Make Music Iowa Corridor is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the 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:
- Salute to the Sun: Breathing Room – 8:00am
- Make Music Day West Music: West Music Cedar Rapids- 10:ooam-6:00pm
- Free Kid and Family Music Class: NewBo Firehouse – 11:30am
- Mass Appeal: Street Studios CR : NewBo Firehouse – 12:00pm-8:00pm
- Mass Appeal: Lunch Time Roof Top Guitar Jam CR : Cedar Rapids Library – 12:30pm
- Mass Appeal: Drum Circle : NewBo Market – 5:00pm
- Wizard Rock in Cedar Rapids, IA! : Cedar Rapids Library – 5:30pm
- Acoustic Jam: Make Music Day Sesson : West Music Cedar Rapids- 6:00pm
- Instrument Petting Zoo CR- Cleveland Park – 6:00pm
- Mass Appeal: Ukulele Jam CR – NewBo Market- 6:00pm
- Mass Appeal: Harmonica Jam- NewBo Market- 6:00pm
- Folk Club Hootenanny CR – NewBo Market- 6:30pm
- Cedar Rapids Sousapalooza: Cleveland Park – 7:30pm
- Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Concert: Cleveland Park- 7:30pm
- Taps to Conclude Make Music Day – NewBo Market- 8:00pm
Mass Appeal Events Iowa City/Coralville
- Make Music Day West Music : West Music Coralville – 10:00am-6:00pm
- Mass Appeal: Lunch Time Guitar Jam : West Music Coralville- 12:30pm
- Mass Appeal: Ukulele Jam IC – West Music Coralville – 5:30pm
- Iowa City Sousapalooza: Old Capitol – 7:00pm
- Mass Appeal: Harmonica Jam IC – Uptown Bills- 8:00pm
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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