Since 1982, June 21st has been designated MAKE MUSIC DAY around the world. Locally,we are celebrating with our own Make Music chapter: MAKE MUSIC CHEQUAMEGON BAY!
Below is information and a list of just some of the possibilities of SAFELY experiencing MAKE MUSIC DAY in the Chequamegon Bay area. If you want to make music yourself, just go to a local park or sidewalk storefront, or the beach, or your own front porch or back yard – and play! See a list below of some of this year’s offerings. MAKE MUSIC CHEQUAMEGON BAY is a free, open-air event that invites people of all ages and abilities to participate SAFELY either as music makers or listeners. The entire world will be making music on Sunday – let’s join them by sending our music across the waves of the largest freshwater lake in the world!
We are strongly encouraging listeners to maintain a safe distance from other listeners and music makers. The essence of MAKE MUSIC DAY is to simply go outside and make music and go out side and enjoy hearing music. So with that in mind, we are encouraging individuals and smaller ensembles to take advantage of our local public parks, beaches, sidewalks, porches or any other place you can safely gather – and MAKE MUSIC!
“SO, WHERE CAN MUSIC BE MADE?”:
LOOK FOR THE “MAKE MUSIC HERE” SIGNS THAT WILL BE PLACED IN PUBLIC PARKS around our community in Washburn, Ashland, Bayfield, and Cornucopia. If someone is playing, just wait your turn or come back later.
Here are some locations where music can be made:
Wikdal Park (on Hwy 13 across from The Snug)
Legion Park (on Hwy 13 next to the Washburn Cultural Center)
Ashland Bandshell(on Hwy 2 next to the Chequamegon Hotel
Co-op Park (on Main Street across from Cheq. Food Co-op)
Memorial Park Gazebo(at the bottom of Rittenhouse Ave on the lake)
ANOTHER WAY TO CELEBRATE:
WINDOW SERENADES – Another opportunity to make music is to go to the home of someone who is house-bound or to an ELDER CARE FACILITY and play outside their windows. Simply call and let them know you’re coming.
We also ask that you please take a photo of your music making on JUNE 21st and send it to us for our website, and so that we can also get an idea of how many people participated this year. Photos can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s fill the air with music and send it out across the waves! Cheers and stay safe!