Make Music


Make Music Allen at Watters Creek is part of a free worldwide music celebration always held on Summer Solstice, June 21st.  Launched in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique in France, it is now held in more than 700 cities in 103 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Allen is open to anyone who wants to take part. Music makers of every kind — young and old, amateur and professional, all genres — come to Watters Creek’s, parks, plazas, and restaurants to share their music with friends, neighbors, and the extended community. And everyone is invited to sing along and enjoy the first day of summer!

  • Free & participatory for everyone
  • All ages and genres
  • Live & Virtual performances
  • At multiple public spaces throughout Watters Creek
  • Scheduled to occur on June 21 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sign up to participate at Watters Creek in Allen HERE or feel free to contact us at

Still curious? Check out the national Make Music site

This one-day event is a success each year at Watters Creek and we believe it has the capacity to highlight the North Texas music community; from choirs to opera, from Rock & Roll to Bach, and from aspiring musicians to seasoned professionals.  Make Music Allen at Watters Creek is a stage that’s open and welcome to everyone.



Make Music Allen returns on June 21, 2021!


View the 2020 Schedule of Live Performances HERE!

We welcome musicians from all genres, cultures and ability to share your creativity with the shoppers/diners and residents of Watters Creek. 

As an artistWe hope you will join us! Submit your info and preferred time of day (between 2 PM – 8 PM) that you would like to make music HERE!  We will confirm your slot based on your preferences and available space, and assign you a location/time to perform. 

Questions?  Email

To participate in a virtual celebration please click HERE.



Make Music Allen returns on June 21, 2021


This year’s celebration will include both onsite music and a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. A number of special events will be hosted by the Make Music Alliance in the United States and around the world.


MixMash Studios brings together music makers and sound samplers from across the globe to create new and imaginative compositions.

MixMash Studios invites people around the world to contribute samples between June 6 – June 20, 2021. Everyone is invited to send in short recordings of bass lines, barking dogs, vocals, machine noises, or anything else they find intriguing. (Return to this page for the submission form.)

Then, on Make Music Day, producers will have 24 hours to create an original piece of music using only the samples provided and nothing more. Some producers will take on the additional challenge – and glory – of live-streaming their production process and creating a finished track in just one hour!

All participants are encouraged to share short videos on social media, creating samples or work in progress on their tracks using the hashtags #mixmashstudios and #makemusicday.


Make Music Day is the perfect opportunity to shake the dust off your instrument, start playing again or pick up an instrument for the first time.

This June 21, national brands and partners will curate day-long marathons of live, free, online group lessons taught by dozens of master musicians on a wide array of instruments. So jump around to sample different instruments or binge on your favorite! There will be offerings for all ages and all skill levels – from beginning to advanced.

Check back here in June for more details on the offerings and links to register and join! Also, visit for more about our fantastic presenting partners – more to come!


This Make Music Day, artists around the world are invited to the second annual global song swap! Learn a song by another artist, and hear yours covered in return. Songwriters and composers of all styles and walks of life are welcomed to participate.

In early June, participating artists will be paired together, carefully selected based on the registration form. They’ll have two weeks to learn their partner’s song, and make it their own, before sharing their videos on June 21! Check back here on Make Music Day to see all the collaborative creations.

Over 200 artists participated in the inaugural #MySongIsYourSong for Make Music Day 2020. Check out all of the amazing songs they recorded by allowing  #MySongIsYourSong on YouTube, Facebook, and InstagramRegistration is open now until May 31CLICK HERE to register!


To participate in a LIVE celebration at Watters Creek please click HERE.


We look forward to our Mass Appeals events returning 2021!


See the 2020 Schedule of Live Performances HERE!


Who can take part? All music lovers!  Make Music Day is a free day of music. The concerts are free and in public spaces. Musicians are expected to perform for free but are welcome to accept tips and sell CD’s.

Contact us to be added to the schedule.


General Email:

Marketing Director:  Debra Martinez

Marketing Assistant & Programming: Kathy Litinas

Bash The Trash

Welcome to a Virtual “Bash the Trash” Instrument Building Party

We are sharing ways for you to build instruments out of materials you might normally throw away. Our friends at the Make Music Alliance and Bash the Trash have put together videos and downloadable instructions you can use at home to make fun instruments with cans, scraps of wood, paper towel tubes, and more.

Here’s how to join the party

  1. Build an instrument using the Bash the Trash videos and instructions below
  2. Practice playing your new instrument
  3. Post a video of yourself or your family playing these instruments on social media with the hashtag #MakeMusicDay #MakeMusicAllen.

Four-in-One Can

Turn one ordinary aluminum can into 4 different percussion instruments! Download instructions and material guide: Four in One Can


Rubber Band Box Guitar

Grab a cardboard box and transform it into a guitar with a few rubber bands! Download instructions and material guide: Rubber Band Box Guitar


Tube Trumpet

Brass instruments don’t have to be made with brass, make your own with paper towel tubes! Download instructions and material guide: Tube trumpet