Last year, over 1,000 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21st for the annual Make Music Day, and this year Austin will join that list.
It all started 37 years ago when France’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.
And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, and the event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21st.
Fast forward to today and Make Music Austin will join the international Make Music Day movement which brings free, community-wide, musical celebrations to over one-thousand cities worldwide!
Make Music Austin will feature an online celebration of musicians of all abilities and music from any genre on Sunday, June 21st. This year we will all stay safe and celebrate together, but separately, online and create a virtual stage for local musicians to perform and for all to enjoy. Everyone is invited to participate in this international day of music by performing, teaching and learning, appreciating, or volunteering. It’s all for the love of music!
Make Music Austin is brought to you by local Austin businesses, organizations and musicians as part of our mission to inspire all people to participate and invest in the arts.
Still curious? Check out the national Make Music Site.
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