Palo Alto World Music Day is a music festival that takes place every year on Father's Day.  It will be celebrated for the 9th time in Palo Alto on Sunday June 18, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm, on University Avenue (CLOSED to traffic).  

The event is presented this year by our major sponsor, the Stanford Federal Credit Union link 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 more than 700 cities in 120 countries.

In the U.S. the event is often known as Make Music Day and is now celebrated in more than 35 cities.  See here the list

New York City has been celebrating it with a huge (1,000 concerts) Make Music New York festival since 2007.  Chicago  also has a very large event.

In California, Make Music Day is celebrated in Los Angeles, San Diego, Pasadena, Fullerton and other cities.



Video of the 2016 event

Other videos of the 2016 event on YouTube




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

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