Make Music McMinnville


Two young men play the guitar in a park.

Calling for musicians of ALL ages, skill levels and genres!

Want to perform in this year’s Make Music McMinnville?  Register you or your band by May 6th here and add a bio, pictures, description and anything else you might want on your profile.

A guitarist, bass player, singer and drummer play in front of a building.

Performer FAQs:

Who can participate?

Anyone and everyone can participate. Amateurs, students, professionals, and established artists are all welcome. MMM is open to artists of all ages, all levels of ability, individuals and groups, and all musical categories.

Where do the musicians play?

A variety of locations are possible for the performances. Some sites might be sidewalks, alleys, plazas, schools, courtyards, in front of restaurants or businesses, and parks.

Who will provide a stage, power, piano, etc. for my performance?

Make Music McMinnville is not a typical music festival. MMM is about people getting together in their neighborhoods in a do-it-yourself fashion, putting together their own musical events. Our organizers set up the framework for performances — the rest is up to you! Artists and venues collaborate to produce the events, arrange for electricity, and provide whatever equipment is needed. McMinnville is your stage. Performances generally take place at the same level as the audience.  And everyone can take part. From professionals to amateurs, from the classical to metal, you are welcome to share your music with our community during Make Music McMinnville.

What if I signed up but need to back out?

We are counting on you to perform. If you do need to cancel, it is your responsibility to find another performer to take your spot. Please let the location and us know about all program changes as soon as possible.

Will musicians be paid to perform, or will venues charge a fee to host a performance?

Make Music Day was designed to be a free music event, therefore the performers are not compensated. The venue sites must also host performances without a fee to either the performers or Make Music McMinnville. Make Music Day events around the world invite everyone from the community to either perform, host or attend musical performances and celebrate the first day of summer. The design of a free musical event for everyone is the spirit of Make Music Day throughout the 800 plus cities worldwide that participate.

Can musicians sell their CDs and merch, or ask for donations?

Musicians are allowed to sell their band or individual musician merchandise and CDs during their Make Music McMinnville performance. Musicians can also promote any future performances.  Performers may discreetly solicit donations during their performance.