Make Music
Twin Cities


Make Music Twin Cities is a day-long, metro area-wide, free music festival that takes place on June 21st – the summer solstice. Musicians of all ages, abilities & backgrounds are encouraged to take part, and community members across a multitude of backgrounds and musical tastes are able to vividly experience a range of musical genres, in their own neighborhoods and backyards throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

Part of a worldwide celebration, the inaugural Make Music Twin Cities festivities are the brainchild of a dedicated group of volunteers and Vega, a nonprofit that supports music and art education in schools.




Want to play? Want to host musicians?

Click here to sign up using the artist/venue “match-making” app, Solstice and follow these instructions:

Performers: Create your profile by submitting a photo, description of your act, and any relevant website/social media links. Check out the available venues and bid on one that will fit your needs. The venue will confirm your request, and you’re good to go.

Venues: Create a profile by submitting your location information and a description of the space. Peruse the musician profiles to request a performance, or welcome musicians to bid on your space independently. Confirm the connection and make sure your space is ready to go on June 21st!

Volunteers: Sign up now and we’ll get in touch to let you know about opportunities to get involved.

Mass Appeal Events

McNally Smith Noontime Acoustic Jam   [SIGN UP HERE]

Wednesday, June 21 from noon-1pm

McNally Smith College of Music Front Lawn at 19 Exchange Street East, Saint Paul

Spend your lunch hour jamming on car-themed songs by local and classic artists across all genres, songbooks provided.


Accordionathon     [SIGN UP HERE]

Wednesday, June 21 from 5:00-6:15pm

Minnesota State Capitol, Aurora Promenade

Accordions, concertinas, button boxes, harmonicas, harmoniums and their owners. Bring your favorite box out to play!

Sousapalooza     [SIGN UP HERE]

Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30-7:30pm

Minnesota State Capitol, Aurora Promenade

Band instrumentalists join together to perform the famous marches of John Philip Sousa.


Hastings Music in the Parks     [SIGN UP HERE]

Wednesday, June 21 from 7am-9pm

Soloists and bands will perform throughout local parks in Hastings in the morning, afternoon, and evening. 


Downtown Stillwater Day of Music     [SIGN UP HERE]

Wednesday, June 21 from 9am-9pm

Various shops, businesses and restaurants downtown

Enjoy musical performances while shopping, dining and strolling around historic downtown Stillwater. In partnership with the Main Street Stillwater Independent Business Alliance and the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce.




Make Music Twin Cities is a project of Vega Productions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The event is free and open to everyone, and your financial contribution makes it possible!

Make a donation today!

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For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Caitlin at (612) 810-9070, or email Caitlin at

We are proud to be a part of the Make Music Alliance! Check out the Make Music Day website for more info.


Musicians, music lovers, and unsuspecting passers by will gather to celebrate the second annual Make Music Twin Cities on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Check back for more coverage of the second year celebration.

In the meantime, watch this highlight video of our noon time guitar jam at Pedro Park in St. Paul, hosted by McNally Smith College of Music (video credit: Rick Nelson).


Here are photos from our first-ever Make Music Twin Cities, hosted on June 21, 2016.mmtc16-guitar-jam-classy blues-society boom-island-jazz make-music-twin-cities-pianos mmtc16-sousapalooza piano-duet when-doves-cry-gap2016


Question, comment, press or sponsorship inquiry, or partnership idea? Please get in touch by emailing us at We look forward to hearing from you.