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    Fête de la Musique / Make Music Harvard Square V:4

    Harvard Square hosts the fourth edition of Fête de la Musique / Make Music Harvard Square on Saturday June 18th, a free, outdoor, live music festival featuring more than 70 local bands. Close to 10,000 people attend our musical kick off to summer and all things French!

    Starting at 2pm, musicians take over the streets of Harvard Square, in over 13 different designated performance areas, to celebrate the upcoming Summer Solstice with music! Fête de la Musique / Make Music Harvard Square engages everyone from confirmed music-lovers to folks just out for a stroll. 

    We are pleased to present an eclectic mix of bands ranging from rock to pop to hip hop and soulful jazz. The event kicks off with Francophile band Black Sea Salsa/La Salsa de la Mer Noir, sponsored by the Boston French Consulate and continues on with 70 bands all day and into the evening hours. This years event features local up and coming artists, Pride of the Atlantic and Juice along with the musical stylings of the 8 person Sultans of Swing and the old school sound of Old Jack.  Adding an additional international twist to the event Kev Gray makes an appearance (or two!) direct from Japan in partnership with Japan Music Week.  Musicians for this event are being featured in other venues all across Boston on Saturday , including Sarah Wallis who will be playing at Tommy Doyles an hour after her on street acoustical set!

    Fête de la Musique / Make Music Harvard Square is inspired by the “Fête de la Musique” a street-music festival which started 28 years ago in Paris. The “Fête de la Musique” is now celebrated, under many names, in more than 300 cities in 108 countries, from London to Beijing to Buenos Aires, all on the same day. Harvard Square is happy to be part of this worldwide celebration! 

    We are designing the map and schedule for our booklet, please view these versions in the mean time:
  • Printable Schedule and Map


    Fête de la Musique / Make Music Harvard Square is sponsored by the Harvard Square Business Association.
    For more information about this event and all Harvard Square events please visit