Make Music
San Jose


Celebrated on June 21, Make Music San José coincides with festivities in more than one thousand cities worldwide as part of Make Music Day. The whole idea for the day is to share the joy of making music with everyone that wants to take part, from professional to amateur musicians, as well as the musically curious.

On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, this website will feature performances throughout the city. Events will be throughout San Jose at community centers, parks, restaurants, and museums and more.  Check back in June for the Make Music San Jose website for a full list of venues and performers.

Being a part of Make Music San José locally, and Make Music Day globally, is an opportunity for us to come together in spirit and celebrate the music that brings us joy. 

Duo, Stereo RV, performing at airport
Stereo RV at Mineta San Jose International Airport, photo by Dave Lepori


Join Us
Artist, Venue, and Festival Staff Roles Each year, Make Music San José asks returning and new artists and venues to join in the one-day festival. Artists are comprised of students, amateurs and professionals – all are welcome to participate in the celebration of music. Both artists and venues sign up via our online match-making software, where each creates a profile.

Venue profiles include contact information, how long venues would like to host music, what kinds of music a venue is interested in booking and what kind of equipment (chairs, electricity, water, etc.), if any, a venue can provide.

Artist profiles include contact information, sound bites and the type(s) of music an artist or band performs. Pictures, social media and website links can all be uploaded to venue and artist profiles.


Once the profiles are created, venues may browse the list of artists and vice versa, each requesting an amount of time from the other for the performance.

Requests are accepted or declined at the discretion of the artist or venue. Before a performance is finalized, the venue must accept the request from an artist or the artist must accept the request from a venue.

Once final, the performance is posted to our live, interactive map on our website, which the public can view and explore on an interactive web app.

Other Details

The festival is not ticketed. All performances are free and open to the public. All musicians perform for free in new locales to potentially new audiences. All venues support local artists by giving them a platform to perform and encourage the participation and enjoyment of the public by opening their doors to their communities. Make Music San José staff help finalize performance details, aid venues in securing permitting, and market the festival in print, online and social media channels.

Who else is taking part?

Over 62 artists, including:

AWỌ  --  Alan  --  Andre Thierry  --  Audrey Rose Walker  --  Bad Beginning   --  Bear Bleach  --  Blue Raven Collective  --  Daniel Dragonstaff  --  Douglas Forman  --  Edgar Ochoa  --  Esther Young  --  Free Group Guitar Lesson  --  Hotel Serenity  --  House of Asha  --  Ionic Bond  --  Irene Diaz  --  James Ramirez  --  Kids Community Sing Along! (ages 5-18)  --  Los Panaderos  --  M'sippi Slide   --  Marcus Rodriguez  --  Mariachi Azteca  --  Melanmolly  --  Melinda Kausek  --  MiFaSol Band  --  Mike Mendoza  --  None Too Soon  --  Oceana Conner  --  One Way Music  --  Opera San Jose  --  Play-Along: Music & Movement with Marsha  --  Rafael Unplugged  --  Resounding Achord Productions  --  Roberto Romo  --  Rosemarie Austin  --  Ryan Trujillo  --  SAM0  --  SONUS  --  San Jose Saxophone Choir  --  Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association   --  Savaiah  --  Sax-O-Phun  --  Sharat Lin - Dance of Peace  --  Shayla the Artist  --  Simantinee Roy  --  Sorinvibee  --  Special Any Ability Art Activity: Make Music Day  --  Stephen Ross  --  Stevie Dale  --  Super Soul Bros  --  Superlative chamber group  --  Surabhi Vijay  --  Sylvia Bosco  --  The Eternity Band  --  The Hello Hello’s   --  The New Hope Band  --  Thrown Out Bones  --  Velmalicious  --  Vivace Youth Chorus  --  YVNG BOATSHOES  --  Yonex Jones  --  constant lyt

Over 30 venues, including:

Almaden Academy of Music  --  Arena Green Park  --  Cambrian Library  --  Camden Community Center  --  Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose  --  Cypress Community Center  --  Discovery Meadow  --  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library - Children's Room  --  East San Jose Carnegie Library, San Jose Public LIbrary  --  Eastridge Center   --  Empire 7 Studios  --  Fox Tale Fermentation Project   --  Guitar Center - San Jose  --  Heritage Rose Garden  --  Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose  --  Raymond Bernal Jr. Memorial Park  --  San Jose City Hall Plaza  --  San Jose Mineta International Airport TERMINAL A  --  San Jose Mineta International Airport TERMINAL B  --  San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles  --  San Jose Public Library - Evergreen Branch  --  San Jose Public Library Seven Trees Branch & Seven Trees Community Center  --  San Pedro Square Market   --  School of Arts and Culture at MHP  --  SoFa Market  --  St. Francis Episcopal Church  --  Tully Community Branch Library  --  West Valley Branch Library  --  William Lewis Manly Park   --  Willow Glen Community Center


Do you have questions or ideas?

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Make Music San Jose is facilitated by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs. The event is free and open to the public. Community partnerships and support make it possible!

We are proud to be a part of the national Make Music Alliance.



2023 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st


Privacy Policy

Make Music San Jose – Privacy Policy

Definitions: All references to “we”, “us” and “our” below, are references to “Make Music San Jose”, part of a Pennsylvania not-for-profit corporation (referred to herein as “Make Music San Jose”). All references to “you” or “your” are references to anyone who accesses or uses (the “Website”) and/or utilizes the services and features offered by Make Music San Jose on or though the Website or any other alternate websites utilized by Make Music San Jose, and anyone who registers by email, at, at such alternate website, by telephone, or in person as a musician or performer, or to provide a location for musicians or performers, or to otherwise participate in organizing and implementing any event that takes place in connection with Make Music San Jose (referred to herein as a “Registration”). Other capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings set forth herein.

Overview: When visiting the Website and/or utilizing the services and features offered by Make Music San Jose on or though the Website or any other alternate websites utilized by Make Music San Jose or submitting a Registration, Make Music San Jose may directly or indirectly request and/or otherwise collect certain personal information. This privacy notice (this “Privacy Notice”) describes what personal information may be collected by Make Music San Jose from the Website and such other alternate websites and how such information and any information collected from any Registration (referred to herein collectively as the “Information”) is used by Make Music San Jose. This Privacy Notice applies only to information collected online through the Website and such other alternate websites and any information collected from any Registration. Your visit to the Website and any such other alternate website is subject to this Privacy Notice. By accessing and using the Website and any such other alternate website you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Notice.

Information We Collect

Non-Personal Information: Make Music San Jose or its partners, affiliates, representatives or agents may gather navigational information during each user’s visit to the Website or the other alternate websites utilized by Make Music San Jose . In the process of gathering navigational information, non-personally identifiable information (i.e. domain type, browser version, service provider and IP (Internet Protocol) address) may be collected. Such information may be gathered by Make Music San Jose or its partners, affiliates, representatives or agents to learn more about the technical efficiencies of the Website (such as the time it takes a visitor to connect to the Website or download pages) and the use of the Website, including the areas of the Website that are most visited or the time of a last visit to a page on the Website. Make Music San Jose uses this information to better understand and improve its users’ experience on the Website.

Personal Information: When you register on the Website or the other alternative websites utilized by Make Music San Jose or otherwise submit a Registration, Make Music San Jose , or its partners, affiliates, representatives or agents will collect your name and email address and any other information you submit. If you are registering as a performer, you may be requested to provide your performer name, additional email addresses, contact information, biographical information and/or upload pictures or other media.

If you are registering a venue, you may be requested to provide your venue name, additional email addresses, contact information (name and address), location, biographical information and upload pictures.

We (or our partners, affiliates, representatives or agents) may also collect any personal information that you include in any email correspondence or correspondence by postal mail with Make Music San Jose .

When you submit your personally identifiable information to us, including through any of the foregoing means, you are giving your consent to the collection, retention, use, and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Notice. If you would prefer that we not collect any personally identifiable information from you, please do not provide us with any such information.

Updates and Corrections: To update, correct or verify any information you provided to Make Music San Jose , please feel free to contact us using the contact information provided on the Website.

How We Use and Disclose Your Information: Any personally identifiable information you provide to Make Music San Jose or our partners, affiliates, representatives and agents is used to enable us to deliver, coordinate and organize events for Make Music San Jose , to respond to your questions about our events or communicate with you about our events or other matters related thereto. Make Music San Jose currently does not sell, rent or trade any of the personal information collected from you to third parties. However, Make Music San Jose may use third parties to provide specific services, such as registering performers and venues for Make Music San Jose events, certain fundraising and awareness activities and in connection with maintaining and/or operating the Website. These third parties may have or be provided access to and use of the information collected from you in connection with their performance of such services for Make Music San Jose. Nothing in this Privacy Note will impede Make Music San Jose’s right or ability to transfer, sell or otherwise dispose of any of its assets. In the event that Make Music San Jose sells or transfers all or part of its business assets, performer or venue information may be one of the business assets transferred as part of the transaction. If substantially all of the assets or business of Make Music San Jose are acquired by a third party, Information may be transferred as part of the acquisition.

You should also be aware that we may disclose specific information about you if necessary to do so by law, regulation or governmental request or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law or is necessary to protect the users of the Website and/or related services, the Website or the public.

Cookies: As is the standard practice on many websites, Make Music San Jose may now or in the future use a browser feature known as a cookie or other similar technologies such as clear gifs on the Website, which assigns a unique identification to your computer. The cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive. Information collected from cookies may be used by Make Music San Jose to evaluate the effectiveness of the Website, analyze trends and administer the Website. The information collected from cookies may help us to determine such things as which parts of the Website are most visited and difficulties our visitors may experience in accessing the Website. With this knowledge, we may be able to improve the quality of your experience on the Website by recognizing and delivering more of the most desired features and information, as well as by resolving access difficulties. Additionally, cookies will recognize whether you have visited the Website before and may allow personal features or access privileges to be offered to you. You may decline cookies by using the appropriate feature of your web software, if available; however, declining to use cookies may impede the ability of the Website to function properly. The Website may also use other technical methods to track visitor usage, including web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of a website. We may also use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on the Website, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of the Website. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf that is personally identifiable.

Privacy of Children: The Website is not directed to users under the age of 13. To comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, Make Music San Jose does not knowingly collect or maintain information provided by children under the age of 13 or provide any personally identifying information on children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. No information provided by users self-identified as children will knowingly be used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever.

Links: For your convenience, the Website may contain links to other sites. Make Music San Jose does not evaluate, is not responsible for and does not endorse the privacy practices, the terms and conditions (or the equivalent) or the content of any such sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other websites you link to from the Website or otherwise visit.

International Users: If you are visiting the Website from a location outside of the United States, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United States and all information you provide will be processed and maintained in the Website servers and internal systems located within the United States.

Changes to this Privacy Notice: Make Music San Jose reserves the right to revise or remove this Privacy Notice at any time. If we materially revise the categories of information collected at the Website or how we use and/or disclose Information such revisions will be applied only to Information collected on a going forward basis. We will update the effective date at the bottom of this Privacy Notice to notify you that this Privacy Notice has been updated to reflect such revisions. Your continued participation in Make Music San Jose or use of the Website or other submission of Information following notification of any revisions to this Privacy Notice in such manner shall constitute your acceptance of the modified Privacy Notice. You agree that the notice of revisions that we provide on the Website by updating the effective date at the bottom of this Privacy Notice shall be deemed reasonable notice for this purpose. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any revisions we may make to this Privacy Notice.

Information Security: We limit access to personal information collected on the Website and utilize other technological and procedural safeguards when maintaining the Website. While we implement the above security measures on the Website, you should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.

Additional Information for California Residents: California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us by email at San If you elect to contact us by email or postal mail, please include information in your email or letter that will help us identify you so that we can most expeditiously respond to you.

Governing Law: The interpretation and enforcement of this Privacy Notice will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania and by visiting the Website or otherwise submitting Information to us you are deemed to agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Pennsylvania with respect to any dispute arising from or in connection with this Privacy Notice or your participation in Make Music San Jose . By visiting the Website or otherwise submitting Information to us you are also deemed to irrevocably and unconditionally waive any right to trial by jury in any action arising from or in connection with this Privacy Notice or your participation in Make Music San Jose .

Contact Us: If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or about Make Music San Jose ’s activities, please contact us by email at or by postal mail at: City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, 12th Floor, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, 95113.

Effective Date: May 2023