Make Music


Make Music Day started 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 Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”) 

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! Join us in Uptown Charlotte to celebrate Make Music Day on June 21, 2023.

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 – we invite you to perform with us. Contact us at to discuss in-person performances.  


A blast form the past!

Make Music Day Charlotte 2021


Make Music Day Charlotte 2022



Make Music Day is for everyone!

 You may not know how to play an instrument or only sing in the shower – but that can’t stop you from joining in on the festivities. Join a music class, attend a performance, and clap along.  

Our 2023 schedule will be posted in May, 2023.


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