Make Music


Make Music Seattle is part of a free world-wide music celebration always held on Summer Solstice, June 21st. Launched in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique in France, it is now held in more than 700 cities in 103 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Seattle is open to anyone who wants to take part. Music makers of every ilk — young and old, amateur and professional, all genres — pour onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.

  • Free & participatory for everyone
  • All ages and genres
  • All live performances
  • At multiple venues and public spaces
  • Simultaneously scheduled to occur on June 21 from 9am to 10pm

Sign up to participate at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle or at Music Works Northwest in Bellevue or to host an event at your site as a venue:

Still curious? Check out the national Make Music site.  Seattle’s activities will mirror other Make Music events–Chicago, New York City, Boston, Nashville, and others.  But Seattle, of course, will have its own special Northwest flair.

This one-day event has had such world-wide success, we are confident that Seattle’s toe in the water will enjoy the same acclaim. It has the capacity to unravel the polarized knot of Seattle’s music community; from the Seattle Symphony to Pike Place buskers, from Café Racer to the Paramount Theatre, from hip-hop to Bach and from aspiring musicians to seasoned professionals. Make Music Seattle is a never-been-built-before stage that’s open and welcome to everyone.

leave no guitar unloved.


Sign up today to be a part of Make Music Seattle 2016 as a performer or as a venue!



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.

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Questions? Comments? Contact us Today!


2016 Make Music Day





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Project Manager:  Karen “KZ” Zamm

Board President:  Ed Beeson

Artist Relations & Programming: Ramona Lisa Grotte