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Hickey’s Music Center Celebrates Make Music Day in Ithaca, NY.

Ithaca, NY (May 20, 2021)— Hickey’s Music Center is once again proud to partner with local musical artists and venues to celebrate Make Music Day on Monday, June 21, 2021. Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live and virtual musical performances take place around the world on the longest day of the year. The musical festivities in Ithaca, NY are part of a global celebration of music making in over 1,000 cities inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique.

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, nearly 100 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music Day celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.

Locally this year Hickey’s Music Center has partnered with local performers and venues to bring a variety of safe musical offerings to the public, including the Ithaca Uke Jam in the Auburn Street park from 5-6PM; Sing Together – A Virtual Singing Community, an online sing-along experience hosted by Jen Rafferty at https://jenrafferty.com at 1:00PM; and live performances by Tru Bleu at the Dock from 6-9PM and the Fall Creek Brass Band 7-9PM at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Downtown Ithaca Commons.  Visit www.makemusicday.org/ithaca for more details.

“Music makes the world a better place, and we need this now more than we ever have.  We hope people come out to support live music and share in the joy of music making,” says Nick Pauldine, local coordinator for Make Music Day Ithaca.  “Anyone can participate and there are many ways to participate.”

Music has been shown to strengthen social connectivity and enrich the lives of both performers and listeners. By participating in Make Music Day, Hickey’s hopes to contribute to the well-being of all Ithacans.

National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) members and partners from coast to coast, including Hickey’s, will join in their communities’ celebrations of Make Music Day. June 21 is the perfect day to check out a local music store for some gear or to come together and play – whether it is for the first time or the thousandth.

Hickey’s Music Center, 104 Adams St.  Ithaca, NY 14850

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About Hickey’s Music Center

Hickey’s Music Center, founded in 1892, is in Ithaca, New York amongst the Finger Lakes. We are a full line music service specializing in the print music of all publishers, band, orchestral & popular instruments, accessories for all instruments, high quality instrument repairs, music software and equipment, and most important, friendly service to you, our customer.