Make Music Day

A summer day with family, food, and music is an easy sell. “A beautiful summer day in the Midwest with food trucks and music?” Tegtmeyer says. “You can’t get any better than that.” Thad Tegtmeyer, Sweetwater Store and Academy of Music and Technology Manager

Make Music Day is an annual celebration that occurs each June 21, when people in more than 750 cities in 120 countries around the world make music together on the summer solstice.

Make Music Day has become an international phenomenon, with millions of musicians of all styles, all ages, and all skill levels reimagining their cities as stages, and using music to spread joy to their communities. And Make Music Day is spreading quickly in the United States. Last year, Last year, over 750 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21. Over 52 U.S. cities are participating in 2017, along with anyone, anywhere who wants to sign up with a free outdoor music event of their own.

Artist Ambassadors for Make Music Day have been announced and include: Carmine and Vinny Appice, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Peter Cincotti, Charles Esten (Nashville on CMT/Hulu), Philip Glass, Daniel Ho, Mandy Jiroux, Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Lenka, Christian McBride, Ian Mellencamp, Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Graham Nash, OK Go, Lee Oskar, Alex Skolnick, Tokyo Police Club, Us the Duo, Suzanne Vega, Vintage Trouble, and Bernie Williams (former New York Yankees centerfielder and Latin Grammy nominated artist). 

To find out more about Make Music Day activities in your area and to sign up your space or ensemble, download the Make Music Day Toolkit or contact Aaron Friedman at

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