Make Music


Make Music Day start in France, 1982. France’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They created a full day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.  

Unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called¬†F√™te De La Musique. (In French, the name means both ‚Äúfestival of music‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúmake music!‚ÄĚ)¬†

Make Music Charlotte wants to keep the spirit of Fête De La Musique alive by celebrating Make Music Day on June 21. Anyone and everyone are invited to find a way to celebrate and make music! We invite YOU to celebrate Make Music Day with us!  


There’s always room in the band!  

We invite all musicians of all kinds to celebrate Make Music Day with us! Whether you are a choir, guitarist, glee club, rapper, violinist, jazz band, or anyone that makes music ‚Äď we invite you to perform with us. Contact us at¬†¬†to discuss in-person or virtual performances.¬†¬†

Venues and performers wanting to participate in Make Music Day Charlotte can sign up at the following link. Here, they can view availability and styles and match with each other. If you would like to sign up as a venue or a performer, please do so at this link. Please feel free to share this link with venues and performers that would be interested in participating.  

We are looking for any venue/place to create music including cafes, restaurants, street corners, balconies, and so on. We are also looking for any performers including singers, drummers, musicians, piano players, guitar teachers, ukulele teachers, music teachers, choirs, and anyone that can make music who wants to get others listening and involved in making music too. 


If you would like to volunteer, please contact


If you are interested in performing or have any questions regarding Make Music Day Charlotte, please email


Make Music Day is for everyone!

¬†You may not know how to play an instrument or only sing in the shower¬†‚Äď but that can‚Äôt stop you from joining in on the festivities. Join an online musical class, attend a performance, and clap along. ¬†

Victoria Yards: Presented by Tosco Music

4-5pm               Beginner Guitar and Ukulele Class

5-5:30pm          Pop and Country Sing-alongs/Play-alongs

5:30-6pm          Open Mic

6-7pm                Beatles Sing-alongs/Play-alongs


Disc Plaza: Drum Circle

5-7pm                DrumStrong


Levine Ave: Piano Performances

5pm-5:15pm      Myron Brown, Chair of dept of Music at Winston Salem St Univ

5:30-6:30pm    Jennifer Martin presents students with Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum

7-7:30pm          Charlotte Academy of Music Recital

7:45-8:15pm     Rycor Coon


South End Pop-Up Performances Presented by U.S. Bank  

4-6pm                Katie Oates at East/West Station 

4-6pm.               Von Hunter Music at Kingston Plaza  

6-8pm                Joe McCourt at Flower Child 


Crown Station, Noda: Jazz Jam presented by Jazz Arts Charlotte

6-8pm                Jazz Jam Session


Optimist Hall: Performance

12pm-2pm        Kris Hitchcock

2021 Listings: Monday, June 21st