Make Music



In 2020, the Waupaca Area Arts and Culture Network becomes a Make Music Day Member!


Make Music Day Waupaca is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 800 cities across 120 countries every year on June 21.  It is designed to celebrate music in all its forms and encourages people to band together to play free public concerts.

In the U.S., Make Music Day is presented by The NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance.  This year, more than 65 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music Day celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide.





Due to the #saferathome Order by the governor of Wisconsin (March 25th. 2020 to April 24th, 2020), the planning team has decided for now that the Make Music Day Waupaca Event will be done via virtual/online participation only.

Obviously a lot can happen in the next few months.  While we remain optimistic about the possibility of social gatherings by June 21st 2020, our plan is keep our first event simple and easy to be involved, online.

Check back often for details about how to participate.  You may also email us to be added to an email update list at or visit us on Facebook @makemusicdaywaupaca.

Thank you for your interest in being part of this very historic first event for Waupaca!


  • Harmonica Class: receive a free harmonica and take an interactive online class!  More details coming soon!


  • Virtual Open Mic: We want you to participate in our virtual stage! All are welcome, from piano students to shower singers! All ages and abilities! Concerts will be featured on our local businesses’ Facebook pages! Go here for more info on how you can participate! Go here to learn more:


  • Pandemic Playlist: submit songs for our inspiring Spotify playlist that you can play at your own leisure!  More details soon!


  • Campfire Singalong: join featured artists for a singalong of your favorite songs, online of course!  We will post lyrics in a google docs link, so you can sing along!  More details soon!


  • Bash the Trash: tune in weekly leading up to MMD for fun videos on how to make an instrument at home….there will be 6 in all, and you can video your instrument and submit!  Starting May 10!


  • My Song is Your Song: pair up with another songwriter and sing each others’ original songs! Sign up by May 21 to be included in this event!!!! Go here to learn more:



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