Make Music


Make Music Allen at Watters Creek is part of a free world-wide music celebration always held on Summer Solstice, June 21st.  Launched in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique in France, it is now held in more than 700 cities in 103 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Allen is open to anyone who wants to take part. Music makers of every kind — young and old, amateur and professional, all genres — come to Watters Creek’s, parks, plazas, and restaurants to share their music with friends, neighbors, and extended community. And everyone is invited to sing along and enjoy the first day of summer!

  • Free & participatory for everyone
  • All ages and genres
  • All live performances
  • At multiple public spaces
  • Scheduled to occur on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sign up to participate at Watters Creek in Allen by contacting us at

Still curious? Check out the national Make Music site

This one-day event was such a success last year at Watters Creek  that we believe it has the capacity to highlight the North Texas music community; from choirs to opera, from Rock & Roll to Bach and from aspiring musicians to seasoned professionals.  Make Music Allen at Watters Creek is a stage that’s open and welcome to everyone.



We welcome musicians from all genres, cultures and ability to share your creativity with the shoppers and residents of Watters Creek. We also invite restaurants and retail stores to open their doors to music making on June 21st.

As an artistWe hope you will join us! Submit your artist/band info and preferred time of day that you would like to make music!  We will confirm your slot based on the genre and scheduling.

Questions?  Email

As a venue: Make Music Day performances should be held outside when possible, however, we understand that some of our restaurants are set up to accommodate performances inside. Let us know if you would like to participate or if you already have music scheduled on June 21st.  Contact Debi Martinez or Kathy Litinas in the management office or email



Mass Appeal, part of Make Music Day, brings together thousands of musicians across the country – of all levels and ages – to make music in large, single-instrument groups.  Mass Appeal gatherings are a unique opportunity for players to meet up with others and jam!

A free beginner lesson will take place prior to each mass appeal event and is open to anyone who would like to attend.  

Ukes on the green (John Wynn)
Mini lesson: 5:00 pm
Mass appeal: 5:30-6:00 pm

If you don’t own a ukulele, we will have several available to borrow. First come, first served.

Harmonica by the fireplace (Jim Longley)
Mini lesson:  5:30 pm
Mass appeal: 6:00 pm

Hohner has generously provided free harmonicas for Make Music Day, allowing countless first-time players to start developing the skills to make music throughout the year.  Website:

Bucket Drums on The Green
Mini lesson:  6:30 pm
Mass appeal:  Immediately follows until 7:15 pm

The Vic Firth Company is supporting our bucket drumming event. The first 25 participants – kids and adults, professionals and amateurs, will be handed a pair of Vic Firth sticks and invited to make music together. The goal is to spread the message that to make music, all you need is a beat in your heart… and a pair of sticks. Website:

Mass Appeal event requires no pre-registration.



Who can take part? All music lovers!  Make Music Day is a free day of music. The concerts are free and in public spaces. Musicians are expected to perform for free but are welcome to accept tips and sell CD’s.

Contact us to be added to the schedule.


Performing Artists and Bands at Make Music Day Allen /Watters Creek. Schedule is building. Check back daily for additional performances!

Taylor Carol, violinist, 12 – 12:30 pm (B)
Blessed Uzzi, Singer/song writer, 12 – 2:00 pm (E)
Tony Vea, vocal/guitar, 1-3 pm (B)
Sophia, pianist, 3 – 3:30 pm (F)
Drum duo jam.  3:30 – 5:00 pm (A)
Hatz, vocalists, 4 – 5 pm (B)
Eddie Crocetti Jazz, 4 – 5:30 pm (C)
Decoder, electronic music, 5:30 – 6:30 pm (F)
Evem Ligon, singer/songwriter, 5:30 – 6:30, (E)
Sanipama, Rock/Pop/Bollywood, 6 – 6:30 pm, (B)
Cole Norton, singer/songwriter, 6 – 7 pm, (G)
John Wynn, acoustic pop, 6:30 – 7:30 (E)
Rockulele, Americana, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (F)
Slim Chance, classic rock, 7 – 8 pm (B)
Kevin Lovett, Rock/southern rock/classic rock, 7 – 8 pm, (C)
April 1st, mix of rock, country, blues, 7 – 8 pm (A)
Sanipama, Rock/Pop/Bollywood, 7:30 – 8:15 pm, (E)
Charlie Allen Band, 7:30 – 8:30, (G)
Sam & Olivia, Rock/ Alt-Folk, and Americana, 8 – 9 pm (F)
Steve Duncan/Sam Potter Duo, Drum/Guitar hits, 8 – 9 pm, (B)
Jonah Mays, Rock/Blues, 8 – 9 pm, (C)
GoodNGone, Country, 8 – 9 pm (A) / Main Stage

Instrument Petting Zoo brought to you by the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, 3 – 5 pm/under the trees on the green (A)

Ukulele Lesson with John Wynn from 5 – 5:30 pm on The Green (A)
Uke Mass Appeal event on The Green from 5:30 – 6 pm (A)

Harmonica Lesson with Jim Longley from 5:30 – 6:00 pm by the Fireplace (D)
Harmonica Mass Appeal event by the Fireplace from 6 – 6:30 pm. Harmonicas provided. (D)

Bucket Drumming Lesson/mass appeal from 6:30 – 7:00 pm on the Green. Drum sticks and buckets provided. (A) 

A – Main Stage at the Village Green
B – In front of Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie
C – Between Vera Bradley and WHBM
D – At the Fireplace
E – Next to Sublime Chocolate
F – In front of Willa/ZuZu’s Tutu’s
G – Under the Pecan Tree behind Mi Cocina


General Email:

Marketing Director:  Debra Martinez

Marketing Assistant & Programming: Kathy Litinas

Connect on the NEW Make Music Day app: