Make Music Day returns on Tuesday June 21, 2022. That day, amateur musicians, and professionals, pay tribute to live music and take over the streets to perform free concerts (rock, hip-hop, jazz, classic, electro...), without forgetting more original, crazier or funkier music events.
For the record, Make Music Day was created in 1982 by the Ministry of Culture. That year, the Ministry of Culture's study and research unit carries out a huge investigation on French's cultural practices. They discover five million people, namely one in two, play a music instrument. From this moment on, Jack Lang, Christian Dupavillon, architect-scenographer, member of his Office, and Maurice Fleuret create a huge popular manifestation aiming all musicians to express themselves and play. The very first Make Music Day is launched on June 21, 1982, the day marking the summer solstice.
And this is a huge success since plenty of musicians perform everywhere: streets, parks, bandstands, playgrounds, gardens, railway stations, squares...
It is in 1985 that Make Music Day expands for the European Music Year. In 2017, over 120 countries across the world participated in Make Music Day - also known as World Music Day!
Since then, Make Music Day grew up and turns 40 in 2022. This next June 21, for the 2022 edition of Make Music Day, if you do not want to do like everyone else, if you want to think outside the box, if you want to go for an original and extraordinary outing, here are some great ideas for uncommon free shows you do not want to miss in Paris and Île-de-France:
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Dates and Opening Time
On 21 June 2022