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Make Music

Who Can Participate and How?

Musicians: All styles, ages, and experience levels are invited to register to perform! You can play one set or schedule as many shows as you like.

Venues: Whether you have a garden, pontoon boat, sidewalk, or other outdoor space in mind, it’s easy and there’s no cost to participate. Indoor spaces open to the public without a purchase necessary are also welcome (coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, etc.)

Lessons/Activities: Schedule a drop-in freestyle session, set up guitar or piano lessons, schedule a kids dance party, or any event that involves music. You can register your venue, and schedule your own event. The possibilities are endless, so let your creativity take over!

Virtual: Post tutorials, videos of your band, or photos of the days happenings! Even host a virtual concert! Tag #MakeMusicWaunakee and we’ll share your posts, or send us information and we’ll get your show on the schedule!

Important Dates:

  • Venue & Musician Registration Opens: March 6th, 2023 at 9:00 AM
  • Matchmaking Begins: March 27th, 2023 at 9:00 AM
  • Registration Closes: June 15th, 2023, at 11:59 PM
  • Matchmaking Ends: June 19th, 2023, 11:59 PM

What is Matchmaking?

Matchmaking is our system of connecting musicians with venues. After creating an account, venues can browse musician profiles and vice versa and participants then request a booking. Here’s a few tips:

  • Don’t be shy! Feel free to send requests. It helps to put yourself out there and you can book as many shows as you want.
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner. No one likes to wait to hear back. If it’s not a good fit, let the other party know so they can move on.
  • Follow up! You can send direct messages through the system or reach out via phone or email.
  • In the end, just about everyone who wants to participate will match up. If you need assistance, send a message to

Who can host?

  • Is your venue located in the Village of Waunakee?
  • Is it free to attend and accessible to the public?
  • Can you maintain a 6′ clearance on the sidewalk for the pedestrian passage?
  • Looking to claim a village park for your stage? Once you identify a park that meets your needs, email to check on park availability. We’ll reserve it for you if it is still available, no permitting or fees required.

There is an abundance of ways that everyone in our community can participate in Make Music Day. Make Music Day isn’t just about the performers, it’s about celebrating every kind of music there is in ways that are accessible to everyone. By far, the easiest way to participate is to get out and support your local artists by enjoying their performances and activities on June 21st.

If you need assistance with registration, please email and we will help get you matching!

Who else is taking part?

Over 23 artists, including:

Bucket Drumming & Rhythm Band Jam  --  Clay Rehm  --  Duke Otherwise  --  Evan  --  Finding North Band  --  Greg Tardif  --  Ice Cream Truck  --  Iris Mickey  --  Kids Make Music Day  --  Make Music Karaoke @ "Play in Your Park"  --  Markus J  --  Mike Lutes  --  Musical Pathways Foundation/Kindermusik & Music Lessons (Adult/Child)  --  Musical Pathways Foundation/Kindermusik & Music Lessons (Mixed Ages)  --  Musical Pathways Foundation/Kindermusik & Music Lessons (Mixes Ages)  --  Musical Pathways Foundation/Kindermusik & Music Lessons (Parent/Child)  --  Northridge Church Band  --  Play in Your Park - Village Center Event   --  Shekinah King   --  Steven R Jones  --  Student Performances/Open Mic   --  WaunaStrummers  --  Waunakee Big Band