Make Music


“It is the mission of Make Music Cincinnati to support music education and musical activities in the Greater Cincinnati area by making music accessible to all people.”

Make Music Cincinnati is part of Make Music Day, the global music celebration happening in over 1,000+ international cities. It’s a free, citywide, outdoor day of music held annually on the summer solstice, June 21. Make Music Cincinnati turns the city into a stage welcoming a full spectrum of performers. Initiated in 2018 as Cincinnati’s entry into the international summer solstice music celebration, we join hundreds of millions of people all over the world for Make Music Day. 

Want to learn more?

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How can I participate?

You can sign up as either a venue or a performer

What is considered a venue? It could be your front porch, the sidewalk in front of your business, the front steps of your church, a street corner, a stage in your pub, or just about anywhere that could house a musician!

Who is considered a performer? Are you making music of some kind? You’re a performer.

Artists and venues for the event are paired through our match-making site. It’s fancy. It takes into account all sorts of preferences like available times, music genre, whether your set requires power and so on. In 2021, we had nearly 90 confirmed performances all around the city! The registration for 2022 is not yet open, but mark your calendar and follow us on Facebook for updates!


Make Music Cincinnati is a volunteer-organized event and thrives on the support of our community.

Become a Make Music Day Ambassador for $30!

Ambassadors are the official cheerleaders of Make Music Cincinnati. They are an important part of Make Music Day because they help spread the word on social media and through word of mouth. Sign up today and see the impact your personal network has on making music in Cincinnati! To become an Ambassador, click here: AMBASSADOR

What does it cost and where does the money go?  The work of small army of volunteers makes it possible to pull this off on such a limited budget, but unavoidable costs remain, including: publicity and advertising that are critical to the success of the event, renting sound systems for various venues, musical instruments for interactive venues, and many smaller items such as insurance and event permitting. Someday, we’d love to pay all of the musicians who participate! To donate to the cause, click here: DONATE


Our partners benefit from co-marketing with an event that has become a summer highlight, and receive extensive exposure through print and radio advertising, prominent placement on a highly trafficked website and mobile app, and on posters and banners at more than 100 venues. When the Solstice rolls around, we are everywhere.

To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact us at

2022 Listings: Tuesday, June 21st



Get in touch with city organizers for Cincinnati, at

MMC Merch

Show your support to music in Cincinnati by purchasing some Make Music Cincinnati swag!

All proceeds from the orders will go to support the Make Music Cincinnati mission.

MMC Studio

More info coming soon!