Make Music
Seattle

About

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

Let’s Make Some Music! June 21st.  Check out our list of events with more being added all the time!

Want to host or organize an event, participate, or sponsor? For more info or to participate, email Seattle@MakeMusicDay.org.   

2018 Artwork by PA Mathison. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.

Presented by Verity Credit Union.  A Seafair Festival sanctioned event.  

Thanks to Downtown Seattle Association Friends of Waterfront Seattle.Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Supported by Seattle Office of Arts and CultureGigs4UShop AmusedRainieravenueradio.world, Seattle Wave RadioParke Ave, American Music

Make Music Seattle is a non-profit organization promoting the worldwide holiday of music in Seattle City of Music.

#MusicMatters #MusicforEveryone #Free #AllAges #Public #Music #Seattle #MakeMusicSeattle

What Make Music Day looks like: 

Make Music Seattle 2017:  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 Gigs4U.org, Downtown Seattle Association and the Seattle Parks & Recreation; Make Music Seattle took over Westlake Park in downtown Seattle for a full day of inclusive music celebration! While School of Rock, Kennelly Keys, Music Works NW, and The Vocalist Studio hosted public all-ages events.

Events 2018

Join Make Music Day, a worldwide holiday of music-making that happens in over 120 countries every Summer Solstice, June 21st.
Free. All Ages. Public. Music Making for Everyone!

Video of Make Music Day by The Make Music Alliance.   Watch our 2018 Promo video

WANT TO PERFORM, HOST OR ORGANIZE AN EVENT, VOLUNTEER, OR SPONSOR? EMAIL Seattle@MakeMusicDay.org.

Photographers & videographers welcomed!  Also seeking Street Studios audio collectors to field record spontaneous music making by passer-bys and create a mashup clip of the day for each venue.

Presented by Verity Credit Union.  A Seafair Festival sanctioned event.  
Thanks to Downtown Seattle Association Friends of Waterfront Seattle.Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Supported by Seattle Office of Arts and CultureGigs4UShop AmusedRainieravenueradio.world, Seattle Wave RadioParke Ave, American Music
Make Music Seattle is a non-profit organization promoting the worldwide holiday of music in Seattle City of Music.
#MusicMatters #MusicforEveryone #Free #AllAges #Public #Music #Seattle #MakeMusicSeattle

MAKE MUSIC SEATTLE 2018 – List of Events

Make Music Day Seattle at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle! 11am to 7pm

400 Pine Street, Seattle.  Booth space available 11-7pm. Facebook Event

Live broadcast on RainierAvenueRadio.World.  Drums provided by 101percussion.com

Street Studios by Scalar Theorem. Everyone is invited to record some music for a compiled track of the day to be shared nationally!

* 11am-1pm Mo’ Jam Presents Improv music jam. Backline provided!

* 1-2:30pm Seattle Hand Drummers workshop & circle.

* Youth performers presented by Seattle Theater Group Education & Community Programs/ 

    – 2:30-3:15pm Nick Mardon Trio (Blues) 

    – 3:30-4:00pm Songbirds Duo. Pop/Folk Lizzie Huffaker(14) & Aimee Lefkowicz(15)

* 4-5pm Youth performers from Mode Music & Performing Arts

    – 4:00-4:30 Tiger Rider 4 piece indie-rock band

    – 4:40 to 5:00 SOPELLIE Duo

* 5-7pm The Coolout Network  Cypher-circle 

 

Make Music Day at The Seattle Waterfront Hot Spot, under the Seattle Great Wheel!  2-8pm

Thanks to Friends of Waterfront Seattle & Seattle Parks and Recreation.  1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101                         

MC Chriss Glenn & DJ Spindoctor

* 2-3pm  Dance Along Music by DJ Spindoctor

* 3-4pm Mode Music and Performing Arts youth group. 

    – 3:00-3:20 Siri Greene
    – 3:30-4:00 Erin Rae

* 4:15-5pm Alec Shaw (youth performer by STG Education & Community Programs

* 5-6pm Deseo Carmin Latin, jazz/funk and rock with spicy flamenco. 

* 6-7pm ZAHARA (youth performer by Seattle Theatre Group). 
 * 7-8pm Global Heat Soul/R&B/Funk music & high-energy breakdance. http://www.global-heat.com/

This location is great for photos/videos.  Interested in running a Street Studio? Email Seattle@MakeMusicDay.org

 

20 Events in Phinney – Greenwood!  3-9pm

By PhinneyWood Neighborhood Association. See full list of events (check back June 20th):  https://www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/makemusicday/

4:30-6:30pm – Abraham Neuwelt will play Russian Hang Pan Drum at the Verity Credit Union plaza. 8533 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

 

 

 

Pike Place to Hard Rock Flash Mob & After Party  5:30-11pm

Flash Mob parade by Pike Place Market to Hard Rock Cafe Seattle for a full evening of Free, All-Ages Musical Entertainment!
Flash Mob at 5:30, Hard Rock Cafe party until 11pm. 

Celebrity MC & performer: WANZ

Entertainment from Girls Love RocketsTobias the OwlSchool of Rock Seattle, and Carina Nebula, Devil’s Banquet
Expect participation opportunities!

Curated by Seattle Music & Parke Ave.  Facebook Event

 

Make Music Day Jam at American Music! 2-6pm

4450 Fremont Ave N, Seattle WA 98103   Facebook Event

We’re going for a Record at 5pm! We can beat this (45 instruments playing in a parking lot): https://recordsetter.com/world-record/people-playing-musical-instruments-parking-lot/

“We’ll have a full stage set up, in the parking lot (if weather permits.)  Bring your band and play, or just let us back you up.  All are welcome!”

 

 

Ukulele, silly songwriting, and guitar classes near Woodland Park. 9am-12:30pm

Learn Ukelele, Songwriting and Guitar by Jonny Akamu Music Lessons 
6301 Woodland Pl N, Seattle WA 98103
Pre-register by emailing Seattle@MakeMusicDay.org

9am-10am – 1 hr Ukulele Class

10:15am-11:15am – 1 hr Silly Songwriting Class

11:30am-12:30pm – 1 hr Fill In The Gaps Guitar Class: For the intermediate player. 

 

Make Music Day in Ballard at Pono Ranch  4-6pm

 Pono Ranch:  4502 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle 98107

Enjoy performances by:
Mauricio and the JazzHounds 
* A showcase by the Edmonds Community College Music Program

Facebook Event

 

Columbia City – Seattle’s #MakeMusicDay 2018  5-7pm

Columbia City Music Beat is joining in for #MakeMusicSeattle!    Facebook Event

5-6:30pm At Columbia Park  4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 

Julia Francis Music + Cirke host an all-ages voice lesson, “Give Peace a Chance” sing-along, & harmony jam.

5-7pm at Lottie’s Lounge  4900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118
3 youth performers:   Lyrist (Lyra Steiner)Ellie Vann (16), Marley Wells-Hanson (11) & Olive Kuper (12) 

Curated by Michelle SearleMake Music Seattle board member.

 

Kennelly Keys Music presents Songwriters in Seattle in Lynnwood at Roy’s Place Rehearsal Studios, 3-7pm

4926 196th St SW, Lynnwood WA 98036
Come one, come all! Backline provided.

Facebook Event    Meetup Link

 

 

Make Music Day at Music Works Northwest, Bellevue, 12-6pm

Music Works Northwest welcomes all ages to join in activities like a drum circle, children’s instrument discovery, a jam session, and a ukelele class!

1331 118th Ave SE, #400, Bellevue WA 98005

Facebook Event

 

Make Music Day at Northwest Pianos, Bellevue 10am-3pm

Come play at Northwest Pianos‘ Mercer Hall in Bellevue 10am-noon & 1-3pm

* Special performance Noon-1pm:  Luke Doubravsky

 
13310 BEL-RED ROAD SUITE 100, BELLEVUE, WA      
 

 

This will be updated as performances are added…

Presented by Verity Credit Union.  A Seafair Festival sanctioned event.  

Thanks to Downtown Seattle Association Friends of Waterfront Seattle.Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Supported by Seattle Office of Arts and CultureGigs4UShop AmusedRainieravenueradio.world, Seattle Wave RadioParke Ave, American Music

Make Music Seattle is a non-profit organization promoting the worldwide holiday of music in Seattle City of Music.

#MusicMatters #MusicforEveryone #Free #AllAges #Public #Music #Seattle #MakeMusicSeattle

 

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Make Music Day at Music Works Northwest – Bellevue

Make Music Day at Music Works Northwest, Bellevue, 12-5pm

Music Works Northwest welcomes all ages to join in activities!

12:00-1:00 Drum Circle
1:30-2:30 Voices of Sunshine
3:30-5:00 Instrument Discovery (saxophone, clarinet, violin, guitar, & drums)
5:00-6:00 Jam Session 
5:00-6:00 Ukulele Class

1331 118TH AVE SE, STE 400, BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON 98005

Facebook Event

Music Works Northwest is a non-profit community music school offering music lessons and performance experiences for all ages, located minutes from downtown Seattle at Eastgate in south Bellevue.

Presented by Verity Credit Union.  A Seafair Festival sanctioned event.  
Supported by Seattle Office of Arts and CultureGigs4UShop AmusedRainieravenueradio.world, Seattle Wave RadioParke Ave, American Music

Make Music Seattle is a non-profit organization promoting the worldwide holiday of music in Seattle City of Music.

#MusicMatters #MusicforEveryone #Free #AllAges #Public #Music #Seattle #MakeMusicSeattle

 

2018 Listings: Thursday, June 21st

  

NEWS

2 WEEKS UNTIL #MAKEMUSICDAY!

Booth space at Westlake Park

SEATTLE’S GOT A STREET STUDIO AT WESTLAKE PARK 2018!

GROW MAKE MUSIC DAY IN SEATTLE!

Who wants to run a STREET STUDIO?

Make Music Events across the US

Any place can be a Make Music Day venue!

Shout out by Office of Film & Music

Why Make Music Day is Important (Letter from Board President Ramona Grotte)

Phinneywood / Greenwood Music Walk Sign-up

Seattle, let’s break some world records!

Meet our Board, 2018

Make Music Seattle artwork 2018

2 Weeks until #MakeMusicDay!

THURSDAY JUNE 21Join Make Music Day
A worldwide holiday of music that happens simultaneously in over 120 countries and 800 cities every Summer Solstice.  
Free. All Ages. Public. Music Making for Everyone!
 
A Flash Mob, Jams, Youth Showcases, Lessons, Instrument Discovery, Sing-a-longs, a Street Studio, an attempt to break a record (most instruments played in a parking lot)
+ Performances planned at 10 locations across the Greater Seattle area with over 3 dozen activities: http://www.makemusicday.org/seattle/events/

Events 2018

OVERVIEW MAKE MUSIC DAY AT WESTLAKE PARK 2018 THE SEATTLE WATERFRONT HOT SPOT, UNDER THE SEATTLE GREAT WHEEL FLASH MOB AT PIKE PLACE + AFTERPARTY AT HARD ROCK! #MAKEMUSICDAY MAKE MUSIC SEATTLE – PHINNEYWOOD / GREENWOOD COLUMBIA CITY MUSIC BEAT’S #MAKEMUSICSEATTLE UKELELE, SONGWRITING, & GUITAR LESSONS BY JONNY AKAMU! #MAKEMUSICDAY JAM AT AMERICAN MUSIC IN FREMONT! BALLARD JOINS MAKE MUSIC DAY AT PONO RANCH 4-6PM KENNELLY KEYS MUSIC PRESENTS SONGWRITERS IN SEATTLE AT ROY’S PLACE REHEARSAL STUDIOS IN LYNNWOOD MAKE MUSIC DAY AT NORTHWEST PIANOS, BELLEVUE

 
 
 
How can YOU help grow Make Music Day in Seattle?

A snapshot of what Make Music Day looks like
   VIDEO:  Make Music Day Seattle 2018 

PARTICIPATE! * Sign up to perform or host an event * Join the Flash Mob at Pike Place Market 5:30 * Take photos or videos at any of the locations & hashtag #MakeMusicSeattle.

ORGANIZE AN EVENT!  * Condo Community Karaoke * School Sing-along * Lunchroom Dance-off * Harmonica Jam at the Java Stand. Think creatively and tell us about it to help promote!

As long as it’s free, all-ages, & public, it’s a #MakeMusicDay event.

SPREAD THE WORD! * Share @MakeMusicSeattle posts across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter * Tell your friends about it!

June 21st. Let’s Make Some Music!

Photographers & videographers welcomed. Also seeking Street Studios audio collectors to field record spontaneous music making by passer-bys and create a mashup clip of the day.

Vendor booths available at Westlake Park.

Presented by Verity Credit Union.   A Seafair Festival sanctioned event.

Thanks to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Downtown Seattle Association & Friends of Waterfront Seattle.

Supported by Shop AmusedGigs4UAmerican MusicRainieravenueradio.worldSeattle MusicParke Ave 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen KZ Zammit, Project Manager

Seattle’s got a Street Studio at Westlake Park 2018!

We are going to have a #StreetStudio at Make Music Day Seattle at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle! 

Come contribute to the day’s recordings which will be compiled and shared nationwide.  Brought to life by the producers over at Scalar Theorem

Want to do one at the Waterfront Hot Spot stage? Email Seattle@MakeMusicDay.org.

What is a Street Studio? Just what you’d think…It’s a mini studio set up on the streets! The producer brings a music studio to the sidewalk to make the studio open and accessible to everyone in the community, musicians and non-musicians alike.

With a simple setup – a laptop, mics, MIDI controllers, speakers, and instruments – the Street Studio producers invite passers-by to stop by to play an instrument, sing a song, or just make some noise in a completely improvised music creation session.

The producer then crafts a track of the improvised original music to be shared with the world.

Check out this mini video of Street Studios in NY (produced by NAMM Foundation), and Let’s Make Some Music!

 

Photo Gallery

2017 Make Music Day

          

2016 Make Music Day

 

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Support

Support Make Music Seattle 2018

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

Top 3 Reasons to Sponsor Make Music Seattle

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

We have a variety of opportunities to partner, depending upon your goals.  

Support Make Music Seattle 2018.  Questions? Comments? Contact us Today!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS:

Your participation is helping grow #MakeMusicDay in Seattle and we appreciate you!

Verity Credit Union – sponsorship
Seafair Festival – support
PA Mathison – 2018 Artwork

101 Percussion – drums
AlientAftermint/ J Joshua Diltz – photography
American Music – event host & equipment
Cirke – event organizer
Columbia City Music Beat – event organizer
Downtown Seattle Association – venue
Friends of Waterfront Seattle – venue
Gigs4U – support
Hard Rock Cafe Seattle – venue
Jonny Akamu Music Lessons – venue
Julia Francis Music – event organizer
KBFG 107.3 North Seattle – media
Kennelly Keys Music – event host
KZ Music Media – marketing
Make Music Day – support
Mo’ Jam Presents – event organizer
Mode Music Studios – event organizer
Music Works Northwest – venue & event organizer
Office of Arts & Culture Seattle – support
Parke Ave – event organizer
Phinney Neighborhood Association – event organizer
Rainieravenueradio.world – media
Seattle City of Music – support
Seattle Hand Drummers – event organizer
Seattle Music – media
Seattle Office of Film + Music – support
Seattle Parks and Recreation – venue and marketing
Shop Amused – venue & support
Songwriters in Seattle – event organizer
Sportn’ Life Music Group – support
STG Education & Community Programs – event organizer
The Bar Shoppe & Lounge / I Heart Sushi – support
The Coolout Network. Northwest Hip Hop Culture and Music – event organizer
Victory Studios / Band in Seattle – media
The Vocalist Studio – venue
Westlake Park – venue

Press

Make Music Day 2018 Returns On Thursday, June 21, By Business Insider

‘Make Music Day’ Plots 4,500 Free Events, Concerts Nationwide, Rolling Stone 2018

Rolling Stone 2017

The Stranger – General

The Stranger – Kennelly Keys: Songwriters in Seattle

The Stranger – School of Rock: Youth Jam

PR Newswire

Gigs4U

NAMM Foundation

 

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Contact

We want to hear from YOU!

Project Manager:  Karen “KZ” Zammit  EMAIL: Seattle@MakeMusicDay.org

Board President:   Ramona Lisa Grotte  Email: RamonaLisa@Gigs4U.org