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Call for Musicians: Fete de la Musique – World Music Day

General   •   May 8, 2024

The Georgetown BID is partnering with the Embassy of France-Villa Albertine to host Fête De La Musique – World Music Day on Friday, June 21 from 5 pm – 8 pm, the first-ever edition in Georgetown. Each year, over 1,000 cities around the world throw citywide music celebrations around the summer solstice. It all started 42 years ago in France, when the Ministry of Culture imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, storefronts, and mountaintops. And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music and host performances.

We are calling for singers, church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, MCs, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age or skill level, to apply to perform at locations throughout Georgetown or at one of three stages at La Maison Française. Apply below by Friday, May 10!

If you’re in the market for live music in the meantime, stop by the lawn at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave NW) on Thursday, May 2 to hear Meander Bigband, a renowned high school band from The Netherlands. They’re performing from 5 pm – 6:45 pm as the last stop on their US tour.

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