Make Music Appleton is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.
While this is an inaugural event in the Appleton area, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 800 cities across 120 countries every year on June 21. It is designed to celebrate music in all its forms and encourages people to band together to play free public concerts.
In the U.S., Make Music Day is presented by The NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. This year, more than 65 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music Day celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide.
11:00am Lunchtime Live in Houdini Plaza: Brandon Van Dalen
11:30am Hope Rocks – painting rocks to music curated by domestic violence survivors and friends of Harbor House (you!) at the Parklet (next to Copper Rock)
12:00pm Bucket Brigade, featuring new public xylophone from ADI at The Grove (corner of College Ave. and Drew St., next to Taste of Thai)
1:30pm 100 Harmonicas with Lee Nimmer – learn about different harmonica styles with harmonicas donated by Hohner at the Mural Lot (behind Heid Music)
1:30-3:30pm Learn about the Music Mission nonprofit outside the front of Heid Music
2:00pm Bring your ukulele or borrow one of ours and jam with Katie DeNure and hula dancers at The Grove (corner of College Ave. and Drew St., next to Taste of Thai)
3:30pm In Harmony program with musicians from the Fox Valley Symphony in Houdini Plaza
4:00pm Bring your guitar jam with John Mueller at The Parklet (next to Copper Rock)
4-6pm Play Name that Tune and learn about Hoopla with the Appleton Public Library at The Parklet (next to Copper Rock)
4-6pm Open busking along College Avenue
5:30pm Hand Percussion Workshop with Bernardo Cano in The Grove (corner of College Ave. and Drew St., next to Taste of Thai)
5:30pm Heid Summer Concert Series in Houdini Plaza: Boomboxx
6:00pm Join the New Horizons Band performance at the Mural Lot (behind Heid Music)
*All events are subject to change.
If you or a group are interested in participating please contact Katie at 920-831-4990, ext. 124 or via email Education@HeidMusic.com.
If you are interested in participating or would like more information please contact us at Education@HeidMusic.com or at 920.831.4990. ext. 124.