Make Music

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We are counting down to this year’s Make Music Chattanooga on Wednesday, June 21st! 

Make Music Day, or Fêta De La Musique, is a worldwide celebration of music, where musicians – of all levels at any age – will fill the city’s streets, parks, rooftops, etc., playing live music on June 21st (the Summer Solstice). This event was started in France in 1982 and has grown to include over 700 cities in 120 different countries. All cities are given the freedom to celebrate Make Music Day in whatever way best represents their city’s talent, people, and musical culture.

All events are:

  • Free (no tickets, no musicians or audience members are charged)
  • Participatory (open to any musicians at any level who wish to participate)
  • Featuring live music performances
  • For all ages and genres (no restrictions on kinds of music)
  • At multiple venues (not just one concert in one location)
  • In public spaces (that are accessible and welcoming to everyone)
  • On June 21st (the longest day of the year)



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 will fit 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!



Musicians and Venues Needed for City-Wide Celebration of Local Music

March 1, 2017

Make Music Chattanooga Opens Call to Musicians and Venues For Second Annual International Make Music Day A City-Wide Celebration of Local Music on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.   Registration is now open to all Chattanooga musicians, businesses and organizations interested in being a part of Make Music Day Chattanooga, a celebration of local music andContinue Reading »

Make Money at the Music Merch Mall!

October 15, 2016

We here at Make Music Chattanooga are all about getting Chattanoogans to make music, but this Shop Small Saturday, November 26th we want to help Chattanooga musicians make money. Join us at the Music Merch Mall to sell your merchandise to new and current fans. Located in the Chattanooga Choo Choo’s lobby, the Music MerchContinue Reading »

9 Open Mics Nights to Keep You Making Music

September 22, 2016

Maybe you are a musician that might have found the perfect arrangement with a killer melody for the lyrics that has been hiding in your notebook needing some listening ears. Perhaps you’re trying find a counterpart to start the band that was meant to be, or just working the grind and need a venue toContinue Reading »

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Chattanooga Public Library’s new system creates instantaneous collaborations,” by Barry Courter, Times Free Press, June 27, 2016
Chattanooga makes music,” by Angela Lewis Foster, Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 22, 2016
Make Music Day Celebration,” by Alexandria Adams, WDEF News 12, June 21, 2016
Chattanooga Public Library Debuts Long Distance Musical Performances Between Artists In Chattanooga And Burlington, Vermont, The Chattanoogan, June 20, 2016
On 6/21, ‘Make Music Day’ Puts Free Concerts All Over The Map,” by Victoria Glover, WUTC, June 20, 2016
Off the Couch: Make Music Day Gets All Involved,” by Barry Courter and Lisa Denton, Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 20, 2016
Make Music Chattanooga Debuts With More Than 70 Free Events,” The Chattanoogan, June 10, 2016
Make Music: More than 700 cities in 120 countries participate, and now, Chattanooga,” by Gabrielle Chevalier, Chattanooga Times Free Press, June 1, 2016
Make Music Chattanooga To Showcase Local Talent,” The Chattanoogan, April 29, 2016



Make Music Chattanooga is working towards non-profit status. The event is free and open to the public, and your contributions make it possible!

For 2017 sponsorship inquiries, please contact Taryn at (423)414-6356, or email Taryn at

Make Music Chattanooga 2016 was made possible by contributions and support from:

And our dedicated team of volunteers, who worked behind the scenes months prior and on the day of to make it all happen:

Taryn Balwinski, Mary Howard Ade, Shawnessey Cargile, Kellen Shiles, Ricardo Chang, Gabrielle Blades, Jennifer Holder, Layne Henderson, Ben Sweeton, Danae Sweeton, Kimberly Basford, Saada Musa, Brian Auten, Matthias Henderson, Dez Harris, Rob Welborn, Robert Posey, Ryan Bushman, Christian Williams, Megan Hollenbeck, Anastasia Zolides, Kayla Webb, Savanna Owens




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