Last year, over 700 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21st.
It all started 32 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.
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!
Make Music Day Fort Lauderdale will be working in conjunction with … The School of Rocks Coral Springs and West Broward (coralsprings.schoolofrock.com) And Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale! (goriverwalk.com) More on these partnerships soon!
Hi everybody! As we are gearing up for next year, you will start seeing some changes to this website with more content and more help for people who would like to participate! As of now, if you have any questions about all the great concerts and jam sessions we’re putting together for next year, please contact:Continue Reading »
School of Rock Coral Springs is proud to bring the June 21, 2015, Make Music Day Fort Lauderdale Celebration, to The Walk Coral Springs. Their nationally touring house band (young musicians ages 9-18) will be performing and spreading the joy & importance of music and music education! The Walk is located at 2700-2780 University DriveContinue Reading »