Make Music


What is Make Music Middletown?

Make Music Middletown is a part of the international Make Music Day movement which brings free, community-wide, musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide! Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 800 communities around the world.

Make Music Middletown will feature musicians of all abilities and music from any genre. The world wide web will become the stage for all to enjoy in 2020. Everyone is invited to participate in this international day of music. All are welcome to participate- no experience necessary! Join a diverse community of musicians and help fill the day with music.

Starting now you can begin preparing your live streaming performance to play online on June 21st. We’ll certainly provide you with a list of helpful resources and activities to take part in on a virtual platform.

Make Music Middletown is brought to you by the City of Middletown Arts Office/Middletown Commisssion on the Arts along with stakeholders as part of our mission to contribute to the cultural identity, economy and quality of life of Middletown supporting arts, heritage, cultural and business activities and organizations.

Make Music Middletown is modeled after a Parisian tradition (Fête de la Musique) that began in 1982 as a tribute to the Summer Solstice.  More specifically, each June 21st Paris is filled with musicians of all kinds performing for anyone to enjoy at no cost.  In 2007, Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York.  Ever since, cities around the world have been starting their own Make Music days.

In 2017, a number of CT cities and arts alliances, in partnership with the CT Office of the Arts, felt it was time to bring this celebration to CT!

Make music  together on Sunday, June 21, 2020!!



How to Make Music on June 21st

Registration is now open until June 14th.

Using our matchmaking software venues and musicians can register, create profiles and find a virtual online match for their Make Music Middletown performance.


  • Musicians and venues participating will be providing virtual performances for all online viewers to enjoy!
  • All matches made through the matchmaking software will appear on the Make Music Middletown promotions later this spring.

Participating is easy. Here’s how! 


Interested in performing during Make Music Middletown? Musicians of all abilities and genres are invited to showcase their talent and share their love of music online! The event is an all-ages, all-inclusive celebration of music. Register as a performer or venue offering a online performance by creating a profile. There is no fee to participate.

Everyone, regardless of age, ability, or preferred musical style can participate. We encourage you to embrace your inner musician, share music freely with your peers, and celebrate the rich musical diversity of your communities.

Whether you have a restaurant, or just a spacious front garden or porch at home, these locations can host a performance as long as it free and accessible to the public online. Make Music Middletown is a unique way to activate your space, engage your community, and inspire anyone and everyone to discover the joy of making music.

To participate:

Register and List your online performance

  1. Register as a performer or venue that will be presenting an online music event. Here you can list your social website and multiple media links.
  2. Participate in special national projects and initiatives listed at


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