Make Music Bethlehem is an event for people who love both music and the strong sense of community that it can create. Make Music Day brings music makers of all ages and experiences out to the sidewalks, parks, porches and public places of Bethlehem on June 21, the first day of summer.
This is a free celebration of music-making that takes place on the same day in more than 120 countries and 800 cities across the globe. On June 21, the summer solstice and longest day of the year, New Hampshire musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels will be empowered to perform from several indoor and outdoor public spaces in a celebration of music like no other.
Anyone can take part in Make Music Bethlehem. All day long, anyone lucky enough to be in Bethlehem, New Hampshire can join in to make music or enjoy being surrounded by it. It’s the longest day of the year, the best to spend making music! Make Music Bethlehem is organized and sponsored by Bethlehem Events, a volunteer non-profit organization focused on promoting pride and community spirit among residents, enhance Bethlehem’s image, attract new residents, businesses and visitors, and improve the social and economic well-being of residents of Bethlehem. We accomplish the goal of strengthening the vibrancy and activity of the Bethlehem community by recommending, overseeing, and organizing an annual portfolio of cultural and recreational special events, programs and activities.
Make Music Day Bethlehem is an outgrowth of the Fete de la Musique, which originated in France in 1982. The event began as a call to musicians in Paris to get out in the streets on June 21 and play their music. It has since spread and has a large footprint, particularly in Europe and parts of Africa, but also in a handful of cities getting started in the U.S. We think this is a great way to showcase our town and the many talented and amazing people that make the White Mountains special.