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Columbia

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Interested in performing or hosting a performance during Make Music Columbia 2023? Click below to sign up as a Performer or a Venue! Registration opens May 1, 2023.

♫ Sign Up as a Performer or Venue

Musicians: All styles, ages, and experience levels are invited to register to perform! You can play one set or schedule as many shows as you like.

Venues: Whether you have a outdoor space, sidewalks, backyards, storefronts, small shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, cultural institutions; community gardens; even your own porch, stoop, driveway, or lawn. The only rule, ALL Make Music Day events must be free!

What is Matchmaking?
Matchmaking is our system of connecting musicians with venues. After creating an account, venues can browse musician profiles and vice versa and participants request a booking. A few tips:

  • Don’t be shy! Feel free to send requests. It helps to put yourself out there and you can book as many shows as you want.
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner. No one likes to wait to hear back. If it’s not a good fit, let the other party know so they can move on.
  • Follow up! You can send direct messages through the system or reach out via phone or email.
  • In the end, just about everyone who wants to participate will match up. If you need assistance, send a message to OCA@CoMo.gov

Who can host?

  • Is your venue located in the City of Columbia?
  • Is it free and accessible to the public?
  • Can you maintain clearance on the sidewalk for the pedestrian passage?

Questions? – See our FAQ which covers many questions about matchmaking, registration, marketing, and more! Or email OCA@CoMo.gov