Make Music


Last year, over 700 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21.

It all started 37 years ago in France.

In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.

And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)

Amazingly enough, this dream has come true. The Fête has turned into a true national holiday: France shuts down on the summer solstice and musicians take over. Almost 8% of the country (5 million people) have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique.

Three decades later, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., the presenting sponsor is the NAMM Foundation.

Learn more about Make Music in North America, and the Make Music Alliance.

Now, you can join us right here in Mentor, OH to continue to celebration!


Want to play? There’s always room in the band.

We invite musicians, rappers and instrumentalists of all kinds to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece. Singers, church choirs and bands, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, MCs, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age group or skill level, are all welcome.

How to Make Music on June 21

  • Go to our sign up page and sign up yourself or your group to perform
  • Are you a venue looking to host an event? Click Here!
  • We will also be having a few “Mass Appeal” events that require no preregistration. Details coming soon!

Who else is taking part?

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Trinity Church – 9225 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. Mentor, OH

The City of Mentor



If you would like to support the efforts of Make Music Day in Mentor, OH either by volunteering to help our events or to donate, please send us an e-mail at:


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We would love to hear from you!

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