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Make Music Davis 2021 will be celebrated this year by using audio and video streaming following our current local COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

On June 21,  join the worldwide celebration of music via Make Music Day, and our local festivities at Make Music Davis.

Tune in/stream our special broadcast of the Make Music Davis – DIMI Showcase on grassroots community radio KDRT 95.7FM at 10 -11 AM and 6 – 7 PM, or you can connect via the Davis Media Access YouTube link that goes live at midnight on June 21st.

The Make Music Davis – DIMI Showcase 2021 highlights five emerging local young musicians/bands from the Davis Independent Music Initiative (DIMI) project recorded by Davis Media Access at the City of Davis Veterans Memorial Theatre.

These original works/performances vary from improvisation jazz guitar, to spoken word narrative, to vintage psychedelic guitar compositions, to pop and alternative rock/punk.

The June 21st KDRT 95.7 FM special broadcast continues from 11 AM – 1 PM airing special extended live recordings of performances from Davis Independent Music Initiative (DIMI) 2021 Award winner Boca do Rio, and from multi-SAMMIE Award winners The Nickel Slots. We will also be featuring some highlight performances from the well-loved Thursday Live! community concert series recorded live from Davis Odd Fellows Hall.

We are grateful to the City of Davis Arts and Cultural Affairs Program for providing partial support to Davis Media Access to host and organize the event.

Schedule for Listening/Streaming Sunday June 21 on KDRT 95.7 FM

  • 10 – 11 a.m.  Make Music Davis – DIMI Showcase 2021- Live recording from Davis’  Veterans Memorial Theatre.
  • 11 – 1 p.m.   Live Recorded Concerts from Davis Odd Fellows Hall – Boca do Rio, The Nickel Slots, Achilles Wheel Trio, Rita Hosking Trio, Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan, Me and Him, Davis Odd Stars, Webster-Walton-Edwards, Painted Mandolin, Evan Daly Blues Band, Ray “Catfish” Copeland, Achilles Wheel (full band jam).
  • 6 – 7 p.m.   Make Music Davis- DIMI Showcase 2021- Live recording from Davis’ Veterans Memorial Theatre.

 For a wide variety of live streaming activities and free lessons also visit the international Make Music Day website. 

To view some locally-produced lessons in honor of Make Music Day 2020 link here – local lessons.

Singers, members of church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age group or skill level, are all welcome to create simple videos using their phone cameras, post them to social media using the hashtags  #MakeMusicDayDavis2021.

Questions: email us at

To enjoy many local Davis musicians who participated in our Make Music Davis LIVE  Showcase 2020, link below and enjoy!