Make Music


Last year, over 1,000 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21st for the annual Make Music Day, and this year Austin will join that list.

It all started 37 years ago when France’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.

And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, and the event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21st.

Fast forward to today and Make Music Austin will join the international Make Music Day movement which brings free, community-wide, musical celebrations to over one-thousand cities worldwide!

Make Music Austin will feature an online celebration of musicians of all abilities and music from any genre on Monday, June 21st.  Everyone is invited to participate in this international day of music by performing, teaching and learning, appreciating, or volunteering. It’s all for the love of music!

Make Music Austin is brought to you by local Austin businesses, organizations and musicians as part of our mission to inspire all people to participate and invest in the arts.

Still curious? Check out the national Make Music Site.

Keep scrolling down to sign up!



Want to play? There’s always room in the band.

We welcome musicians from all genres, cultures, and ability to share your creativity with the shoppers and residents of Austin. We invite musicians, rock bands, instrumentalists, singers, jazz combos, glee clubs, MCs, marching bands, church choirs, rappers, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age group or skill level, are all welcome. Bring your instrument to your next video conference call and serenade your co-workers!

If you are a business, venue or an artist, click here to get involved!

Got something share with a crowd?  From jam sessions to DJ lessons, samba workshops to a pop-up band, get in touch at!

Our generous sponsors want to celebrate your music making – so share your songs with us and each entry will qualify you for some amazing prizes!! Simply tag your live or recorded music with #makemusicdayaustin and you’ll have a chance to win!




If you would like to have your business sponsored at this event or if you have questions you can email