Today, June 21, is World Music Day. What's that, you ask? It's an annual day for the celebration of music. Cities from around the world put on concerts, most of which are free to the public. The day was established in 1982 in by then-French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, as Fête de la Musique. Now, more than 700 cities all across the world hold events every year. Another name for the celebration is Make Music Day, and some of the performances can be found at the Make Music website.
We here at TicketNetwork.com don't have a concert to contribute, but we still wanted to do something to help celebrate the day. So we're happy to present A Brief History of Live Music, a timeline of musical developments throughout history that led to today's live concert.
The idea behind the timeline is that, even though we know what a live musical performance looks like today, it wasn't always the case that an artist or a band played in a big venue like an arena or a stadium. Actually, a dedicated venue with for musical acts with very large audiences is a relatively recent phenomenon. Even the concept of playing music exclusively for the public has only been around for a historical blink of an eye.
So take a gander, and enjoy!
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