Make Music York County

Make Music York


What is Make Music Day?

Make Music Day is an annual celebration that occurs each June 21, when people in more than 1,000 cities worldwide make music together on the summer solstice.

In York County, Pennsylvania, Make Music Day has been celebrated by Menchey Music for many years, and in 2022, Menchey teamed up with the York County Cultural Alliance to push this even out to reach more of the County. Now, Make Music Day is a large, collaborative celebration with a hub of activity in Downtown York, and additional events being hosted in libraries and other locations around town.

Join Make Music Day

Make Music Day brings joy, inspires creativity, and transforms communities. It celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability.

Everyone is invited to participate in Make Music Day by hosting, participating in, & attending events.

Want to host an event?
Register your location, and invite registered musicians to perform or teach!

Libraries, a park near your house, your coffee shop, restaurant, kids place, summer camp, etc!)
Want to Perform?
Register yourself, your band, your students or group and request to perform at one of the registered venues!

Now booking: music teachers, drum circle leaders, choirs, bands, solo performers, kids performers, the sky is the limit!

Join our Make Music Day Committee or Volunteer to help for the day!
Attend an event for free!
Check out the 2024 Listings of Events

Make Music Day 2024 is proud to partner with:


Thank you to all of the generous Make Music Day Sponsors!


Want to participate in an event for Make Music Day, York County?

Follow the steps below to register on the York County matchmaking site.

Step 1: On the York County matchmaking site, register as a venue/location looking to host musicians and events OR as a musician seeking to lead an event (or both!)

Step 2: If/When you are requested by a venue or performer, you’ll receive an email, and will then be able to plan out any details for the event directly with the venue or performer who is booking with you.

Step 3: Once both the venue and musician confirm the event and details on the matching website, the MMD Admin will approve the event and it will be listed on the website.

Step 4: Promote your event! Make Music Day, York County will provide social media and poster templates for all participants to use. The Make Music Day committee will also be using radio ads, billboards, and traditional advertising to promote all MMD events.

Step 5: Make Music! The Make Music Day, York County team will stay in touch in the time leading up to the event to make sure you have any support you need.


Learn how to use our Matchmaking Website

Make Music Day promotional materials

Do love people, love York, love music, and would like to get involved with Make Music Day? We need volunteers to attend events, help kids with music-making, give directions, and more!
Fill out our volunteer form to see where you can help!

Contact us for help whenever you need it!

Ideas for Make Music Day Events

As a Business or Organization:

As a Musician:

2024 MMD Featured Events

Music on the Square

– Jam out with Weary Arts Group and Shine Music Foundation, bring your own instrument to play along or use one of ours
– Bucket Drumming
– Steel Pan Drum Lesson
– Rhythm Instruments galore (shakers, book whackers, rhythm sticks)

Kazoo Parade!

Everyone can play a kazoo

Led by the York Temple Guard, kazoos will be available for everyone to play along and march with the parade from Continental Square down to the York Revolution Stadium!

Participants can meet on Continental Square starting at 4:30, parade begins at 5pm.

OR Start at Keystone Kidspace and make your own kazoo! Both groups will converge at WellSpan Park.

Make Music Night at WellSpan Park

3:00-6:30PM: Party on the Plaza (Free and Open for all!)
– Live Music by the Anna Alexander Trio
– Vendor Tables
– Drum Circle
– Interactive Kids music making with Kindermusic (3-4pm).

5:30-6:30: Gates Open for the Baseball Game (Tickets Required)
– Kazoo Giveaways for the first 1,000 people!
– Epic Star Spangled Banner
– Make Music Day themed Jersey Auction benefitting the Cultural Alliance
– Crowd Karaoke
– Lancaster vs York Kazoo-off
– Fan Rhythm Section

*A portion of each ticket sold through this link will be donated back to the Cultural Alliance of York County.

Full Event Listings

2024 Listings: Friday, June 21st



Make Music Day York County is hosted by the Cultural Alliance of York County, and supported through sponsorships from partners who understand the benefit of bringing the community together through music.

Sponsorships are still available, all sponsorship requests should be directed toward Rita Whitney,

The Cultural Alliance of York County brings arts and culture to life through contributions by individuals and companies who recognize the vital role that the arts play in the lives of York County citizens.

You can support future Make Music Day efforts by contributing to the Cultural Alliance of York County at


2023 Press Coverage for York County Make Music Day


Get in touch with us at

Make Music Day is organized in York County by the York County Cultural Alliance
Learn more about the Cultural Alliance at