With the exciting news that the Maison des Artistes is due to open next weekend (Saturday 6th June), we thought we’d have a look at what music events are happening in and around Chamonix this summer.
Opening 6th June – La Maison des Artistes
This exciting new project aims to combine a jazz club with a recording studio, where musicians of all backgrounds can meet up to jam together, hold masterclasses, organise workshops and put on concerts. As well as a studio La Maison des Artistes will also be a live music venue with a bar, a terrace and hopefully a great line-up of concerts all year round! With the summer lift system opening the following week, there’ll be plenty to do during the day and then you can relax in the evening and enjoy the music.
Chamonix in summer
The national music festival that keeps the whole of France dancing all night long! La Fete de la Musique is a celebration of all types of music – Chamonix embraces the vibe by having free concerts in the streets and squares, in the bars and restaurants, pretty much anywhere and everywhere… The night culminates in a big street party crammed into the tiny old district of Rue des Moulins, which goes on until the sun comes up the next morning. You can clear your head the next day with a bracing hike in the mountains, or maybe just take it easy and chill out at one of the many spas in the area.
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1-5th July – Musiques en Stock
This free outdoor concert in the nearby town of Cluses offers the chance to see some well-known bands without having to queue for tickets or pay a penny. This year’s line-up includes Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Suzanne Vega. The small town takes on a buzzing festival vibe with food stalls and beer tents lining the square where the big stage is set up. If you don’t have your own transport then contact us to book your own 8 seater “tour bus” for just 35€ per person.
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3rd-18th July – Montreux Jazz Festival
The world famous Montreux Jazz Festival takes place every year on the banks of Lake Geneva, just an hour or so from Chamonix. Established in 1967 the festival has welcomed all the greats from Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald to Prince and Deep Purple. No longer purely a jazz festival, the line-up encompasses all types of music and this year features Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz and many more. Tickets for the big names sell out quick, so visit the Montreux Jazz website now to book yours! Accommodation in Montreux can be scarce and expensive, so stay in Chamonix and let us sort out comfortable transport to the festival venue and back.
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25th July-2nd August – Cosmojazz
This time Chamonix is right at the heart of the festival! The Cosmojazz is a week-long soirée of live concerts, jam sessions and parties in amazing venues that take you out of your theatre seats and into the mountains… African beats beside a glacier, Latin rhythms amongst the peaks of Mont Blanc and jazz quartets in Alpine meadows. All the bars and music venues of Chamonix will also be hosting a massive variety of concerts, so you’ll be spoiled for choice. Best of all is that most of them are free, so you can wander round and enjoy a bit of everything. All summer activities are in full swing at this time of year and it really is a fantastic time to come and see Chamonix at it’s best, so what are you waiting for?
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