The Best Stages for “The Fete de la Musique” on June 21st in Lyon

Published: 2019/06/13

Lyon’s Fête de la Musique 2019 by arrondissement

No matter where you live in Lyon, for one night only, on June 21st, there will be a concert in your arrondissement thanks to la Fête de la Musique.

This year’s Fête de la Musique takes place on June 21st. Photo taken from the event’s website.

Music to Fill the Streets of Lyon

In Lyon, there’s always something musical going on, and the Fête de la Musique celebrates the diversity of Lyon’s arrondissements and musics for one night a year. The festival offers a massive 40 shows spread across 15 stages on the afternoon and evening on June 21st.

Lyon has many music venues, but these aren’t used for the Fête de la Musique – it celebrates everyday places, and the music that runs through Lyon’s core.

Each Arrondissement of Lyon offers different music

From rock to electro to choirs, each arrondissement offers different genres. Here are some of our top recommendations:

  • Lyon 1 –
    Dub Master Clash at Jardin des Chartreux from 4pm until midnight
    Join many professionals from the dub music industry for a night of music.
  • Lyon 2 –
    • En rythme et en Choeurs at Place de la Bourse from 6pm until 10pm
      Come move to the rhythm of Brazilian percussion music with the group Brazucada, then share a convivial moment with the choirs Méli-Mélo, Chorale Viva la Vida, and Crewks.
    • Orchestre Symphonique de Lyon at Grand Hôtel-Dieu from 8:30pmConductor Jean-Pierre Prajoux will lead 75 musicians in their rendition of pieces including Tchaïkovski’s Swan Lake, and a medley from John Williams’ films such as Star Wars and Harry Potter.
  • Lyon 3 –
    • Dopp Fiction & friends at Sainte-Marie Perrin Square from 7pm until midnight
    • Young Lyonnaise label Dopp Fiction will take over Sainte-Marie Perrin Square with a concert combining rap, soul, funk, breakdance and DJ sets.
    • Les Rancy fêtent la Musique! at Place Guichard from 6:30pm until midnight Salle des Rancy will give the stage to young local musicians, including Yannick Owen, who was inspired by folk, country, and blues music.
  • Lyon 4 –
    • Ensembles, les pieds dans l’herbe at Parc de la Cerisaie from 7pm until 8pm. The Suzuki Institute and its young musicians will offer up a repertoire of classical music at the Parc de la Cerisaie, with a violin ensemble, violin-cello ensemble, and a string ensemble.
  • Lyon 5 –
    Le Conservatoire fait la fête at Fourvière’s Théâtre Odéon from 6pm until 7:30pm
    Here you can participate in Afro-Cuban percussion workshops, watch a big band, and listen to a musical story told by children from Albert Camus school.
  • Lyon 7 –
    Boulevard Electro on Avenue Jean Jaurès from 6pm until 1am
    Head over to one of Lyon’s coolest and youngest arrondissements to listen electro music in the heart of Gerland.
  • Lyon 8 –
    Scène Orage Production at the Lumière Institut from 4pm until midnight
    At 4pm there will be plenty of entertainment for little ones – candyfloss, an inflatable castle, and a child-friendly show at 4pm. This will be followed by a series of French music concerts at nighttime.
  • Lyon 9 –
    Fête de la musique à la Duchère on Avenue Sakharov from 6pm until 10pm
    You can expect a jam-packed night in la Duchère: blind quizzes on well-known songs, choirs, orchestras and pop-rock concerts.