Fete de la Musiquebegan in 1976 by American musician Joel
then employed by the national French radio station France Musique.
proposed an all-night music celebration at the moment of the
solstice (the longest day of summer). The idea was recognized
by the FrenchMinister of Culture/Jack Lang in 1981 and the firstFete took place in 1982.
Fete de la Musiquebegan in France and has since spread to 110
countries and 250 cities around the world… and now to Laguna
It gives an opportunity to communicate and share a very special
through music. Basically anyone, any age that can
play music is invited to do so, for free, any place they wish, and every
of music is welcome. The MUSIC day allows the expression for
Grandpa to sit on the porch and play his accordion, a returned solider
his harmonica in the park, and a young school girl might practice her
youthful' voice in a courtyard with echoes…
is heartwarming to know that you do not have to be in France on this day
music… you may stroll the village streets of Laguna Beach on the
day of the Fete de la Musique and voices of song & music
all over the world - what a lovely way to participate in
understanding and friendship.