July 6, 2021
A Paris Guide to: Fête de la Musique
On June 21, France is decked out in its finest instruments to celebrate music. The first Music Festival was organized on June 21, 1982, with the aim of allowing all musicians to express themselves and to be known. Since then, every year on the occasion of the summer solstice, France celebrates music thanks to numerous free concerts and DJ sets organized outdoors, but also in concert halls and museums in Paris and the Ile-de-France region. This year, we celebrate the 40th edition of the Fête de la Musique!
Here is a list of websites with general information about the festivities. Check out SANNA’s favorite places below, perfect guide for dancing the night away!
Pyramid of the Louvre
Enjoy a free concert of the Orchestre de Paris and its musical director Klaus Mäkelä in one of the emblematic places of the capital: the Louvre pyramid. Entrance is free from 10pm, but reservations are required (available from June 14th)
2 Impasse Saint Eustache, 75001 Paris
Free entrance from Monday June 20th
After 3 years of absence, let’s meet again at Saint Eustache for this musical event in this magnificent church in the heart of Paris. On the program, 36 hours of free concerts you will find artists such as Cléa Vincent, Barbara Carlotti, Clara Ysé, Kyrie Kristmanson, Chien noir, Blondino or Laura Cahen and Form.
4 rue Poissonnière, 75002 Paris
Free concert from 6pm to 12:29am
Come and listen to Fader in the restaurant Albar to enjoy a DJ Set with a Deep House sound. Enough to make you want to do some groovy dance steps.
Le Carreau du Temple
4 rue Eugène Spuller, 75003 Paris
Free concert from 8pm
Once again, the Carreau du Temple welcomes the Carreau du Temple brass band to perform original compositions by Fidel Fourneyron, trombonist and tuba player of the Orchestre National de Jazz, who also directs the band.
The Swedish Institute
11 rue Payenne, 75003 Paris
Free entrance from 5:30 pm
The garden of the Swedish Institute proposes you to discover Isabel Sörling, a Swedish singer of French folk music. Just before she performs, you can enjoy a Midsommar dance, the famous ancestral tradition that marks the beginning of summer. Every year, during Midsommar, the Swedes erect a flower pole around which people dance and sing, wearing a crown of flowers.
17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, 75004 Paris
Free entrance from 7pm
In front of the Shoah Memorial, you will be invited to discover classical music and traditional music from Eastern Europe performed by the Sirba Octet. The Sirba Octet is a group of 8 musicians, most of whom are members of the Orchestre de Paris. They will perform Yiddish, Klezmer and Gypsy songs.
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris
Afro-Caribbean atmosphere in front of the Hôtel de Ville de Paris. For the Music Festival 2021, the sounds of Zamunda Afro Caribbean will resound from 3pm. Then will follow DJ Skety, Loy G, Pilasom, Peet, Momento and PG for an atmosphere of zouk, Hip Hop, Kompa and much more!
Arènes de Lutèce
49 rue Monge, 75005 Paris
Entrance free but need to reserve ahead of time, ticketing is already open.
In partnership with the radio FIP and the city hall of Paris. The Arènes de Lutèce invites many artists to make us live a unique experience. The famous British rocker Peter Doherty, the French rock band Last Train, but also the electro pop sextet L’Impératrice, the French-Italian songwriter Piers Faccini will all be there.
Irish Cultural Center
5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris
Free concert from 7pm to 10:30pm
This year, the Centre Culturel Irlandais is partnering with the Embassy of Ireland in France, the Embassy of Senegal in France, the Embassy of France in Ireland, and the Cork Midsummer Festival to bring you an eclectic music festival.
Eugène Delacroix National Museum
6 rue de Furstemberg, 75006 Paris
Free 30-minute concert at 7:30 pm, 8 pm and 8:30 pm
The Eugène-Delacroix National Museum in Paris invites you to experience a unique and free musical moment around film music thanks to the “Ariane Serck trio”. The public will rediscover the music of Princess Mononoke, Into the Wild or Spartacus.
166 Boulevard Saint Germain, 75006 Paris
Free entrance from 8pm to 11:59pm
The group 7idylle takes us dancing at the Rhumerie in the heart of Mabillon! The titles of the sun are revisited by 2 singers surrounded by musicians who will manage to make you dance all night. The Caribbean atmosphere in Saint Germain-des-Prés is waiting for you!
Quai Anatole France
Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris
Free Open Air
Sacré Radio offers you an electro program that promises to be very danceable. The quays of the Seine welcome this open air which promises a beautiful atmosphere and ebullient artists with in particular in the menu Phantom traffic in live, and Baz and Basses in back to back.
Museum of the army
129 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
Free entrance from 10am to 6pm
The Hôtel des Invalides invites you to discover its collections with music. During the day and at night, musical interludes will accompany visitors on their journey for an exceptional experience.
Gardens of the Espace Cardin – Théâtre de la Ville
1 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris
Free admission from 2:30 pm
Come and vibrate to the rhythm of the music performed by the Brass Band of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. Throughout the afternoon, this Brass Band, composed of Gilles Bertocchi on the horn, Adrien Ramon on the trumpet and Augustin Barré on the tenor trombone, will perform classical and less classical pieces, paying a vibrant tribute to Paris.
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Free admission from 3pm
The association “Jeunes Talents” invites you to come and enjoy exceptional concerts on the occasion of the new and 40th edition of the Fête de la Musique. The association Jeunes Talents organizes concerts and educational activities throughout the year in order to promote talented young musicians at the beginning of their career and to allow access to classical music for all.
28 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009 Paris
Free admission subject to availability
For the 40th anniversary of the music festival, France Inter invests the Olympia and welcomes you for an exceptional evening. On the program you will have the pleasure to see Pomme, Benjamin Biolay, Franz Ferdinand or Angèle…
Restaurant Peco Peco
47 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle 75009 Paris
The Restaurant Peco Peco offers you a Jazz concert in one of the most animated districts of the capital. Enjoy a glass of sake while listening to Jazz music that will caress your ears.
9th Arrondissement town hall
6 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Starting at 7pm
Classical music invites itself to the 9th arrondissement town hall to let you enjoy the most beautiful notes of the Paris Mozart Orchestra. Claire Gibault and her troupe will make you discover classical music, contemporary creation and decompartmentalization of arts.
11 Rue Marie et Louise, 75010 Paris
Hot-dog and disco music, here is the program that this restaurant proposes to you. Just a step from the Canal Saint-Martin come to taste greedy Hot-Dog in a groovy atmosphere! The festivities start at 6pm on the terrace of this nice address.
Gare de l’Est
105 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
Free, from 6pm to 11:59pm
The Parvis de la Gare de L’Est offers us a 100% rock and hard rock concert. The Sola Rockband will come to interpret the most beautiful classics of the Rock music. Bring yourself to find our favorite songs from Nirvana, The Beatles, The Clash or The Strokes…
80 rue Sedaine, 75001 Paris
From 3pm to 11pm
The label 324 records invites you to the Coup d’Oeil for an Open Air with unique DJ Sets. From 3pm to 11pm, this Dine-In welcomes you to make you dance all afternoon. The electro music will be honored.
Place de la République
From 7:30 pm
Meet on this emblematic place to travel to Reunion Island. Find many artists from Reunion Island from 7:30 pm to liven up the center of Paris.
40 avenue de la République, 75011 Paris
Bam Karaoke offers you to participate in the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique by singing a song. And yes, you have the opportunity to spend a superb Karaoke evening in Open Air to celebrate this June 21, 2022.
Cour Saint-Emilion, 75012 Paris
Starting at 7pm
Like every year, Bercy Village celebrates the music festival in the open air. This year is no exception to the rule, from 19h this shopping center welcomes you to dance to the rhythm of Pop Music.
The Palais de la Porte Dorée
293 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
The emblematic summer terrace of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Poisson Lune proposes you to celebrate the 40th edition of the Fête de la Musique with 3 artists, Vaudou Game, Jambo and Ondi Kwa.
9 rue Jean-Marie Jégo, 75013 Paris
This restaurant just a step away from the Butte au Caille takes you to listen to Pop-Rock music. All the great classics will be there but you will certainly discover also some less known pieces.
2 rue Gazan, 75014 Paris
A dozen musicians play and sing traditional tunes from France and other countries. To celebrate the music festival with folk and world music tunes.
15th district town hall
31 rue Peclet, 75015 Paris
Free from 6pm
Don’t miss the new edition of the EF Festival which will take place on the square of the 15th district town hall. The electro event will welcome this summer Faul & Wad, Boris Way or Nicolas Monier!
13 rue Ningesser et Coli 75016 Paris
If you are planning a stay in Paris, the famous Molitor hotel offers you a special music festival package for 420€ for 2 persons. At this price you will have access to the pool party with giant buoys, photobooth and cocktails before enjoying the DJ set of AMS on the Rooftop of this iconic hotel. Breakfast the next day is included. So don’t wait any longer!
Jean-Jacques Henner Museum
43 avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris
From 1pm to 5pm, one hour concert
The Jean-Jacques Henner Museum welcomes you in its winter garden to enjoy a free classical music concert. Seats are by reservation only so don’t miss your chance!
128 avenue de Saint-Ouen, 75018 Paris
Free entrance, starting at 7pm
Come and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the fête de la musique at the Hasard Ludique. This old train station offers you a free open air. On the menu, pop, rap and electro. Come and dance to the rhythm of the fête de la musique on the small belt of Paris.
Bassin de la Villette
Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris
Tickets are available on June 14 & 17
Karaoke lover? Come to the Bassin de la Villette for a unique experience: a karoke on the water with Häagen-Dazs. Fans of the film and musical Mamma Mia! will be able to climb into boats in groups of 6 and revisit Abba’s classics to their heart’s content while following the screens provided for this purpose. An opportunity to have fun with friends in an original way while enjoying refreshing ice cream!
6-8 place de la Bataille de Stalingrad, 75019 Paris
Free entrance, from 5pm to midnight
On the occasion of the fête de la musique on June 21st, Trax invites you to the Rotonde Stalingrad, in Paris, for 13 hours of house music in club and open air. Free DJ sets will follow one another on the square of the building at the end of the afternoon.
Juste Debout School
3 rue de l’Est 75020 Paris
Starting at 2pm
Come and audition to join the professional training of the Juste Debout School for the beginning of the school year in October 2022.