Make Music Day 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021
We are all looking forward to this year’s celebration of music!
Free. Open to participants of all ages, all abilities.
In-person venues and online hosts welcome.

Details about in-person or virtual performance options coming soon.

Registration for performers and host venues in our region opens in late April.

Want to learn more?
MAKE MUSIC DAY 2021 INFORMATION SESSION
Monday, April 26 from 5-6pm online via zoom.
Register HERE.

 

In 2020, Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, was virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Musicians of all ages used Facebook Live, YouTube and other platforms to share the joy of making music. Videos using #MakeMusicDaySECT or #MakeMusicDaySoutheasternCT received over 4,300 views within two days! Multiple virtual performances were coordinated by Make Music New London, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point, Artreach Inc., and La Grua Center.

Thank you to our 2020 performers and “hosts”!

Make Music Day Southeastern CT 2020 is supported by the Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Local support is generously provided the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

BACKGROUND

In 2018, Make Music Day came to Connecticut for the first time. [See video below to learn more.] By 2019 in Southeastern CT, more than 100 performances took place at more than 70 locations on Make Music Day! 2019 Make Music Day Photo Gallery

Unlike traditional music festivals, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of age, background or skill level. Make Music Day is an open invitation for everyone to make, enjoy, perform, teach and learn music on the longest day of the year and the launch of summer.

Typically featuring over 5,000 free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons, jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and other public spaces across the U.S., the 2020 celebration took a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. NATIONAL PROJECTS included: Live From Home, Bedroom Studios, Global Livestreaming, and Window Serenades.

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. (www.makemusicday.org)  Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the non-profit Make Music Alliance.

 

For more info or questions, email W.Bury@CultureSECT.org or D.Mathiasen@CultureSECT.org

For New London venues and musicians, please contact Make Music Day New London coordinator, Rich Martin of New London Music Festivals/The Telegraph, at kosimar@gmail.com