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10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know Were Happening For Make Music Day

  1. In Fairfield (CT), GRAMMY-winning musicians Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz from Talking Heads will lead one of the 32 worldwide gong ringing events for This Moment In Time
  2. Make Music Philly (PA) artists will play soothing piano melodies for the zebras in their enclosure at the Elmwood Park Zoo
  3. In New York (NY), Lang Lang Foundation Young Scholars will play Albert Lavignac's Galop-Marche on a Steinway Model D in the middle of Times Square
  4. The Yid Vicious Paddle Party in Madison (WI) will play klezmer tunes from a pontoon (pictured)
  5. Make Music Austin (TX) will present live music inside the Capitol Rotunda at noon
  6. The City of Kansas City (MO) will not only light up the skyline, but will dye the water in the Mill Creek and Concourse Fountains orange in honor of Make Music Day.
  7. Knoxville TN will celebrate the blues with music by Knoxville School of Rock and live painting at the Knoxville Museum of Art, for the first Make Music Knoxville
  8. Musicians from 23 countries have now filmed performances of John Cage's 4'33" to be released on Make Music Day.
  9. Shower singing returns to Lobsterman Park for Make Music Portland (ME)
  10. The Leafonist (based in Germany) has a new video explaining everything you need to play the Leafophone – start practicing!