Make Music


Boise, get ready to join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Boise’s Cultural Ambassador organization, Global Lounge is leading the charge in launching Boise’s most musical citywide holiday and an exciting way to connect, create and enjoy music throughout the community.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

YOU are invited to participate as a musician, a host to performers or join in as a spectator to soak up the musical magic that will take place around our lovely city.

Make Music Day Boise is your opportunity to share the joy of music with your friends and neighbors and to fill the air with Boise’s diverse and vibrant harmonies.  It’s our day to celebrate, as one big community, our shared love of music. Whether you host musicians, perform or join a mass music-creation event, Make Music Day invites everyone to experience live music outdoors TOGETHER!  Come on Boise, let the music and the good times roll!


It’s easy to get involved!

Click here to access the “match-making” service and follow these instructions:

Performers: Create your profile by submitting a photo, description of your act, and any relevant website/social media links. Check out the available venues and bid on one that fits your needs. The venue will confirm your request, and you’re good to go.

Venues: Create a profile by submitting your location information and a description of the space. Peruse the musician profiles to request a performance, or welcome musicians to bid on your space independently. Confirm the connection and make sure your space is ready to go on June 21st!

photo by Frank Miller

June 10 is the last day for registration.







We need your help to Make Music Boise a big success, and this event is 100% powered by community volunteers of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds (you don’t have to be a musician) to help with Boise’s most inclusive musical celebration. Contact us to volunteer by emailing

Watch for more information and additional activities as we go. This is going to be so much fun and there will be something for everyone!

2019 Listings: Friday, June 21st



Make Music Boise is a volunteer-organized event and thrives on the support of our community.

The work of small army of volunteers makes it possible to pull this off on such a limited budget, but unavoidable costs remain, including: publicity and advertising that are critical to the success of the event, software development for the matchmaking system, and the administrative aspects of the project (and the supporting Non-Profit organization Global Lounge), and many smaller items such as insurance and event permitting.

Help cover these costs, and be part of bringing a full day of musical magic to the summer solstice!

Make Music Boise is free and open to the public and your contributions and support make it all possible!

Make Music Boise is a volunteer-organized event and is fiscally sponsored through Global Lounge, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Global Lounge, is the City of Boise’s Cultural Ambassador and as such is proud to be a part of the Make Music Alliance! Check out the Make Music Day website for more information. Your donations to Make Music Boise are tax deductible.

Donate via Paypal to Global Lounge C/O Make Music Day Boise

Or mail checks to Global Lounge, 512 N. 13th Street, Boise, ID 83702.


Our partners benefit from co-marketing with an event that has become a summer highlight, and receive extensive exposure through print and radio advertising, prominent placement on a highly trafficked website and mobile app, and on posters and banners at participating venues. 

For sponsorship inquiries please contact us at


Push up your sleeves and help get this party started!  We need your help to Make Music Boise successful.  Are you someone who loves to get things done and have some fun?  Volunteers of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds (not necessary to be a musician) are needed now to help with Boise’s most inclusive musical celebration. Sign up to Volunteer!




Have Questions?

Get in touch with your Make Music Day Boise team by emailing

Project Organizers:

Global Lounge – Donna Kovaleski, Taggart Lewis, Colleen Lewis, Misty Taylor, Bob Case

City of Boise – Jennifer Yribar, Teri Schorzman