2020 Press Coverage

Make Music Day

2020 – National Coverage
Setting Free the Music, and the Listeners,” photos by Amr Alfiky, The New York Times, June 22, 2020
Photo Gallery: Make Music New York in Brooklyn’s Ditmas Park,” The Associated Press, June 21, 2020
The Silver Linings of Virtual,” by Frank DiMaria, Halftime Magazine, July/August 2020 (pdf)
Music on the Rebound To Present ‘Heart Chant’ in Solidarity with Social Justice,” by Logan Martell, Opera Wire, June 20, 2020
The summer solstice is going virtual. Here are 12 ways you can celebrate online,” Tribune News Service, June 18, 2020
14th annual ‘Make Music Day’ goes virtual amid pandemic,” Yahoo News, June 19, 2020
Make Music Day, a “free celebration of music around the world,” to take place on June 21,” by Richard Bienstock, Guitar World Magazine, June 17, 2020
Create musical instruments from trash,” Greenability Magazine, June 16, 2020
Make Music Day será on-line em 2020,” Musica + Mercado, May 28, 2020
Global Make Music Day to Go Virtual This Year,” Lighting and Sound America, May 7, 2020
MPTF Working Toward Another Successful Make Music Day in 2020,” by Dan Beck, International Musician, January 2020 (pdf)

2020 – Local Coverage

Allen, TX
Watters Creek presents Make Music Allen,” Culturemap Dallas, June 21, 2020
Make Music Allen,” Plano Magazine, June 18, 2020

Barron, WI
International Make Music Day,” The Chronotype, June 22, 2020
International Make Music Day; 12 hours of music here June 21,” Barron News-Shield, June 17, 2020
Make Music Day becomes June 21 virtual event,” Barron News-Shield, June 3, 2020

Buffalo, NY
Make Music Day Buffalo 2020 Style,” by Newell Nussbaumer, Buffalo Rising, June 5, 2020
My Song Is Your Song is a Global Song Swap,” by Newell Nussbaumer, Buffalo Rising, May 13, 2020

Burnett and Polk Counties, WI
Local Musicians Perform To Celebrate Make Music Day On Sunday,” by Harriet Rice, Dryden Wire, May 21, 2020
Make Music Day ramping up in Burnett County,” Burnett County Sentinel, June 12, 2020
Local Musicians Invited To Participate In Make Music Day 2020,” by Harriet Rice, Dryden Wire, May 21, 2020

Chattanooga, TN
Share Your Music In Celebration Of Make Music Day,” The Pulse, June 17, 2020
10 events for Chattanooga in June 2020,” by Chloe Morrison, Nooga Today, June 12, 2020

Chicago, IL
Chicago Symphony launching Virtual Day of Music,” by Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2020
Augusta Read Thomas offers ‘Hope and Solidarity’,” by M.L. Rantala, Hyde Park Herald, June 17, 2020
Make Music Chicago,” Choose Chicago, June 11, 2020
Status of Summer: What Chicago festivals, events are canceled, postponed, moved online,” by John Silver, Chicago Sun-Times, May 13, 2020

Danbury, CT
Kiwanis Club of Greater Danbury is Instrumental in Children’s Lives on Make Music Day,” Danbury’s Hamelthub, June 15, 2020

Davis, CA
Make Music Davis to go virtual this year,” Davis Enterprise, June 7, 2020

Denton, TX
Calendar: Friday, June 19,” Denton Record-Chronicle, June 19, 2020
Calendar: Thursday, June 18,” Denton Record-Chronicle, June 15, 2020
Calendar: Tuesday, June 16,” Denton Record-Chronicle, June 15, 2020
Calendar: Saturday, June 13,” Denton Record-Chronicle, June 12, 2020

DuBois, PA
Lakeshore Singers group keeps music alive throughout pandemic,” by Brianne Fleming, Courier Express, June 11, 2020

El Paso, TX
El Paso to join ‘Make Music Day’ Worldwide Celebration of Music on June 21,” El Paso Herald Post, June 15, 2020

Fairfield, CT
Make Music Fairfield Free,” Patch Fairfield, June 4, 2020

Fullerton, CA
Day of Music Happening June 21 Virtually,” Fullerton Observer, June 15, 2020
Fullerton Will Celebrate Day of Music 2020 Virtually,” Fullerton Observer, May 21, 2020

Green Bay, WI
First ‘Make Music Day’ in Green Bay,” by Tia Johnson, WBAY TV, June 21, 2020
Performers entertain across Green Bay for ‘Make Music Day’,” Fox 11 News, June 21, 2020

Hartford, CT
Make Music Hartford, Hartford’s annual celebration of music, will connect community online this year,” by Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, May 28, 2020

Hastings, MN
Community Events,” KDWA, June 11, 2020

Column: Live music nourishes our community, but when will it return?,” by Nalani Jenkins, Star Advertiser, November 2, 2020
Hawaii musicians needed to participate in worldwide music event “Make Music Day”,” by Brigette Namata, KHON 2, May 19, 2020

Hebron, CT
Community News: Make Music Day,” Hartford Courant, June 15, 2020
Musicians sought for Hebron event,” by Michelle France, Journal Inquirer, June 10, 2020
Make Music Hebron Day Is Coming–With A Twist Courtesy Of COVID,” by Melanie Savage, Hartford Courant, June 8, 2020

Hutchinson, KS
Make Music Day set for June 21,” by Judy Blauer, The Hutchinson News, June 12, 2020

Ithaca, NY
Global Make Music Day coming to Ithaca,” WHCU Radio, June 17, 2020

Land O’ Lakes, WI
Make Music Day scheduled downtown Sunday, June 21,” Vilas County News-Review, June 2, 2020

Las Cruces, NM
Make Music Day streaming online June 21,” by Mike Cook, Las Cruces Bulletin, June 19, 2020
Jackie’s Top 5: Things to do for Father’s Day in the Mesilla Valley,” by Jacqueline Devine, Las Cruces Sun-News, June 18, 2020
Make Music Day Las Cruces – A Virtual Music Festival,” by Emily Guerra, KRWG Public Media, June 11, 2020
June 21 is Las Cruces Make Music Day virtual festival; registration open,” The Las Cruces Bulletin, June 5, 2020

Long Beach, CA
Make Music Long Beach returns with a virtual festival Sunday,” by Richard Guzman, Press Telegram, June 19, 2020

Los Angeles, CA
Father’s Day, Juneteenth, and Summer Solstice: Free Online Things To Do and Ways To Celebrate this Week,” Mommy Poppins, June 17, 2020

Macon, GA
Make Music Day Worldwide Celebration,” Macon365, May 23, 2020

Madison, WI
Global music fest goes virtual: Make Music Madison takes part in annual celebration,” by Robyn Norton, Wisconsin State Journal, June 19, 2020
The Week Ahead: Alex Miranda Cruz, Mass Poor People’s Assembly, Make Music Day and more,” The Cap Times, June 17, 2020
Isthmus Picks (June 18-25),” Isthmus, June 16, 2020

Middletown, CT
​Make Music Middletown goes VIRTUAL,” by Bill Maune, Patch Middletown, June 19, 2020

Montclair, NJ
#SocialDistancing: June 18 – 21 – Arts & Entertainment at Home,” Baristanet, June 18, 2020

Moorpark, CA
Bringing music, joy to people’s lives,” by Christina Cox, Moorpark Acorn, June 26, 2020

Miami, FL
Make Music Miami Puts the Spotlight on Local Acts During the Shutdown,” by Mike Hamersly, Artburst Miami / Miami New Times, June 18, 2020
Make Music Miami Lives On – Virtually, by Mike Hamersly, WLRN, June 17, 2020
Free & cheap things to do this weekend in Miami,” by Josie Guliksen, Miami on the Cheap, June 17, 2020

Middletown, CT
Celebrate Make Music Day 2020,” by Margaux Farrell, Fox 61 TV, June 21, 2020

New Haven, CT
Make Music Day 2020,” CT Post, June 21, 2020

New York, NY
Coronavirus News: Make Music New York’s 14th annual ‘Make Music Day’ goes virtual amid pandemic,” by Sandy Kenyon, WABC TV, June 19, 2020
Annual Make Music Day to Be Held Virtually on June 21,” by Marilyn Feerick, NYS Music, June 20, 2020
Make Music New York This Sunday To Help Heal The City,” by Rachel Lindy Baron, Bklyner, June 19, 2020
Celebrating Juneteenth and other signs of progress,” by Kate Hooker, Brooklyn Based, June 19, 2020
Make Music Day featuring Morrisania Band Project (an online event),” Bronx Times, June 19, 2020
#SummerSolsticeSingalongSong and More with Make Music New York,” by Oliver Strand, Time Out New York, June 12, 2020
Make Music Day to bring performers throughout the world together online on June 21,” by Emily Davenport, amNewYork, June 10, 2020
COVID-19 update: Celebrating youth employment: Borough president stresses importance of programs amid budget cuts, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 8, 2020
Make Music Day New YorkMommy Poppins, June 4, 2020
Make Music New York to Go Virtual in the Time of COVID-19,” New Jersey Family, June 3, 2020
Times Square Alliance launches song-writing contest for livestream concert series in June,” by Emily Davenport, amNewYork, May 19, 2020
Broadway performers will debut new music inspired by current events for Songs For Our City concert series,” by Will Gleason, Time Out New York, May 18, 2020

NW Connecticut
Local performers take to the rooftops for Make Music Day,” by Cady Stanton, Winsted Phoenix, June 21, 2020
Torrington: Make Music NWCT to Return,” Voices News, June 18, 2020
Make Music Day returns to NW CT June 21,” New Haven Register, June 9, 2020
Arts In The Time Of Pandemic,” by CB Wismar, MainStreet Magazine, June 3, 2020
Make Music Day to return June 21,” by Shaw Israel Izikson, Winstead Phoenix, June 3, 2020
Performers invited to join Make Music Day 2020,” CT Post, May 20, 2020
Community announcements May 15,” by Shaw Israel Izikson, Winstead Phoenix, May 15, 2020

Norwalk, CT
Norwalk’s Virtual Make Music Day,” Norwalk Hamelethub, June 17, 2020
Make Music Day 2020 Goes Virtual!,” Norwalk Now, June 8, 2020

Palm Beach, FL
Make Music Day,” Fox Radio 640 AM, June 20, 2020
Make Music Palm Beach County to Debut on June 21,” by Beth Stibal, Sunny 107.9 FM, June 11, 2020

Peoria, AZ
Make Music Day coming to Peoria,” Peoria Times, June 18, 2020
Peoria residents invited to ‘Make Music Day’,” Peoria Independent, June 4, 2020

Philadelphia, PA
Virtual To-Do: Berks theater presents Shakespeare Online,” by Kathy Lauer-Williams, WFMZ-TV, June 18, 2020
KYW To-Do List: Juneteenth, Parks on Tap, and more things to do from a distance this weekend,” by Holli Stephens, KYW Radio, June 19, 2020
Still Jammin’,” by Eugene Zenyatta, Philadelphia Weekly, June 11, 2020
Keep Music Alive with Founders Vincent James & Joann Pierdomenico,” Blog Talk Radio, May 25, 2020

Pittsburgh, PA
What’s happening in Pittsburgh (and online) this weekend: June 18-21,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 17, 2020
Make Music Day,” Very Local Pittsburgh, June 17, 2020
Make Music Day,” Artsburgh, June 11, 2020

Reedsburg, WI
Make Music Reedsburg returns June 21,” Reedsburg Times-Press, June 3, 2020

Ridgefield, CT
Library participates in Make Music Day,” The Ridgefield Press, June 17, 2020
Zoom into new virtual programs and workshops,” The Ridgefield Press, June 15, 2020
The music goes on for Make Music Day,” The Ridgefield Press, June 12, 2020
Make Music Ridgefield Is Revving Up for Live and Virtual Performances on June 21,” Ridgefield Hamlethub, June 8, 2020
Make Music Day features window serenades,” The Ridgefield Press, June 2, 2020
Make Music Day Ridgefield returns,” The Ridgefield Press, May 26, 2020
Community News: WCSU students earn fellowships, other Danbury area highlights,” Newstimes, May 25, 2020
Ridgefield is Home to Drive In Movies Thanks to Billy Craig!,” Ridgefield Hamlethub, May 25, 2020

Seattle, WA
Make Music Seattle goes virtual in 2020!,” Patch Seattle, June 20, 2020

Southeastern CT
Celebrate Make Music Day online with performances from local musicians,” WTNH News 8, June 20, 2020
Make Music Day to be held virtually,” The Bulletin, June 17, 2020

Stamford, CT
Make Music Day Returns To Downtown Stamford,” by RJ Scofield, Patch Stamford, June 17, 2020
Stamford Downtown cancels Alive@Five, Wednesday Nite Live series,” Stamford Advocate, May 21, 2020

St Louis, MO
Make Music Day STL, part of global celebration, will make noise online this year,” by Ben Simon, St Louis Post-Dispatch, June 18, 2020
Make Music Day STL project: Bash The Trash,” Kids Out And About, June 17, 2020
Make Music Day STL,” Kids Out And About, June 16, 2020
Solstice sound: Make Music Day STL going virtual June 21,” The Telegraph, May 26, 2020

Temecula, CA
Inaugural Make Music Day Temecula announces events,” by Kim Harris, Valley News, June 19, 2020
First Make Music Day Temecula planned for June 21,” Valley News, June 12, 2020

What to Do – Sunday, June 21,” WCAX – CBS, June 21, 2020
Vermont Arts News,” Rutland Herald, June 20, 2020

Waterbury, CT
COVID-19 concerns can’t stop the music,” by Michael Chaiken, Republican-American, June 17, 2020

Waupaca, WI
‘Make Music Day Waupaca’: Virtual events planned,” by Angie Landsverk, Waupaca County News, May 20, 2020

Worldwide Make Music Day Celebrated In Southwest Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio, June 11, 2020
Spectrum West with Al Ross,” Wisconsin Public Radio, June 11, 2020
A Worldwide Celebration – Make Music Day Is June 21,” Wisconsin Public Radio, June 5, 2020
June 21, Make Music Day,” Wisconsin Public Radio, June 5, 2020