Make Music Topanga is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with open-air performances throughout our beautiful canyon.
Over 1,000 cities around the world are expected to throw citywide music celebrations on June 21. This year, Topanga will be one of them.
This will be an ENTIRELY VOLUNTEER-RUN EVENT, by the community for the community…here’s the origin story:
It all started 38 years ago in France.
In 1982, France’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, storefronts and mountaintops.
And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)
Amazingly enough, this dream has come true. The Fête has turned into a true national holiday: France shuts down on the summer solstice and musicians take over. Almost 8% of the country (5 million people) have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique.
Three decades later, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., the presenting sponsor is the NAMM Foundation.
Make Music Topanga is co-presented by Topanga Enrichment Programs (TEP), the non-profit fundraising arm of Topanga Elementary Charter School raising funds for enrichment programs (such as art, science and technology) that benefit the students of the school.
Make Music Day is free to the public, but there are basic costs we need to cover (equipment rental, signage) in order to produce. Our partnership with TEP allows us to facilitate fundraising and sponsorships that are tax deductible to our community of donors. Any funds collected in excess of our production needs will remain with TEP to aid in their mission of bringing quality arts and science education to the students of Topanga.
PRESENTING SPONSOR $1000: Inclusion on Make Music Day site Welcome (home page) and Sponsorship pages, promotional signage, press release, dedicated posts on MMD Facebook/Instagram, and inclusion on the Topanga Elementary sponsorship website and parent communication app. Click here to become a Presenting Sponsor
SUPPORTING SPONSOR $500: Inclusion on Make Music Day site Sponsorship pages, Dedicated posts on MMD Facebook/Instagram Click here to become a Supporting Sponsor
JUST A FAN $10+: Donate any amount to show your love for music in the canyon and help offset the costs. No promotional value, just the glow in your heart for making some magic happen. Click here to become a Fan Donation
Sponsorship donations can be made in the following ways:
- Online through the links above; or
- By mailing a check to “TEP, PO Box 801, Topanga, CA 90290” – please indicate “MMD” in the memo line.
TEP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (FEIN 95-3924671).
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