Every June 21st, Make Music Utah helps locals celebrate their ability to make music, regardless of age, ability or preferred musical style. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Utah is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician—young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion—pours onto streets, parks, plazas and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
Last year, over 800 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21.
It all started 39 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, store fronts and mountaintops. 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.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to perform, host, learn, or teach music.
How to sign up…
If you are a Performer:
Create your profile by submitting a description of your act, photos, times you are available and any other relevant info (i.e. website/social media links). Check out the available venues and bid on one that will fits your availability. When the venue operator confirms your request, you’re good to go.
Create a profile by submitting your location information and a description of the space. Peruse the musician profiles to request a performance, or welcome musicians to bid on your space independently. Await the confirmation of your request or confirm the performers request, then you are ready to go on June 21st!
Happy to say that we have finished our first batch of #MakeMusicUtahValley flyers that will be spread on all media platforms. Keep an eye out for these guys and feel free to contact us if you are interested in participating or just generally curious.
We are very proud to be a part of the Make Music Alliance this year for the 2018 event. We look forward to being a part of this great organization and bringing joy to countless others through music. If you are interested in finding out what other cities across the country, and globe are participating,Continue Reading »
This event can’t happen without your support! Play YOUR part in a very special musical experience.
Make Music Day is a grand collaboration of musicians, music professionals, business owners, community centers, event producers and more; everyone, yes, everyone is invited! New and innovative programming concepts are encouraged. Make Music Utah is music on an extremely broad scale created by people with open minds and big hearts. The goal is to bring communities together through a very simple thing: Listening and creating art together. Music is for everyone, not just the perfect pitched elite.
When communities come together and share the experience of live performance, resentments and misunderstandings melt. They, after all, have created something together! Individuals of all ages and ethnicities will be musically engaged; doors will be opened to new experiences and ideas. When one person is inspired and educated, it enriches the culture of the whole community.