Make Music


JUNE 21: Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world always held on Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year, June 21st.

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. All of it is free and participatory for everyone, all ages and genres, all live performances, at multiple venues and public spaces. Make Music Seattle is a stage that’s open and welcome to everyone. 

For more info or to participate, email   2018 Artwork by PA Mathison. 


Make Music Seattle, a local non-profit organization, was created in 2015 to celebrate music in Seattle, the City of Music.

In 2017, Make Music Seattle coordinated 14 public, all-ages, participatory music making events.

Sponsored by Verity Credit Union, who hosted 5 live music performances, and supported by, Downtown Seattle Association and the Seattle Parks Association, Make Music Seattle took over Westlake Park in downtown Seattle for a full day of inclusive music celebration featuring

·         a group harmonica lesson by Champagne Sunday,

·         An #AllAges #AllGenres #OpenMic.

·         Kids on Violins by BJ Montoya Violin Studio

·         Mo’ Jam Presents with their all Improv music #jam.

·         and Clash of the MCs by The Coolout Network complete with a Mobile #DJ booth by The DJ Sessions,

·         plus a live broadcast on RainierAvenueRadio.World.

Other organizations joined Make Music Day with their own events! 

·         School of Rock Seattle hosted a youth jam,

·         Music Works Northwest in Bellevue held public interactive activities all day. 

·         The Vocalist Studio in Belltown gave free master vocal lessons

·         Kennelly Keys Music hosted Songwriters in Seattle at their Lake City Way store, and the Seattle Hand Drummers in Lynnwood.


Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.

Sponsored by Verity Credit UnionSeattle Parks and RecreationDowntown Seattle AssociationAmerican MusicSeafair, and Gigs4U with support from Seattle Office of Film + MusicOffice of Arts & Culture Seattle as part of the Seattle City of Music initiative. 




New Make Music Seattle Board Members

March 11, 2018

We are pleased to announce our board is growing! This expansion of the Make Music Seattle board adds a wide range of expertise and networks within the local entertainment industry committed to building this music holiday in our region. MAKE MUSIC SEATTLE BOARD MEMBERS as of February 2018 Ramona Grotte, President: Gigs4U, Shop Amused DeVonContinue Reading »

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We are ramping up for a great Make Music Day 2018!

Watch our Video of Make Music Seattle 2017

The online matching system will be activated by end of February, but if you want be a part of Make Music Seattle 2018 as an event organizer or a performer, please email


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This event can’t happen without your support!  Play YOUR part in a very special musical experience.

Make Music Day is a grand collaboration of musicians, music professionals, business owners, community centers, event producers and more; everyone, yes, everyone is invited! New and innovative programming concepts are encouraged. Make Music Seattle is music on an extremely broad scale created by people with open minds and big hearts. The goal is to bring communities together through a very simple thing: Listening and creating art together. Music is for everyone, not just the perfect pitched elite.

When communities come together and share the experience of live performance, resentments and misunderstandings melt. They, after all, have created something together! Individuals of all ages and ethnicities will be musically engaged; doors will be opened to new experiences and ideas. When one person is inspired and educated, it enriches the culture of the whole community.

Top 3 Reasons to Sponsor Make Music Seattle

  • Reach a broad & diverse demographic.
  • Support your neighborhood.
  • Support a musician and the arts in general.

We have a variety of opportunities.

Support Make Music Seattle 2018

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The Stranger – Kennelly Keys: Songwriters in Seattle

The Stranger – School of Rock: Youth Jam

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Project Manager:  Karen “KZ” Zammit

Board President:   Ramona Lisa Grotte