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Free Outdoor and Virtual Music Making Events to be Held across Pensacola as Part of Annual Global Celebration

Pensacola, Florida, June 2, 2021 – The first annual Make Music Pensacola, a wild and wonderful mix of over [number] free musical events, both in-person and virtual, will make its debut on Monday, June 21. Make Music Pensacola is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, over 90 U.S. cities will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.

Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part by signing up at registration closes on June 14th. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.

A full schedule of events will be posted at on June 16th.


About Make Music Day

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 90 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit


The goal of Make Music Pensacola is for every resident of Escambia County to enjoy a performance or music-making opportunity on June 21st.  There are two primary ways to join the festivities: as a Performer or as a Venue by hosting performances. Can you be both a Performer and a Venue? Yes you can!

Email us at and let us know if you’d like to participate as a performer or a venue. Most importantly, let’s get out and MAKE MUSIC!



Make Music Pensacola is coordinated by the City of Pensacola and the Blues Angel Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Florida nonprofit with a mission of promoting music education and therapy throughout the lifespan. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Dan Fugate, administrative director, at (850) 457-7557.


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