Carlsbad: Enjoy a variety of free music making activities for the whole family at the Museum of Making Music! Visit their website for more info.
Fullerton: Make Music Fullerton will be celebrate their 8th annual music festival in conjunction with the international Fête de la Musique. Due to the pandemic, they have a pared down DOMF this year where they are utilizing only the Fullerton Museum Plaza as an official venue. With the museum’s beer garden, food trucks, and a specially curated lineup, they guarantee that everyone will still have a fantastic time celebrating the first day of summer! Visit their Facebook page for more info.
San Diego: Apt 4 Music and Songbirds Music will host an event from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Liberty Station’s Arts District. Visit their website for more info.
San Pedro: Featuring a melange of musical forms: Hawaiicana / Island Americana, Soul-inflected ultra-smooth rock. Enjoy a tapestry of American sounds that collide at the crossroads of jazz, rock, funk, psychedelia, and improvisational music. Visit their website for more info.
Coventry: Students at the Song-a-Day Music Center will offer performances for the public throughout the day. The Song-a-Day Music Center will host an open house at its location. A “song share” event open to the public will be held in the evening. Visit their website for more info.
Coventry: Join Coventry Arts Guild for a celebration of music by local musicians of varying skill levels performing as individuals, small groups, and large a group contemporary sing-along. Visit their website for more info.
Old Saybrook: Youth Act(i)on Library League presents young adult librarian, drummers, and performers creating space and looking to jam. Visit their website for more info.
Wolcott: Dan DiVirgilio will perform Beatles and oldies at Local American Legion (1253 Wolcott Rd) from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Fort Lauderdale: FUN Florida Ukulele Network is a group of ukulele loving players in South Florida. Join FUN Florida Ukulele Network to celebrate Make Music Day at Fort Lauderdale’s Main Library from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for their Play and Sing Along Hour. They will project the music and chords for favorite, crowd-pleasing songs on the big screen. All skill levels welcome. Free. Visit their website for more info.
Key Largo: Keys Community Concert Band is a community band that will perform a free Pops-in-the-Park concert for Make Music Day. The concert features other local groups (like the Ukulele Band, the Mangrove Swamp Band and a church hand bell choir) and always include one rhythm instrument play-along for the audience. Visit their website for more info.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea: FEMINAFRIKA, an all-female world music percussion ensemble, will perform at El Prado Park in celebration of Make Music Day. The group was conceived and assembled by percussionist Grecia Garrett and features fiery rhythms from all over the globe, including Latin, Caribbean, Brazilian, West African, and Middle Eastern rhythms. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Bradley: For their 3rd year, King Music will participate in Make Music Day. Whether you play for 30 seconds or 33 minutes, King Music wants to make music with you! Visit their website for more info
Angola: Lou Homan will combine the Solstice with their music from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at 504 S. West Street. Visit their website for more info.
Indianapolis: The Marianne Tobias Music Program, a live music performance program at Indianapolis’s essential hospital, Eskenazi Health, will feature local Latin Jazz ensemble Pavel & Direct Contact for an outdoor performance on June 21 in celebration of Make Music Day. This performance will feature Pavel Polanco-Safadit on keyboard and other band members including bass, drums, trumpet, trombone, and vocals. Visit their website for more info.
Wichita: Senseney Music will host numerous events in recognition of Make Music Day, including a Family Drum Circle, Bucket Drumming, Guitar Circle Jam, Dulcimer Petting Zoo, Great Plains Dulcimer Alliance, Wichita Ukulele Society, Sousapalooza, and more. Visit their website for more info.
Charlevoix: Charlevoix City Band is a community band that is over 100 years old. They play every Tuesday in the band shell during the summer beginning at 7:00 PM. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Brooklyn Center: Join Schmitt Music for an all day celebration of free live music from local talent! Featuring an open jazz jam session, performance by Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble, performance by 31 Below- Zimmerman Middle-High Jazz Ensemble, and more. Opportunities to perform and share your own talents are available throughout the day. All ages, all abilities welcome to perform or stop by to enjoy live music. Interested performers may sign up by calling 763-566-4560, or visit their website for more info.
Platte City: Join The Platte City Community Band, a community band made up of amateur musicians that come together for the joy of making music. Their event will be outside on the front lawn of the courthouse, and you will need to bring your own chair. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Raleigh: Informal jam for ukulele players, singers, percussionists, and more. They will play on the streetside patio, weather permitting; indoors if it’s rainy. Music will be provided for those who don’t have our song list. Visit their website for more info.
Mentor: Join Pfabe’s Music for their Ukulele Circle on Headlands Beach. They will sing and play as the sun sets over Lake Erie! Bring your ukulele and a friend. They will have a few extra ukes for sharing, and no experience is needed. Chord sheets will be provided and reviewed before each song. Visit their website for more info.
Muskogee: Make Music Day at the Market is an event in which the Muskogee Farmers’ Market and Make Music Muskogee have teamed up for Make Music Day 2022, celebrating 40 years of Make Music Day and 150 years of the City of Muskogee! Come down to the Market and enjoy music from all ages and genres while shopping for your favorite local/area homegrown produce and homemade goods! Visit their website for more info.
Norristown: Norristown will host musical events throughout the community all day. Vinyl Records Coffee Shop and the Library during the day. Open Mic & Karaoke Happy Hour to take place at vonC Brewery from 5 pm to 8 pm. Visit their website for more info.
Upper Perkiomen Valley: For their 10th annual Make Music Upper Perk, they anticipate hundreds of musicians will be making music at a 17 venues in 4 towns in the Upper Perkiomen Valley. Visit their website for more info.
Lake Frederick: Fred Crew hosts a rock band composed of neighborhood musicians. They will play a variety of music from the 60’s, 70’s, and beyond at The Shenandoah Club (Bald Eagle Drive).
Bellingham: Music teachers from Bellingham Music will be leading hands-on instrument demonstrations including steel drums, singing, guitar, and more! Open pep band rehearsal starting at 7:15pm in the parking lot, enjoy popular music played by local brass, wind, and percussion musicians! Visit their website for more info.
Ellensburg: Downtown Ellensburg will have a community music school recital and over a dozen performance groups placed all around downtown for their first annual event. Visit their website for more info.
Middle C Music is celebrating Make Music Day with live performances by teachers, staff, students, and friends. Featuring performances from Michael “Miguelito” Perez / Flamenco Guitar and Flamenco con Magdalena Students. Visit their website for more info.
Antigo: Antigo Middle School Summer Band is a grade five through seven Middle School Band participating in their Summer School Program. The event will take place starting at 11:15 AM at Antigo High School Commons (1900 10th Ave).
Students of the April Pellegrini Music Studio will play something new they’ve learned within the past few months and discuss why they chose it and/or how they learned it. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Created in the spirit of making and sharing music with all who wish to participate, come hear 130 voices from 17 countries, young and old, amateur and professional, on a live Zoom with recording artist October Project for the video premiere of a worldwide choir performance of “Return to Me,” a song of comfort for a wounded world. Visit their website for more info.
Giving Gigs will host a daylong schedule of performers throughout Make Music Day. Visit their Facebook page for more info.