Make Music Englewood is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on green spaces throughout Englewood.
Make Music Englewood is a part of the international Make Music Day movement which brings free, community-wide, musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide. Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 800 communities around the world.
Make Music Day events are organized with, for, and by the community. We are inclusive to all kinds of performers and audience members. Events can happen in expected and unexpected places across the region, from sidewalks to community gardens, public parks to your front porch. Performers can live stream their concert live in-person (fingers crossed!) or virtually from home.
Any musician–amateur or professional, young or old–is invited to take part. Likewise, businesses, neighbors, schools, churches, and organizations of all shapes and sizes can sign up to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.
Music Music Englewood intends to bring people together, boost creativity, and spread joy. We envision a renaissance of activity! Step into summer, reconnect with your neighbors and let out your inner rock star.
2021 Listings: Monday, June 21st
In its inaugural year, Make Music Englewood will offer concerts at three venues: The Englewood Public Library lawn, Veteran’s Park and McKay Park.
At this time, the library venue is booked, but we are accepting performers at the two parks.
In addition, the Black Box Performing Arts Center will be hosting a post-concert open mic at 10 p.m.
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Official press release:
Free live music heats up Englewood with Make Music solstice festival
Embrace the first day of Summer and the return of live music with the first ever Make Music Englewood, a family friendly celebration of music featuring musicians from Bergen County and beyond. Sponsored by the Englewood Public Library, Bergen Community College and the Englewood Parks and Recreation department, Make Music Englewood is North New Jersey’s installment of Make Music Day, a worldwide celebration held every June 21st in over 1,000 locations in 120 countries, modeled after La Fête de la Musique which began in the 1980s to showcase the rich musical culture of Paris. The inaugural Englewood edition will feature a curated main stage showcasing a melting pot of musical genres at the Englewood Public Library at 31 Engle Street between 5 and 10 p.m., as well as additional stages at Veterans Park and McKay Park offering open access for musicians wishing to participate.
An open mic event will be held at Black Box Performing Arts Center after the concerts at 10 p.m.
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