Schedule

Make Music Day

Find a celebration near you!

All Make Music concerts are on June 21, and are free and open to the public.

 

Other North American events are listed here.

Make Music Around the World

The Make Music Alliance coordinates with organizers around the world to celebrate music on June 21.

Featured National Projects

Baby You

Make Music Milwaukee and the Przekrój Foundation are excited to announce Baby You, a public art event on June 21 where a 112-foot long hot air balloon, shaped like a sleeping newborn, will rise over Milwaukee. Composer Michael Schachter has created a new a cappella choral work for the occasion. At sunset, singers will gather in Veterans Park, by Lake Michigan, performing as the balloon inflates behind them.

Earthgroove

In collaboration with the National Federation of State High School Associations, MakeMusic Inc, and the NAMM Foundation, school and community bands from all 50 states will premiere Earthgroove by composer Randall Standridge on June 21.

Flowerpot Music

Flowerpot Music, written by celebrated composer Elliot Cole and directed by percussionist Peter Ferry, is a composition for an unlikely but beautiful percussion instrument – the flowerpot! Last year on June 21st, 17 groups around the U.S. assembled in parks, fields and public squares, to learn and then perform the piece, specially composed for Make Music Day.

Make Music, Make Friends

For the second year, Make Music, Make Friends will connect school children aged 7-13 from Australia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand, Türkiye, U.K., and the U.S. on Make Music Day, sharing videos of their musical performances with each other.

Mass Appeal

For the 16th year, Make Music Day 2024 features Mass Appeal, bringing together people of all levels and ages to make music in large, single-instrument groups.

#MySongIsYourSong

Make Music Day’s 5th annual global song swap: perform a song by another artist and hear yours covered in return! Songwriters, composers, and bands of all styles and walks of life are invited to participate.

Roomful of Pianos

Roomful of Pianos, growing out of an annual NAMM Show initiative, will unite the national piano community on Make Music Day, with piano showrooms and music schools hosting colossal piano events around the U.S.

Sousapalooza

Since 2011, Make Music Chicago has pioneered the Sousapalooza – an invitation for hundreds of brass, wind, and percussion players to come together and sightread the music of The March King, John Philip Sousa.

String Together

Free events to improve your guitar playing, with a free string change session courtesy of Elixir Strings, and free guitar lessons — no strings attached.