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Make Music La Crosse is a free, citywide, outdoor day of music to be held annually on the summer and winter solstice, June 21 and December 21. Make Music La Crosse is part of the larger Make Music Day, an international celebration occurring in 1,000+ cities across the globe.

Sign up online to play music where you are or to match with a venue looking for a performer.

 

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PAST EVENTS:

Make Music Winter will take place on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in a new, indoor, performing arts storefront stage window called ‘4th Street Stage’ located in the former Doerflinger Building, on 4th Street between Duluth Trading Co. and The Root Note.

Email lacrosse@makemusicday.org if you have questions or would like to sign up to perform.  Performances will be 30 minutes/performer with a 15-minute teardown/set up between each musical act.

December 21, 2021 Participants:

  • OPEN at 10:00-10:30 am
  • Chauncey at 10:45-11:15 am
  • Hammered Dulcimer & Flute Music at 11:30-12:00 pm
  • Driftless Dulcimers at 12:15-12:45 pm
  • Peter J. Kish at 1:00 -1:30 pm
  • Tri-State Accordion Club at 1:45-2:15 pm
  • WRST at 2:30-3:00 pm
  • James Grant at 3:15-3:45 pm
  • Alex Toast at 4:00-4:30 pm
  • CC Herling at 4:45-5:15 pm
  • Aether Quartet at 5:30-6:00 pm
  • Dublin’s Daughters at 6:15-6:45 pm

The PFC String Band will be playing at the People’s Food Co-op from 3:00-4:30 pm

Pictures of the 4th Street Stage location (currently under construction)

 

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The Inaugural Make Music Day La Crosse was held on Monday, June 21st, 2021.  A variety of locations across La Crosse were filled with song for everyone to enjoy!  June 21, 2021 Participants:

  • The Mural at the Pump House: Old Town Dulcimers 10:30-12 pm, Craig McClelland  12-12:30 pm, James Grant 12:30-1:30 pm, One More Onion 3:00-4:00 pm, The Lavender Project 4:00-5:00 pm, Boyle and Johnson 5:30-6:00 pm, Michael Zernia 6:00-7:00 pm, Fly Casual 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Leithold Music will have a piano available for playing in front of their store, anybody is welcome to stop by and play a tune!  Take your picture or a video and post it to the Make Music La Crosse Facebook Event Here
  • Downtown Main Street Inc.: Melody and Harmony 12:30-1:30 pm, DJ Jeremy Light 4:00-5:00 pm
  • 23rd and Pine Street, La Crosse, WI: The Last Men 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Hamilton Elementary/SOTA I is hosting a SOLS: Solar on La Crosse Schools event on Monday, June 21st. The band 3 Dads will be performing, along with student musicians Izzy, Rowan, Soren, and Andre from 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Bluff View Park: Peter J. Kish 4:00-8:00 pm
  • Riverside International Friendship Gardens: Dublin’s Daughters 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Larson’s General pop in and play
  • 305 S. 29th St. La Crosse, WI: Guy Herling 7:00-8:00 pm