When we say, Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone, we really mean it. And this year we’ve put together multiple special events to draw even greater numbers of musicians and appreciators into the fun. Join us and others as we honor American music legend Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday in song.
How to Participate
This event is an all-ages, all-inclusive celebration of music. Whether you’re in a band, a solo artist, a child, a senior, a saxophonist or a thereminist, there’s a spot for you to perform! As for venues, a Make Music Huntsville venue can be anywhere. For as little as 15 minutes turn your porch, the sidewalk in front of your retail space, business or coffee shop into a venue for musicians to perform. We would love for you to take part!
Click the link below to register online and join in on the festivities!
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!
ELLA FITZGERALD KARAOKE
Celebrate 100 years of Ella by singing your favorite Ella Fitzgerald song. While Ms Fitzgerald famously sang Stars Fell on Alabama we believe there will be other stars making music in our city summer solstice.
MASS APPEAL – HARMONICA, GUITAR, DRUM
A number of locations around town welcome you to bring a stool, a stand if you have one, and your instrument to play along with a group! See event ambassadors for a free harmonica while supplies last!
U.S. Army Materiel Command Band (AMC Band) group performance en masse to the patriotic and military music of American composer John Philip Sousa and others.
BOOM SHAKA BOOMWHACKER
Let’s make friendly noises smacking hard surfaces with these brightly colored percussion instruments. See an event ambassador for a free boomwhacker while supplies last!
pBUZZing (strictly for the kids)
More color, more FUN using your wind instrument that plays like a straight trombone. Boys and girls have even more fun when the band is lead by clowns! Dr. Curley and Rocket City Clown Alley has this all under control.
BUCKET DRUMMING INSTRUCTION & COMPETITION
Huntsville’s own StickMasters will lead the fun of making drum music on buckets. A supply of drumsticks is available so grab a set of sticks, a bucket and give bucket drumming a try.
UKULELE PERFORMANCE & LESSONS
The Harmony company said it best when it said music self-played is happiness self-made. Join Tennessee Valley Ukulele Club & friends as they perform and give introductory lessons on site.