Make Music Seattle


From:      Rainier Avenue Radio
Contact:  Tony Benton,


Make Music Day Seattle, the annual global celebration of music held on the

summer solstice returns to Seattle this year on June 21 with an exciting,

creative, and diverse lineup of both virtual and in-person music-making

events that will immerse and enthrall participants while spotlighting music’s

power to connect, comfort, unite, and uplift. Over 90 U.S. cities will take part in

the live, free daylong celebration, encompassing over 5,000 concerts,

performances, music lessons, jam sessions, and other musical events


Completely different from a traditional music festival, Make Music Day Seattle

celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of

age, ethnicity, background or skill level. Make Music Day Seattle is an open

invitation for everyone to make, enjoy, perform, teach, learn and experience

music on the longest day of the year. Due to the pandemic, 2021

celebration was largely virtual.  In-person events returned in 2022.

Launched in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day has

become an international phenomenon, celebrated by hundreds of millions of

people in over 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Make Music Day Seattle is

presented in the U.S. by Rainier Avenue Radio.

Highlights of Make Music Day Seattle 2023 will include:

● LIVE performances – FREE socially distanced performances

throughout the City of Seattle

● Music Lessons – LIVE

● Tiny Marching Bands – Local musicians in groups 0f 3-5, will parade on

the Seattle Waterfront, through Downtown Seattle, South Seattle, and neighborhoods across the city.

● Flowerpot Music — A new collection of pieces by composer Elliot Cole

and directed by percussionist Peter Ferry features an unlikely but

beautiful percussion instrument: the flowerpot. People across the city

will join together safely to debut “Flowerpot Music: Make Music Day


● Junkophonics — Learn how to build and play fun musical instruments

that you create from found objects. Participants can get tips from Bash

the Trash Environmental Arts performers and educators as well as

instrument builder extraordinaire Craig Woodson. Junkophonics

Workshops are being held citywide.

● Mass Appeal — People of all ages and skill levels will join together to make music in

large, single-instrument groups.

● MixMash Studios — Between June 6-20, Seattle musicians are invited

to send in short recordings of bass lines, barking dogs, vocals, machine

noises, or anything else they find intriguing. Then, on June 21, selected

producers will have 24 hours to create an original piece of music using

only those samples provided, and nothing more.

● #MySongIsYourSong — Musicians will join in a global song swap where

they’ll learn an original song by another artist, and hear theirs covered

in return.

During the worldwide celebration of Make Music Day June 21st 2023, “Make Music Day Seattle”, would like to activate every business on the Alaskan Way waterfront for an hour or two between noon and 8:00pm with a busker, duo, group or interactive music opportunity for tourists and waterfront visitors.  Rainier Avenue Radio will be LIVE streaming from pier 62 and other locations across the city of Seattle.  Our primary stream location will be Pier 62.  We will also stream clips from performers at participating businesses on the waterfront.  Our Seattle make Music Day LIVE streams will also be incorporated into the Make Music Day Alliance Worldwide stream.


About Make Music Day

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. Over 90 U.S. cities will take part in the live, free daylong celebration, encompassing over 5,000 concerts, performances, music lessons, jam sessions, and other musical events nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the non-profit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit

Contact us: If you have any questions about sponsorship or Make Music Day Seattle’s Activities:

(206) 290-9685

Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. 

Make Music Seattle, a non-profit organization, was created in 2015 to celebrate music in Seattle, the City of Music.


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