Welcome to Make Music Day 2021
On Monday June 21, more than 800 cities worldwide will be participating in and celebrating Make Music Day. We are proud to be once again this year, supporting Make Music Day in the communities that we are in.
The plans for 2021 are still in the works, so be sure to check back soon for more details!
What is Make Music Day?
Make Music Day is an annual celebration that occurs each June 21, when people in more than 800 cities around the world make music together on the summer solstice.
In 1982, Jack Lang and the staff of France's Ministry of Culture created a new kind of musical holiday they called Fete de la Musique, which means both "Festival of music" and "make music!". They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners, parks, rooftops, gardens, storefronts, and mountaintops. Everyone was invited to join and play music, or to host performances, wherever they were. The Fete has turned into a national music-making holiday in France every June 21, on the summer solstice. According to surveys, almost 8% of the country — 5 million people — have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fete de la Musique.
Today, Make Music Day has become an international phenomenon, with millions of musicians of all styles, all ages, and all skill levels reimagining their cities as stages and using music to spread joy to their communities. And Make Music Day is spreading quickly in the United States.
Why 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. Make Music Day events turn sidewalks and streets into impromptu stages; lets amateur musicians share their passion and gain confidence, and gives established artists in all genres a chance to perform for new audiences. Special Make Music Day initiatives invite everyone to join-even if they've never picked up an instrument before in their lives.
And for those whose life's work is to create more music-makers, it's the perfect opportunity to spread the message of musical participation. Over the years, Make Music Day has earned hundreds of millions of media impressions, including coverage from NPR, RollingStone, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Associated Press.
Make Music with your community on June 21.