Every year on June 21, streets, town squares, and riversides across the country in France are filled with an outpouring of rhythm and sound in the annual Fête de la Musique. Inspired by this much-anticipated tradition, the Alliance Française and Malmaison will play host to DC audiences for their own journey across musical worlds.
This year’s celebration will take place right along the Potomac, with a grande fête that will transform Malmaison and the surrounding area into a haven where musicians, music enthusiasts, artists, food lovers, families, neighbors and strangers alike collide for an all-day musical experience.
Local and visiting performers will perform and animate this DC edition of a phenomenon that began in France and has now spread to hundreds of countries around the world.
Admission is free until midnight and a portion of food, beverage and additional proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
Participating artists (current as of May 30)
Location : Malmaison // 3401 Water St, NW
Pricing : Noon-Midnight: Free. After midnight: $5-$10.