Downtown Palo Alto's University Avenue will be closed Sunday, June 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the annual World Music Day, a free music festival featuring 50 professional and amateur groups.
Cars will not be allowed along University between High and Webster streets, according to the Palo Alto Police Department.
The event itself will start at 3 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.
Musicians and bands will perform along University, in genres including African drumming, jazz, blues, classical, pop, rock, klezmer, Greek, Balkan, Indian and more, event organizers state.
World Music Day is an international event that is celebrated in more than 700 cities in 120 countries. It began in France in 1982 as Fete de la Musique and is always held near the time of the summer solstice.
In the U.S. the event is also known as "Make Music Day" and is hosted in more than 35 cities, according to Palo Alto's event organizers.
A Palo Alto Weekly video of a past World Music Day can be watched here.