Make Music Western NY is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.
Make Music Day is a FREE world wide celebration of music that started in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique. Arts Services Initiative of WNY launched Make Music Day in Buffalo and Niagara Falls on June 21, 2016! Its inaugural year featured 30 performances at 16 venues including Silo City, Larkin Square and Niagara Falls State Park and had a total audience of approximately 5,000 people!
Make Music Day follows the belief that the arts are for everyone by hosting a free day long festival on June 21 (the first day of Summer) where everyone can participate, no matter their skill level, age or location. Make Music Day also features an educational component where music teachers show the public how to play instruments for free.
All are welcome to participate- no experience necessary! Become part of a diverse community of musicians and join us in filling the streets and neighborhoods with music.
2017 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st
Sign-up for Make Music Day 2017 is now open!
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to perform, host, learn, or teach music.
How to sign up…
If you are a Performer:
Create your profile by submitting a description of your act, photos, times you are available and any other relevant info (i.e. website/social media links). Check out the available venues and bid on one that will fits your availability. When the venue operator confirms your request, you’re good to go.
Sign Up as a Performer Now!: Sign Up for Make Music WNY
If you are a Venue:
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. Await the confirmation of your request or confirm the performers request, then you are ready to go on June 21st!
Sign Up as a Venue Now!: Sign Up for Make Music WNY
10am– “Cello Movement and Music” Class taught by Bethany Erhardt at the Buffalo Cello School for ages infant and up. Please register here: www.buffalocello.com/registration
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM-
Intro to Harmonica Play-Along with Rick Nicotra at Green Island in Niagara Falls State Park. 50 first attendees receive a free harmonica!
3-5 pm: Intro to Harmonica Play-Along with Rick Nicotra at Canalside in Buffalo. 50 first attendees receive a free harmonica!
3:30- 8:30 pm: “Come Play in Marine A”, a chance for any person or band to sign up for a session to perform in the Marine A grain elevator at Silo City in Buffalo.
Sign up to play here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5ad28a2fd0-come
5:45 pm- “Cello Movement and Music” Class taught by Bethany Erhardt at the Buffalo Cello School for ages infant and up. Please register here: www.buffalocello.com/registration
Become a Volunteer!
Make Music WNY has endless opportunities for all levels of involvement.
We rely heavily on volunteers to keep things running smoothly which means we need your help on June 21st!
Here are just some of the things that you might be doing throughout the day:
-Tell passersby about Make Music Day and answer any questions audience and participators may have.
-Take photos of your stationed event.
-Help keep our performers happy.
-Help with setup and breakdown between artists.
-Help run sound.
-Help the kids and parents during workshops.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Make Music Western New York is supported by the following sponsors:
For sponsorship inquiries, please email us at email@example.com .
Make Music Day is made possible by donations, an energetic team of volunteers and passionate music lovers. Thank you for all your support! We are proud to be a part of the Make Music Alliance! Check out the Make Music Day website for more info.
You can help fund this year’s Make Music Day festivities in WNY through our Spring It On Initiative, happening on March 15th!
Do you have some photos from Make Music Day 2016? We want to see them! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 21, 2017
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It’s Official: Make Music Day (Fête de la Musique)
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Arts Services of Western New York Launches Make Music Day in Buffalo, Niagara Falls on June 21
Niagara Frontier Papers, 6/1/16
May 21, 2017
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York
95 Perry Street, Suite 402
Buffalo, New York 14203