One of my favourite days in France – Fête de la Musique – is a family-friendly day to discover different music genres and new musicians.
Held on the same date every year, 21st June, all across France you can find free public concerts from emerging and established musicians, singers and bands.
Here are some of the Fête de la Musique 2017 concerts for the French Riviera:
Antibes / Juan les Pins
Antibes is usually very good for Fête de la Musique! Here is the official schedule from the Tourist Office for public concerts: http://fr.calameo.com/read/00207450442997166b9c5
Aside from this programme, other happenings in Antibes & Juan les Pins for Fête de la Musique 2017:
- JP the Barber Shop will have classic pop rock from 2pm (21 Rue Général d’Andréossy, 06600 Antibes)
- Blue Note will have DJ Debector with accompaniment from Pastor from 7pm
- Blah Blah is performing at Le Latino’s from 7.30pm
- Happy Face will have DJ Flim till late.
Beaulieu sur Mer
From 9pm, Serpico will perform at Place Marinoni.
Various music from 6.30pm-11.30pm at Place de Gaulle, Place des Arcades, Jardin Frédéric Mistral.
Cagnes sur Mer / Cros-de-Cagnes / Haut-de-Cagnes
From 5pm, at Place de la Marine in Cros-de-Cagnes there will be a concert from the Conservatoire municipal de Musique.
From 8.30pm, centre-ville / Place de Gaulle will host a variety of genres : Skyveul (Pop-Rock Blues), DJ Foxxer, DJ Lucas Carrera.
From 9pm, Place du Château in Haut-de-Cagnes will have a concert by New Voltage.
From 2pm, Kiosque des Allées has various music.
From 6pm, Jardin Médiathèque Noailles will host Ensemble El Encuentro (Argentine music and dance) and Prince & Jeff Trio (Blues & jazz occidental)
A historic venue in Le Suquet, the Moulin Forville, will host an evening of singing, poem recitals and animations organised by ArtLive, le Moulin Forville and the Association Les Mots d’Azur. Held from 6.30pm to 10pm in the gardens of the Moulin. Cost €7.
Golfe Juan / Vallauris
At Espace Grand Jean from 2pm-6pm, there will performances from the music school and karaoke. From 8pm, there will be a salsa show.
The Fete de la Musique festivities continue on Friday and Saturday in Golfe Juan, more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/123056314944856/?active_tab=discussion&__xt__=33.%7B%22logging_data%22%3A%7B%22profile_id%22%3A123056314944856%2C%22event_type%22%3A%22clicked_view_event_posts%22%2C%22impression_info%22%3A%22eyJmIjp7Iml0ZW1fY291bnQiOiIwIn19%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22www_events_permalink%22%2C%22interacted_story_type%22%3A%221058178634193603%22%2C%22session_id%22%3A%22d45cc20f2cac64d12115c3a2386b8e82%22%7D%7D
Grasse will have many locations set up with concerts at various times from 2pm till late including Cour d’honneur de la Mairie, Garden of Villa Fragonard, Scène Place aux Aires, Scène Cours Honoré CRESP, Scène Évêché, Scène Jeu de Ballon.
Night owls can stay out for the DJ set’s till midnight at Place du Petit Puy, Scène Cours Honoré CRESP and Cour d’honneur du MIP.
La Colle sur Loup
The locations for the public concerts will be the jardin public, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Place du 8 mai (rue Foch), Place de Gaulle and Placette de la Poste.
From 7pm to 9pm at Place Ésterel Gallery, Marine (a semi-finalist from The Voice Kids), will sing a few songs followed by a concert from students of the Diamond School Compagnie singing soul, jazz and funk.
The Conservatoire de Musique de Menton will perform choral and orchestral concerts at the Mairie from 5.30pm.
From 9pm-11pm, Basilique Saint-Michel will host choral concerts.
Esplanade Francis Palmero will have French and international cover songs by Sourires et Mélodies from 9pm-11.30pm
Monaco / Monte-Carlo
In La Condamine, there will be various free concerts throughout the day on rue Caroline, Place du Marché and at Square Gastaud.
Place des Moulins will have free music from 12pm-1pm and 6pm-8pm, Rose des Vents at Larvotto has free music from 12pm-7pm
From 9pm, the main event is a free concert with ‘Junior’ and ‘ Deluxe’ at Port Hercule.
Various public concerts held from 6.30pm till late at the Parc du Chateau, the lavoir, Hotel de Ville and Place de l’église.
The public music school will have a recital at L’église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur from 7.30pm.
From 8pm, Eco Parc will host the Orchestra Europa with covers of popular music from Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Adele and more!
Le Petit Conservatoire De Pessicart (178, Avenue De Pessicart) : From 6.30pm, the Petit Conservatoire de Pessicart under the direction of Magali Pika de Coster, 7.30pm Gérard, 8pm Bluesberry, 9pm Blacklisted