Make Music
San Jose


About Make Music Day


Other Important Information to Note


What is Make Music Day?

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st, the summer solstice. Make Music San Jose is the local San Jose celebration.

Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Today, Make Music Day is observed on the same day in more than 1,000 cities around the world. It is the world’s largest annual music event.


At what time do events take place?

In 2020, events will take place online from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm on June 21. Please refer to the listings for specific event times.


How will the virtual Make Music San Jose work?

Make Music San Jose will set up an event portal featuring different channels. On June 21, the portal will go live. A visitor to the portal will be able to click on the channel of their choice and will be able to link to the performance/event happening at that moment. 

The link is provided by the performer/instructor. A Make Music San Jose website administrator will connect the link to the channel at the time of the performance. 

Channel host/curators are responsible for coordinating with the performers/instructors on their channel and collecting link information to share with the website administrators.


How can I sign up to host a channel or to play on a channel?

Email us at if you are interested in hosting a channel or performing on a channel.


Are performers required to use a specific streaming platform?

Performers are welcome to link to whichever virtual performance platform suits them best  (facebook live, instagram live, zoom, etc). Consider your audience when selecting a platform. It is best to use a platform that your audience is already using.


I’m not a musician, but I am interested in learning. What kind of opportunities are there for the musically curious? 

Several events are being planned for Make Music San Jose that require no prior musical experience—only a desire to have fun. Participatory events will be highlighted in the schedule.


Performers are welcome to collect tips via online services such as paypal or venmo during their virtual performance. Tips should go directly to the performer/instructor. Make Music San Jose will not collect tips on behalf of the performer nor will it compensate performers directly.  Channel sponsors and hosts may choose to work out their own arrangements with artists. 


Can I charge admission for a Make Music San Jose Concert or make it by “invitation only”?

No, all Make Music San Jose events must be free and open to the public.