39 years ago in France, a new holiday was born. A day where music would be free and abundant, celebrated by all with unrestrained joy and equal enthusiasm. June 21st, otherwise the longest day of the year, would share its momentousness and significance with Fete de la Musique - a day when regular life would play second fiddle to music. Today, almost four decades later, Fete de la Musique’s power is felt and experienced in more than 1000 cities around the world where masses gather over their shared love for music. It remains, as always, something to cherish, to hold on to, and to celebrate. Recognized by France as World Music Day, Fete de la Musique’s power is felt and experienced in more than 1000 cities around the world where masses gather over their shared love for music. In France, this completely decentralized holiday brings people out of their houses and into the streets, singing, dancing and performing to rejoice in the connective power of music. This is in addition to large-scale public concerts, recitals, open mics and jam sessions. In other words –– all things music in the air. In India, the Embassy of France in India, Institut Français in India and Alliance Française network have brought the joys of Fete De La Musique for Indian audiences through unique programming every year. In 2021, their collaboration with boxout.fm during the Covid-19 Pandemic brought people together online through a variety of livestreamed audio content, including interactive sessions, interviews, curated playlists, radio takeovers and more––demonstrating the power of music to bring people together in spite of the challenging circumstances. Now, with in-person events back in swing, Fete De La Musique 2022 is both an offline AND online celebration of music with events across the country, bringing together musicians from all walks of life! Find a celebration near you on our Events page, and explore the 2021 archive while you’re at it!