France Rocks Summerfest

Published On May 25, 2016 | By Fiona Bloom | France Rocks, News, The Bloom Effect
Largest ever French Music Festival in the U.S comes to NY




*Largest French Music Festival in the US will Showcase Parisian artists

from Indie Rock and Pop to Electronic Music to Jazz and World Rhythms*


New York, NY-May 17, 2016—New York City music lovers will get to experience a wonderful array of French music this summer when the new French music festival FRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST launches June 3-July 23. The seven-week festival—the largest in the US—will showcase the expansive wealth of diverse musical talent coming out of Paris, with over 30 artists spanning genres from indie pop, rock and electronic to jazz, swing and world music, performing free and ticketed shows at over 25 venues ranging from Central Park Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn to the most intimate performance spaces throughout New York City. The festival was created as part of “Tandem Paris-New York 2016,” a large-scale transatlantic cultural exchange between Paris and New York.

Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export with 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 Rachid Taha, with exciting 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; and the stunning young jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée at Joe’s Pub on July 6.


June 3: Maxence Cyrin @ Le Poisson Rouge (6:30PM)

June 8: Floy Krouchi @ Spectrum

June 11 – 12: Clovis Nicolas @ Smalls Jazz Club

June 12: Radio Elvis (8PM), Sophie Auster (9), Risa Elledge (10), Harris Mac (11) @ Pianos

June 14: Her @ Standard Hotel, East Village (7:30PM, FREE)

June 15: General Elektriks @ Drom (FREE)

June 15: Miss Elie (Emilie Lesbros) @ Black Bear Bar – Brooklyn (FREE)

June 16: Glockabelle @ Littlefield, Brooklyn

June 16: Beau + Sophie Auster + Aaron @ Baby’s All Right

June 17: Scarecrow @ Drom (7PM)
June 18: Disorder Kid @ Arlene’s Grocery

June 20: Laura Cahen @ Pianos (8PM)

June 21: La Fête de la Musique @ Central Park SummerStage with: La Femme, General Elektriks, Yael Naim, Charlelie Couture (6PM, FREE)

June 23: Ayo @ Lincoln Center Atrium (7:30PM, FREE)

June 23: The Geek x Vrv @ Knitting Factory, Brooklyn (9PM)

June 26: Dahlia Dumont @ Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Pl (4PM, FREE)

June 27: Emilie Parisien @ Club Bonafide (7PM)

June 28: Lisa Simone Performance and Screening of the Nina Simone Documentary,

‘What Happened Miss Simone?’ Herbert Von King Park, Official SummerStage show (7PM, FREE)

June 28: Avishai Cohen @ Highline Ballroom (Blue Note Festival) (8PM)

June 30: Jacques Schwarz-Bart @ National Sawdust Factory

June 30:   Emel Mathlouthi @ Lincoln Center Atrium (7:30PM, FREE)

July 5: Cyrille Aimée @ Joe’s Pub (7:30PM)

July 7: Ginkgoa @ Lincoln Center Atrium (7:30PM, FREE)

July 8: Avalon (ft Stéphane Séva) @ Midsummer Night Swing Lincoln Center (6:30PM, FREE)

July 12: La Jarry @ Arlene’s Grocery (11PM)

July 13: Joe Bataan meets SETENTA / Joan Català @ St Mary’s Park, The Bronx Official SummerStage (7PM-FREE)

July 14: Triplets de Belleville with live score by Benoit Charest / Jessica Fichot @ Celebrate Brooklyn ( 8PM FREE) July 15: Rachid Taha @ Celebrate Brooklyn (FREE)

July 17: From Paris With Love, Jazz Brunch @ Highline Ballroom (12:30PM)

July 23: Club cheval @ The Wick, Brooklyn (10PM)


For more info, please visit the FRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST official website:


THE CULTURAL SERVICES OF THE FRENCH EMBASSY promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, digital innovation, language, and higher education across the US. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, intellectuals and innovators to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts.


BUREAU EXPORT is a non-profit organization and global network of export specialists in five key territories whose consulting, financial, and event assistance, among other resources have brought the work of French artists and labels to the world for over 20 years.


FRANCE ROCKS is a NY music consulting firm and the definitive platform for discovering music made in France. From industry experts with a knack for promoting the latest French music, culture, artists, videos, tours & more to the US. France Rocks is the official representative of Bureau Export in the US


TANDEM PARIS-NEW YORK 2016 is 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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