Welcome Music lovers and friends! Make Music Day is June 21st every year! This year, 2021, it falls on a Monday. 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 the joy of music in all its forms. We encourage everyone to find their inner musician! Grab an instrument, make an instrument, find some pots and pans, form a jam band, or join forces with others to play free public “concerts” wherever you can, wherever you are!
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 2021 our celebration takes place on a Monday, June 21st! Coffee shops, restaurants, front porches, city parks, and businesses all over greater Green Bay will fill their locations with song and music. Brunch patrons may find themselves entertained by a middle school string quartet. Residents will travel all over the city to see new neighborhoods and enjoy live music. Nursing home residents, long confined to the indoors, will be touched by window serenades. Neighbors will ripple with song and laughter as families ‘play’ along. Music uplifts the spirit, calms anxiety, gives voice to emotions, delights the senses, creates joy, and builds community! Everyone benefits when we share in this celebration together!
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.
- Open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.The more creative, the better! Silly faces, funny places, and wacky numbers are a plus!!
- A free day where permission is granted to sing off tune, make noise, think outside the beatbox and laugh out loud!
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:
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.
2021 Listings: Monday, June 21st
Have you got an idea for a performance, an event, a public happening? Do you have questions about this fun day of Music? Do you want to contribute in some way so Music and the arts are accessible and enjoyed by all? 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.