Make Music Allen at Watters Creek is a live, free musical celebration on June 21st, the longest day of the year, with music making and jam sessions at various locations throughout the center.
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 — pour onto 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 WattersCreekInfo@trademarkproperty.com
Still curious? Check out the national Make Music site.
This one-day event has had such world-wide success, we are confident that Watters Creek’s toe in the water will enjoy the same acclaim. 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 is a never-been-built-before 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 artist: We 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
5:00 – 6:15 p.m. – A free beginner guitar lesson will take place prior to the mass appeal event and is open to anyone who would like to attend.
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Watters Creek will host a Guitar mass-appeal event on the Green. Complimentary song books will be distributed to the first 150 participants with a guitar.
The books contain 6 pages introducing the guitar, and 6 songs with chord changes that can be used for our jam session / play along event with guitarists of different levels. The 2017 songs are “Blue Moon,” “Margaritaville,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “I Can See Clearly Now,” “New York, New York,” and “Over the Rainbow.”
This 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 free 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
Kimberley Nicole, 12 noon – 1 p.m. (B)
Christian Schafer and Todd Litinas. Drum duo jam. 4 – 5:30 p.m. (A)
Eddie Crocetti Jazz, 4 – 5:30 p.m. (C)
Dr. Woody Wu, Honky Tonk, 5 – 6 p.m. (B)
Twice as Far, Folk Music, 6 – 7 p.m. (C)
Neverlanders, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (D)
Slim Chance, classic rock, 7 – 8 p.m. (B)
Darian Del Cueto, Sax, 7 – 8 p.m. (C)
Tingo Lingo, flute duo, 8 – 9 p.m. (C)
Karma Jade, 6 – 7 p.m. (E)
Scott Babin, 7 – 8:30 p.m. (D)
All I Hear is Static, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (A)
Orlando Salinas Trio, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (G)
Ben Martinec, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (F)
Betty Watts Music, 7:30 – 9 p.m. (C)
Steve Duncan Duo, 8 – 9 p.m. (B)
Guitar Lessons with Richard Broussard from 5 – 6:15 p.m. on The Green (A)
Guitar Mass Appeal event on The Green starting at 6:30 p.m. (A)
A – Main Stage at the Village Green
B – In front of Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie
C – Between Vera Bradley and WHBM
D – Next to Ann Taylor
E – Next to Sublime Chocolate
F – In front of Z Gallerie
G – Under the Pecan Tree behind Mi Cocina
General Email: WattersCreekInfo@trademarkproperty.com
Marketing Director: Debra Martinez
Marketing Assistant & Programming: Kathy Litinas