Palo Alto World Music Day is a music festival that takes places every year on Father's Day.  It will be celebrated for the eighth time in Palo Alto on Sunday June 19, 2016 from 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 plazas: jazz, blues, classical, pop, rock, klezmer, Greek, Balkan, Indian, World Music, choral, dance, etc.  This is a fun and unique family event not to be missed!  PARTICIPATE

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.  Chicago, Los Angeles, and Vancouver also have large events.  Near us, World Music Day has also been celebrated in Sacramento, Pasadena, Oakland and Woodside.

Video of Palo Alto World Music Day 2014



Palo Alto Weekly's Video of the 2014 Event          More videos and pictures in the Gallery Page



Palo Alto World Music Day is a community building event organized by the Palo Alto Recreation Foundation

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