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Make Music Day Kenosha debuts June 21, 2021

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

KENOSHA ⸺ The inaugural Make Music Day Kenosha will create a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events when it debuts June 21, 2021.

Make Music Day Kenosha is part of Make Music Day ⸺ a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year. The overall event brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music for a 24-hour period.

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. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.

From classical to folk, hip-hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, storefronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.

This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

And Kenosha is proud to be one of them.

Make Music Kenosha invites musicians and instrumentalists of all kinds to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece.

Singers, church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, emcees, marching bands, mariachis and every other kind of musician of any age group or skill level are all welcome. All interested performers can take part by signing up at http://www.kenosha.makemusicday.org/.

Registration is free and opens on April 23, 2021. It will then close on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Likewise, businesses, building owners, schools, churches, and other institutions and organizations can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as music-making locations.

A full schedule of events will be posted at http://www.makemusicday.org/kenosha on Friday, May 29, 2020.


BACKGROUND

Make Music KenoshaAbout Make Music Kenosha
Endorsed by the City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts, and sponsored in part by the Kenosha Community Foundation,and Downtown Kenosha, Inc.

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

City of Kenosha Commission on the ArtsAbout the City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts
The Arts Commission was created to support economic development of creative and expressive endeavors by developing collaborative relationship between artists, musicians, businesses, government and other arts organizations. In making appointments, the Mayor strives to appoint four members from the academic field and two members from the business field. The Mayor shall appoint the remainder of the Commissioners from the public at large, who have a demonstrable interest in the fine arts.

About the Kenosha Community Foundation
The mission of the Kenosha Community Foundation is Helping people to enhance the present and insure the future of the Kenosha Community.

Kenosha Creative SpaceAbout Downtown Kenosha, Inc.
Downtown Kenosha, Inc. (DKI) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to the revitalization and growth of Downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Kenosha Creative SpaceAbout 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

New Matchmaking Platform for 2021:

We’ve upgraded to a brand new registration and matchmaking platform. All 2021 musicians and venues will be prompted to create a NEW account and verify email before continuing. Signing up is easy!

What is Matchmaking?
Matchmaking is our system of connecting local musicians with venue hosts. After creating an account, venues can browse musician profiles and vice versa and everyone can start sending out booking requests.

Matchmaking and courtesy tips:

  • Don’t be shy! Feel free to start sending requests. It helps to put yourself out there and you can book as many shows as you want.
  • Please respond to requests in a timely manner. No one likes to wait forever 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.
  • In the end, just about everyone who wants to participate will match up. If you need assistance, send a message to

Make Music Kenosha is part of Make Music Day, the annual worldwide celebration in 1,000 cities across the globe!

Musicians of all styles and ages are invited to register to perform! You can play one short set or schedule as many shows as you like between 10:00AM to 11:00PM at locations all across the city.

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. Sign up here to host musicians.

Contact

Get in touch with us at kenosha@makemusicday.org

 

Press

Make Music Day Kenosha debuts June 21, 2021

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

KENOSHA ⸺ The inaugural Make Music Day Kenosha will create a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events when it debuts June 21, 2021.

Make Music Day Kenosha is part of Make Music Day ⸺ a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year. The overall event brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music for a 24-hour period.

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. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.

From classical to folk, hip-hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.

This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

And Kenosha is proud to be one of them.

Make Music Kenosha invites musicians and instrumentalists of all kinds to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece.

Singers, church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, emcees, marching bands, mariachis and every other kind of musician of any age group or skill level are all welcome.

All interested performers can take part by signing up at http://www.makemusicday.org/kenosha/.

Registration is free and opens on April 23, 2021. It will then close on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Likewise, businesses, building owners, schools, churches, and other institutions and organizations can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as music-making locations.

A full schedule of events will be posted at http://www.makemusicday.org/kenosha on Friday, May 29, 2020.

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Background information

About Make Music Kenosha
Endorsed by the City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts, and sponsored in part by the Kenosha Community Foundation, 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

About the City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts
The Art Commission was created to support economic development of creative and expressive endeavors by developing collaborative relationships between artists, musicians, businesses, government and other arts organizations. In making appointments, the Mayor strives to appoint four members from the academic field and two members from the business field. The Mayor shall appoint the remainder of the Commissioners from the public at large, who have a demonstrable interest in the fine arts.

About the Kenosha Community Foundation
The mission of the Kenosha Community Foundation is Helping people to enhance the present and insure the future of the Kenosha Community.

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 helping in 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.