Make Music
Platteville

About

Make Music Platteville is an annual one-day citywide, free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. This year marks Platteville’s fifth year in the international summer solstice music celebration, we join over 800 communities around the world in kicking off summer by filling the city with music. Make Music Platteville turns the city into a stage, and offers a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

2020 provides us with our first Sunday event, and the possibility of operating under quarantine.  Check our “Participate” page for ideas in the event we are unable to gather. (Quarantine Plan B)

What is Make Music Platteville?                                            

  • Make Music Platteville is: Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone
  • A way for all of Platteville to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
  • A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  • Make Music Platteville is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

When will Make Music Platteville take place?

Make Music Platteville will take place on the summer solstice, Sunday, June 21, 2020.

8:00 am-9:00pm

.Photos courtesy of John Urness

 

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Photo courtesy of John Urness
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Participate

New participatory events for 2020:
Quarantine Plan B

Bash the Trash” Check out these videos on how to make the instruments.  Plan to play these all at the same time (Hour TBA) in your backyard/front yard/inside. Bash the Trash “How to Videos”

Ring in Make Music Day” with your own/ or homemade wind chimes. Plan to play your wind chimes at 12:00 noon for 5 minutes.  Listen across Platteville for where the sounds are being made.

Ideas:Do it yourself building of wind chimes

Potential ideas for all of Platteville to participate from your own home. ALL ideas are subject to change. Check back often for updates.

12:00 pm-“Ring in the Longest Day”-Platteville’s very own Wind Chime Ensemble

1:00 pm-“Bucket Drumming” on your driveway. Sammy Foster teaching-to get you started

2:00 pm “Bash the Trash

3:00 pm “Flower Pot Music” More information arriving soon about how to participate virtually with the world!

 

Questions? Contact us.

platteville@makemusicday.org

 

 

 

Mass Appeal

Opportunities in 2020 (These may take the form of video due to Covid-19). Stay tuned for updates.

Hymn Sing

Recital Hour

Flute Choir

Campfire Sing-a-Long

and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

Potential ideas for all of Platteville to participate from your own home. ALL ideas are subject to change. Check back often for updates.

12:00 pm-“Ring in the Longest Day”-Platteville’s very own Wind Chime Ensemble

1:00 pm-“Bucket Drumming” on your driveway.

2:00 pm “Bash the Trash

3:00 pm “Flower Pot Music

 

 

Sponsors

Our sponsors benefit from co-marketing with an event that will be a summer highlight, and receive extensive exposure through print and radio advertising, prominent placement on a highly trafficked website and mobile app, and on posters and banners at the venues. When the Solstice rolls around, we are everywhere.

 

Make Music Platteville 2020 sponsors include:

 

Support

Make Music Platteville is a volunteer-organized event and thrives on the support of our community.

What does it cost and where does the money go?  The cost of bringing the  concerts to our venues across Platteville in one day is roughly $1,200.

The work of a small army of volunteers is needed to pull this off on such a limited budget, but unavoidable costs remain, including: publicity and advertising that are critical to the success of the event, software development for the matchmaking system,  and many volunteers to handle the administrative aspects of the nonprofit organization.

Help cover these costs, and be part of bringing the musical merriment to the summer solstice!

Checks can be sent to:
Make Music Platteville
20 South 4th Street
Platteville, WI 53818

Make Music Platteville is affiliated with the Platteville Main Street Program, a  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all contributions are tax deductible, as allowed by law.

 

Make Music Platteville Receives grant from the Robert & Marian Graham Community Fund, a part of the Platteville Community Fund.  

Nancy Fairchild, MMP-president; Nathan Curry, PCF Board Chair; Dan Fairchild, MMP-Vice-President

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of Barb Daus 11/18)

WEST music is also a prominent supporter of Make Music Platteville

Press

 

Check out our press coverage.

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Rolling Stones Article

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

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Email contact: platteville@makemusicday.org