In one word, Geneva in summer is great! Sun, lake, parks and free concerts are the main ingredients for spending a great summer in Geneva!
For years, every Wednesday and Friday of July and August people leave the banks of the lake, the terraces of caffees or gelaterias to meet at Ella Fitzgerald stage, at the Parc La Grange. It is the place to be to listen to good music and feel like you are on holiday!
Two evenings a week (+1 full week in August!), there are free concerts taking place on this nice stage surrounded by trees. There are seats for those who want to seat, ground for dancers and grass for picnic lovers.
Ella Fitzgerald stage’s program is mostly world, soul & folk music. Every year the scheduler invites famous bands and also excellent muscians that I discover. In any case the vibes and the stage in the middle of the nature provide an unforgettable atmosphere. This year, I can’t wait to listen to Tiken Jah Fakoly (August 9th)!
The City of Geneva is the organiser of this event, proposing different stages for classical, jazz and opera (check the website for program and prices).
– 6.7: Orchestre de la Suisse romande (Classical)
– 11.7: Kronos Quartet ft. Mahsa Vahdat
– 13.7: The Barr Brothers
– 18.7: Baloji
– 25.7: Ibrahim Electric
– 27.7: Kevin Morby
– 1.8: Gypsie Planet
– 3.8: Camille
– 6.8: ADHD
– 7.8: L’orchestre de chambre de Genève & Jon Boden
– 8.8: Fanfare Ciocarlia
– 9.8: Tiken Jah Fakoly
– 10.8: Rootwords
– 11.8: Jalen N’Gonda
– 12.8: Chico Trujillo
– 15.8: Yasmine Hamdan
– 17.8: David Murray Infinity Quartet ft. Saul Williams
– 22.8 I’m with her