Your Make Music Day agenda in San Francisco

You can be both a soccer and a music fan. The good thing is that most soccer games are early during the day while Make Music Day celebrations are late afternoon or evening. 


Make Music Day is a great tradition that French people love to celebrate. It is not as popular here but still... Here are some great ideas to celebrate music in San Francisco for Make Music Day.


On June 21, 1982, the first edition of the "Fête de la Musique" took place in Paris, initiated by the French minister Jack Lang (in charge of Culture) and Maurice Fleuret. They based their project on the fact that 5 million people played a music instrument in France at that time. To help talents thrive, la "Fête de la musique" (if you spell it "Faites de la musique", it means " Make music"!) was launched.


The French event rapidly met a huge success and became a landmark in the yearly cultural calendar. It was even widespread all over the world, and June 21 is now well known as the World Music Day.


The purpose of the event: celebrate music and actually all the musics. Free concerts with professional and non professional musicians and singers are organized mixing all the styles, languages, styles and talents.


June 21st does not trigger the same enthusiasm than in France. Actually we celebrate music all year long in San Francisco. And the other thing is that our sometimes painful summer weather does not always sustain outdoor events evening projects.


Nevertheless... here are some celebrations you should like.




 - MAKE MUSIC DAY 2018 -







The Alliance Française de San Francisco has been part of the festivties for, at least, the last 7 years. Book your calendar for June 21, 6pm to 11pm. Count Rue 66 in to participate to the celebrities.


    La Fête de la Musique à l'Alliance Française de SF

Tuesday, June 21, 2018

6pm - 11pm

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Amelie Wine Bar... Our favorite spot on Polk is also a main actor of the event in San Francisco. On June 21, starting at 6pm, music will invade the bar. 

Music Day @ Amelie Wine Bar.



You should not miss 3 other events organized on other dates but definitely embracing the spirit of National Music Day. 



Summer Solstice Concert and Grand Lighting

Celebrating the music comes with light and flowers. The Conservatory of Flowers is an expert. Brand new illuminations starting at 9:15pm preceeded by a free concert.

> Summer solstice au Conservatory of Flowers




On Sunday, June 24, 2018, free concert by Ziggy Marley at the renowned Stern Grove Festival. Free event in a stunning natural environment. If you never tried, this is the right time to start.

Free concert at the Stern Grove Festival



@ the Golden Gate Park Band

June 24, you could go and spend some time at the Golden Gate Park (at the music concourse between the de Young and the Academy of sciences). Free outdoor concert. #sfstyle #sfspirit

Sunday free concerts at the Golden Gate Park



Let the music be!




And if you feel like crossing the bridge or stay East Bay (it all depends on your starting point...), we could meet at Maison Bleue in Berkeley for the Make Music Day Event co-organized by the Alliance Française of Berkeley.

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