Make Music Chequamegon Bay

Make Music Chequamegon Bay


MAKE MUSIC CHEQUAMEGON BAY is a free, Chequamegon Bay area-wide celebration of neighbors going outside and making music as part of National Make Music Day.  Featuring music makers of all ages and abilities, this event is sponsored by the Garland City Consort, La Pointe Center for the Arts, Town of La Pointe Public Art Committee, Madeline Island community representatives, and Create Wisconsin.

Beginning in 1982 in France as a national holiday known as “Le Féte de la Musique,” this event has grown to over 1000 cities and towns in over 120 countries and is now known worldwide as MAKE MUSIC DAY.  MAKE MUSIC CHEQUAMEGON BAY is a proud participant in this worldwide phenomenon.

For more info and/or to participate:  Go to

Now… June 21st is almost here!  Let’s get ready to make some music!  

Make Music Chequamegon Bay events on Friday, June 21
current as of 5-29-24 – check back for updates!: 

Garland City Consort, with a concert of baroque music at the Ashland Band Shell, 6 pm

Madeline Island
The main site for performances is on Bell Street, in the center of town, on the LaPointe Center for the Arts mobile stage.

10:30-11:30 am – Island instrument and kazoo band will provide musical entertainment for ferry passengers
11:30 am – Band will march over to Bell Street to get things started with Old La Pointe sing along
Scheduled Performers 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
– Youth Performance
– Tribal performance
– Local Island Bands/groups
Gong Meditation held at Healing Motion (time TBA)
2:00-4:00 pm – Open Mic
4:30 pm – Chamber Music performance (details TBA)
6:00-8:00 pm – Rod Cerar & Orchestra
6/7:00 pm – ? – Nick Hensley & Tony Cuchetti perform at Tom’s Burned Down Cafe
7:30 pm – Chamber Music performance at Madeline Island Club House

BTW…please take a photo of your music making on June 21st and send it to us for our website, and so that we can also get an idea of how many people participated this year.  Photos can be sent to:

Let’s fill the air with music and send it out across the waves!



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