The Fête de la Musique, which was awarded the 2010 Laguna Beach Arts Alliance's Best New Arts Program, is held in conjunction with World Music Day each June. The Fête originated in France and is celebrated worldwide on, or near, the summer solstice.
The Fête de la Musique begins at 2 p.m. with opening ceremonies at the Main Beach cobblestones. During the afternoon, musicians and singers will perform at several locations throughout downtown . The day will conclude with a sing-along closing ceremony at Laguna's Main Beach at 4:30 pm.
"The Fête has spread to over 110 countries and 250 cities around the world, and we're very excited that Laguna Beach's Fête de la Musique is now included in this circle of live music celebration," said LBSCA President Karyn Philippsen. "We welcome anyone, of any age, to participate. Every genre of live performing music is welcome. Amateur musicians play alongside professionals, and the entire community engages in the experience."
The event is free.
Interested musicians and singers may register with Chairman Chic McDaniel by calling (949) 690-4444 or via e-mail at email@example.com. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachsistercities.org.
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