Make Music


Make Music Day Denver

Make Music Denver is a festival designed to showcase local musical talent and inspire others to play music. Performers of all ages, races, levels, and styles of music are welcome. This year, we will be hosting a free festival across venues across the Denver area! See the latest in event details right here

About Make Music Day

Originally started in France in 1982,  Make Music Day is a celebration of music around the world, now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.


Connect all Denver community members, regardless of age, race, musical experience, or ability, to make and enjoy music together every June 21, while also encouraging further participation in music-making and community building all year round.


A city where all community members are enabled to make music and feel connected and supported in their engagement to each other through the arts.

Make Music Denver is a community organization sponsored by Confluence Ministries & Confluence Music.

Confluence Ministries exists to bring positive change through meaningful connections.

We are a catalyst for collaboration in our community, our city, and our world. We thrive on uniting diverse people and communities for positive impact. Confluence Music spreads the joy of community that can be found through celebrating people and the arts.

Genuine connection and collaboration with different people holding different views is what creates our unique heartbeat. We empower people to impact their communities in practical ways through our various “streams of influence” – otherwise known as our programs, classes, and meetings, as well as our collaborative outreaches and events, like Make Music Day, that span across our city, country and world.


We are so excited that Make Music Day Denver is back June 21st, 2023!  There are many ways to participate this year.

Denver’s Downtown Festival

Our stage is located in the heart of Downtown Denver will be running all day with performances, lessons, community participation, giveaways, and more! The celebration starts at 11:00 AM downtown at the 16th St. Mall & Welton St.


If you would like to volunteer with us at Make Music Denver, please fill out the form on this page!

16th Street Mall & Welton St.

11 AM – 12 PM | Jon Henderson & Friends

12 PM – 1 PM | Soul Food Band

1 PM – 2 PM | Adrea LaRoche

2 PM – 3 PM | Drum Circle, Harmonica & Open Mic

3 PM – 4 PM | Biff Gore: “The Ambassador of Soul”

4 PM – 5 PM | James Hurtado

5 PM – 6 PM | D City Junction

6:00 – 7:30 PM | Blues Behind Bars

June 21st Concert

6 PM – 7:30 PM @ Windsor Garden Auditorium  |  Styles B. Jazz Quartet

Free Group Guitar Lesson

Always wanted to learn guitar, but not sure where to start? Come celebrate Make Music Day during our Lessons Open House at Guitar Center for a free intro to rock, country, or blues. Our expert instructors can get your musical journey rolling.

It’s happening on Wednesday, June 21, so RSVP now to save your place. Plus, we’re giving everyone who comes a special offer to get playing with lessons, so you’re not gonna want to miss this event.

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For more info, call or stop by your local Guitar Center store.

Free virtual Lessonface Jams on June 21

All levels of improvisors are welcome at the free live online virtual jam sessions hosted by Lessonface instructors as part of Make Music Day, June 21st. Using Zoom’s new Live Performance Audio feature (free with the latest Zoom versions), musicians can play together online. More information about the online event can be found here.

To join Denver artist Ross James in his Jamband Jam, visit this link to enroll for free!

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All concerts are free and open to the public. That being said, your donations help make it possible.

If you would like to donate to Make Music Day Denver, please visit the following website.


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