Make Music Day Huntsville is a free community-driven live music celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts in various spaces across the city.
The Huntsville Music Office and the Huntsville Hospital Music Therapy program welcome you to celebrate Make Music Day Huntsville on June 21! We are one of 1,000 cities in 120 countries throwing citywide music celebrations.
Unlike a typical music festival, anyone can play music or host performances. Participation is encouraged from all ages, genres and abilities, from indie rock and R&B to a cappella, from music students to professional artists and everything in between. It is open to anyone who wants to join the fun!
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
The goal of Make Music Day Huntsville is to provide an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels, interests and walks of life and to inspire the next generation of music makers. So, whether you want to display your talents or pull up a chair and listen, join us!
Make Music Day Huntsville is also a platform to bring more awareness to the depth of work that music therapists provide for patients and families. Click here to learn more about the Huntsville Hospital Music Therapy program.
Make Music Day is an all-ages, all-inclusive celebration of music open to ANYONE who wants to participate! Every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion. For as little as 15 minutes, turn your back porch, the sidewalk in front of your retail space, business or parking lot into a music venue.
Hosted events must be free and take place in publicly accessible spaces. Click HERE to create an account and:
- Add YOUR music-making event to our listings
- Find other musicians to jam with or venues hosting performances
Want to attend an event? See our listings to find the perfect make-music event for you. New events will be added as they are confirmed through June 20. Be sure to check back in!
Matchmaking is our system of connecting musicians with venues. After creating an account, venues can browse musician profiles and vice versa and participants request a booking.
Performers: All styles, ages, and experience levels are invited to register to perform and participate on Make Music Day! You can play one set or schedule as many as you like. Create your profile by submitting a photo, a description of your act and any relevant website/social media links. Check out the available venues and bid on one that will fit your needs. The venue will confirm your request and you’re good to go. Multiple venues may be interested in your talents.
Venues: Whether you have a porch, garden, office, sidewalk, café, or other space in mind, it’s easy and there’s no cost to participate. Create a profile by submitting your location information and a description of the space. Multiple performers may request your venue. Peruse the musician profiles to request a performance or welcome musicians to bid on your space independently. Confirm the connection and make sure your space is ready to go on June 21!
A few matchmaking tips:
- Don’t be shy about sending requests! It helps to put yourself out there and you can book as many shows as you want.
- Respond to requests in a timely manner. No one likes to wait to hear back. If it’s not a good fit, let the other party know so they can move on.
- Follow up! You can send direct messages through the system or reach out via phone or email.
2023 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st
Have questions or feedback about Make Music Day in Huntsville? Get in touch with the Huntsville Music Office at Music@HuntsvilleAL.gov.