Make Music
San Jose

Akoma Arts Drum Circle
Akoma Arts


Join the Make Music Celebration in San Jose!  

Make Music Day is performed by anyone and enjoyed by everyone. Whether you are a professional musician or just musically curious there are multiple ways to participate.

Call up your friends for a jam session. Take a break from work for a harmonica lesson. Have a kazoo parade around your neighborhood park. Get your choir group to create a new San Jose theme song. Get creative. Venues can be anywhere. Performers can be anyone. 

Most importantly, get out there and make music! 



How to get involved.

  • Save the date: Thursday, June 21, 2018. 
  • Drop-in at one of the participatory Play-Along music making events happening on June 21, or
  • Set up your own event. 

Setting up your own event is easy. Here’s how. 

Register online through May 21* using the Make Music match-making platform and create a brief profile.

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. 


  1. Create your profile by submitting a photo, description of your act, and any relevant website/social media links.
  2. Check out the available venues and bid on one that will fit your needs.
  3. When the venue confirms your request, your event will show up in the online listings.
  4. Stay in touch with the venue to make sure everything is set for your performance on June 21.


  1. Create a profile by submitting your location information and a description of the space.
  2. Check out the musician profiles and request a performance with one that fits your space.
  3. Confirm the connection when the artist accepts and your event will show up in the online listings.
  4. Stay in touch with the musician and make sure your space is ready to go on June 21. 

Please note, some venues may require permits. We will work with you to determine requirements, but contact us early. May 21 is the last day to register events for the print program. 

*Registration to be in the listings for 2018 is now closed, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out of the fun. Join in at one of the Play-Along events or  attend one of the performances happening citywide. 

Questions? Contact us at or call at 408-793-4347