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Press Release 5/14/20: MAKE MUSIC SEATTLE TO GO VIRTUAL THIS YEAR

From:      Rainier Avenue Radio

Contact:  Tony Benton,      RainierAvenueRadio.World@gmail.com 206 280-3690

Local and National Organizers and Musicians Have Developed New, Creative, Social Distanced Ways for Anyone to Participate in the Annual Global Celebration on June 21

Seattle, May 14th, 2020 – Make Music Seattle is going virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Make Music Seattle is part of Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, the summer solstice. Typically featuring free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and public spaces in Seattle and across the U.S., this year’s Make Music Day will take a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. Rainier Avenue Radio (www.RainierAvenueRadio.World will broadcast via live stream events held in Seattle communities and around the world.  Over 85 U.S. cities and the entire states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Wisconsin will take part in Make Music Day 2020, further demonstrating the power of music to unite and uplift people, spread joy and build community amid this challenging and unprecedented time.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries.

Highlights of Make Music Seattle will include:

  • “Tiny” Marching Bands walking through the Seattle downtown Waterfront observing social distancing guidelines – Individual brass and wind players will parade through Seattle communities, by themselves, playing band repertoire to people listening from their homes or workplaces. These Pied Pipers (without rats or children) can bring musical joy in a year when parades are far and few between.

  • Acapella vocalists walking and singing through downtown Seattle and Westlake Park

  • Performances at the Waterfront stage with NO AMPLIFICATION SOUND SYSTEM heard exclusively on Rainier Avenue Radio.  Listen through your phone or any internet device

  • Bedroom Studios – Bedroom Studios will offer a window into music production, and the challenge of producing with completely unknown inputs, bringing music makers together from bedroom to bedroom.

  • Bash the Trash – The performers and educators of Bash the Trash are offering their innovative designs for wind, percussion and string instruments for an exciting new approach to building instruments from everyday refuse. These amazing instruments tackle issues of waste and offer us an opportunity to look at “trash” in a new way.

  • Virtual Music Lessons with Seattle Musicians local 76-493

  • #MySongisYourSong – This Make Music Day, we invite you to join in a global song swap, where you will learn a song by a local artist, and hear yours covered in return. Songwriters and composers of all styles and walks of life are invited to participate in

  • Live From Home – In partnership with Make Music Australia and Make Music China, the Make Music Alliance invites everyone to post a musical performance from home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to do the same.

A full schedule of events will be posted at RainierAvenueRadio.World on June 1st, 2020.

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About Make Music Day

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. Over 85 U.S. cities and the entire states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Wisconsin are participating in this year’s celebration, which is going virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the non-profit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org/seattle/

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