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Music in Barcelona's parks

Barcelona has earned a well deserved reputation as a city where you can enjoy a wide range of music. This is the place with many Internationally renowned artists on tour. There are also many concert halls and major festivals that attract more and more participants. During the summer, all the artists come together and take part in lots of interesting jazz and classical music shows. The parks in Barcelona become a welcoming venue for visitors and locals. Here we will talk about Music in the Parks program.

The Music in the Parks was included in the Barcelona summer schedule at the beginning of this century and has been consolidated as a truly unique form of popular music. The current edition kicked off on June 8th but the formal concert opening took place on the 11th of that month. Barcelona Swing Serenaders & Josep Maria Farràs opened the show, with a further 47 different performances. 

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The format of this event consists of bringing together 19 musical groups from different genres at the parks and open spaces in Barcelona. There are jazz and classical genres as well as professional performers. The Barcelona City Council is responsible for selecting the most suitable participants through an open audition, which allows musicians to surprise their audience with their talent. In addition, these performers are between 16 and 35 years of age. 

If travelers are planning on attending any of these concerts, it is worth taking note that this edition of Music in the Parks will take place in 27 different venues throughout the city so you have plenty of options. Some of the venues are simply spectacular such as the Ciudadela Park and Plaza del Duque de Medinaceli. Among the public gardens, there will be concerts at Villa Cecilia, Mediterráneo, and Turó Park. The finale to this enriching experience will take place in Clot Park at 21:00 on 31st August. The people responsible for bringing down the curtain will be the jazz trio Dani Nel·lo & Lluís Coloma.

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Photo: © Mark_M (Flickr) 

As a great novelty to the 2016 edition, some concerts preceded by guided tours to the music venues. These tours combined the history of the parks and gardens as well as some of the different types of flowers that are grown at these venues. This year, the tour includes the following sites: Primavera Gardens, Turó Park, Park of Nou Barris, Joan Miró Park, and Creueta del Coll Park.

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