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)

2017 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st



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 »

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 »

Make (or Enjoy) Music During Park(ing) Day!

September 5, 2016

Like we said Make Music Chattanooga is going to be involved in and supporting Chattanooga’s music community all year round. That’s why we decided to change up our logo a little bit.   Our next Make Music Chattanooga event is Park(ing) Day. Park(ing) Day is an annual “global revisioning of urban public space.” Metered parkingContinue Reading »

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Photo of the Day: Make Music Day,”, June 21, 2017
Local musicians to perform around town Wednesday for Make Music Chattanooga,” by Susan Pierce, Times Free Press, June 15, 2017
Sweet Sounds On The Summer Solstice,” by Lauren Waegele, The Pulse, June 14, 2017
3 Plus Your Community,” by Julie Edwards, WRCB (NBC TV), June 21, 2017
Episode 40: Make Music Day!,” by Heather Leigh Holt, Open Mic Spotlight, June 13, 2017
Make Music Day announces 2nd annual day of music,” by Sean Phipps,, May 31, 2017
Make Music Chattanooga Announces Schedule Of Events For 2nd Annual Make Music Day,” The, May 31, 2017


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

Volunteers, performers needed for inaugural Make Music Chattanooga”  By Sean Phipps,, May 9, 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 2018 sponsorship inquiries, please contact Taryn at (423)414-6356, or email Taryn at

Make Music Chattanooga 2017 was made possible by contributions and support from:





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