Outdoor Music / 4 Parks / Block Party / FREE

JUNE 17, 2017     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 5th 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.

This year, in addition to music in 4 South End parks, we are having a Block Party on Warren Avenue (between Clarendon and Berkeley) to celebrate the retirement of Community Music Center of Boston’s Executive Director, David Lapin. The Block Party will have live music from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, food and activities for all ages!



Warren Avenue Activities

Schedule of Events

Directions and Parking



Highlights from La Nuit de la Musique 2013

Photo Gallery


Warren Avenue Breakdown (Frieda Garcia Park)

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (Union Park)

All Hands Drumming (Childe Hassam Park)

Bertrand Laurence (Mills Gallery at the BCA)

Wayne Potash (Ringgold Park)

The Party Band (Warren Avenue)

Savin Hillbillies (Warren Avenue)

Kali Stoddard-Imari (Warren Avenue)

Community Music Center of Boston Ensembles (Warren Avenue)

Saturday, June 17, 2017 3:00-6:00 pm

Live music at Ringgold Park, Childe Hassam Park, Union Park and Frieda Garcia Park.

Block Party on Warren Avenue with 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!

Above & Beyond Catering
Ben & Jerry's - Newbury Street
Blackbird Doughnuts/
Cerulli Associates
South End Business Alliance (SEBA)
South End Eye
Whole Foods Market