Make Music Boston

Make Music Boston

Make Music Boston


Make Music Boston

Make Music Boston is a free music festival like no other!

On June 21, 2024 – the longest day of the year – the streets of Boston come alive with hundreds of free live music performances and events for all ages and genres of music! 

In partnership with the Boston BID and the City of Boston, Make Music Boston will include four signature activations:

  • Summer Solstice Festival in Boston Seaport at The Rocks
  • City-wide neighborhood performances from Downtown to Dorchester
  • Ultimate Jam Session on the Greenway

Make Music Boston is powered locally by Boston Music Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing over 2,100 youth with weekly music education at 23 Boston school partnerships with a team of 56 teaching artists.

Christopher Schroeder, Boston Music Project
Andrew Kucenski, Boston Music Project
Maria Finkelmeier, Berklee College of Music
Sébastien Ridoré, Boston Music Project


Call for Musicians for Make Music Boston 2024

Musicians: All styles, ages, and experience levels are invited to register to perform and participate on Make Music Day! You can play one set or schedule as many as you like. Anyone and everyone!

Venues: Whether you have a garden, pontoon boat, sidewalk, café, or other space in mind, it’s easy and there’s no cost to participate.

Important Dates:

  • Venue Registration Opens: April 13, at 8 AM
  • Musician Registration Opens & Matchmaking Begins: April 29th at 8 AM
  • Registration Closes: May 25th at 11:59 PM
  • Matchmaking Ends: June 1st at 11:59 PM
  • Venue Material Pick Up: June 11th 11 AM – 2 PM

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What is Matchmaking?
Matchmaking is our system of connecting musicians with venues. After creating an account, venues can browse musician profiles and vice versa and participants request a booking. A few tips:

  • Don’t be shy! Feel free to send requests. It helps to put yourself out there and you can book as many shows as you want.
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner. No one likes to wait to hear back. If it’s not a good fit, let the other party know so they can move on.
  • Follow up! You can send direct messages through the system or reach out via phone or email.
  • In the end, just about everyone who wants to participate will match up. If you need assistance, send a message to

Who can host?

  • Is your venue located in the City of Boston?
  • Is it free and accessible to the public?
  • Can you maintain a 6′ clearance on the sidewalk for the pedestrian passage?

Parks: Want to claim a city park for your stage? Once you identify a park that meets your needs, email and we’ll reserve it for you if it is still available, no permitting or fees required.

Questions? – See our FAQ which covers many questions about matchmaking, registration, marketing, and more! Or email


2024 Listings: Friday, June 21st