Make Music
Green Bay

About

Make Music Day Green Bay is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 800 cities across 120 countries every year on June 21.  It is designed to celebrate music in all its forms and encourages people to band together to play free public concerts.

In the U.S., Make Music Day is presented by The NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance.  This year, more than 65 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music Day celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide.

In 2020 our celebration takes place on Sunday, June 21st which is Father’s Day! Coffee shops, restaurants, front porches, and businesses all over greater Green Bay will fill their locations with song. Brunch patrons may find themselves serenaded by a middle school string quartet. Residents will travel all over the city to see new neighborhoods and enjoy live music.

Make Music GREEN BAY is:

  • Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone.
  • A way for all Green Bay residents to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
  • A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  • Make Music Green Bay is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

Participate

Make Music Day | June 21

Join the music making merriment:  Register your “event,” and your performance NOW! It’s easy!

Our process is simple and allows you to add details about your venue, or about your performance. Follow this link to the matchmaking website

Performers: create your profile by submitting a photo, description of your act, and any relevant website/social media links. Venues at this time are your own home/porch/garage.

Venues: If you are a venue willing to host a performer and live stream the event on your Facebook page, please sign up.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL GUIDELINES SET FORTH BY THE STATE REGARDING COVID-19.

Questions? Contact us:  Silvija or Molly at 920.435.5220 or via email GreenBay@makemusicday.org.

Scheduled Local Activities Throughout the Day

Front Porch Music Tour

What:     Front Porch Music Tour

Who:      Anyone who wants to make music

Where:   Front Porches, Driveways, Front Lawns and Sidewalks

When:    Sunday, 6/21/2020  11 am- 7 pm

Registration Deadline:   Thursday, June 18th at 11:59 PM.

We’re looking for both musicians and front porches for this!  Please let us know if you’re interested in participating as a musician, or willing to host one that we find for you.  All musical acts, professional and amateur, all ages, are welcome. We’ll create a map of where and when all the performances will be. Register above!

The Art Garage Music in the Galleries

What: Music in the Galleries

Who: Anyone who wants to make music

Where: The Art Garage, 1400 Cedar Street, Green Bay

When: Sunday, June 21

The Art Garage will host musicians in their gallery and a studio space as well as an outdoor tent space (weather permitting) on Sunday, June 21 in conjunction with Make Music Day. We are planning on this being a virtual event unless rules have been relaxed.  At this time, only one band or one musician will be allowed in each space or tent at time. Performances will be streamed live. The public is encouraged to attend the outdoor shows if rules have been relaxed. There will also be a table set up outside (weather permitting) with supplies to create your own musical instrument to celebrate Make Music Day and #bashthetrash. For more information about the Art Garage, go to the website.  https://theartgarage.org/

How to sign up: Our process is simple and allows you to add details about your venue, or about your performance. Follow this link to the matchmaking website

Music on the (Green Bay) Metro!

What:     Musicians or Bands traveling to designated spots on the Green Bay Metro

Who:      Anyone who wants to make music

Where:   ON the Green Bay Metro – windows will be removed from bus. No riders.

When:    Sunday, 6/21/2020  11 am- 7 pm

Registration Deadline:   Thursday, June 18th at 11:59 PM.

We’re looking for both musicians and bands for this!  Please let us know if you’re interested in participating.  Any musical acts, professional or not, are welcome. We’ll create a map of where and when all the performances will be. Register above!

Let’s Get BUZZY with PBuzz!

What: Online lesson by a local music educator teaching 10 children to play the pbuzz instrument

Who: We are currently seeking a music educator to teach the Pbuzz to 10 children online. We are also seeking 10 children ages 5-7 with some musical experience or interest to participate. Must have internet as lesson will be virtual. All instruments will be provided and children can keep the instrument after the online, live-streamed lesson!

Where: Online

When: Sunday, June 21 Time TBD

Registration Deadline: June 15. Contact silvija@mosaicartsinc.org

25 x 12 Online Music Lessons 

Make Music Day is the perfect opportunity to shake the dust off your instrument and start playing again, or to pick up an instrument for the first time.

Need a hand? This June 21, music teachers from around the world will offer 12 hours of free, online group lessons for 25 different instruments, at a range of levels from beginning to advanced. Jump around to sample a range of instruments, or binge on 12 straight hours of your favorite.

Hundreds of teachers and master musicians will participate, including Chelsea Starbuck SmithElise EcklundAndy BlancoKanako Shimasaki, and Caleigh Drane.

A full schedule will be posted here in early June – stay tuned!

And if you’re interested in teaching, e-mail maggie@makemusicny.org and give us a little background: your instrument, teaching experience, and a website or YouTube link of your work if you’ve got it. We’ll be in touch!

Here are a few ideas to create your own instruments at home to celebrate Make Music Day!

Bash the Trash – check out these videos and learn how to make fun instruments out of “trash!” Click here for ideas.

Ring in Make Music Day – Make your own homemade wind chimes. Plan to play your chimes for 5 minutes starting at noon on June 21. Ask others in the neighborhood (remember to social distance!) to do the same then listen to where the sounds are coming from. Here are some ideas on how to build your own chimes.

Make a Tom Tom Drum!

Nationally Scheduled Activities

Live From Home Challenge: Record a musical performance at home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to respond with their own performances.

Online Music Lessons: Teachers around the world will be offering free, online lessons for a variety of instruments on June 21 (see above 25 x 12 Online Music Lessons).

Young Composers Contest: Composers between the ages of 13-21 are invited to submit short, original compositions for choir by June 1st. A panel of renowned composers will give their feedback on all entries, and will select one winning piece to release on June 21 to the world in a professional performance. Young Composers Contest

Global Livestream: a day-long video stream on June 21 will show the rich diversity of live Make Music Day events around the world.

My Song is Your Song:local artists learn each other’s original songs and share videos of them on June 21st. It’s a sweet way to connect the music community in this time of social distance, and people will be doing it around the world. Check it out! Would you be interested in participating? www.makemusicday.org/songswap. Registration deadline is May 21.

 

Contact

Get in touch with us at GreenBay@makemusicday.org

 

Support

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

What does it cost and where does the money go? The cost of bringing the  concerts to our venues across Green Bay in one day is roughly over $1,000.

The work of a small army of volunteers is needed 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 many volunteers to handle the administrative aspects of the nonprofit organization.

Help cover these costs, and be part of bringing the musical merriment to the summer solstice!

Checks can be sent to:
Make Music Green Bay
Mosaic Arts Inc
PO Box 1344
Green Bay, WI  54305

Make Music Green Bay is affiliated with Mosaic Arts, Inc., a  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all contributions are tax deductible, as allowed by law.