A 6.5 km musical boulevard between Lyon and Villeurbanne
Lyon and Villeurbanne have joined forces to create the “biggest musical street in France”. This will leave from Porte de Cusset, in Villeurbanne, to Place du Maréchal Lyautey, in Lyon, via Cours Emile Zola and Cours Vitton, closed to traffic for the occasion. Fifteen different stages will be open to fans to brighten up the 6.5 km course. A thousand tables and benches will be placed all along, to allow all audiences to enjoy it, from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The Town Hall and the Place des Terreaux taken over by 180 musicians
The town hall bell ringer will open with its crystalline melodies an evening show performed by 180 artists, singers, dancers and instrumentalists. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with the show of the Conservatoire de Lyon, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. On the program: an orchestra of drums, songs by Prévert and Benjamin Biolay, film music, tango, composers who celebrated the summer… A Lindy Hop ball, animated by the Big Band of the Conservatory, will make the place dance Terreaux until 10:30 p.m.
The National Orchestra of Lyon in the open air in front of the Auditorium
The season of the National Orchestra of Lyon, which ended last Saturday, is playing extra time on the forecourt of its house, the Auditorium (Lyon 3). At 9 p.m., the musicians will offer a musical journey around the world, passing through the Norway of Grieg, the Spain of Ravel and Bizet, the Ukraine of Glinka, the Cuba of Gershwin, to the South Carolina of Florence Price. An excellent opportunity to learn classical music, free of charge and in the open air.
At Musikenfaite, Fidar dances to African rhythms
The Fidar (International Street Arts Festival) will bring together the best percussionists to get festival-goers dancing. In the square of the Legion of Honor (Lyon 6), Musikenfaite will be launched at 6 p.m. with Super Trad Percussion, a group of Guinean origin, followed by Bat’Afrika, where fifteen musicians will mix African and Latin rhythms. At 9 p.m., the singer and modern griot Sako Wana will give a Mandinka blues concert. Kalle Zumbao and the Dust Ball will close the evening by transporting the public to the roads of Africa.
Make Music Festival, to encourage the Lyon talents of tomorrow
For a more intimate atmosphere and to discover local groups, go to Square du Béguin (Lyon 7) for the fourth edition of the Make Music Festival. The event allows members of the Plug’n Play Music School to perform on stage, in a rock theme where different musicians will take up the great mythical themes of cinema. From 5 p.m., snack bar and snacks on site.