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What is Make Music Day?

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st, the summer solstice. Make Music San Jose is the local San Jose celebration.

Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Today, Make Music Day is observed on the same day in more than 1,000 cities around the world. It is the world’s largest annual music event.

At what time do events take place?

In 2022, events will take place online from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm on June 21. Please refer to the listings for specific event times.

Will Make Music Day be live-streamed?

Make Music Day will Livestream at limited venues on the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs Youtube Channel. Check back on June 21st.

Are performers required to use a specific streaming platform?

Performers are welcome to link to whichever virtual performance platform suits them best  (Facebook live, Instagram live, zoom, etc). Consider your audience when selecting a platform. It is best to use a platform that your audience is already using.

I’m not a musician, but I am interested in learning. What kind of opportunities are there for the musically curious? 

Several events are being planned for Make Music San Jose that requires no prior musical experience—only a desire to have fun. Participatory events will be highlighted in the schedule.

This varies from venue to venue. Performers are welcome to collect tips via online services such as paypal or venmo during their virtual performance. Tips should go directly to the performer/instructor. Make Music San Jose will not collect tips on behalf of the performer nor will it compensate performers directly.  

Can I charge admission for a Make Music San Jose Concert or make it by “invitation only”?

No, all Make Music San Jose events must be free and open to the public.