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Make Music Kenosha Returns June 21st

Free outdoor, music-making events planned as part of annual global celebration

KENOSHA, 11 MAY 2023 ⸺ Make Music Kenosha returns for its third year to unite the wonderful community of people, creatives, and musicians for an all-day, outdoor, musical celebration on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

Make Music Kenosha is a part of Make Music Day ⸺ a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice. The event brings people of all ages, interests, and skill levels together to make music for an entire day.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Kenosha is one of 21 cities participating within Wisconsin. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music Day concerts are performed by anyone who takes part and enjoyed by everyone who attends.

For the third year, Make Music Kenosha is excitedly continuing to hold the Block Party in beautiful downtown Kenosha, as well as expanding into other parts of the City bringing together the diverse community.

The Block Party will consist of a series of stage performances by local artists such as alt-rockers Would You Kindly?. It will also feature a variety of activities and creative clinics for everyone to participate in such as the popular “Banging on Buckets with Paint”. This year a Strings clinic will be held in honor of the late Shawn Drake, and the ever-welcoming Soul Space will be hosting a music and journaling activity. Additionally, this year’s Block Party will feature a variety of vendors with food, drink, and products of the creative kind.

Outside the Block Party, various businesses around the City such as Rustic Road Brewing Co. will be hosting musicians and creatives throughout the day, and will feature open mic/open jam sessions in the later evening.

The Block Party will take place on 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, and it will begin at 12:00 PM on June 21, 2023. Other event times may vary, so keep up to date by following Make Music Kenosha at https://www.facebook.com/MakeMusicKenosha.


BACKGROUND

About Make Music Kenosha
Make Music Kenosha 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.


Would You Kindly?About Would You Kindly?
Would You Kindly? is a powerful female-fronted rock band from Kenosha Wisconsin. They perform throughout South Eastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois at a variety of Breweries, Venues, and Festivals. The band has a big focus on empowering the local Kenosha Music scene and is helping coordinate this year’s Make Music Day.


About the Kenosha Creative Space
The mission of the Kenosha Creative Space is to be the hub to grow the local creative economy, supporting artists and other entrepreneurs to leverage a community of learning and collaboration. The Kenosha Creative Space is facilitating the implementation of the Make Music Kenosha initiative.


About Make Music Day
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 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, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.

Participate

Performers & Volunteers Needed:

Want to show off your skills? Want to support your community? Performers and volunteers are welcome to be a part of this year’s Make Music Kenosha! Sign up is simple, fill out the official Google form and let us know what you’re interested in, and we’ll work with you leading up to the event.

Sign Up Today!

Venues registration is open! Whether you have a garden, pontoon boat, sidewalk, or other outdoor space in mind, it’s easy and there’s no cost to participate. Send us an email and let us know how you’d like to be involved. We will help to promote your events or help you find musicians throughout the day.

Send us an Email

Contact

Get in touch with us at makemusicday@kenoshacreativespace.com.

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