Make Music Aberdeen

Make Music Aberdeen (MMA)

Make Music Aberdeen 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.

HEADLINERS

SCHEDULE – JUNE 21, 2024

8:a-9:a Live Radio Broadcast on Timber County 94.7 Fm with Johnny Manson, Wil Russoul & Angel Bouchet
(Stream from GoGraysHarbor.com)
8a-4pTinderbox Coffee Roasters hosting drop-in unplugged musicians, MMA has both a Ukulele and Acoustic Guitar on site from those wanting to share a family-friendly song Coffee Shop Style (113 E Wishkah St)
10a-12pVolunteer Clean up at Kurt Cobain Park: LINK (Next to Young St Bridge) hosted by Friends of the Kurt Cobain Park
(5 min from downtown by car-or use GH Transit: bus schedule link)
10a-6pTake & Make Music Crafts (121 E Market St) hosted by Timberland Library (LINK)
10:30-11:30aFamily Story Time (121 E Market St) hosted by Timberland Library (LINK)
11a-8:30pParticipant Check-in & Info at Downtown Aberdeen Association’s (DAA) Tent on S K St- hosted by MMA 
11:50-12:50p  Fish Don’t Bark Music Group at Aberdeen Senior Center Stage (208 W Market St)
12-12:15pWorld Music Day 2024 KICKOFF Commencement (206 S K St on the Pepsi Stage) hosted by MMA

National Anthem song by 11 Year Old Lyla Wheeler (2024 Winner of the VFW Red, White and Blue Scholarship Contest)
12:00-8:30pWorld Music Day Street Musicians & Artists along Wishkah & Heron Streets- open to all performers
Note: Performers interested in chance to win the Gibson Guitar must check in at the DAA Tent for a free ticket
12:15-2:45p Nirvana Walking Tour in downtown (2.5 hrs long meet outside 117 W Wishkah St) hosted by MMA
12:15-1:15p Aberdeen Mayor, Douglas Orr on Piano (200 W Market St) Aberdeen Art Center’s LINK
12:15-5pExclusive One Day Only- The Green Room and Unplugged Preview (123 W Wishkah St)

Special feature will be the Iconic WSDOT HWY sign made famous by Kurt Cobain & Krist Novoselic
hosted by The Music ProjectLINK
12:15p     DJ Mia Ohms (Carmen Noguer) in Unplugged (121 W Wishkah St)
hosted by The Music ProjectLINK
12:15-1:30pCornerstone Worship Band on Mount Olympus Brewery Stage (105 W Heron St)
12:15-1:45pMeet Celebrity Music Photographer Darrell Westmoreland– Book Sale & Signing at The Bridge Stage         
Inside Unplugged (121 W Wishkah St) hosted by The Music ProjectLINK
12:30-2p Blues Session by Angel Bouchet on the Pepsi Stage (cast member Portlandia Series) 206 S K St hosted by MMA
 
Band members: Michael Dail-Drums (Bremerton), Jim Olson-Keys (Ocean Shores), Mike Hanson– Bass (Chandler, AZ), Bill Leach-Guitar (Aberdeen)
12:30-5:30pLocal Musicians on the Messy Jessy’s Stage(212 S I St) LINK
1p-2pPearl Robarge (10 yr old) accompanied by Auntie Tiffy at Aberdeen Senior Center Stage (208 W Market St)
1p-2p Guided Walk thru Kurt Cobain’s Childhood neighborhood (Meet at Kurt Cobain Park, next to Young St Bridge) hosted by Friends of the Kurt Cobain Park (5 min from downtown by car-or use GH Transit: bus schedule link)
1p-2p Toddler Music Instrument Discovery Session (500 N Custer St) hosted by the Grays Harbor Historic Seaport (4 min from downtown by car) LINK
1p-7pMusic History Display at Friends of the Museum (200 W Market St) hosted by Friends of the Museum LINK
1:30-3pUkelele “Instrument Petting Zoo” Clinic by the Salmon Berry Band (200 W Market St) Aberdeen Art Center’s LINK
2-3p Guided Walk thru Kurt Cobain’s Childhood neighborhood (Meet at Kurt Cobain Park, next to Young St Bridge) hosted by Friends of the Kurt Cobain Park (5 min from downtown by car-or use GH Transit: bus schedule link)
2-3pKid Karaoke (500 N Custer St) hosted by the Grays Harbor Historic Seaport (4 min from downtown by car) LINK
2-3pHeadshots for Musicians and Artists by MoyerMultiMedia (Unplugged at 121 W Wishkah St)
hosted by The Music Project and MMA
2-4pBook Making Workshop (121 E Market St) hosted by the Timberland Library (LINK)
2-5pTaproom Takeover by Oly’s Burdman (103 E Wishkah St) hosted by Mike Burdorff
2:30-3:30pQ&A Session with Angel Bouchet (cast member TV series Portlandia) at The Bridge Stage
Inside Unplugged (121 W Wishkah St) hosted by DAA
Band members: Michael Dail-Drums (Bremerton), Jim Olson-Keys (Ocean Shores), Mike Hanson- Bass (Chandler, AZ), Bill Leach-Guitar (Aberdeen)
2:30-3:30pPremier Guitarist Daniel Walker from New Zealand, Acoustic Looping Set on the Pepsi Stage on 206 S K St
hosted by MMA
2:30-3:30pMotorcar a Classic Rock band on Mount Olympus Brewery Stage (105 W Heron St)
2:30-3:30p at Tectonic Comics (105 E Heron St, Aberdeen) hosted by MMA & Tectonic Comics LINK
3-4pGuided Walk thru Kurt Cobain’s Childhood neighborhood (Meet at Kurt Cobain Park, next to Young St Bridge) hosted by Friends of the Kurt Cobain Park (5 min from downtown by car-or use GH Transit: bus schedule link)
3-4pSusanna Green singer-songwriter appearing at Aberdeen Senior Center Stage (208 W Market St)
3-4pSea Shanty Sing-A-Long Session at Tectonic Comics (105 E Heron St, Aberdeen) hosted by Tectonic LINK
PendingIntro to Harmonica by Art Sartwell-24 Harmonicas to be given away to youth (first come first serve)
Location? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
3-4pRemote Site- Premier Guitarist Don Stone appearing at Westport Winery & Garden Resort- LINK (1 S Arbor Rd)
hosted by Westport Winery (15 min from downtown by car)
3-5pLearn “Come As you Are Song” by DC Seth (200 W Market St) Aberdeen Art Center’s LINK
note song is in standard tuning key F#m (our flash mob performance is at 630p)
3:30-4:30pLocal Artist feature on the Pepsi Stage (MMA Featured Artists) 206 S K St- hosted by Bill Leach and MMA

Line Up: Lisette Bennest, Colin Gage, Bill Leach
4pFree Strings to Music Participants (204 S K St- Guitar Galactica- LINK while supplies last- show participant ticket) hosted by MMA
4-5pBoomtown Records Impromptu Jam Space (S I Street- across from D&R Theatre)
4-5pPending: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Aberdeen Senior Center Stage (208 W Market St)
4:30-5:30pIcebear (2 Pc Grunge Band) on Mount Olympus Brewery Stage (105 W Heron St)      
4:30-6pHEADLINERS

Special Appearance Hall of Fame guitarist from Heart- Roger Fisher
Roger is bringing his band Fisher Brothers & Human Tribe band performing on The Music Project Main Stage (Corner of W Heron St & S K St) hosted by The Northwest Music Project- LINK & MMA

Band Members: Roger Fisher– guitars, vox, djembe/ Tony Coleman drums, vox/ Gordy Ryanhand percussion/ Anil Prasadhand percussion and tabla/ Brenda Kashmirguitar, vox/ Marty Hoyle– keys, vox/ Bryan Christensen– guitar
5-6p Faith Community Street Praise & Worship at Harbor Calvary Chapel (108 S K St) LINK
5-7pLive 107.3 FM radio with Johnny Manson on S K St- hosted by Jodesha Broadcasting– LINK
5-7pLive KDUX 104.7 FM- LINK and KIX 95.3 FM- LINK with Pat Anderson on S K St-hosted by Alpha Media
5-8pRemote Site- Impromptu Songfest for artists who want to share their music- LOGE Westport: LINK (1416 S Montesano St, Westport) 26 min from downtown by car
5-8pOriginal music by local Grays Harbor Artists on the Aberdeen Art Center Stage, in the beautiful Alder Grove Gallery(200 W Market St) LINK hosted by Monteverse Donna & Ken Albert
5:30pArtist Barney Perrine at Grays Harbor Wine Sellars LINK Hosted by the Wine Sellars
5:30-6pAberdeen Highschool Marching Band throughout downtown performing Nirvana songs
5:30-6:30pPlank Island Theatre Company will be hosting an improv at Messy Jessy’s Stage (212 S I St) LINK
6:15pGibson Les Paul Standard Guitar Drawing (S K St) Must be present & have participant ticket to win
6:30p“Come As You Are” Jam (S K St) Join the Aberdeen Highschool Band- open to all musicians and singers
 Song is in standard tuning key F#m (hosted by MMA)
6:30-10pLocal Musicians on the Messy Jessy’s Stage(212 S I St) LINK
7-8:30pHEADLINERS

“World Music Day 2024” Aberdeen WA.  Please to welcome to The Music Project Stage “The BONA FIDE BAND featuring KRIST NOVOSELIC”, with Jillian Raye-Vocals, Jennifer Johnson– Vocals, Krist Novoselic– Bass/Accordion, Kathy Moore– Guitar, Mark Pickerel– Drums.

Location is corner of W Heron St & S K St- hosted by The Music Project- LINK & MMA
9p   Electric Eye band LINK rocking on Mount Olympus Brewery Stage (105 W Heron St) LINK

The Band LUCK followed by Ty Wulf on Messy Jessy’s Stage (212 S I St) LINK

The Taproom Live Music with Jon Reynolds (103 E Wishkah St) LINK

All Ages Open Mic (500 N Custer St) hosted by the Grays Harbor Historic Seaport
(4 min from downtown by car) LINK




Schedule subject to change- please check back

ABOUT

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, more than 100 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music Day celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.

MAKE MUSIC ABERDEEN!

In collaboration with the Downtown Aberdeen Association, Make Music Aberdeen officially launched in 2023! In 2023 Aberdeen joined the Make Music Alliance along with other chapters around the world!

This will be an all day FAMILY FRIENDLY outdoor event on June 21st in Downtown Aberdeen. Aberdeen area restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and businesses will be open and ready to serve you! Use the DISTRX App for a list of local places to shop, drink and eat.

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PARTICIPATE

ATTEND

You don’t need to be a musician to join in on the fun, come with friends, come with family, come as you are! We’re planning activities through the day, special guests, live performers, and our Come as you Are live group event. And of course, anyone wanting to celebrate music all day!

Check back soon for a detailed schedule!

PERFORM

Calling all singers, dancers, guitarists, violinists, saxophone players, choirs, bands, and anyone else who wants to come make, share, teach, or learn about music! We hope to fill the street with performers and music lovers. Use the participant sign-up form linked below to let us know you’ll be there and what we can do to help you shine.

PARTICPANTS HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD GUITAR
All performers who check-in at our booth on the day of the event are eligible for a ticket to have a chance to win this Gibson Les Paul (no purchase or fees necessary)! You must be present at time of drawing to win and have your ticket. Stop by Guitar Galactica (204 S. K St., Aberdeen, WA) to check out the guitar!

World Music Day is not just for performers! We are looking for individuals who want to teach music, demo instruments, or share information about music. Reach out to us with your ideas using the participant sign-up form linked above!

GETTING HERE & STAYING

Aberdeen is located close by to many other cities and things to do. Start your weekend early then travel on to the beach, mountains, or local points of interest!

26 minutes to/from Westport
32 minutes to/from Ocean Shores
41 minutes to/from Seabrook
52 minutes to/from Olympia
1 hour 21 minutes to/from Tacoma
1 hour 55 minutes to/from Forks
2 hours 20 minutes to Hoh Rainforest

Also, be sure to check out all of the local activities, restaurants, and things to do in the Harbor!
https://visitgraysharbor.com/

For overnight stays please visit this link with Greater Grays Harbor Inc! LINK to Hotels and more


SUPPORT

Interested in supporting Make Music Aberdeen or World Music Day? Here are ways you can help:

ATTEND!

One of the best ways you can help us is by coming out for World Music Day! The event is FREE and family friendly. Support our artists by hearing their music and cheering them on.

SPREAD THE WORD!

Post, forward, and share this website with your friends and family! If you are interested in being a World Music Day ambassador, email aberdeen@makemusicday.org. Ambassadors assist with varying activities during, before, and after the event as well as reaching out in their community to raise awareness of World Music Day.

And always hashtag photos and posts with #WorldMusicDay98520

VOLUNTEER!

Volunteer opportunities are available leading up to and on the day for World Music Day. Email aberdeen@makemusicday.org for more information.

DONATE!

Do you have gently used or new instruments that need a good home? Reach out to aberdeen@makemusicday.org and let us know. Donated instruments are used year round to further our mission.

SPONSOR!

We are a 501(c)3 organization under the Downtown Aberdeen Association. If you would like to provide a tax deductible cash donation, please reach out to aberdeen@makemusicday.org for details. Checks can be made out to World Music Day 98520, and mailed to P.O. Box 1593, Aberdeen, WA, 98520.


RESOURCES

Need gear? Be sure to visit Guitar Galactica for any last minute music needs:

Guitar Galactica

204 . K St.
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 660-5912

PARTNERING SITE!

5:00pm – 8:00pm LOGE Westport will be encouraging attendees to join them after the festivities to continue the celebration!

CONTACT

Feel free to reach out to our Executive Director, Wil Russoul at aberdeen@makemusicday.org

PARTNERS

The Music Project
Downtown Aberdeen Association
MoyerMultiMedia
DMW Images
Y 107.3 all the hits play here
Dark and Stormy Films
Aberdeen Parks and Rec
5 Star Dealerships
Messy Jesse's Bar and Grill
Rognlin's General Contractor
Make Music Alliance
KIX 95.3 FM
Grays Harbor Community Foundation
Grays Harbor Transit
Friends of Kurt Cobain Park
Jodesha Broadcasting
Tectonic Comics and Games
Bridgewater Logging
Bayview Redi Mix
The Taproom
104.1 Bigfoot Country
Pepsi Co
Mermaid Museum
The Daily World
Grpahically Deb
Mount Olympus Brewing Company
Laier's Custom
Go grays harbor dot com
104.7 FM KDUX
Westport Winery & Garden Resort
World Music Day
The Moore Wright Group - helping people thrive
Sunny 102.1