Make Music


Make Music Allen at Watters Creek is part of a free world-wide 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 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 in 2020
  • At multiple public spaces throughout Watters Creek
  • Scheduled to occur on June 21 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (2020)

Sign up to participate at Watters Creek in Allen by contacting 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, 2020!


View the 2020 Schedule of Live Performances HERE!

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.

For the onsite portion, we are limiting groups to no larger than a trio. 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

World’s Smallest Marching Band

Individual brass, wind, and percussion players can parade through Watters Creek by themselves or with 1 other person, playing band repertoire to people on the sidewalks and at the Village Green. Please register HERE to march!


To participate in a virtual celebration please click HERE.



Make Music Allen returns on June 21, 2020!


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 Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm and around the world. Information about how to participate in events like Bash the Trash, 25×12 online lessons, Virtual Shower Singing can be found below.

25×12 Live Online Lessons

Make Music Day is the perfect opportunity to shake the dust off your instrument and start playing again, or to pick up an instrument for the first time. This June 21, music teachers from around the world will offer 12 hours of free, online group lessons for 25 different instruments, at a range of levels from beginning to advanced. Jump around to sample a range of instruments, or binge on 12 straight hours of your favorite.

A full schedule is posted here:×12-live-online-lessons/

Virtual Shower Singing

You read that correctly! It’s time to release your inner diva with Virtual Shower Singing. It’s easy to participate. Share your vocals with us on or before Make Music Day. Details on how to show us your talent is HERE.

Live from Home Challenge

In partnership with Make Music Australia Make Music China, and the Make Music Alliance we invite everyone to post a musical performance from home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to do the same. More info HERE.

Bash the Trash

Join our virtual Bash the Trash Instrument Making Party! We have videos and how-to guides on how to turn items you would normally throw away into cool sounding instruments. Give it a try and share a video with us! Find tutorials HERE.

Track Meet

On June 21st, over the course of six hours, teams of four musicians will create brand new original tracks in a creative relay. Dallas-area musicians are invited to join. Deadline for musicians to register is June 7th. Find out more HERE.



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

Connect on the NEW Make Music Day app: 

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