Make Music
Iowa Corridor


Make Music Day Iowa Corridor is an annual free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21.  

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day 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 is free and open to the public.

Make Music Cedar Rapids began in 2015, when it incorporated a full day of activities, beginning with a sunrise concert involving a Native American flute player and a chanter from the Eastern Orthodox Church, and ending with a campfire singalong, complete with marshmallows.

This year the nonprofit organizer of that event, Legion Arts, will partner with the area’s leading retailer, West Music. Together they plan to facilitate events in five cities in Iowa’s Creative Corridor: Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Cedar Rapids and Marion.


Visit our Facebook Page for details: Make Music Day Iowa

Cedar Rapids Events 2017:

Mass Appeal Events Iowa City/Coralville 2017

Make Music Iowa Corridor is a Creative Corridor-wide, street level music making celebration. There is a role for everyone and every organization in this DIY celebration—musicians, social media makers, businesses, restaurants, bars, neighborhood organizations, and non-profits. If you have an idea about how to add to the Make Music Iowa Corridor merriment, and you have the time and skills to make your vision happen, we want to hear from you. Email us and we’ll hook you into the planning team.


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2015 Make Music Cedar Rapids

Ukulele Jam with Tim Riven 

Guitar Jam with Brook Hoover  

Harmonica Jam

Instrument Petting Zoo

Campfire Sing-a-long