Make Music Springfield MO

Make Music Springfield MO

Make Music Springfield MO is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.

About

Make Music Day is a global celebration of music that originated 41 years ago in France. Conceived by Jack Lang and the Ministry of Culture, this unique holiday envisions a day filled with free music performances across cities, from street corners to parks, rooftops, and beyond. Unlike traditional music festivals, Make Music Day invites everyone to participate, whether they’re musicians performing or hosts providing spaces for music.

The event takes place on the summer solstice, June 21, and is known as Fête De La Musique, which translates to both “festival of music” and “make music” in French. Over the years, it has become a national holiday in France, with millions of people playing instruments or singing in public and millions more attending performances.

The concept crossed the Atlantic 15 years ago with Make Music New York, a grassroots initiative that quickly gained popularity. Today, Make Music Day is celebrated in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries, including over 100 U.S. cities. It has become a platform for musicians of all backgrounds to share their talents and connect with their communities.

In cities like Springfield, Make Music Day is facilitated by local organizations and volunteers who organize free concerts and events in public spaces. These celebrations aim to unite communities, promote artistic expression, and create memorable experiences for participants and audiences alike.


Participate

How it Works:

Musicians, singers, and venues across Springfield can connect through our dedicated matchmaking platform. By signing up, performers can request slots at various locations, while venues can seek out performers. This platform facilitates seamless communication and coordination for all involved! Register Now!

Key Reminder:

Stay engaged by logging in regularly to stay updated on new invitations and performer profiles. Participants, both music makers and venue hosts, will be joining daily leading up to June.

Musicians/Singers:

Make Music Day welcomes musicians of all levels, from aspiring beginners to seasoned pros. If you’re eager to join in, simply register on our Matchmaking Portal! Here, you can request performance slots at different venues and specify your requirements, whether it’s access to electricity, pianos, or simply a quiet environment. Register Now!

Venues:

In Springfield, almost any space can transform into a vibrant venue! We encourage creativity in defining what a venue can be. Additionally, there’s an option to host online/virtual performances for added flexibility. Outdoor venues are encouraged, with a backup plan for indoor locations in case of rain. As a venue, you have the power to review and approve performances. Register as a venue on our Matchmaking Portal and start requesting performances today. Register Now!

Do you have an idea for Make Music Springfield?

Whether you’re a musician, teacher, or venue owner, we want to hear from you! Share your ideas and let us know how you’d like to contribute to Springfield’s inaugural city-wide Make Music Day celebration.

Contact:

Austin@theacousticshoppe.com

417-720-1223


Support

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Contact

Get in touch with us at springfieldmo@makemusicday.org