Special Events | Bastille Day Party 2013

Bastille Day Party 2013

Event Information

Friday, Jul 12, 2013
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Marlborough Street (between Berkeley & Clarendon)
Boston, MA 02116

For information, contact us at 617.912.0400


$25 in advance
$30 at the door (subject to availability)
Free for children under 10 years old

You can buy tickets online from World Music OR by calling us at 617.912.0400 OR by stopping by our Reception desk during business hours

This is a popular event – tickets go quickly!

Gates open at 6:00pm. Music ends at 10:00 pm. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.

Strollers and backpacks are not allowed.

Event Description

The  French Cultural Center's 38th Bastille Day Party returns to Marlborough Street for what promises to be the celebration of the summer! This year's line-up, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, Inc., will feature two exceptional francophone acts: Atlas Soul, whose music blends spicy hot Afro-Mediterranean grooves and melodies with a generous dose of jazz, funk and rock and Madame Moustache, a country-rock band hailing from Québec whose entertaining music is marked by humor and folly, seducing the most eclectic audiences.

Back Bay's beautiful Marlborough Street will be blocked off between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets to accommodate 2,000 revelers dancing in the street. 

Delicious French food and drinks, including beer & wine, will be available for sale.

The French Cultural Center Bastille Day will be a party in true French style with live music and dancing in celebration of community, cultural diversity, and friendship between nations.


Atlas Soul

Atlas Soul is a multiple award-winning band performing original music that celebrates and blends spicy hot Afro-Mediterranean grooves and melodies with a generous dose of jazz, funk and rock! They have played countless major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, The Boston Globe Jazz Festival etc. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond. Atlas Soul sings in French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew and English, making it a truly cross-cultural music experience. The lyrics speak of love, ecology, oppression, happiness, immigration, poverty...Philosophically and politically, Atlas Soul hopes to inspire world peace through a fusion of music and culture that gets people to the dance floor. The band leader, Jacques Pardo, a cosmopolitan French citizen who moved to Boston in the late 80s is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. For the 2013 Bastille Day celebration, guests can expect original compositions as well as sing along French classic pop - with a twist - from composers such as Brassens, Ferrer, Nougaro and more. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes!


Madame Moustache

They went into exile, wandering, travelling and cursing. They scoured the city, set foot on the old continent, combed through the province, rocked the countryside greasy spoons and galvanized festive crowds. They struggled through rough nights, flared through magical ones, lost and found their way again. They spruced up their guitars, shined their boots and tuned their violins. Buoyed by four years on tour, the five happy-go-lucky members of Madame Moustache are back with "Maison mobile," a road-album that flirts with rock, folk and blues and settles for country. The album features vocal harmonies by Geneviève Néron (bass) and Julie Ross (acoustic guitar), Mathieu Vigneault's shameless guitars, Guillaume Duscheneau's unbridled fiddle and drummer Ugo Di Vito's infectious energy. The result is a highly entertaining performance, tinted with the same humour and madness that has charmed the most eclectic of audiences over the years.







About Bastille Day

Bastille Day, France's national holiday, is celebrated on July 14th, commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison on that day in 1789.  The holiday celebrates the people's uprising against the monarchy and espouses the three pillars of the French republic: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.

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