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.”

What is Make Music Cincinnati?

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. 

Make Music Cincinnati is presented by the funding and support of ArtsWave, Buddy Roger’s Music, Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and more.

In 2021 our celebration takes place on a Monday. Parks, coffee shops, restaurants, front porches, and businesses all over Cincinnati will fill their locations with song. Lunch patrons may find themselves serenaded by a middle school string quartet. And after 5, the city will ring with music.

Make Music Cincinnati is:

  • Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone.
  • A way for all Cincinnatians to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
  • A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.  
  • Make Music Cincinnati is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

When and Where will Make Music Cincinnati take place?

The next Make Music Cincinnati will take place on the summer solstice, Monday, June 21, 2021 at over 40 locations across Cincinnati.

Who is Make Music Cincinnati?

Make Music Cincinnati is Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone, and takes a dedicated team of volunteers to bring it all together. We have a small board comprised primarily of group leads for larger teams of volunteers who focus on venues, musicians, matchmaking, mass appeal events, technology, publicity, and fundraising. 

Founders are Hayley and Brandon Voorhees of Cincinnati, Ohio.  We also have a committee of connected individuals in the city that are tasked with creating buzz around the city. Beyond this we have a talented and growing volunteer team of planners. To join our merry crew, email us at

How do I sign up?

Create an account on our Match Making website and then submit either a performer or venue profile!