2016 Press Coverage

Make Music Day

2016 – National Coverage

Philip Glass, Kingsmen to Participate in Global Make Music Day,” by Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, April 14, 2016
Make Music Day festival is coming to dozens of US cities,” Associated Press, April 13, 2016
First day of summer to be celebrated with Make Music Vermont,” Associated Press, June 19, 2016
Indians to take part in ‘Make Music Day’,” by Matt Snyder, CBS Sports.com, June 16, 2016
Calendar: Week of June 20,” CBS Sunday Morning, June 19, 2016
Your Creative Calendar: 74 Things To Do, See, And Hear In June,” by Joe Berkowitz, Fastcompany.com, May 31, 2016

2016 – Local Coverage

Auburn, AL
This Is What Happens When 850 People Play “Sweet Home Alabama” At Once,” Society of Rock, July 14, 2016
Our View: Music Day makes fun for the hundreds who jammed,” Opelika-Auburn News, June 24, 2016
Make Music Day Gallery,” Auburn Villager, June 23, 2016
850 people jam to ‘Sweet Home Alabama‘,” by Jim Little, Opelika-Auburn News, June 22, 2016
I Joined Spicer’s to Attempt a World Record,” by Emmy Leberte, The Plainsman, June 21, 2016
Parking lot and roads close to accommodate Make Music Day event,” Opelika-Auburn News, June 20, 2016
Locals invited to ‘make music’ Tuesday,” by Ben Ruffin, Auburn Villager, June 16, 2016
Spicer’s Music near number needed for world record attempt,” by Matt Okarmus, Opelika-Auburn News, June 16, 2016
Make Music Day debuts in Auburn,” by Carla Nelson, The Corner, June 15, 2016
Spicer’s Music to host Alabama’s first Make Music Day event,” by Rosanna Smith, WTVM (ABC TV, Columbus GA), June 5, 2016
Music store owner looks to create world’s largest rock band for Make Music Day,” by Jim Little, Opelika-Auburn News, May 31, 2016

Black Hills, SD
First ever Make Music day in the Black Hills,” KEVN Fox, June 21, 2016
Make Music event takes over Rapid City,” by Erica Horvatin, Newscenter1 (NBC), June 21, 2016

Boston, MA
Fast Forward,” by Teresa Hanafin, Boston Globe, June 21, 2016
Get Involved: Make Music Boston,” by Alexandra Cavallo, Improper Bostonian, June 3, 2016

Buffalo, NY
It’s Official: Make Music Day (Fête de la Musique),” by Newell Nussbaumer, Buffalo Rising, June 6, 2016

Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Public Library’s new system creates instantaneous collaborations,” by Barry Courter, Times Free Press, June 27, 2016
Chattanooga makes music,” by Angela Lewis Foster, Times Free Press, June 22, 2016
Make Music Day Celebration,” by Alexandria Adams, WDEF News 12, June 21, 2016
Chattanooga Public Library Debuts Long Distance Musical Performances Between Artists In Chattanooga And Burlington, Vermont, The Chattanoogan, June 20, 2016
On 6/21, ‘Make Music Day’ Puts Free Concerts All Over The Map,” by Victoria Glover, WUTC, June 20, 2016
Off the Couch: Make Music Day Gets All Involved,” by Barry Courter and Lisa Denton, The Times Free Press, June 20, 2016
Make Music Chattanooga Debuts With More Than 70 Free Events,” The Chattanoogan, June 10, 2016
Make Music: More than 700 cities in 120 countries participate, and now, Chattanooga,” by Gabrielle Chevalier, The Times Free Press, June 1, 2016
Volunteers, performers needed for inaugural Make Music Chattanooga,” by Sean Phipps, Nooga.com, May 9, 2016
Make Music Chattanooga To Showcase Local Talent,” The Chattanoogan, April 29, 2016

Chicago, IL
Make Music Chicago brings tunes all across the city,” Fox 32 News, June 21, 2016
Family Destinations: Celebrate the solstice by making some music,” by Joan Dittmann, Chicago Tribune, June 20, 2016
19 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Week,” by Michelle Meywes Kopeny, Chicagoist, June 20, 2016
Make Music Chicago 2016: free citywide festival celebrates summer solstice,” by Carole Kuhrt Brewer, Chicago Now, June 20, 2016
Sones de México dirá presente en Make Music Chicago,” by Gisela Orozco, Vívelo Hoy, June 20, 2016
6th annual Make Music Chicago brings the music to the masses,” by Keely Flynn, Chicago Parent, June 17, 2016
Recommended Chicago-area classical concerts,” by John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, June 16, 2016
Make Music Chicago celebrates free daylong, citywide music event,” Cook County Chronicle, June 13, 2016
Day-long ‘Make Music Chicago’ returns June 21,” by Miriam Di Nunzio, Chicago Sun Times, June 8, 2016

Cleveland, OH
Make Music Day Cleveland: photos from three venues (June 21),” by Neil McCalmont and Mike Telin, Cleveland Classical, July 7, 2016
Make Music Cleveland Day Invites Everyone to Participate,” Cool Cleveland, June 15, 2016
Lineup Announced for Make Music Cleveland, an All-Day Celebration of Music,” by Danielle Immerman, Cleveland Scene, June 7, 2016

Columbia, SC
Live Review: Make Music Columbia,” by David Travis Bland, Free Times, June 23, 2016
Musicians of all ages, skill levels … and tallness … gather to ‘Make Music’ in Columbia,” by Karla Turner and Brindy McNair, ColaDaily.com, June 22, 2016
Where to catch free music shows in Columbia Tuesday,” by Erin Shaw, The State, June 21, 2016
Get out and jam (or just listen) on Make Music Columbia day,” by Erin Shaw, The State, June 15, 2016
Make Music Day Brings Culture of Participation to Columbia,” by Michael Spawn, Free Times, June 15, 2016
Watch: Celebrating Nat’l Make Music Day,” by Rochelle Dean, ABC Columbia (WOLO), June 15, 2016
June recognized as Columbia Music Month with events across the city,” by Kelly Petty, ColaDaily.com, June 8, 2016

Denver, CO
Make Music Day Features Free Music, Builds Community in Denver,” by Claire Cleveland, The Denver Post, June 21, 2016
Denver is making (even more) music today,” by Ashley Dean, Denverite, June 21, 2016
Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, June 20-23,” by Alex Brown, Westword, June 20, 2016
Folk-Focused Make Music Denver Festival Includes Experimental Composer Victoria Lundy,” by Tom Murphy, Westword, June 20, 2016
Make Music Denver,” by Susan Froyd, Westword, June 17, 2016
How to catch free music at Denver restaurants, museums, parks and festivals,” by John Wenzel, The Denver Post, June 9, 2016

Detroit, MI
Detroit celebrates Make Music Day with free concerts,” by Blake Froling, Crain’s Detroit Business, June 21, 2016
Make Music Detroit: Detroit Joins Cities Around the World for Largest Global Music Event,” WXYZ (ABC 7), June 20, 2016
Make Music Detroit Offers Wide-Ranging 12-Hour Celebration,” by Gary Graff, Macomb Daily, June 20, 2016
Make Music Detroit aims to be the true fest of the people,” by Selena Aguilera, Detroit Metro Times, June 15, 2016
Grapevine,” by Stephanie Steinberg, The Detroit News, June 15, 2016
Detroit joins more than 700 cities to celebrate Make Music Day,” by Blake Froling, Crain’s Detroit Business, June 3, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, FL
On Make Music Day 2016, Stop Whatever You’re Doing and Play,” by Olivia Feldman, Broward Palm Beach New Times, June 8, 2016

Fort Wayne, IN
Journal Gazette top videos for week of June 18, 2016,” Journal Gazette, June 26, 2016
A good day for making music,” Journal Gazette, June 22, 2016
Make Music Fort Wayne,” by Ray Steup, INFortWayne.com, June 21, 2016
Make Music Day: Exterminate All Rational Thought,” by Rob Lydick, WANE, June 19, 2016
Blind a cappella group eager to make music,” by Keiara Carr, Journal Gazette, June 17, 2016
Make Music Day: Alicia Pyle,” by Rob Lydick, WANE, June 12, 2016

Fullerton, CA
Fuller-Tune: Day of Music, with More than 150 Acts, Kicks Off the Summer,” by Brian Whitehead, Orange County Register, June 21, 2016
Artist Myra Bryan Honors Rock Legends for Day of Music Fullerton,” by Denise de la Cruz, OC Weekly, June 16, 2016
Sounds of the summer returning to Fullerton,” by Brian Whitehead, Orange County Register, June 15, 2016

Issaquah, WA
Watch: Issaquah celebrates Make Music Day,” by Greg Farrar, Issaquah Press, June 21, 2016
Make Music Day returns to Issaquah Tuesday,” Issaquah Press, June 20, 2016

Liberty, MO
Make Music Liberty 2016,” by Kellie Houx, Liberty Tribune, June 21, 2016
Lifetime of music drives arts commission leader,” by Kellie Houx, Liberty Tribune, June 16, 2016
Community to make a beautiful sound in Liberty,” by Karen Ridder, Kansas City Star, June 1, 2016

Los Angeles, CA
Make Music LA Comes to Santa Monica,” Santa Monica Mirror, June 7, 2016

Madison, WI
Make Music Madison turns city into stage,” by Samara Kalk Derby, Wisconsin State Journal, June 17, 2016

Montclair, NJ
Montclair Make Music to begin June 18,” by Gwen Orel, The Montclair Times, June 17, 2016

Nashville, TN
Make Music Nashville Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Musicians,” by Hayley Mason, WMC Action News, June 21, 2016
The Music City Celebrates Make Music Day,” by Jesse Knutson, WTVF (CBS News), June 21, 2016
Make Music Nashville,” 365 Nashville, June 16, 2016
Third Annual Make Music Nashville Festival,” Nashville Arts, May 2016

New York, NY
Variety and Verve at Make Music New York,” by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, David Allen, Anthony Tommasini, Andrew R. Chow, Vivien Schweitzer, and James R. Oestreich, The New York Times, June 22, 2016
Get a free guitar lesson today in Times Square as part of Make Music New York,” by Andrew Frisicano, Time Out New York, June 21, 2016
All the City is a Stage for Make Music Day,” Wall Street Journal, June 21, 2016
‘Make Music New York’ inspires Times Square with musical performances and free guitar lessons,” by Megan Cerullo, New York Daily News, June 21, 2016
Kick Off the Summer with Free Outdoor Music,” by Rebeca Ibarra, WNYC, June 21, 2016
Summer Concert Series Makes Stop in St. George,” NY1 News, June 21, 2016
New York Today,” by Alexandra S. Levine, New York Times, June 21, 2016
Follow on Snapchat: ‘Eye of the Tiger’ concert at Staten Island Yankees’ game,” by Shane DiMaio, Staten Island Advance, June 21, 2016
People, birds make music at Wave Hill,” News 12 The Bronx, June 21, 2016
Make Music New York 2016,” by Kaitlyn Hamilton, Flavorpill, June 21, 2016
ArtRx NYC,” by Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, June 21, 2016
Brooklyn’s Atlantic Ave. & 5th Av. to become music hot spots on Tuesday,” by Mary Frost, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 20, 2016
Goings On About Town: Make Music New York,” The New Yorker, June 20, 2016
Map: Make Music New York’s Classical Offerings,” WQXR, June 20, 2016
Make Music NY happens Tuesday w/ Philip Glass & Free Live Music Events All Over the City,” by Rob Sperry-Fromm, Brooklyn Vegan, June 20, 2016
Make Music New York 2016: A Guide to Free Concert Day on Staten Island,” by Rob Bailey, Staten Island Advance, June 20, 2016
Summer NYC bucket list,” amNewYork, June 20, 2016
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Make Music New York,” by Angely Mercado, DNAInfo, June 20, 2016
Weekday Fun: Make Music NY, Swedish Fest, Free Activities,” by Sonia Gonzalez, Mommy Poppins, June 19, 2016
10 Things to Do Now in NYC,” by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York Times, June 17, 2016
Classical Music Listings for June 17-23,” by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York Times, June 16, 2016
El gran concierto de Make Music New York,” by Goldy Foger, El Diario, June 17, 2016
Queens has a tuneful Tuesday in store thanks to Make Music New York,” by Merle Exit, Times Ledger, June 17, 2016
S.I. Of The Tiger,” New York Daily News, June 16, 2016
Make Music New York celebrates a decade of free concerts,” by Jaime DeJesus, Brooklyn Reporter, June 15, 2016
To Do: June 15-September 5, 2016,” by Justin Davidson, New York Magazine, June 12, 2016
Watch a Musician Chat With Birds at 2016 Make Music New York Festival,” by Eddie Small, DNAInfo, June 7, 2016
Things to do in NYC this summer,” amNewYork, June 3, 2016

Ossining, NY
Ossining, Chappaqua Businesses Support Sunshine Children’s Home,” by Rachel Martin, Chappaqua Daily Voice, July 22, 2016
Ossining, Briarcliff Celebrate International Make Music Day,” by Cindy Capitani, Ossining Daily Voice, July 1, 2016
Global ‘Make Music Day’ Comes to Ossining,” by Jason Bisnoff, Ossining Daily Voice, June 20, 2016

Philadelphia, PA
Make Music Philly Day to create citywide jam session,” by Sinead Cummings, Philly Voice, June 17, 2016
Weekly Entertainment Guide,” by Robin Bloom, Newsworks, June 16, 2016
Five artists to watch at Make Music Philly,” by Kimberly Ilkowski, The Key (WXPN), June 15, 2016

Platteville, WI
Make Music Platteville Is Today,” by Steve Prestegard, Platteville Journal, June 21, 2016
Visit A Farm, Then Listen To Music,” by Steve Prestegard, Platteville Journal, June 15, 2016
Two Months Of Music Start Monday,” by Steve Prestegard, Platteville Journal, June 1, 2016
New Music Festivals In Platteville This Summer,” by Steve Prestegard, Platteville Journal, March 22, 2016

Pittsburgh, PA
One day makes music for masses,” by David Mayernik Jr, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 6, 2016
City picks up the beat of global Make Music Day,” by Rex Rutkoski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 15, 2016

Portland, ME
Make Music Portland returns on June 21,” The Forecaster, June 13, 2016

Portland, OR
Mic Check: Make Music Day PDX,” KGW (NBC), June 24, 2016
Positively Portland: Celebrating Make Music Day,” KOIN 6, June 21, 2016
Bits & Pieces,” by Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune, June 21, 2016
What are you doing for Make Music Day? In Portland, Oregon there’s gonna be a ukulele flash mob!” by Chris Robley, The DIY Musician, June 20, 2016

Redmond, WA
Redmond Joins Cities Around the World for Make Music Day on June 21,” by Samantha Pak, Redmond Reporter, June 20, 2016

Salem, OR
Make Music Salem 2016: Highlights and a Musical Community Gathering Shared by Salem Families, Friends, and Neighbors, by Tony Marino, Salem Magazine, June 22, 2016
Salem participates in worldwide Make Music Day, by Anna Reed and Molly J. Smith, Statesman Journal, June 21, 2016
Making music and the news at Holding Court,” by Carol McAlice Currie and Michael Davis, Statesman Journal, June 21, 2016
5 summer boredom busters for kids,” by Heather Rayhorn, Statesman Journal, June 20, 2016
Global phenomenon Make Music Day comes to Salem June 21,” by Tom Mayhall Rastrelli, Statesman Journal, June 15, 2016
Hey Salem – Make Music!” by Julie Eaton, WillametteLive.com, March 17, 2016

San Antonio, TX
San Antonio celebrates Make Music Day,” La Prensa, June 19, 2016
San Antonio participating in ‘Make Music Day’ on June 21,” by Bryan Wendland, KENS 5, June 17, 2016
Free live entertainment, music lessons during ‘Make Music Day’,” by Lynette Vega, NBC News 4 (San Antonio), June 17, 2016
Mayoral Proclamation: Make Music Day,” by Miles Terracina, Sobre Sound (San Antonio), June 9, 2016

San Diego, CA
‘Make Music Day’ Will Make a Bang at Museum of Making Music,” NBC 7 San Diego, June 20, 2016
Things to Do: June 20-26,” San Diego Magazine, June 20, 2016
Discover music with the world June 21,” by Tony Cagala, The Coast News Group, June 18, 2016

Seattle, WA
Seattle Makes Music with Mackie,” Mixonline.com, June 23, 2016
June 2016 events around Seattle,” Seattle Times, May 12, 2016

St. Louis, MO
Make Music Day debuts in St. Louis,” by Willis Ryder Arnold, St. Louis Public Radio, June 20, 2016

It’s Make Music Vermont Day,” by Tyler Dumont, WCAX Channel 3 News, June 21, 2016
First Day of Summer to be Celebrated with Make Music Vermont,” Associated Press, June 19, 2016
Making Music in Vermont,” by Rene Thibault, MyChamplainValley.com, June 21, 2016

Washington, DC
June 21 is Make Music Day,” WUSA (CBS TV, Washington DC), May 25, 2016

Other Coverage

‘Music is for everyone’,” by Harish Jayakumar, The Hindu (Bengaluru, India), July 2, 2016
No studio? you can still make music,” The New Indian Express, June 21, 2016
Musical street ‘Pop’adoms,” by Pooja Prabhan, Bengaluru Chronicle, June 17, 2016
Music: The Ultimate Industry Disruptor,” by Ben Bradley and Aaron Friedman, Hypebot, June 23, 2016
Mom’s Music invites all musicians to perform for Make Music Day,” WDRB News, June 21, 2016
Make Music Day comes to Louisville,” by Jeffrey Lee Puckett, Courier-Journal, June 20, 2016
‘Make Music Day’ expands to park in Warrenton,” by Cassandra Brown, Fauquier Now, June 24, 2016
Make Music Day in Cedar City,” by Jordan Allred, The Spectrum and Daily News, June 21, 2016
Let’s Make Music!,” by Carolyn Donaldson, We Are Central PA, June 23, 2016
Everybody Drum Some: Rhythmists Gather for Make Music Day; Lester Plans to Continue the Beat,” by Bracken Mayo, Murfreesboro Pulse, July 6, 2016
Percussionist leading community in making music,” by Nancy De Gennaro, Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, TN), June 17, 2016
Kudzu Music Hosting Uke Circle for Make Music Day,” by Brian Miller, The Mountain Times (Boone, NC), June 16, 2016