OUR NEXT EVENT IS ON SUNDAY
JUNE 18, 2017 (ALSO
Palo Alto World Music Day
is a music festival that takes place
every year on Father's Day. It
will be celebrated for the 9th time in Palo Alto on
3:00 pm to 7:30 pm, on University Avenue (CLOSED to
The event is
presented this year by our major sponsor, the
Stanford Federal Credit Union
All performances are FREE and open to the public. 50
professional and amateur musical groups will
performed a variety of genres on street corners and
classical, pop, rock, klezmer, Greek, Balkan, Indian, World Music,
choral, dance, etc. This is a fun and unique family event not
to be missed!
The Fête de la Musique, also known as
World Music Day, is a world wide music festival that takes place around
the summer solstice. On that day, sidewalks, parks, community gardens, stores and more become impromptu musical stages for both amateur and professional musicians to showcase their talents. All concerts and performances are free and open to the public.
The Fête de la Musique began in France in 1982 and has since spread
to more than 700 cities in 120 countries.
In the U.S. the event is often known as Make Music Day
and is now celebrated in more than 35 cities. See here the
New York City has
been celebrating it with a huge (1,000 concerts)
Make Music New York
festival since 2007.
also has a very large event.
In California, Make Music Day is celebrated in
Fullerton and other cities.
Videos of the 2016 event can be
seen on YouTube
Palo Alto World Music Day is a community building event organized by the
Palo Alto Recreation Foundation