Palo Alto World Music Day is a music festival that takes places
every year on Father's Day. It
will be celebrated for the sixth time in Palo Alto on
3:00 pm to 7:30 pm, on University Avenue (CLOSED to
traffic) and King Plaza (City Hall). All performances are FREE and open to the public. 50
professional and amateur musical groups will
performed a variety of genres on street corners and
classical, pop, rock, klezmer, Greek, Balkan, Indian, World Music,
choral, dance, etc. This is a fun and unique family event not
to be missed!
The Fête de la Musique, also known as
World Music Day, is a world wide music festival that takes place around
the summer solstice. On that day, sidewalks, parks, community gardens, stores and more become impromptu musical stages for both amateur and professional musicians to showcase their talents. All concerts and performances are free and open to the public.
The Fête de la Musique began in France in 1982 and has since spread
to Belgium, Britain, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Costa Rica,
Israel, China, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan,
Philippines, Romania, Colombia and other countries. New York City has
been celebrating it with its huge (1,000 concerts)
Make Music New York
festival since 2007.
also have large events. Near us, World Music Day has also been celebrated in
Sacramento, Pasadena, Oakland and Woodside.
Video of the 2013 Event (First Session)
More videos and pictures in the
Palo Alto World Music Day is a community building event organized by the
Palo Alto Recreation Foundation