In 1982, on the 21st of June – the day of the summer solstice – with the initiative of Jack Lang, the French Minister of Culture at that time, Music Day or Make Music Day (from French translation Fête de la Musique or Faites de la Musique) was celebrated for the first time with the aim of “bringing out onto the streets all musicians”. Next year Music Day brought together 200.000 amateur and professional artists of every kind flooding public spaces, squares, streets, parks, concerts halls and all kinds of locations, presenting numerous gigs with the support of local authorities.
In 2009, Larissa was celebrating the European Music Day for the very first time.
Within 3 days, in 3 parallel stages, 45 bands and 250 performers, this first and unique music festival, was organised by S.Mou.Th. (more details)
Since then, with only exception the year 2010, SMouTh organises recurrently the European Music Day in Larissa, establishing a festival that represents the potentials of the creative forces of the city.
Since 2015, the European Music Day in Larissa is celebrated within the framework of the Pinios Festival in collaboration with the City of Larissa.
June 21, 2010