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Annual Bastille Day celebration comes to Marlborough Street

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  July 10, 2013 01:31 PM

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The French Cultural Center is hosting its annual Bastille Day celebration complete with French food, drinks, and musical performances along Marlborough Street.

The street party, now in its 38th year, will bring more than 2,000 revelers to the Back Bay Friday, July 12, to celebrate Bastille Day, France's national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789.

“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,” a press release announcing the event read.

The party, which runs from 6 to 11 p.m., will feature performances from Atlas Soul, whose music blends Afro-Mediterranean grooves and melodies with jazz, funk, and rock, and Madame Moustache, a country-rock band from Québec whose music is marked by humor and folly.

World Music/CRASHarts, Inc. programmed the night’s line-up and the food and drinks will be available for sale from area restaurants.

The street festival will close off Marlborough Street between Berkeley and Clarendon streets. Tickets to the rain or shine event are $25 in advance or $30 at the door if available. They are on sale online or by calling or visiting the French Cultural Center at 53 Marlborough St.

Strollers and backpacks will not be allowed in the event.

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