Summer House opening: US pop culture in Paris

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Published by Caroline J. · Photos by Caroline J. · Published on 16 June 2017 at 17h54
On June 1, 2017, Modules (La plage du 6B) Doppler (Friche Richard Lenoir, NBS Sundays, La Marbrerie), Bonomy (Little Red Door, Lulu White, Bonhomie) join forces at the Mona Bismarck American Center to offer you… Summer House. Nestled in the capital’s 16th arrondissement, Summer House is the brand-new pop-up venue dedicated to US pop culture in Paris. Throughout the summer, Parisians and tourists will feel the rhythm of a precise music programming, artistic performances whilst eating delicious treats and sipping delightful cocktails.

This summer, new pop-up venues are multiplying. Brace yourself because on June 1, 2017 Summer House is coming after the opening of Ground Control, Papa Cabane or La Démesure sur Seine.

This genuine summer house is open to all and is described as the “new hybrid venue dedicated to US pop culture”.

Summer House is to be discovered within the Mona Bismarck American Center, housed in a splendid 19th century private mansion in the capital’s 16th arrondissement.

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All summer long, Parisians and tourists can meet altogether in this unique place featuring a 400-square-meter garden.

In terms of music, Summer House offers about fifty electro-acoustic and electronic lives, sound performances and DJ sets.

From June to September 2017, based on a programming moving from traditional African-American music (jazz, blues, funk) and current music (hip-hop, nu soul, r’n’b) to alternative rock music via electro, new wave or folk music, Summer House will welcome the most emblematic actors of American music.

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The music programming revolves around several themes:

  • Feel Good. Series
    A series of Open air concerts in the garden, followed by DJ sets like in a mini-club (lounge) featuring groove music.

  • Live@MBAC (from June 1)
    From Ryley Walker’s sweet folk to Melissa Laveaux’s energic and Haitian-like pop music, Live@MBAC is a series of concerts celebrating a typical American cultural melting pot.

  • Rock Around The Clock
    This is THE rock and pop event at Summer House. On the menu: Californian garage rock, colorful pop music, indie-rock, new wave / no wave moving from open air concerts to DJ set by American and local artists.

  • The Real Deal Blues & BBQ
    On Sundays, this is the Food & Music moment. Come and discover the best of American folk, blues and soul artists in the garden whilst enjoying the food offer featuring brunch and Texan BBQ.

  • Summer House & friends
    Summer House opens its doors to Parisian groups specialized in some American music styles (house, hip hop, r’n’b, pop music) so that they will play all summer long. So far, Le Djoon, Sundae and Free your Funk has been already announced.

  • Night Jazz Paris Hosted by Stephen Mc Craven
    A true story about transatlantic sharing about jazz music.

Summer House also gives pride of place to moviescreenings in the open air, photography and contemporary art exhibitions as well as living art performances.

And as if it was not enough, two Sundays a month, at nightfall, Summer House offer Christine 21’s legendary cinema for Opening Nights, open air screenings of American 35mm movies.

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In terms of food and drinks, Summer House and Bonomy’s team (Little Red Door, Lulu white and Bonhomie) join forces to take order at Summer House’s speakeasy. On the menu? Legendary American cocktails from the Prohibition (Manhattan, Mint Julep, Sazerac…) as well as original cocktails such as Kokomo (Rhum, pineapple, Pineau des Charentes, citrus fruits and ginger), the Georgia On My Mind (bourbon, peach, mint and honey) or the Another Boulvardier (bourbon, Campari, Dry Vermouth and Eucalyptus). Delightful cocktails changing on a weekly basis.

Beer lovers will enjoy the Parisian, natural craft beers by Demory Paris.

To go along these drinks, Summer House selected the best of the American food scene: Texan BBQ specialist: The Beast. Several chefs will also come over to show their own vision of US food and French food’s mix.

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Practical information:
Summer House
Open from June 1 to late September 2017
Summer House Opening Week June 1-4
Mona Bismarck American Center
Official Facebook Page

Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please consume in moderation.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 1 June 2017 to 30 September 2017



    34 Avenue de New York
    75116 Paris 16

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