June 15, 2012
The Sofitel To Host The Traditional French “Fete De La Musique” To Ring In Summer 2012, June 21: Pop-Up Crepe Cafe, Accordion Players, Stilt Walkers, Edith Piaf Music And More
Every year on the summer solstice, June 21, Parisians celebrate with an all-night party called Fête de la Musique.
It’s an excessive evening full of frivolity and decadence, consisting of lots of eating, drinking, dancing, fortune tellers and, as the title suggests, music, performed by a variety of both professional and amateur musicians.
The Sofitel is hosting its own Fête de la Musique street fair right here in Philadelphia from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.
This evening of joie de vivre will feature French carnival-like festivities like stilt walkers, accordion players, roaming guitarists, mimes and a strong man. From a cuisine perspective, enjoy made-to-order crêpes in the hotel lobby’s pop-up crêpe café, as well as other delectable French foods and pastries.
No French-themed event would be complete without the unmistakable voice of France’s most famous chanteuse, Edith Piaf, ringing from the speakers. Our own Philly Musette and The Bearded Ladies Cabaret will appear live to fulfill the musical line-up.
This Francophile-filled night is sure to be trés magnifique.
Fête de la Musique 2012
When: Thursday, June 21, 4–7 p.m.
Where: Sofitel Hotel, 120 S. 17th Street
More info: www.red-balloon.net