Make Music Kenosha is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.
MAKE MUSIC DAY KENOSHA DEBUTS ON JUNE 21, 2020
“In this time of social distancing, music’s powerful role to bring us together as a community is more important than ever,” said Make Music Alliance President Aaron Friedman. “While physical public gatherings may not be currently accessible, we can still stay connected and celebrate music with people around the world on June 21.”
Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, the summer solstice, is going virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers officially announced today. Typically featuring over 5,000 free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons, jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and other public spaces across the U.S., this year’s celebration will take a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. More than 85 U.S. cities and the entire states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Wisconsin will take part in Make Music Day 2020, further demonstrating the power of music to unite and uplift people, spread joy and build community amid this challenging and unprecedented time.
Free Online Music Making Events to be Held in Kenosha as Part of Annual Global Celebration
The inaugural Make Music Day Kenosha’s will create a wild and wonderful mix of free online musical events on Sunday, June 21. 2020. Make Music Day Kenosha is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event. In Wisconsin, Kenosha, will be joining the cities of Appleton, Land O’Lakes, Madison, Milwaukee, Platteville, and Reedsburg.
Make Music Kenosha invites musicians 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 musicians of any age group or skill level, amateurs and professionals, are all welcome. All interested performers can take part by signing up at makemusicday.org/kenosha; registration is free and opens on March 15, 2020 and closes on Tuesday, June 15, 2020. Likewise, businesses, building owners, schools, churches, and other institutions and organizations can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as music making locations.
A full schedule of events will be posted at makemusicday.org/kenosha on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.
About Make Music Kenosha
Endorsed by the City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts, and sponsored in part by the Kenosha Community Foundation, Make Music Kenosha is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city
About the City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts
The Arts Commission was created to support economic development of creative and expressive endeavors by developing collaborative relationship between artists, musicians, businesses, government and other arts organizations. In making appointments, the Mayor strives to appoint four members from the academic field and two members from the business field. The Mayor shall appoint the remainder of the Commissioners from the public at large, who have a demonstrable interest in the fine arts.
About the Kenosha Community Foundation
The mission of the Kenosha Community Foundation is Helping people to enhance the present and insure the future of the Kenosha Community.
About the Kenosha Creative Space
The mission of the Kenosha Creative Space is to be the hub to grow the local creative economy, supporting artists and other entrepreneurs to leverage a community of learning and collaboration. The Kenosha Creative Space is facilitating the implementation of the Make Music Kenosha initiative.
About Make Music Day
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.
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