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Francerocks Summerfest Brings the Sounds of France to NYC


New York City music lovers get to experience a wonderful array of French music this summer when a new music festival -- Francerocks Summerfest -- launches June 3 to July 23, 2016.  

The seven-week series will showcase the expansive wealth of diverse musical talent coming out of Paris and France at large, with over 30 artists spanning genres from indie pop, rock and electronica to jazz, swing and world music.

They will be either performing for free or in ticketed shows at over 25 venues ranging from Central Park Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn to the most intimate performance spaces throughout New York City.  

Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export (a global network of specialists that assist French artists and label for over 20 years. www.french-music.orgwith the support from the Institut Français and la Ville de Paris (City of Paris), Francerocks Summerfest will bring together a mix of acclaimed established artists -- such as Avashai Cohen -- with emerging bands such as Her, Beau and Club Cheval.  

Standout shows include:

  • The blues-hip hop quartet Scarecrow at Drom on June 17
  • An excellent Fete de la Musique lineup featuring Yael Naim
  • The infectious grooves of General Elektriks
  • The French touch of La Femme and not-to-be-missed French legend Charlelie Couture at Central Park SummerStage on June 21
  • Soulful r&b/jazz/pop singer-songwriter Ayo at Lincoln Center Atrium on June 23
  • Lisa Simone, daughter of Nina Simone, performing at Herbert Von King Park as part of SummerStage on June 28
  • The stunning young jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée at Joe’s Pub on July 6

The festival was created as part of Tandem Paris-New York 2016, a large-scale transatlantic cultural exchange between Paris and New York.

From June through October 2016, cultural institutions in New York and Paris will present an extraordinary selection of events in a variety of cultural disciplines including music, dance, cinema, literature, theatre, the visual arts, language, gastronomy, and digital innovation from the partner city. 

Tandem Paris - New York 2016 is organized by the City of Paris and the French Institute, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the Embassy of the United States of America in France, with the support of the City of New York.

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Francerocks Summerfest
June 3 - July 23, 2016

Various Locations
New York City

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