Celebrating Summer Solstice by bringing live music to one of Edmonton’s favorite neighborhoods the 4th edition of Make Music Edmonton took place on June 21st along 124th Street, from 5 pm to 9 pm. This free event, presented by the Alliance française of Edmonton, promotes live music, both amateur and professional, of all styles and genres for the community to enjoy and also follows the French tradition “Fête de la musique”,
About the Alliance française of Edmonton: The Alliance Française is a worldwide network to learn or practice French as a Foreign Language, to promote the French culture and to fostering friendly relations between franchophones and francophiles of all racial, national and ethnic origins. It counts 816 chapters in 133 countries. The French Alliance of Edmonton was founded in 1947 by Paulette Crévolin.
This year’s Make Music Edmonton event featured more than 10 venues hosting over 45 free outdoor performances, The official kick-off, hosted by Stacey Brotzel, took place at 5:30 pm on the Main Stage located at Bernard Callebaut. This year’s event also included special guests Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health and Glenora MLA, David Shepherd, Oliver MLA, and Scott McKeen, Ward 6 City Councillor,
For the first time, Make Music Edmonton also showcased Aboriginal musicians and performances to celebrate National Aboriginal Day festivities.
The street came alive with guests enjoying food trucks, activities for all ages, street performances, giveaways, dancing in the streets, and more! For more information about the annual event please visit www.makemusic-edmonton.ca.
Here are some photos from this year’s event, taken by Edmonton’s FO Photography: