Fête de la Musique 2017 – Wednesday 21 June

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.

Fete de la Musique 2017 in Antibes with Blue Note

Beaulieu sur Mer

From 9pm, Serpico will perform at Place Marinoni.

Biot

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.

Place du Château

Cannes

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.

Plage Belle Plage (Boulevard du Midi Jean Hibert, 06400 Cannes) will have deep house and electro DJ’s from 6.30pm :  DJ Jerome Foster, DJ Cyril VaLone, DJ Uncle Jim’s.
Place de l’étang from 8pm: Blue Cocktail – International cover songs.
Place du marché in Cannes La Bocca from 8pm: Spoon performing pop folk ‘n’ roll.
Port Canto from 8pm: Concert from the Regional Orchestra of Cannes PACA

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

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.

La Colle sur Loup (image: Tourist Office)

Mandelieu

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.

Menton

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.

Basilique Saint-Michel (image: mapio)

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.

Fete de la Musique Monaco 2017

Mouans-Sartoux

Various public concerts held from 6.30pm till late at the Parc du Chateau, the lavoir, Hotel de Ville and Place de l’église.

Mougins

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!

Nice

Bmvr Bibliothèque Louis Nucéra (2 Place Yves Klein) DJ and live music from 3pm-4pm
Homme5 (8 avenue Malausséna) from 5pm-7pm
Place Pierre Gautier from 6pm-midnight

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

Restaurant Le Choucas (Place Vieille Nice) from 8pm, pop rock concert for Syndrom & Torrancesv2
Parc Chambrun from 8pm-10pm

Parc Chambrun (image: freeriders)

Jardin du Musée des Beaux Arts (Jules Chéret – 33, avenue des Baumettes), Concert from 8pm-11pm from Philarmonic Orchestra of Nice (limited seating 400 places only)
Saint Laurent du Var
There will be a ‘white party’ at Square Bènes from 6pm-midnight; white attire compulsory!  Concert and meal costs €10
Saint Paul de Vence
Concerts from 6pm-midnight, the programme is here:  Fete de la Musique St Paul de Vence 2017
Valbonne
Near to l’Hôtel de ville from 7pm Fete de la Musique will open….From 7.30pm-10.30pm Jazz’Bonne Festival ( Big Band then at 10.30pm All Groove and July Tuvi DJ.
Place des Arcades from 7pm-1am: Nom-name, Con2mime , Tchapakan et Pandore Orchestra.

Place des Arcades in Valbonne (image: kiechle)

Vence
From 6pm-midnight, six stages will be located in Vence with over 40 groups/performers Grand-Jardin, Place Clemenceau, Place Godeau, Place Frêne, Place Maréchal Juin and Cour de la Prévôté.
Villeneuve Loubet
From 7pm-midnight, various genres will perform jazz, electro and pop.
If you are a musician, band or singer and want to be included on this free list please send me an email to be added with details of your genre, French Riviera town and time of concert. 
Email: accessriviera06@gmail.com

 

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Fête de la Musique 2016 on the French Riviera

Next Tuesday, marks one of my favourite days every year here in France – Fête de la Musique!

Fête de la Musique is held on 21 June annually throughout France and is a huge success, and continues to grow in popularity.

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Why I love Fête de la Musique

I love this day because it’s a fantastic chance to see a wide variety of musical styles, playing in public areas by both amateur and professional musicians.  And all free!

Over the years I’ve experienced everything from swing bands, to jazz, to teen orchestras to DJ’s and rock bands.  I’ve always found the general atmosphere to be convivial and good-natured.

How did Fête de la Musique come about

The concept originated with an American musician Joel Cohen who worked as a music programmer for France Musique (French National Radio). He wanted to initiate an all-day music event to celebrate the summer solstice.

In 1982, the (then) Director of Music and Dance at the French Ministry of Culture, Maurice Fleuret, recognised that one child out of every two in France played a musical instrument and he wanted a way to encourage people to take to the streets to make music and foster love of musical performance.

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Fête de la Musique was born and made official by the French Minister of Culture with the first festival held in Paris in 1982.

Today, it is celebrated in various forms (Make Music Day, World Music Day etc) in over 120 countries including Italy, Australia and the USA.

Can anyone perform on the Fête de la Musique date?

The festival has always been at the forefront of promoting musical performance.

  • Amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to perform in public areas – on the street, at parks, beach venues, at town squares. Musicians range from teenage garage bands to professional opera singers – it’s a huge mix of music and talent!
  • All music genres are welcome.
  • All concerts must be free, and all performers must donate their time for free.

While there are some noise restrictions in place (especially after hours), there is an unspoken tolerance for the performances in France on this day and I’ve never seen any concerts or performances shut down by the police or removal of audio equipment (and there have been some spectacularly loud ones!).

If you would like to perform on this date, contact your local Mairie (Town Hall) who can advise you what to do.

Fête de la Musique 2016 on the French Riviera

Each town releases it’s own schedule for concerts and music performances.

I don’t have an extensive list as many of the Tourist Offices don’t release times until the last minute, but here is a sample of some of the Fête de la Musique 2016 events happening this year along the French Riviera (all free concerts will be on Tuesday 21 June unless specified below):

  • ANTIBES & JUAN LES PINS

From 6pm until late at various locations including place Nationale, Safranier and place de Gaulle (Antibes) and promenade du Soleil, the roundabout by King Kong toy store and Café de la Plage (Juan les Pins).

For the full Antibes and Juan les Pins concert times and locations, download here http://fr.calameo.com/read/002074504a6ddbd307526

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  • BEAULIEU SUR MER

From 6.30pm at Place Marinoni, pop, rock, funk, soul with You Know What and Hidden Bombo.

  • BEAUSOLEIL

Note:  Music will be on 18 June, not 21 June.

8.30pm – La Cantarella au Sanctuaire St Joseph (choir songs)

9.30pm The Blues Brothers tribute at place de la Liberation

  • BIOT

From 6pm – Place des Arcades
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7 Sundays
Oversteam

From 6.30pm – Place de Gaulle
Espace des Arts et de la Culture (représentation des élèves)
Cosmocow
Casual Tribute

From 6.45pm – Jardin Frédéric Mistral
Jazz Junction
Eric Maiolino
Urzod
Garage GIG

  • CAGNES SUR MER

See poster below:

Fête de la Musique 2016 Cagnes sur Mer

Fête de la Musique 2016 Cagnes sur Mer

  • CANNES

Various locations, see the official programme at http://www.cannes.com/fr/evenements/grands-rendez-vous-mois-par-mois/fete-de-la-musique.html

  • CHÁTEAUNEUF DE GRASSE

6pm onwards – At Place des Pins, jazz, funk, pop, rock and blues bands with a coordinated multi-band jam session at 10pm.

  • EZE

From 7pm at place de la Collette, singing, reggae and jazz

  • GOLFE JUAN & VALLAURIS

From 6pm – midnight – Various bands will play at the Maison du Tourisme Vieux Port, Théâtre de Mer, square Nabonnand etc (pop rock , jazz, country, DJ) in Golfe Juan, and place Lisnard, rue Ramie and Espace Massier (jazz, gospel, pop rock)

Note: The coastal road between the carpark at Vieux Port and quai Napoleon will be closed between 6pm-2am for Fête de la Musique.

Info here: http://www.vallauris-golfe-juan.fr/Fete-de-la-musique,3430.html?lang=fr

  • GRASSE

From 5pm at various locations, find the Grasse concert times and locations here : http://www.ville-grasse.fr/2016_06_fete_musique.pdf

  • LA-COLLE-SUR-LOUP

From 6pm at various locations including Place de Gaulle and Espace Rose de Mai; programme available here: http://www.lacollesurloup.fr/fr/actualites/f%C3%AAte-de-la-musique

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  • LA TURBIE
  • From 6.30pm at Place Théodare de Banville jazz and music from films with Smiley Friends, followed by blues, rock, folk and jazz with Lou Folk from  8pm
  • LE BAR SUR LOUP

From 7pm at Square Seytre with Bob Fred etc

  • MANDELIEU LA NAPOULE

From 8pm, Place Estérel Gallery with a ‘Vintage’ theme.
Allée de la 1ère Division Française

  • MENTON

Municipal Library

 

Terrace at Musée Jean Cocteau

5pm-5.45pm  – Zumba party

Conservatoire Municipal

5.30-8.30pm – Classes from the Conservatoire de Musique de Menton including instrumental and vocal choirs

Jardin Elysée Reclus

7pm-1am – Menton c’est Vous ! Les Obsolètes (pop/rock)

Place Loredan Larchey

8-11pm – Castadiva (international variety)

Salle Saint-Exupéry

9-11pm – Arts Paillettes 2000 (French and international songs and dance)

Esplanade Francis Palmero

5-5.45pm – Samy (French songs)

6-8pm – Con2mine. Breaking Bad band. Ena (French & International songs)

8-10pm – Sourires et Mélodies (French and international songs)

10pm-midnight – New-Feel (French and international songs)

Basilique Saint-Michel

9-11pm Choir performance

  • MONACO

Lots happening in Monaco including in La Condamine, Larvotto and a concert by Sinsémilia at the main port at 9pm

Full programme is found here:  http://www.mairie.mc/poles/animations/musique/la-fete-de-la-musique

  • MOUANS-SARTOUX

8pm-midnight – At Parc du Château and in town there will be bands of various genres – rock, pop rock, heavy metal,  jazz, reggae, folk

  • MOUGINS

For the programme for Mougins concerts see here (in French) : http://www.mougins-tourisme.fr/fr/content/f%C3%AAte-de-la-musique-%C3%A0-mougins

  • NICE

From 5pm, free music at Théâtre de la Verdure – Promenade des Anglais:

6.30pm: Les Blondes
7.30pm: Benoit de la Lune
8.30pm: Glamory
9.30pm: Miss America
10.30pm No Jazz
Also, various concerts throughout Vieux Nice and central Nice.
  • PEYMEINADE
From 6pm until midnight, various animations and food outlets (Quartiers)
  • ROQUEFORT LES PINS
From 7pm, all kinds of music welcome in centre ville.

 

 

  • ST PAUL DE VENCE

7pm – L’Harmonie de St Paul : music from films, jazz, classics at place de la Mairie

From 7pm – At L’espace Verdet, Tchapakan, Pandore Orchestra and PsyKanopé combine various influences such as ska, rock, reggae

8pm onwards – At place Charles de Gaulle, jazz, funk and soul with Alter Ego Quintet and Good Times Foundation

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From 8.30pm – At point du vue, you can hear  JDF Combo Blues et Parnaiba play jazz and blues

9pm onwards – At cour Freinet, songs and guitar with Sand and Christian Passaro

Note:  All public carparking is free from 7pm.

There are also dinners with concerts happening at Hostellerie Les Remparts, Restaurant de Mas de Pierre and Le Tilleul (contact each restaurant for more details).

  • THÉOULE SUR MER

From 6pm at port de la Figueirette

Concert at 6pm , Salle des Fêtes

  • TOURRETTE LEVENS

From 7.30pm at Parvis d’eglise, a ball with DJ

  • TOURRETTES-SUR-LOUP

From 5pm – Place de la liberation (music until midnight – kids songs, acoustic band, hip hop, disco, DJs)

From 6pm- Salle polyvalente – La Bigarade – Pont-du-Loup (kids group)

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  • VALBONNE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

From midday until late for Haut-Sartoux, Garbejaire, Valbonne village you can listen to DJ’s, Big Band music, Latin and jazz.

For concert times and locations see here: http://www.ville-valbonne.fr/spip.php?page=article_evenement&id_article=2128

  • VENCE

Various town locations with music from 6pm. Full programme is here: http://www.vence.fr/fete-de-la-musique-a-vence-le-21?lang=fr

  • VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER

7pm – Parade through the streets

7-8.30pm – Place Felix Poullan (classical music)

9pm – Patio at the Citadelle (choral music)

  • VILLENEUVE LOUBET

7pm – Allée de la Plage – Pulp Over (pop rock)

8.30pm – Street Jam (pop folk) at Villeneuve Loubet village

9.30pm – Ava Corsica (Corsican songs) at Marina Baie des Anges

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Fête de la Musique 2015 on the French Riviera

One of my favourite dates on the French calendar happens this week – Fête de la Musique!

Fête de la Musique is held on 21 June each year throughout France and is a huge success, and has continued to grow year after year.

Origins of Fête de la Musique

The concept originated with an American musician Joel Cohen who worked as a music programmer for France Musique (French National Radio). He wanted to initiate an all-day music event to celebrate the summer solstice.

In 1982, the then Director of Music and Dance at the French Ministry of Culture, Maurice Fleuret, recognised that one child out of every two in France played a musical instrument and he dreamed of a way to encourage people to take to the streets to make music and foster love of musical performance.

guitar

Fête de la Musique was born and made official by the French Minister of Culture and the first festival was held in Paris in 1982.

Today, it is celebrated in various forms (Make Music Day, World Music Day etc) in over 120 countries including Italy, Australia and the USA.

Criteria for Fête de la Musique

The festival aims to promote musical performance.

  • Amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to perform in public – on the street, at parks, beach venues, at town squares. Musicians range from teenage garage bands to professional opera singers – it’s a huge mix of music and talent!
  • All music genres are welcome.
  • All concerts must be free, and all performers must donate their time for free.

While there are some noise restrictions especially after hours, there is an unspoken tolerance for the performances in France on this day and I have yet to see any concerts or performances shut down by the police or removal of audio equipment.

Fête de la Musique 2015 events on the French Riviera

Each town has it’s own concerts and music performances. I don’t have an extensive list as many of the Tourist Offices aren’t particularly forthcoming with promotion and many musicians just show up on the streets, but here is a sample of some of the Fête de la Musique 2015 events happening this year along the French Riviera (all free concerts are on Sunday 21 June unless specified below):

ANTIBES

5pm-midnight – DJ’s on the street at Happy Face bar, 13 rue Aubernon

6pm – Apéros and DJ at Café Milano, 2 rue de la Tourraque

6pm-7.30pm – Zumba Fun Party at Esplanade du Pré des Pêcheurs

9pm – Blah Blah (covers and rock band) with Woodstock Acoustic Project at Le Latinos Bar, boulevard d’Aguillon

For the full Antibes concert times and locations, download here http://fr.calameo.com/read/002074504eb01f3733654

BEAULIEU SUR MER

 9pm – Sultans of Strings (Dire Straits covers band) at Place Marinoni

CAGNES SUR MER

Note : Cagnes sur Mer has events happening both days this weekend – Saturday 20 June and Sunday 21 June 2015

On Saturday 20 June 2015

8.30pm – Promenade en Fête Summer Set at Cagnes sur Mer waterfront. Including 3 DJ booths, 3 percussion zones (African, Brazilian, steel drums), a nautical show between 8.30pm-9pm, bouncy castles for kids, fireworks display at 10.15pm

On Sunday 21 June 2015

5pm – Jazz and classical concerts at Place de la Marine (Cros de Cagnes)

5pm – French songs and saxophones at Place Notre-Dame de Protection (Haut de Cagnes)

9pm-midnight – Pop rock with Route 2012 at Centre Ville – Place de Gaulle

9pm-midnight – Soul, blues and rock with Pearly Wax at Place du Château (Haut de Cagnes)

 

Fete de la Musique 2015 - Cagnes sur Mer

Fete de la Musique 2015 – Cagnes sur Mer

CANNES

For Cannes concert times and locations, see the official programme at http://www.cannes.com/fr/evenements/grands-rendez-vous-mois-par-mois/fete-de-la-musique.html

Other Cannes events:

7pm-2.30am – Charly’s Bar in Le Suquet is hosting a 70’s night

8pm till late – Sun 7 Bar on rue Gerard Monod is hosting a street party with 8 DJ’s playing funk, deep house, hip hop, groove, techno

9pm – Le Carré d’Or on rue des Freres Pradignan is hosting a street party with 3 DJ’s

9.30pm – Le Friends Bar, DJ’s inside and out till late, 52 Rue Jean Jaures

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CHÁTEAUNEUF

6pm onwards – At Place des Pins, jazz, funk, pop, rock and blues bands with a coordinated multi-band jam session at 11pm.

GOLFE JUAN VALLAURIS

10am-12.30pm – Avenue de Verdun : Sunny Swing (jazz)
6.30-7.30pm – Avenue de la Gare : Country Taps Line
7pm – midnight – Maison du Tourisme Vieux Port : Passion Western Country

8-11pm – Entré Théâtre de Mer : Borderline (variety)
8-11.30pm – Stèle Napoléon – Promenade du Vieux Port : Miss the bus (pop rock)
8pm – midnight – Vieux Port (à côté de Gigi) : Musical Events (swing jazz)

GRASSE

For Grasse concert times and locations, see here http://06.agendaculturel.fr/festival/fete-de-la-musique-grasse-2015.html

JUAN LES PINS

7.30pm – Latin Summer Dance Party at Bijou Plage, boulevard du Littoral

See also the full programme for Antibes and JLP, download here http://fr.calameo.com/read/002074504eb01f3733654

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Place de Gaulle

10am-12h30 – Centre Musical Collois (instrumental/choral)

6-7pm – Reynald (French and international songs)

7-8pm – Les Divines

8-9.15pm – Martin Folly & Faab Palmer (reggae/funk/pop-rock)

Espace Rose de Mai

10.30-11am – Centre Musical Collois (guitars)

Rue Foch/Place du 8 mai

2pm-11.30pm – ‘Le Groove’ – DJ Phosphene et OPS

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Placette de la Poste (rue Clemenceau)

6.15pm-8pm – White Rage (Pop-rock)

8.30pm-11.30pm – Jazz Octet (Jazz)

Place du Jeu de Paume

6-7pm – New Wabes (Pop-rock)

8-9pm – Anne et Antoine (Brazilian jazz)

9.15-11.30pm – Cosmocow (Blues/Funk/Pop-rock)

Jardin Public

6-7.30pm – Neeko Killa (Initiation DJ)

8pm-midnight – Concert DJ

MANDELIEU LA NAPOULE

6pm – Concert from music students at the Centre Cultural Municipal

From 7.30pm – Acoustic band ‘The Meeting’ and pop rock group ‘Hit Story’

MENTON

Conservatoire Municipal

5-9pm – Classes from the Conservatoire de Musique de Menton including instrumental and vocal choirs

Place Loredan Larchey

4-6pm – Pourquoi pas nous

Jardin Elysée Reclus

7pm-1am – Menton c’est Vous ! Les Space Nurse

Salle Saint-Exupéry

9-1pm – Arts Paillettes 2000 (French and international songs and dance)

Esplanade Francis Palmero

8-8.30pm – Swaga Murda (dance soul hip hop), Brésil Cristar Dance (Brazilian dance), Samy

8.30-10.30pm – Sourires et Mélodies (French and international songs)

11pm-1am – New-Feel (French and international songs)

Basilique Saint-Michel

9-11pm Choir performance

MONACO

7pm – Organ concert at Chapelle des Carmes

9pm – Raul Paz and Pulse concert at Port Hercule

MOUANS-SARTOUX

9pm-midnight – At Parc du Château and place d’Eglise bands of various genres – rock, pop, jazz, reggae

MOUGINS

For the programme for Mougins concerts see here (in French) : http://www.mougins-tourisme.fr/fr/content/f%C3%AAte-de-la-musique-%C3%A0-mougins

NICE

Note : The main FDLM event will be held on Saturday 20 June 2015

8.55pm-midnight – Du Soleil et des Tubes held in central Nice and televised on France 2 with over 30 singers and musical acts

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LA TURBIE

From 6-7pm, ‘Mostly Harmless’ and Italian pop group. From 7-8pm, an acoustic band. From 8pm, a covers band performing Coldplay songs.

ST LAURENT DU VAR

6PM – Eglise du Vieux Village, Place Castillon (choral concert)

6-11pm – Esplanade Les Géolands
6.30-11pm – Avenue de Gaulle – Parking Gare (DJ Robert Romano)
6.30 – 11pm – Rue Alphonse Daudet (choral concert and groups : Infusion – F.A.R.O. – Nokious K)

THÉOULE SUR MER

From 5pm at port de la Figueirette

TOURRETTES-SUR-LOUP

Note: Events are Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday 20 June

From 5.30pm – Place de la liberation (music until midnight – kids songs, acoustic band, jazz funk, DJs)

From 7pm, Hall du château-mairie (Christian Sciubba – guitare classique)

Sunday 21  June

From 2-6pm- Salle polyvalente – La Bigarade – Pont-du-Loup (Reggae band)

VALBONNE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

From 7pm-midnight, for Valbonne Sophia Antipolis concert times and locations see here: http://www.ville-valbonne.fr/spip.php?page=article_evenement&id_article=1850

VALLAURIS

Avenue du Tapis Vert : Les Musiciens Nantais (guinguette) de 10h00 à 13h00
Espace Massier (départ déambulations) : Fanfare La Lyre d’Argile de 10h00 à 12h30 et Ke Legal (samba) de 15h30 à 17h30
Place de l’Homme au Mouton : Sweating teeth (pop rock) de 14h30 à 17h00
Place de la Libération : Trio So’Watt (pop rock) de 17h30 à 20h00 et The Cotton Club (swing jazz) de 21h30 à minuit
Place Cavasse : Zumba Dance Party de 18h30 à 20h00
Avenue des Martyrs de la Résistance : Cicada Swing (jazz manouche) de 19h00 à 23h00
Place Lisnard : Musiques et danses portugaises de 20h30 à 22h00 et Camille BLT (variétés) de 22h00 à 23h30
Avenue du Stade : Camille BLT (variétés) de 20h30 à 22h00 et Musiques et danses portugaises de 22h00 à 23h30
Rue Ramié : Trio Sagonka (variété internationale) de 20h30 à 23h30

VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER

4-5.30pm – Youth orchestra at Theatre de Verdure

8-9pm – /Musical comedy at the Cour Volti

9pm-midnight – Grooup 21 Smiles at place Amelie Pollonnais

VILLENEUVE LOUBET

8pm – Hidden Bomb (pop rock) at Villeneuve Loubet village, as well as well Episode d’Azur (jazz) on rue des Mesures

9.30pm – Francois Arnaud Quartet (jazz) at Marina Baie des Anges

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Activities – FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE

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’

Biot

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

Valbonne-Sophia Antipolis

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

Cannes

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

Menton

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

Monaco

9pm – Port Hercule with Michel Fugain and Sergent Garcia

Nice

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