If you’re talking about summer then you’ve got to talk about Summerfest. Co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, BureauExport, and France Rocks, this French music festival returns to New York for the summer. Some 30 French and Francophone musicians will take the stage in more than twenty different venues, from SummerStage in Central Park to Poisson Rouge in the West Village.
This year, there’s notably Ala.Ni on June 19 and 21, who will be performing with Wax Tailor, Her, and Ayo at Central Park for la Fête de la Musique on June 23. Performing in their usual electro wheelhouse—but with an added touch of swing—the Frenchies of Caravan Palace will have you up and on your feet on July 6 and 7, feeling like you’re attending a modern-day Gatsby party.
The festival began on June 2 and finishes July 13.
Complete Schedule of Upcoming Shows:
June 18: Glockabelle, Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes, Brooklyn
June 19: Ala.ni @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
June 21: Fête de la Musique @ Central Park SummerStage, featuring Wax Tailor, Her, Ayo, Ala.ni (free)
June 21: Fakear @ Baby’s All Right
June 24: Dimitri From Paris @ Pier 26, Hudson River Park
June 29: Chocolate Genius (Ray Rizzo, Simon Hanes, Oren Bloedow, Thomas Bartlett, Mark Anthony Thompson) @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (free)
July 1: The Bridge: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks with Catherine Russell, Avalon Jazz Band, Stephane Wrembel and Aurora Nealand @ Central Park SummerStage, presented with additional support from the French Mission du Centenaire of WWI and New York Hot Jazz Festival (free)
July 5: Tony Allen @ Le Poisson Rouge
July 6: Caravan Palace @ Warsaw, Brooklyn
July 7: Caravan Palace @ Irving Plaza
July 13: Blick Bassy @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (free)