Celebrated internationally, Make Music Day is a free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. San Jose joined the celebration for the first time in 2017 with performances taking place citywide from sunrise to sunset.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music San Jose is open to anyone who wants to take part. The spirit of the day is that of a holiday: people getting together in their own neighborhoods, creating their own musical events in a do-it-yourself fashion.
Every kind of musician —young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — is encouraged to take part by filling San Jose’s parks, plazas, and public spaces with music and share the joy of music making with friends, neighbors, and strangers.
All events are free and open to the public.