Make Music Aberdeen

Jazz band performing

Make Music Aberdeen

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.

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 outdoor event on June 21st in Downtown Aberdeen. Aberdeen area restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and businesses will be open and ready to serve you! Visit www.98520.org for a list of local places to shop and eat.

You can also download the Downtown Aberdeen app to learn more about the city events, activities, and businesses:

Be sure to #WorldMusicDay98520


Participate

Ready to join the world in celebrating music?

Ways to 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 from 5-7pm. 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.
All performers who check-in at our booth on the day of the event are eligible for a chance to win a Gibson Les Paul (no purchase or fees necessary)! You must be present at time of drawing to win. Stop by Guitar Galactica (204 S. K St., Aberdeen, WA) to check out the guitar!

PRESENT

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 below!

WMD 2024 Participant Sign-up Form

GETTING HERE

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


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 #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.


Contact

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