Make Music Darke County

Jazz band performing

Make Music Darke County

Make Music Darke County is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year. Enjoy and participate in concerts across Darke County!


On the first day of summer, participate in the world-wide celebration of Make Music Day! Musicians of all types and skill levels are invited to join the celebration in our community; perform solo or in a duo, trio, or other combo. Bring your choir or band or form your own new ensemble and join the fun, helping spread the joy of music throughout the world.

Registration for Make Music Day on June 21, 2023, is now open! See the PARTICIPATE tab for more information. Other questions?  Contact us at

Performance Schedule

11am-1pm: Katie G and Friends, “WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER” Community Concert

5:30 PM: Joshua Freshour

“My name’s Joshua Freshour. I’m a singer songwriter who grew up in Greenville.  Doing things to try and help communities have opportunities for entertainment and growth is very important to me and what both myself and my partner really enjoy doing with our time! My performances are just me and an acoustic guitar telling stories and singing songs”.

5:45 PM: Zach Perry

“My name is Zachary Perry; I am married to Sierra Perry with two children Naomi and Arthur. Arthur was just born in June (this month), for 5 years I’ve been a registered environmental health specialist for the Darke County Health Department and as a hobby I like to occasionally make music. Most of the music I create is hip hop and I write my own lyrics but sometimes it’s fun to work with producers, so I don’t always produce my own instrumentals”.

6:00 PM: Dalton Hesson

With roots planted deep in Darke County, Dalton Hesson has been part of the local music scene as the lead guitarist of the band Mora & the Boys since 2019 and recently joined Northern Burnouts to play bass. Performing a solo acoustic show, it will take elements of classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard and mix them with modern artists like Tyler Childers and Zach Bryan. If you enjoy country music, you won’t want to miss this!

Each performer gets 15-20 mins so times a vary a little depending on how long each performer performers and how long it takes for them to set up.

All performances will be located at YOLO Park – corner of Martin Street and South Broadway – Downtown Greenville.


Make Music Darke County welcomes musicians and instrumentalists of any and all types to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece for performers and audience members. Church choirs, glee clubs, vocal quartets, MCs, marching bands, solo acts or combos of all skill levels are all welcome.

DCCA is seeking musicians and instrumentalists to participate in Make Music Darke County on June 21 in sites throughout the community. Solo acts or combos of all skill levels are welcome to sign up for a performance slot; church choirs, vocal quartets, and marching bands as well as groups of office staffs and employees of businesses who would enjoy making music together are invited to perform. If you and/or your group would like to participate in this worldwide festival, send a description of your music, how many people are in your group, your preferred time and location to perform (if you have a preference) along with any samples you may have of your work to Venues are currently being sought where performances will be staged from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 20 minute intervals.

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Make Music Darke County is a program of Darke County Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization whose mission is to present and promote performing and fine arts encouraging cultural enrichment.

Your generous support helps keep this celebration of music free for everyone.

Make a donation today!

Mail a check to the address below. Please make checks payable to “Darke County Center for the Arts” and note “Make Music” in the subject line. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Make Music Darke County
Darke County Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 718
Greenville, OH 45331


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