Make Music
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About

Last year, over 700 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21st.

It all started 34 years ago in France.

In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free music would be everywhere, all around the city: street corners, parks, rooftops, gardens, and store fronts.

And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)

Amazingly enough, this dream has come true. The Fête has turned into a true national holiday: France shuts down on the summer solstice and musicians take over. Almost 8% of the country (5 million people) have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique, and 53% of the country (35 million people) comes out each year to listen.

Three decades later, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 700 cities in 120 different countries.

Participate

Want to play? There’s always room in the band.

We invite musicians, rappers and instrumentalists of all kinds to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece. Singers, church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, MCs, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age group or skill level, are all welcome.

Register here: http://matchbh.makemusicday.org/

More Artists and Venues will be added as we get closer to June 21st!

 

 

 

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Blog

Hello world!

February 20, 2016

Welcome to Make Music Alliance.

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Press

2017 Rolling Stone

2017 AP

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/announcing-make-music-day-2016—tuesday-june-21-300250924.html

A free annual festival celebrating music and music-making,” Associated Press, April 23, 2015

On June 21, Celebrate Make Music Day,” Wall Street Journal Live, June 19, 2015

Make Music Day Plots 2,250 Free Concerts Nationwide,” by Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, June 18. 2015

Chad Smith on Make Music Day,” Late Night with Seth Meyers, June 15, 2015

Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington’s Resting Place,” by Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR Music: Jazz Night in America, July 2, 2015

Your Creative Calendar: 91 Things to Do, See, and Hear This June,” by Joe Berkowitz, Fast Company, June 5, 2015

Sweetwater Takes Make Music Day to the Community,” Making Music Magazine, June 11, 2015

Contact

Allied Arts Fund
GiGi Lage, Executive Director
(605) 394-4106
executive@alliedartsrc.org