Make Music
Middletown

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Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

Make Music Middletown is brought to you by the City of Middletown Arts & Culture Office/MCA in collaboration with Middlesex Music Academy, downtown and citywide businesses, organizations, community members, and arts stakeholders. Our mission is to contribute to the cultural identity, economy and quality of life of Middletown supporting arts, heritage, cultural and business activities and organizations.

Make Music Day Connecticut is being administered in partnership with Make Music Day Alliance and with support of the Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Make Music Day is an international movement which encourages free, community-wide, musical celebrations in cities worldwide! Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 800 communities around the world. Make Music Day 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.

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.

Make music together on Monday, June 21, 2021!

All Ages | Free | A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE

Participate


How to Make Music on June 21st

Registration is now open until June 17th.

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

Register and List your performance


Details:

  • All activities are to be in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines for COVID19.
  • Musicians & Enthusiasts are encouraged to play, record, or stream virtually from your home, sidewalk, back yard, living room or match with a venue.
  • All matches made through the matchmaking software will appear on the Make Music Middletown promotions later this spring.
  • Use your space to host a virtual or in-person passerby performance.
  • Virtual activities and presentations are encouraged.

Participating is easy. Here’s how! 

MUSICIANS and VENUES

How to Make Music on June 21 | Make Music Day in Middletown encourages musicians and enthusiasts of all abilities and musical genres to join in this global effort to celebrate and showcase the vibrancy of music in our city. Everyone is invited to participate in this international, one day celebration of music. Here are ways you can fill the day with music in Middletown!

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. There is no fee to participate. Whether you own a business or just a spacious front garden or porch at home, these locations are encouraged to host music. 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. All MMD activities are free and accessible to the public by virtual platform or passerby performances in accordance with federal state, and local guidelines for COVID19.

To participate:

Plan your activity and present on June 21st.

  1. Register as a performer or venue that will be presenting a music event. Here you can list your social website and multiple media links and share with #makemusicday.
  2. Everyone is invited to take part in the variety of special projects designed for virtual and in person passerby activites. Check out each one to see all the great activities made available for everyone. Participate in special national projects and initiatives listed at makemusicday.org

Register and List your performance

Or participate in some of the Make Music Day National events!

2021 Listings: Monday, June 21st

Contact

Questions? Contact arts@middletownct.gov or lessons@middlesex-music-academy.com