Make Music
Denver

About

Make Music Day Denver

Make Music Denver is a festival designed to showcase local musical talent and inspire others to play music. Performers of all ages, races, levels, and styles of music are welcome. This year, due to COVID-19, we will be hosting a virtual celebration in addition to other music-making events surrounding our “Live-at-Home” broadcast.

Mission

Connect all Denver community members, regardless of age, race, musical experience, or ability, to make and enjoy music together every June 21, while also encouraging further participation in music-making and community building all year round.

Vision

A city where all community members are enabled to make music and feel connected and supported in their engagement to each other through the arts.

About Make Music Day

Originally started in France in 1982,  Make Music Day is a celebration of music around the world, now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. 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 free and open to the public.

 

Make Music Denver is a community organization sponsored by Confluence Ministries & Confluence Music Group.

Confluence Ministries exists to bring positive change through meaningful connections.

We are a catalyst for collaboration in our community, our city, and our world. We thrive on uniting diverse people and communities for positive impact. Confluence Music Group spreads the joy and community that can be found through celebrating people and the arts.

Genuine connection and collaboration with different people holding different views is what creates our unique heartbeat. We empower people to impact their communities in practical ways through our various “streams of influence” – otherwise known as our programs, classes, and meetings, as well as our collaborative outreaches and events, like Make Music Day, that span across our city, country and world.

Participate

Now, more than ever, we need the healing that comes from many voices raised in unity. That’s why we are so excited to say that Make Music Day Denver is ON for June 21st!

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a daily part of our lives, it’s important that we pivot from a format of mass gatherings to innovative celebrations and events around the world… and Denver is jumping in with both feet.  There are many ways to participate this year – even from your own home:

Denver’s Live-at-Home Music Festival

We’ll be hosting a “Live-at-Home” music festival, and we’re inviting you to be a part! All you need to do? Simply record yourself performing a song and send it to us. That’s it! You can of course be as artistic or simple as you like in your video, but no additional editing is needed. Our team of producers and videographers will take it from there to create some cinematic magic for Make Music Denver’s broadcast on June 21st.

UPLOAD VIDEOS HERE

 

Father’s Day & Make Music Denver

Since Make Music Day falls on Father’s Day this year, we’ll also be taking this special opportunity to bring awareness to organizations that support fathers or seek to aid the fatherless right here in Denver (such as the Tennyson Center, Mount Saint Vincent’s Home, and more). And if you have a song related to this subject, we’d love for you to share!

No matter the distance, we can still celebrate the joy and togetherness of music this Summer. We hope you’ll take time to add your voice to this special day, Denver!

 

Bedroom Studios

Illustration by Daniel Greenfeld of a producer mixing sounds in bed

For the past six years, open-air recording studios have appeared on sidewalks in cities around the world on June 21st to celebrate Make Music Day. In these Street Studio Cities, pioneered by Found Sound Nation and Harman, world-class DJs and producers invited passers-by to contribute to a spontaneous music production session, using only the audio recorded on the spot.

This year, while people around the world are staying safer at home, producers will continue this tradition with Bedroom Studios – live-streaming their production process from home, while creating a collaborative track with short audio clips sent in by viewers.

Bedroom Studios will offer a window into music production, and the challenge of producing with completely unknown inputs, bringing music makers together from bedroom to bedroom.

If you’re a Denver DJ or producer and want to participate in Bedroom Studios, post your piece and use the hashtags #livefromhome and #makemusicday!

 

Live From Home

Illustration by Daniel Greenfeld of a finger tapping on a pianist's back

In partnership with Make Music Australia and Make Music China, the Make Music Alliance invites everyone to record and post a musical performance from home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to do the same.

Some of the artists performing “Live From Home” on Make Music Day will include:

It couldn’t be simpler. Just use the hashtags #livefromhome and #makemusicday when you post!

Support

Donate

All concerts are free and open to the public. That being said, your donations help make it possible.

If you would like to donate to Make Music Day Denver, please visit the following website.

Volunteer

Having people join our team increases the chances for further success for Make Music Day on June 21st!

If you would like to volunteer with us at Make Music Denver, please contact us at denver@makemusicday.org.

Contact

Get in touch with us at denver@makemusicday.org