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Fête de la Musique Set for June 21

La Fête de la Musique originated in France in the 1980s and has since expanded to 500 cities in over 100 countries. The slogan Faites de la musique (make music) is  a homophone of Fête de la Musique.

The festival celebrates music of all genres as well as musicians at all levels of ability.

Portland’s fête will be Friday, June 21 – the first day of summer- at Castaway and Versailles Gardens in Northwest Portland.

The family-friendly festival is free to the public; a $2 donation per person will be suggested and festival-goers will also have the opportunity to enter into a raffle for $400 in prizes. A tempting menu of sweet and savory crepes will be offered by C’est Si Bon (a popular Farmer’s Market caterer) and a wine and beer concession will be operated by the Alliance.

Performers range all the way from a young violin soloist, age 7, who has performed with the Oregon Symphony, to the four-piece Dusu Mali Band, to Cajun/Country and Gypsy Jazz bands. Performers will also include perennial favorites from Gilkey Middle School (FAIS), Ian Clemmons (of Mistral) and Eric John Kaiser.

Click here for the schedule of performers and here for quick bios on all the bands. Questions about the bands? Email pascalinel@afportland.org. This event is co-sponsored by the Alliance Française, Versailles Gardens and Castaway.

Friday, June 21, 2013 6:00 PM
Friday, June 21, 2013 8:30 PM
$2 suggested donation
Castaway/Versailles Gardens
1920 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, OR, United States, 97209

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