Make Music Edmonton
From a national day…
The Fête de la Musique was launched in 1982 at the initiative of Jack Lang, French Minister of Culture at the time. Since then, the event takes place on June 21, the longest day of the year. This free and popular event promotes live music, both amateur and professional, of all styles and genres. The Fête de la Musique is as often as possible an outdoor event taking place in streets, squares, public parks, playgrounds… It often moves into spaces that are not traditionally concert venues: museums, hospitals, public buildings…. Spontaneity, availability, curiosity are the key words of this singular day.
…to the biggest musical event worldwide!
The event began its expansion in 1985, with the European year of music. Less than 15 years later, the Fête de la Musique is taking place on five continents. In 2017, more than 700 cities in over 120 countries have hosted the Fête de la Musique (not including France). The local flavour of each city and its networks makes each Fête de la Musique unique.
The Fête de la Musique has became the first global live music event, known in the Alberta’s capital as the « Make Music Edmonton » event!