Phoenix: Swing by Cultivate Coffee (505 W. Dunlap Ave. Unit E) from 1-2pm for a sing-a-long play along jam session. Bring an instrument and/or your voice. All ages and abilities welcome!
Calaveras County: Event City hosts numerous performances throughout the Calaveras County region during Make Music Day. Visit their website for more information.
Carlsbad: The Museum of Making Music will celebrate MMD with hand-on music making, special guests, performances and more! Visit their website for more information.
Fullerton: The Day of Music Fullerton in it’s 9th year is gearing up for another fantastic June 21. 22 venues in Fullerton’s historic downtown district and few other venues will host almost 80 musical acts! The Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation whose mission is to restore and open the Fox Fullerton theatre is producing the event with a great group of volunteers. Visit their website for more information.
Los Angeles: The Italian Cultural Institute is organizing a concert with award-winning Italian singer and songwriter Patrizia Laquidara, who will dive into her repertoire, recounting the origins and the history of Italian popular music. The free concert will take place at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz at 8pm. Please RSVP here.
Murphys: Make Music Day will be celebrated at the Murphys Irish Pub beginning at 3pm and continues at the Music Barn at Val du Vino Winery and Vineyards from 7pm until the wee hours. Visit their website for more information.
Santa Monica: Join the North of Montana Neighborhood Association for a daylong celebration of music, magic, and merriment! Music will happen starting at 5pm at Palisades Park Overlooking the Pacific (Ocean Avenue between Georgina and San Vicente).
Upland: Swing by Rök House Brewery for an open mic night. Visit their website for more information.
Fort Collins: Foundation Music School will coordinate performances around Fort Collins from 12–5pm, most of which will happen at a Pianos About Town location. All venues and organizations are encouraged to showcase their activities. Visit their website for more information.
Coventry: Join Coventry Arts Guild for a Make Music Day celebration from 3-8pm at Creaser Park! Please email Tim Timberman for more information.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea: FEMINAFRIKA, an all-female world music percussion ensemble, will perform at El Prado Park in celebration of Make Music Day. Visit their Facebook for more info.
Burr Ridge: Quinlan and Fabish will host an outdoor drum circle and ice cream truck for kids of all ages. Visit their website for more information.
Mishawaka: Quinlan and Fabish will host live performances from local artists in their store from 2:30-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Wichita: Join Senesey Music for a daylong celebration of Make Music Day (visit their website for more information). Also, Damm Music hosts an entire day of Make Music Day activities including a drum circle and beginner ukulele lessons.
Baton Rouge: East Baton Rouge Public Schools Summer Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Strings will perform free concerts at Tara High School from 11am to 2:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Falmouth: Grab a lawn chair and join Southern Maine New Horizons Band for a free concert In the park. Visit their website for more information.
Baltimore: Flutist Martha Cargo will be performing on the streets of Fells Point, Baltimore with special guests. Visit their website for more information.
Bloomington: Join Schmitt Music for an all day celebration featuring marching bands, outdoor stage, recitals in concert hall, and events in each specialty shop. Visit their website for more information.
Newark: ArtsXChange will celebrate Make Music Day with free music-making workshops for all levels and musical abilities. Bring your favorite instrument or come ready to learn how to play a new one. Their evening will end with a show and share to spotlight everyone’s talents. Visit their website for more information.
Las Cruces: The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will host this year’s Make Music Day concert at Young Park (1905 E. Nevada Ave.) from 4–8pm, featuring local bands The Double A Batteries, Stoney Blue Fish, and Afición Norteña.
Silver City: Swing by Gough Park to weave sounds and send intentions of peace to the world (more information). Following, head to The Commons for a community sing-along (more information)! Jeff Ray and Anna Blomfield will perform from 2-4pm at the gallery inside the Purple Hester House (316 N Bullard).
Rochester: Join Chord Teacher at Genesee Valley Park for an evening of music making. Visit their Instagram for more information.
Somers: Peter and Alyssa Reit, a French horn and harp duo, present a 1pm concert at the Sunrise Diner at the Village Plaza Shopping Center, 155 Rt. 202. The music features traditional Celtic tunes, with a few Renaissance classics thrown in for fun. Email Alyssa Reit for more Information.
Boone: Join the Kudzu Strummers at the Lois E. Harrell Senior Center for a morning picking party. Visit their website for more information.
Muskogee: Muskogee Parks and Recreation and Make Music Muskogee have teamed up for Make Music Day at the Depot Green! They are planning for music/arts/food vendors and summer activities for all ages. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy this worldwide musical celebration for the first day of summer. They have a lineup of musical performances from noon until 9:00 pm, with a finale audience sing-along of Oklahoma. Visit their website for more information.
East Greenville: Join Make Music Upper Perk for a daylong celebration featuring hundreds of musicians of all varieties and ages. Visit their website for more information.
Harrisburg: Join The April Pellegrini Music Studio for an afternoon of performances from their students. Visit their website for more information.
Charleston: Low Country Studios hosts an online lesson for beginner ukulele players. Visit their website for more information.
Elizabethton: Swing by August Muse, where they will have a street piano set out on the sidewalk all day and invite local piano studio students to come and play. Visit their website for more information.
Denton: Join the City of Denton for multiple events happening throughout the community for Make Music Denton. Visit their website for more information.
Wichita Falls: Join the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra for a picnic “Jam Session” on Make Music Day at the Lucy Park Sound Garden! Open to the public and no admission: just bring your picnic blankets and lunch for an afternoon of making music and summer fun. Instruments are encouraged, so if you play an instrument, bring that too! Visit their Facebook for more information.
Camano Island: Join the Camano Ukulele Ensemble for a community ensemble performance, happening from 1-2pm at the Camano Island Library.
Ellensburg: Students, teachers, and friends of Make Music Ellensburg perform around downtown Ellensburg all day long! Visit their website for more information.
Richland: Unleashed Entertainment partners with The Emerald for Make Music Richland 2023. Visit their website for more information.
Sequim: Guy James and Sequim Friends host an afternoon of everything from old time to folk to pop at the Wild Goddess (145 E Washington Street).
Join Dance Flamenco DC and its children’s program Flamenco 4 Kids for an afternoon of authentic sounds and the movements of Andalucia. Visit their website for more information.