Every year the city green areas are filled with music thanks to the traditional festival "Music in the Parks". This summer concert series was born more than fifteen years ago with the aim of bringing quality music to all audiences and encourage the presence of young performers. At the same time, it is aimed at enhance parks possibilities as areas for living together and leisure activities on evenings and summer nights too.
These free summer concerts in city gardens and parks include classical music and jazz sessions. The series begin with an opening concert in June by some special band and offer concerts every week until the end of August, when a closing concert closes the event.
The event is organised by Barcelona City Council in collaboration with the districts and other municipal bodies. The 2016 edition saw over twelve thousand people attending the programme's 47 free concerts in 27 of the city's green spaces. The event's main new feature consisted of pre-concert visits to several parks, an activity that allowed more than two hundred people to discover these unique spaces.