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.
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!