Make Music Fort Collins

Jazz band performing

Make Music Fort Collins

Make Music Fort Collins is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.


Make Music Day Fort Collins

Make Music Fort Collins is a festival designed to showcase local musical talent and inspire others to play music. Performers of all ages, races, abilities, and styles of music are welcome to share their talent and love of music across venues throughout Fort Collins! 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 worldwide, now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Unlike a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone wanting to participate. 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 the Fort Collins community, regardless of age, race, musical experience, or ability, to make and enjoy music together every June 21st, while encouraging participation in music-making and community-building all year round.


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

Make Music Fort Collins is a community activity sponsored by Foundation Music School – a nonprofit school offering music instruction and therapy to the northern Colorado community.


Please share your performance on this special day on Facebook by tagging your clip with #MMFC

We recommend using Pianos About Town as a colorful location for your piano (or other instruments) showcase. Here is the current location of beautifully painted pianos:

100th Piano Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 408 Mason Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80524 

Circles in Squares Scotch Pines Village 2601 S LeMay Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525 

Seeking Adventure Old Town Parking Structure Corner of Remington Street and Mountain Avenue

Sweet Treats Jazz Alley 262 E Mountain, Fort Collins, Co 80524 

Summer Nights Fire House Alley Parking Structure 215 Remington St, Fort Collins, Co 80524 

Summer Fruit Foothills, Patio 215 E Foothills Pkwy, Fort Collins, CO 80525 

Music Moves Us Old Town Library 201 Peterson St, Fort Collins, CO 80524 

Southwest Civic Center Parking Structure 120 N Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80524 

Break Out South Transit Center 5001 Fossil Blvd, Fort Collins, Co 80525 ·

Rain Forest Serenade Senior Center 1200 Raintree Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Don’t Be Koi CSU, Lory Student Center 1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521 

Four Seasons of Colorado Art in Action Tent  south of Old Town Square on Mountain Avenue

As other performances are confirmed, we will post the time and location on this page.


You can support the work of Foundation Music School and its Make Music Fort Collins activities by making a one-time or recurring donation

Foundation Music School is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.


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