Make Music Day is Sunday, June 21st which is Father's Day! Music will still happen, even virtually, on Facebook and around the world. Stay tuned!
Make Music Day Green Bay is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 800 cities across 120 countries every year on June 21. It is designed to celebrate music in all its forms and encourages people to band together to play free public concerts.
In the U.S., Make Music Day is presented by The NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. This year, more than 65 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music Day celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide.
In 2020 our celebration takes place on Sunday, June 21st which is Father’s Day! Coffee shops, restaurants, front porches, and businesses all over greater Green Bay will fill their locations with song. Brunch patrons may find themselves serenaded by a middle school string quartet. Residents will travel all over the city to see new neighborhoods and enjoy live music.
Make Music GREEN BAY is:
- Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone.
- A way for all Green Bay residents to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
- A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
- Make Music Green Bay is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.
Make Music Day | June 21
(keep scrolling down to see who’s scheduled to play!)
Join the music making merriment: Register your “event,” and your performance NOW! It’s easy!
Follow this link to the matchmaking website.
** PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL GUIDELINES SET FORTH BY THE STATE REGARDING COVID-19.
Scheduled for Green Bay
7000apart @ Music on the Metro | Stops include the Veteran’s Manor from 12:45 – 1:00 pm, EdenBrook Senior Care from 1:06 – 1:26 pm and Freedom House from 1:27 to 1:47 pm. Meet the bus at one of these locations to enjoy some free music! (There is no bus service on Sunday) (Event will be canceled if there is rain)
CANCELLED: 11:00 – 11:45 am | Willow Tree @ Hazelwood | 1008 S. Monroe
12:15 – 1:00 pm | Strategic @ The Art Garage | 1400 Cedar Street
1:00 – 4:00 pm | Gerry Sloan and Mike Garrity @ Rum Runners | 715 S. Broadway
1:00 – 4:00 pm | THE Jeff Miller Band @ Riverside Place Condos back patio (off of Washington St)
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Civic Symphony of Green Bay @ The Art Garage | 1400 Cedar Street
2:00 – 4:30 pm | Wolfgang Vetter @ Little Edelweiss Quintet | Live Streamed
2:00 – 4:30 pm | Speako Chords @ St. Brendan’s Inn | 234 S. Washington St.
3:00 – 4:30 pm | 7000apart @ The Art Garage | 1400 Cedar Street and Live Streamed
3:00 – 5:00 pm | Afinado @ The Quigley’s Driveway | 1849 Lost Dauphin Road and Live Streamed
CANCELLED 4:00 – 8:00 pm | Eminence @ Sardine Can (CLOSED FOR THE WEEKEND)
5:00 – 7:00 pm | Speako Chords @ St. Brendan’s Inn | 234 S. Washington St.
5:00 – 6:00 pm | Wolfgang Vetter @ The Art Garage | 1400 Cedar Street and Live Streamed
6:15 – 7:45 pm | Memphis Star @ The Art Garage | 1400 Cedar Street and Live Streamed
8:00 – 9:30 pm | THE Jeff Miller Band @ The Art Garage | 1400 Cedar Street and Live Streamed
*Note: all performances will be live-streamed on either Musician’s own Facebook pages, the Mosaic Arts FB page or the Art Garage FB page.
Nationally Scheduled Activities
Live From Home Challenge: Record a musical performance at home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to respond with their own performances.
Online Music Lessons: Teachers around the world will be offering free, online lessons for a variety of instruments on June 21 (see above 25 x 12 Online Music Lessons).
Young Composers Contest: Composers between the ages of 13-21 are invited to submit short, original compositions for choir by June 1st. A panel of renowned composers will give their feedback on all entries, and will select one winning piece to release on June 21 to the world in a professional performance. Young Composers Contest
Global Livestream: a day-long video stream on June 21 will show the rich diversity of live Make Music Day events around the world.
My Song is Your Song:local artists learn each other’s original songs and share videos of them on June 21st. It’s a sweet way to connect the music community in this time of social distance, and people will be doing it around the world. Check it out! Would you be interested in participating? www.makemusicday.org/songswap. Registration deadline is May 21.
Here are a few ideas to create your own instruments at home to celebrate Make Music Day!
Bash the Trash – check out these videos and learn how to make fun instruments out of “trash!” Click here for ideas.
Ring in Make Music Day – Make your own homemade wind chimes. Plan to play your chimes for 5 minutes starting at noon on June 21. Ask others in the neighborhood (remember to social distance!) to do the same then listen to where the sounds are coming from. Here are some ideas on how to build your own chimes.
Follow this link to the matchmaking website.
Get in touch with us at GreenBay@makemusicday.org
Make Music Green Bay is a volunteer-organized event and thrives on the support of our community.
What does it cost and where does the money go? The cost of bringing the concerts to our venues across Green Bay in one day is roughly over $1,000.
The work of a small army of volunteers is needed to pull this off on such a limited budget, but unavoidable costs remain, including: publicity and advertising that are critical to the success of the event, software development for the matchmaking system, and many volunteers to handle the administrative aspects of the nonprofit organization.
Help cover these costs, and be part of bringing the musical merriment to the summer solstice!
Checks can be sent to:
Make Music Green Bay
Mosaic Arts Inc
PO Box 1344
Green Bay, WI 54305
Make Music Green Bay is affiliated with Mosaic Arts, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all contributions are tax deductible, as allowed by law.