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Make Music Day Kenosha 2022 Block Party and More

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

Make Music Day Kenosha returns June 21, 2022

Free, family-friendly, outdoor music-making event a part of the annual global celebration

KENOSHA ⸺ The annual Make Music Day Kenosha unites a wonderful community of people, performers, and musicians for an all-day, outdoor, musical celebration on June 21, 2022.

Make Music Day 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 and skill levels together to make music for a whole 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. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music Day concerts are performed by anyone who takes part and enjoyed by everyone who attends.

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

Kenosha is proud to be one of over 80 US cities that will host thousands of Make Music Day performances across the country as a part of the world’s largest annual music festival.

Make Music Day Kenosha invites everyone to make June 21 a musical masterpiece by participating in our annual Block Party. The Block Party will take place on 57th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue in beautiful downtown Kenosha, WI.

Singers, songwriters, choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, emcees, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician of any age 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 May 1, 2022. And will close on June 1, 2022.

Likewise, businesses, venues, schools, churches, and any other organization or institution are invited to participate by offering their outdoor space or stage as music-making locations, or by sponsoring an event during the Block Party.

A full schedule of events will be posted at http://www.makemusicday.org/kenosha


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

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.

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.

 

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

 

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