Make Music Day

Find a celebration near you!

All Make Music concerts are on June 21, and are free and open to the public.


Other North American events are listed here.

Make Music Around the World

The Make Music Alliance coordinates with organizers around the world to celebrate music on June 21.

Featured National Projects

Flowerpot Music

Flowerpot Music, written by celebrated composer Elliot Cole and directed by percussionist Peter Ferry, is a composition for an unlikely but beautiful percussion instrument – the flowerpot! Last year on June 21st, forty-five groups around the world assembled in parks, fields and public squares, to learn and then perform the piece, specially composed for Make Music Day.

Mass Appeal

For the 14th year, Make Music Day 2022 features Mass Appeal, bringing together people of all levels and ages to make music in large, single-instrument groups.

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This Make Music Day, more than 220 artists around the world joined the third annual global song swap! Each learned a song by another artist and heard theirs covered in return. Songwriters, composers, and bands of all styles and walks of life participated.


Since 2011, Make Music Chicago has pioneered the “Sousapalooza” – an invitation for hundreds of brass, wind, and percussion players to come together and sightread the music of The March King, John Philip Sousa.

Street Studio Cities

Street Studio Cities, organized with Found Sound Nation and HARMAN, brings world-class DJs and producers onto the streets for Make Music Day, setting up their mobile recording studios in front of art galleries, on downtown plazas, and in parks.

The American Song

The American Song is a Make Music Day initiative to capture the stories and experiences of ordinary people from around the country at this unprecedented time.

Uncommon Instruments

Discover new and innovative ways to make music! Thanks to partnerships with several leading companies, people across the country (and around the world) will expand their musical horizons on June 21.

Young Composers Contest

The Make Music Alliance is thrilled to announce the third annual Young Composers Contest, in partnership with world-renowned vocal group The Swingles.