ma Nolan’s Nice Port with Syl duo

12am – 4am – Pompei with Four Kicks

Saint Tropez 

6pm – Rue Gambetta for traditional music by the Fifre et les Tambour of Saint Tropez

9pm – Place Celli for jazz, electro, rock and DJ sets

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