Make Music
Western New York


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!

Make Music Day WNY features musicians of all abilities and music from any genre. Sidewalks, parks, front porches, and public spaces throughout the city will become stages for music. We will also host music workshops for children and play-alongs throughout the day. 

Everyone is invited to participate in this international day of music by performing, providing an outdoor space, appreciating, or volunteering. It’s all for the love of music! 


Sign-up for Make Music Day 2018 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. 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


Play with us!
All play-alongs and workshops are FREE!

Times, locations and more information coming soon! 

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 for more information.

2018 Listings: Thursday, June 21st



You can help fund this year’s Make Music Day festivities in WNY through our Spring It On Initiative! Please visit this website to make a direct donation to Make Music Day WNY. 

Make Music Western New York is supported by the following sponsors:


M&T Bank


alfred hohner


buffalo fm

For sponsorship inquiries, please email us at .

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.


Do you have some photos from Make Music Day 2016 or 2017? We want to see them!


Press from 2018:

Celebrate Make Music Day on the Summer Solstice
Buffalo Rising 
June 20, 2018 

Press from 2017:

Good vibrations fill the air on Make Music Day

WBFO 88.7
June 21, 2017 

Thousands celebrating Make Music Day

WIVB Channel 4 News
June 21, 2017

Jazz Foundation of America Supports Make Music Performers
Make Music Day Website

Landmarks to be illuminated in orange for Make Music Day
ABC News 
June 15, 2017 

Discount Diva: Celebrate summer with free fun
Buffalo News

Get ready to make some music on Wednesday

Niagara Gazette 

Line-up for Buffalo’s 2nd Annual Make Music Day
Buffalo Rising 
June 3, 2017, 12:33 pm

Arts Services Initiative of WNY celebrates Make Music Day in Buffalo, Niagara Falls & Jamestown
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 12:15 pm

It’s Official: Make Music Day (Fête de la Musique)
Buffalo Rising by queenseyes, 6/6/16

Arts Services of Western New York Launches Make Music Day in Buffalo, Niagara Falls on June 21
Niagara Frontier Papers, 6/1/16

Mass Appeal is a part of Make Music Day

Buffalo Rising 
May 21, 2017 



(716)-362-8389 x512

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York
95 Perry Street, Suite 402
Buffalo, New York 14203