Make Music Day is a fun-filled free day for all
VERMONT- Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on the summer solstice, returns this year on Friday, June 21, with over 5,000 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions, and other music-making events being held in more than 80 United States cities. A worldwide phenomenon observed by hundreds of millions of people in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries, the daylong musical free-for-all brings musicians of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels together to make, enjoy, perform, teach, and learn music. Among the cities hosting major celebrations are New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Buffalo, Hartford, Madison, Miami, Nashville, Phoenix, Salem (OR), and San Jose – as well as the entire state of Vermont. Additionally, as part of the celebration, iconic buildings and landmarks in participating cities glow orange for Make Music Day.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in everyone, regardless of ability. Reimagining their cities, towns, and states as stages, every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion, pours onto the streets, parks, plazas, porches, rooftops, gardens, and other public spaces to celebrate, create, and share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.
Vermonters who wish to perform or to host musical events may register at www.bigheavyworld.com/makemusic.
A full schedule of events will be posted at www.makemusicday.org in early June. At that time, a free app for iOS or Android will help people locate free performances in Vermont during the festival on June 21. All Make Music Day events are free and open to the public.