Nightlife is not all parties, it is the live music shows, gigs at cafes or a kickass concert. You get to witness the best of the music events in Paris; from live music to the tours of artists, there is a lot that the city has in store for you. For a different choice of music, there are distinct events in Paris. For classical music lovers, they have classical music shows and concerts, while for the groovers they have concerts in Paris to dance your heart out.
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Paris has a vibrant and thriving music scene with some great music venues and concert spaces and boasts of a number of performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry. Paris isn’t just about live music and concerts but also a music museum Paris has a Museum of Music with that holds a collection of over 7,000 musical instruments and art objects, including legendary instruments such as a piano belonging to Chopin and a guitar belonging to Brassens. Paris also gives you some magnificent music venues and concert halls. L’alimentation Generale (ALG) is a club, concert hall, and bar, all in one. Similar to the concept of ALG, the music there is diverse and not of any particular genre. If you are looking for live music, Paris gives you ALG with music from all families from electro-rock, funk, soul to hip hop and disco. L’international hosts concerts and regular club evenings. Explore vast musical territories ranging from garage to French rap, from coldwave to french boogie, from ebm to indie pop and more. Le Pop In is a rock bar offering a variety of beers, an in-house cellar and live music mostly featuring Britpop and guitar riffs. It is a springboard for upcoming talent in search of recognition.
If you are scouting for that perfect music hall, Paris gives you Zenith, La Cigale and Olympia. The Zenith Paris - La Villette with a capacity of close to 6300 people hosts nearly 170 events each year. Some big names that have performed here include Spice Girls, Pearl Jam, Britney Spears, Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and The among others. La Cigale is another concert venue in Paris that can accommodate close to 1400 people if standing and 950 people if seated. They host the Inrockuptibles Festival and Factory Festival every year. It began as a cafe-concert venue and eventually showcased comedy, dance and fashion events as well. Some great artists that have graced the stage at La Cigale include Barbara Hendricks, Michel Jonasz, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Led Zeppelin. Olympia, yet another concert venue in Paris that has played host to top artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Led Zeppelin among many others.
Pitchfork Festival Paris is the quintessential music event of fall that takes place every year at the Grand Halle de la Villette. A 3-day treat for music lovers, the line-up includes the best international music from the indie scene. Lollapalooza is a music festival in Paris, a mythical American festival is the most eclectic and sparkling musical event with 4 stages and a line-up of both well established and upcoming talent of the music world. Rock en Seine is a jam-packed 3-day music festival in Paris showcasing over 65 bands across 5 stages. Among the biggest and most important music events in France, Rock en Seine invites the most exciting pop and rock bands, from big stars to new talents. Past performers who have graced the Rock en Siene stage include Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Blink 182, The Prodigy, REM, Radiohead, Muse, The Chemical Brothers and more. Fete de la Musique, for the last 35 years in France, 21st June is not just the longest day of the year but also the day of the fête de la musique. During this "festival of music", music takes over the city's streets, with live bands, singers, amateur musicians, drummers and DJs inviting the crowd to enjoy themselves. Paris Jazz Festival, for over 25 years now, faithful to thematic programming, gives you 4 memorable jazz weekends. Paris Flying Festival is 4 extraordinary days with 4 big musical and dance evenings and more than 60 class hours to learn with talented teachers and chose among different dance forms like boogie, blues, lindy-hop, rock swing, charleston, jazz roots, balboa, collegiate shag, Carolina Shag and more.
Whether you are looking for a concert or a relaxed evening at a local bar for live music bar in Paris, the city is sure to brighten up your evening with some amazing music.
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