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Guitar Nights Festival in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Every year in the month of July, French Riviera gathers for three nights of soulful music. This summer, the jazz madness catches everyone as bands pour their hearts out through melodies and lyrics. Guitar Nights Festival (Les Nuits Guitares) is a great time to cherish jazz music as one enjoys the beauty of Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

It is in its 19th year. The festival started in 2000. It shows a strong link between Beaulieu-sur-Mer and guitar music. Fresh and original music is always its center. ‘Eclectic’ is the word to describe it. The festival caters to all age by being diverse. It always aims to give high-quality musical experience.

Yearly, the festival gives focus on Caribbean zouk, Franco-Cuban, jazz, blues, acoustic, soul, etc.

Food trucks and a bar will offer meals and refreshments. There will also be a VIP area for privileged viewers. They will have access to catering and drinks.

Music and Performers

Asaf Avidan, Les Nuits Guitares 2017
Asaf Avidan, Les Nuits Guitares 2017

Zouk: The KAZZAV‘ group created and popularized this style in the 80s. They give pride to Caribbean music and musicians. It is still the most popular French musical expression in the world. Carlos G. Lopez will open up for KASSAV’. They will perform on the first day.

French-Cuban: Ibeyi will perform to charm the crowd with a unique mix of soul-pop, hip-hop, electronic, and Yoruba singing. They will be heard on the second day of the event.

Blufunk: It is the personal style of Keziah Jones. The Nigerian singer blends soul-funk, blues, rock, and African rhythm. He also creates sound poems through music. He will be on the second day.

MEDI: He is the ‘ambassador of feel-good spirit’. A renowned drummer and arranger, he will perform on the third day.

The Jacksons: Jermain, Jackie, Marlon, and Tito will lead the audience with their cult tracks. They will also pay tribute to Michael Jackson, the legendary pop icon. They will play on the third day.

Event Details

Event Type: Music Festival

Timings: July 25 – 27, 2019; The event will start at 7:00 PM

Location: Le Jardin de l’Olivaie, Beaulieu-sur-Mer

The crowd waits in La Jardin de l'Olivaie for the performers in Les Nuits Guitares.
  • Via Air: Nice is the logical way since it has the airport. Beaulieu-sur-Mer is 6 kilometers west of Nice.
  • Via Road: On a car, one must follow Basse Corniche to reach the center. Bus #81 has a daily route from Nice. Bus #100 runs from Nice, and stops at the town, then also goes to Ezé and Monaco.
  • Via Train: It is on the TER line 4 that runs from Nice to Menton.

Performers: KASSAV’; Ibeyi; Keziah Jones; The Jacksons; MEDI; Marcos Arrieta; Caligagan; Solestones; Carlos G. Lopes; Aaron Lordson

Organizers: Panda Events and Directo Productions; with DIME ON MUSIC as partner

Contact Details:

  • Panda Events: 04 93 97 03 49; marina.ego@panda-events.com
  • Directo Productions: 04 92 09 13 27; contact@directoproductions.com
  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer Tourist Office: 04 93 01 02 21

Frequency: Annual

Official Social Media portals: Facebook Twitter

Visit the official page of the Festival.

Visit Beaulieu-sur-Mer’s Official Tourism Website.

Guitar Nights Festival- Beaulieu-sur-Mer