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From:      Rainier Avenue Radio

Contact:  Tony Benton, RainierAvenueRadio.World@gmail.com 206 280-3690

Press Release 5/14/20

MAKE MUSIC SEATTLE TO GO VIRTUAL THIS YEAR

Local and National Organizers and Musicians Have Developed New, Creative, Social Distanced Ways for Anyone to Participate in the Annual Global Celebration on June 21

Seattle, May 14th, 2020 – Make Music Seattle is going virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Make Music Seattle is part of Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, the summer solstice. Typically featuring free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and public spaces in Seattle and across the U.S., this year’s Make Music Day will take a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. Rainier Avenue Radio (www.RainierAvenueRadio.World will broadcast via live stream events held in Seattle communities and around the world.  Over 85 U.S. cities and the entire states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Wisconsin will take part in Make Music Day 2020, further demonstrating the power of music to unite and uplift people, spread joy and build community amid this challenging and unprecedented time.

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.

Highlights of Make Music Seattle will include:

  • “Tiny” Marching Bands walking through the Seattle downtown Waterfront observing social distancing guidelines – Individual brass and wind players will parade through Seattle communities, by themselves, playing band repertoire to people listening from their homes or workplaces. These Pied Pipers (without rats or children) can bring musical joy in a year when parades are far and few between.

  • Acapella vocalists walking and singing through downtown Seattle and Westlake Park

  • Performances at the Waterfront stage with NO AMPLIFICATION SOUND SYSTEM heard exclusively on Rainier Avenue Radio.  Listen through your phone or any internet device

  • Bedroom Studios – Bedroom Studios will offer a window into music production, and the challenge of producing with completely unknown inputs, bringing music makers together from bedroom to bedroom.

  • Bash the Trash – The performers and educators of Bash the Trash are offering their innovative designs for wind, percussion and string instruments for an exciting new approach to building instruments from everyday refuse. These amazing instruments tackle issues of waste and offer us an opportunity to look at “trash” in a new way.

  • Virtual Music Lessons with Seattle Musicians local 76-493

  • #MySongisYourSong – This Make Music Day, we invite you to join in a global song swap, where you will learn a song by a local artist, and hear yours covered in return. Songwriters and composers of all styles and walks of life are invited to participate in

  • Live From Home – In partnership with Make Music Australia and Make Music China, the Make Music Alliance invites everyone to post a musical performance from home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to do the same.

A full schedule of events will be posted at RainierAvenueRadio.World on June 1st, 2020.

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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. Over 85 U.S. cities and the entire states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Wisconsin are participating in this year’s celebration, which is going virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the non-profit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org/seattle/

Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. 

Make Music Seattle, a non-profit organization, was created in 2015 to celebrate music in Seattle, the City of Music.

EMAIL Seattle@MakeMusicDay.org

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NEWS

Press Release 5/14/20: MAKE MUSIC SEATTLE TO GO VIRTUAL THIS YEAR

From:      Rainier Avenue Radio

Contact:  Tony Benton,      RainierAvenueRadio.World@gmail.com 206 280-3690

Local and National Organizers and Musicians Have Developed New, Creative, Social Distanced Ways for Anyone to Participate in the Annual Global Celebration on June 21

Seattle, May 14th, 2020 – Make Music Seattle is going virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Make Music Seattle is part of Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, the summer solstice. Typically featuring free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and public spaces in Seattle and across the U.S., this year’s Make Music Day will take a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. Rainier Avenue Radio (www.RainierAvenueRadio.World will broadcast via live stream events held in Seattle communities and around the world.  Over 85 U.S. cities and the entire states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Wisconsin will take part in Make Music Day 2020, further demonstrating the power of music to unite and uplift people, spread joy and build community amid this challenging and unprecedented time.

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.

Highlights of Make Music Seattle will include:

  • “Tiny” Marching Bands walking through the Seattle downtown Waterfront observing social distancing guidelines – Individual brass and wind players will parade through Seattle communities, by themselves, playing band repertoire to people listening from their homes or workplaces. These Pied Pipers (without rats or children) can bring musical joy in a year when parades are far and few between.

  • Acapella vocalists walking and singing through downtown Seattle and Westlake Park

  • Performances at the Waterfront stage with NO AMPLIFICATION SOUND SYSTEM heard exclusively on Rainier Avenue Radio.  Listen through your phone or any internet device

  • Bedroom Studios – Bedroom Studios will offer a window into music production, and the challenge of producing with completely unknown inputs, bringing music makers together from bedroom to bedroom.

  • Bash the Trash – The performers and educators of Bash the Trash are offering their innovative designs for wind, percussion and string instruments for an exciting new approach to building instruments from everyday refuse. These amazing instruments tackle issues of waste and offer us an opportunity to look at “trash” in a new way.

  • Virtual Music Lessons with Seattle Musicians local 76-493

  • #MySongisYourSong – This Make Music Day, we invite you to join in a global song swap, where you will learn a song by a local artist, and hear yours covered in return. Songwriters and composers of all styles and walks of life are invited to participate in

  • Live From Home – In partnership with Make Music Australia and Make Music China, the Make Music Alliance invites everyone to post a musical performance from home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to do the same.

A full schedule of events will be posted at RainierAvenueRadio.World on June 1st, 2020.

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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. Over 85 U.S. cities and the entire states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont and Wisconsin are participating in this year’s celebration, which is going virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the non-profit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org/seattle/

2019 NEWS

Booth space at Westlake Park

GROW MAKE MUSIC DAY IN SEATTLE!

Who wants to run a STREET STUDIO?

Any place can be a Make Music Day venue!

Shout out by Office of Film & Music

Why Make Music Day is Important (Letter from Board President Ramona Grotte)

Seattle, let’s break some world records!

Make Music Seattle artwork 2018

Photo Gallery

2018 Make Music Day – Seattle

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2016 Make Music Day

 

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Make Music Seattle 2019 Recap

Video clip at Westlake Park, June 21 2019 by Delroy Films.

MAKE MUSIC SEATTLE’S 5TH YEAR WENT INTERNATIONAL ON JUNE 21ST 2019!

2019 marked the first year of Make Music Seattle’s management by community radio station RainierAvenueRadio.World to help grow this local celebration of the worldwide holiday MAKE MUSIC DAY.  Make Music Day provides opportunities to participate in and observe free live music performances at all-ages public venues across the city on the longest day of the year, June 21.  Make Music Day launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique and is now held in 120 countries & over 1000 cities every Summer Solstice.  Free. All Ages. Public. Music Making for Everyone!

Make Music Seattle 2019 organized 40+ events at over a dozen locations across Greater Seattle including music marathons (9 hours each location) at Westlake Park on 4th & Pine and under the Seattle Great Wheel on the Friends of Waterfront Seattle Pier 58, plus events in Columbia City, North Seattle, West and South Seattle, Bellevue and Lynnwood. Hundreds of performers and participants, and hundreds of observers enjoyed a diverse array of music activities and styles of performances.

There was a harmonica lesson with free harmonicas, an open music jam, youth singer-songwriters and Broadway-style dancers, plus performances including rock, jazz, Klezmer, a father/son rap duo, and reggae at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle.

The Waterfront HotSpot stage featured teen student performances, singer-songwriters, a Turkish band with a ballerina, a DJ competition and Ableton beatmaking demonstration, plus performances including soul, hard rock, and closing with a 9-piece ukulele orchestra.

Additional activities across the city included a songwriter showcase with a dozen performances, a rap battle, and a production class at RainierAvenueRadio.world studios and Crowdsource Choir in Columbia City; a youth showcase by Totem Star in West Seattle; featured music on the rooftop of the Liberty Bank Building, an all-ages jam at a venue in Georgetown, a performance outside of Planet Fitness in Rainier Beach, plus three Verity Credit Union branches hosted live music.

Make Music Seattle also promoted activities outside of the city, such as a day of workshops at MusicWorks NW in Bellevue, another songwriter showcase by Kennelly Keys and Songwriters in Seattle in Lynnwood.

We are also proud to have inspired the very first musical performance at Quincy Jones Square in Bremerton; and look forward to building that location as a partner of Make Music Seattle.

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO STREAMING

For the first time, the national Make Music Day Alliance collected live streams of #MakeMusicDay events from every continent except Antarctica… including Seattle.

Three Make Music Seattle events (Westlake Park, Waterfront HotSpot Stage, and RiseUp Music Project from the RainierAvenueRadio.World gallery in Columbia City) were live broadcast via audio on RainierAvenueRadio.world’s website and on the TuneIn app, and also live video streamed through their Facebook page and fed into the international stream site.  Complete video clips can be found on the Make Music Seattle playlist at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RainierAvenueRadio.World/videos/

The Make Music Alliance stated: “Thank you so much for being a part of the pilot Make Music Day international live stream! It was such a treat to be able to feature your stages. We had over 2,000 viewers throughout the day, mostly at our 20 watch parties around the US along with several hundred on YouTube. (In the community spirit of Make Music Day, we chose to emphasize watch parties). The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, people loved being able to connect with what was happening all over the world. We couldn’t have done it without you, thank you so much for all your hard work to contribute to it!  With 20 successful watch parties that are looking forward to the next one, we’re confident we can greatly increase viewership next year, in the US and abroad.” 

12 HOUR MAKE MUSIC ALLIANCE WORLDWIDE STREAM ON YOUTUBE

PARTNERS

Make Music Seattle enjoyed partnerships with other entities such as Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Downtown Seattle Association, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, American Music, Stealth Audio Puget Sound, KZ Music Media, KBFG 105.7 and Seattle Wave Radio, Northwest Music Scene, and Mode Music Studios. We were also able to promote two booths at Westlake Park and Waterfront HotSpot stages, including a non-profit music instrument collection organization and a rideshare service.

We also thank our dozens of volunteer supporters who assisted Make Music Seattle 2019 as MCs and Stage Managers, Sound Engineers, Videographers and Photographers, DJs and promoters.

2019 PHOTOS

Westlake Park by AlienAftermint.com aka Joshua Diltz

Waterfront HotSpot Stage by Quinton Peters

The Coolout Network Session on the rooftop of the Historic Liberty Bank Building

Waterfront HotSpot stage by Groundzero Keystone student interns in partnership with the Bellevue Boys & Girls’ Club of Bellevue

 

Support

SPONSORSHIP: This event can’t happen without your support!  Play YOUR part in a very special musical experience.

Top 3 Reasons to Sponsor Make Music Seattle

  • Reach a broad & diverse demographic.
  • Support community development your neighborhood.
  • Support musicians and the arts in general.

We have a variety of opportunities to partner, depending upon your goals.  

Questions? Comments? Email Seattle@MakeMusicDay.org.

Tax-Deductible donations can be made towards Make Music Seattle C/O RainierAvenueRadio.World (Powered by Shunpike)

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SUPPORTERS:

Your participation is helped to grow #MakeMusicDay in Seattle and we appreciate you!

Verity Credit Union – sponsorship
Seafair Festival – support
PA Mathison – 2018 Artwork

101 Percussion – drums
AlientAftermint/ J Joshua Diltz – photography
American Music – event host & equipment
Cirke – event organizer
Columbia City Music Beat – event organizer
Downtown Seattle Association – venue
Friends of Waterfront Seattle – venue
Gigs4U – support
Hard Rock Cafe Seattle – venue
Jonny Akamu Music Lessons – venue
Julia Francis Music – event organizer
KBFG 107.3 North Seattle – media
Kennelly Keys Music – event host
KZ Music Media – marketing
Make Music Day – support
Mo’ Jam Presents – event organizer
Mode Music Studios – event organizer
Music Works Northwest – venue & event organizer
Office of Arts & Culture Seattle – support
Parke Ave – event organizer
Phinney Neighborhood Association – event organizer
Rainieravenueradio.world – media
Seattle City of Music – support
Seattle Hand Drummers – event organizer
Seattle Music – media
Seattle Office of Film + Music – support
Seattle Parks and Recreation – venue and marketing
Shop Amused – venue & support
Songwriters in Seattle – event organizer
Sportn’ Life Music Group – support
STG Education & Community Programs – event organizer
The Bar Shoppe & Lounge / I Heart Sushi – support
The Coolout Network. Northwest Hip Hop Culture and Music – event organizer
Victory Studios / Band in Seattle – media
The Vocalist Studio – venue
Westlake Park – venue

Contact

We want to hear from YOU!

Project Manager:  Karen “KZ” Zammit  EMAIL: Seattle@MakeMusicDay.org

Organizer: RainierAvenueRadio.World@gmail.com