Make Music Reedsburg 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 Reedsburg is now part of international Make Music Day, which brings free, community-wide, in and outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide. Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 800 communities around the globe.
Make Music Day started in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique. Reedsburg is honored to be one of only four cities in Wisconsin to participate.
Make Music Reedsburg is brought to you by an ad hoc group of volunteer music lovers looking to uncover, celebrate, and amplify the hidden and not so hidden talent among us.
All Instruments • All Genres • All Levels • All Ages • All FREE
Make Music Reedsburg is a celebration of music and everyone’s innate ability to make music, from amateurs to professionals.
On June 21st, we’re planning to fill Reedsburg with as much free and fun music as possible. From parks and parking lots to sidewalks, bank lobbies, and front porches. All the town’s a stage on Make Music Day.
We’re looking for Artists to perform and Venues to host and all kinds of stagehands and groupies
Sign-up NOW for Make Music Day 2018
Setting up your own event is easy. Here’s how:
Register online through June 20th using the Make Music matchmaking program
If you have a location already, great! If you have confirmed performers already, great! Enter your information to show up in the listings.
Don’t have a location or looking for performers? That’s okay, you can find one using the Make Music “match-making” platform by following the instructions below.
Helpful Note: This platform works like a dating website, it is up to you to reach out and set up the details of your performance “date.” Making a request increases your chances of a performance.
If you want to Perform:
Create a profile, submit a description of your act, photos, times you are available and any other relevant info (i.e. website/social media links).
Check out the available venues and select one that fits your availability. When the venue operator confirms your request, you’re good to go.
If you want to be a Venue:
Create a profile by submitting your location information and a description of the space. Search the musician profiles to request a performance, or welcome musicians to bid (no cost) on your space independently.
Await the confirmation of your request or confirm the performers request, then you are ready to go on June 21st!
STREET STUDIO – Musician Shawndell Marks will go into a cow pasture to create a soundscape.
MASS APPEAL –HARMONICA. Free harmonica lessons by Gary Frisch from 11:00-12:00 at the City Park Bandshell. Free harmonica while supplies last!
OPEN-ACCORDIAN- Led by musician and Make Music Reedsburg volunteer Barb Steinhorst. Test-drive an Accordion for yourself! See if you can play by ear! Kid friendly-size Accordion too! Come to Cornerstone in Downtown Reedsburg from 11am to 1pm to join.
2018 Listings: Thursday, June 21st
Promoters Stagehands and Groupies Needed – Be a Volunteer!
Make Music Reedsburg has endless opportunities for all levels of talent to make FREE music possible. We will rely heavily on volunteers to keep things running smoothly leading up to and on June 21st!
Before the big day we need people to:
- Spread the word – Promote Make Music Day
- Help find venues -Convince the local barber shop or grocery store to host a musician
- Encourage your friends and family to participate – it’s all for the love of music!
- Become a sponsor – ask how
On the big day -June 21st
- Be an ambassador – Talk to passersby about Make Music Day and answer any questions
- Take photos to share
- Help keep our performers happy
- Help with setup and breakdown between artists
- Help run sound
- Help an instructor with a free workshop
- Invite friends and family
- Make Music
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember we are all volunteers and we will respond as we are able.