Outdoor Music / 7 Locations / Food and Activities / FREE

JUNE 23, 2018     3:00-6:00 pm


“I encourage all of our residents and visitors to come out and enjoy the annual Fête de la Musique in celebration of the summer solstice. Boston’s parks and public spaces are incredible venues for live music and for celebrating the start of summer.” 

Mayor Martin J. Walsh  (2016)


Fête de la Musique began in the summer of 1982 in Paris, France, and has become a world-wide event, celebrated in over 100 countries and 5 continents.

For the 6th year, Fête de la Musique will be celebrated in the South End, with live musicians filling the streets with a wide variety of music for all ages. Area businesses, organizations and neighborhood groups have partnered to deliver a diverse line-up of music to be freely enjoyed by the neighborhood, visitors and passersby.

Live music will be performed at the following locations: Ringgold Park Union Park Childe Hassam Park Hayes Park Frieda Garcia Park Watson Park Boston Center for the Arts plaza



Schedule of Events

Directions and Parking



Highlights from La Nuit de la Musique 2013

Photo Gallery


Warren Avenue Breakdown

Chris Hersch & Moonraiders

Matt Heaton Trio

Riverside brass

Marvin Gaye Tribute Band

Saturday, June 23, 2018 3:00-6:00 pm

Live music at Ringgold Park, Childe Hassam Park, Union Park and Frieda Garcia Park, Hayes Park, Watson Park and on the BCA Plaza.

Music, food and activities!

Ellis South End Ringgold Park

Special thanks to our additional sponsors who are supporting the food and activities of Fête de la Musique!

Anne Barrett and Phillip Robertson
Ben & Jerry's - Newbury Street
Blackbird Doughnuts/
South End Eye