Make Music


JUNE 21Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world always held on Summer Solstice, June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music 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.

Although this celebration has been going on for over 30 years around the world, this is just the third year for Make Music Day in Seattle. Make Music Seattle, a local non-profit organization, was created in 2015 to celebrate music in Seattle, the City of Music. 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.  Artwork by Mark Noterman.

leave no guitar unloved.


Sign up today to be a part of Make Music Seattle 2017 as a performer or as a venue!

2017 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st



Events include:
• #livemusic performances at Verity Credit Union branches: Lynnwood, Ballard, Wallingford, Greenwood, Auburn from 12-2pm.
• Make Music Day at Music Works Northwest! Bellevue; interactive activities all day.
• Vocal Lessons – The Vocalist Studio in Belltown, 12-2 & 2-4pm.
• Songwriters in Seattle showcase and open mic at Kennelly Keys Music. Lake City Way,
• #Youth Jam at School of Rock Seattle 6-8pm.
• Join Seattle Hand Drummers at Roy’s Place Rehearsal Studios & Recital Hall -Lynnwood,

Westlake Park Events:
Westlake Park is located at 4th & Pine in Downtown Seattle

• 11:30-1:30 Performance by Champagne Sunday, then 1:30-2:30pm #harmonica + ukelele lessons led by the duo (harmonicas provided).
• 2:30-4p: #AllAges #AllGenres #OpenMic. Apply for a time slot:
• 4-5p: Kids on Violins, by BJ Montoya Violin
• 5-7pm Mo’ Jam Presents #Improv music #jam. (Backline provided, bring your axe.)
• 7-8:30pmThe Coolout Network. Northwest Hip Hop Culture and Music “Clash of the MCs”. #PNW #HipHop Culture and Music.

A semi-secret #Boomwhackers interactive pop-up (Email for details).
Mobile #DJ booth by The DJ Sessions
Ultimate Music Mix & sound services by DJ Spindoctor.
Experimental drum kit supplied by 101 Percussion.

Video of #MakeMusic day by The Coolout Network
Party supplies by Champion Party


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.

Make Music Seattle will have an impact as simple as an over-the-back-fence chat, but as deep as the Big Bertha tunnel. 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.

Download Sponsor Packet

Questions? Comments? Contact us Today!


2016 Make Music Day





Rolling Stone

The Stranger – General

The Stranger – Kennelly Keys: Songwriters in Seattle

The Stranger – School of Rock: Youth Jam

PR Newswire


NAMM Foundation




We want to hear from YOU!

Or contact us directly…

Project Manager:  Karen “KZ” Zamm

Board President:  Ed Beeson

Artist Relations & Programming: Ramona Lisa Grotte