Make Music Miami is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, beaches and parks across the city.
It’s time to Make Music Miami
–Miami-Dade County joins the worldwide celebration of music on June 21–
MAKE MUSIC MIAMI brings our city into the global music festival that began as FêTE DE LA MUSIQUE in Paris in 1982 – a celebration to welcome summer with music. Across the world, the Summer Solstice is celebrated with free performances of all kinds of music in all kinds of public spaces.
Fête de la Musique/Make Music Miami has been celebrated in spots since 1997 – this is the year to take the celebration city-wide! We want to see free music in clubs and venues, parks and promenades, public spaces in all our neighborhoods.
This edition is presented by a partnership between Buskerfest Miami, Guitars Over Guns, The Rhythm Foundation, the Lincoln Road BID, the French Embassy Cultural Services, and a collection of civic partners.
Full Make Music Miami listings are below, but here are some concentrated activities to make note of:
Worakls with Inez Barlatier and APACHE, 6PM, North Beach Bandshell
Close out Make Music Miami with free performances by local artists APACHE and Inez Barlatier, followed by a set from rising French electronic musician, Worakls. French food and drink will be available for purchase as we watch the sun go down and celebrate the start of summer.
MMM on Lincoln Rd, 5-11pm
Enjoy over 30 performances along Lincoln Road by local musicians and take part in Mass Appeal activations – group music making activities involving harmonicas and percussion instruments. The following performance schedule is subject to change:
5-5:30 Chris Rod Duo
6-6:30 Emilie Milgrim
6:30-7 Mustard Service
7:30-8 Seafoam Walls
8:30-9 Caution Automatic
9:30-10 Broken Poet
10- 10:30 Julian Gamez
5:30 Julia B
6:00 Karen Feldner
6:30 Jim Wurster
7:00 Edan Archer
7:30 Alex Coldwell
8:00 Matthew Sabatella
9:00 Fog Dog
9:30 Fortune Tellers
10:00 Jenny B
430 Lincoln Road: Fog Dog
504 Lincoln Road: Chris Rod Duo
540 Lincoln Road: Lilah de Hellion
728 Lincoln Road: Mr E & Mle
734 Lincoln Road: Andre Carvajal
835 Lincoln Road: Julia B & Day Jam
904 Lincoln Road: Strings attached
924 Lincoln Road: John Henry Dale
1006 Lincoln Road: Keanu Yarima
Youth Music Summit at Bayfront Park, 11am – 5pm
Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele, hand drum – whatever you’ve got lying around and head to the Tina Hills Pavilion in Bayfront Park for impromptu jamming and sets by community partners including Guitars Over Guns, Young Musicians Unite, LIVE! Modern Schools of Music and Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.
Schedule (subject to changes):
Mamma Mia Sing Along Truck
Coming to a neighborhood near you, keep an eye out for the Mama Mia Sing Along Truck – a mobile karaoke station where you can step up to the mic with your closest friend(s) and belt out some ABBA classics with live accompaniment! Powered by our friends from Artistic Vibes and NBC Universal. Schedule is forthcoming.
Make Music Miami is made possible through the generous support of the Knight Foundation.
2018 Listings: Thursday, June 21st
The goal of Make Music Miami is for every resident of Miami-Dade County to enjoy a performance or music-making opportunity on June 21st. There are two primary ways to join the festivities: as a Performer or as a Venue by hosting performances. Can you be both a Performer and a Venue? Yes you can! Click the button below to access our online matchmaking system and create a Performer or Venue profile (or both!). Once registered, you’ll be able to search for venues to perform at or for Performers to activate your Venue. Follow the step-by-step process – it’s super simple!
Make Music Miami is made possible through the generous support of the following partners.
For general inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please email email@example.com.
For more information about the national Make Music Day, visit http://www.makemusicday.org/.