Music in the park

In Paris, concert halls are not the only places where you can enjoy listening to music; there is music in the park too.

Music lovers, rejoice: in Paris, concert halls are not the only places where you can enjoy listening to music; there is music in the park too!

From May to October, the event ‘Musique côté jardins’ invites the public to listen to music at seven different festivals, some of which are held in the open air. Whether your kind of music is rock, jazz, classic or electro ... all the musical genres are there.

The capital still has thirty-three bandstands. Popular in the 19th century, they played an important role in the musical education of Parisians, and then gradually fell into disuse. 


Parc Floral de Vincennes © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Today, these singular buildings come to life again during the summer, and continue their original vocation, thanks to two events: Kiosques en fête and Kiosquorama.

From April to December, Kiosques en fête organizes free concerts with amateur and professional musicians, shows, workshops... The Kiosquoramamusic festival is eco-citizen, free and itinerant as each concert is held at a different Parisian bandstand. Numerous dates combine music, arts and local action for sustainable development.

In June and July, the Paris Jazz festival takes place in the Parc Floral. The line-up includes artists and big names from the Paris, French and international jazz scene.

In early September, the 19th arrondissement gets in the groove for the big end of summer event, Jazz à la Villette. The festival explores all facets of jazz at this big park. Numerous concerts take place, some of which are in the open air

There is a festival for classical fans too. Every year, throughout the month of August and until mid-September, the Parc Floral hosts the event Classique au vert. On the programme, two weeks of concerts and events exploring classical music in all its forms.

And there is a festival for children too! Les Pestacles is the summer event for families. On the programme: concerts, street entertainment, dance, circus ... Don’t miss out, go along to the Parc Floral from June to September!

Festive events at Paris bandstands

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 13 April 2019 to 31 December 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Five months of free music, outdoors

Paris Jazz festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 06 July 2019 to 28 July 2019
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

Paris Jazz Festival artfully blends jazz melodies and the harmony of nature

Kiosquorama

Festival
September 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The festival eco-citizen returns in 2019 for a 11th edition.

Festival Fnac Live

Festival | Modern music
June 2020
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville - Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

3 days of concerts featuring thirty or so artists, with a range of musical repertoires.

Festival Classique au vert

Festival | Classical music
from 10 August 2019 to 01 September 2019
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

This festival was founded by the Mairie de Paris with the aim of combining the pleasures of classical music and the delights of na...

Jazz à La Villette

Festival | Jazz music
from 29 August 2019 to 10 September 2019
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

A line-up featuring the most innovative artists in all styles of jazz