Make Music Day 2020
MAKE MUSIC DAY to Go Virtual This Year – Sunday, June 21, 2020
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
In 2020, Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, is going virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Registration 2020 NOW OPEN
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., this year’s celebration will take a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. Watch for new ways to join in the celebration on Sunday, June 21, 2020 while also practicing social distancing.
There are also Featured National Projects, including: Live From Home, Bedroom Studios, Global Livestreaming, and Window Serenades. Check them out on www.MakeMusicDay.org
Live From Home
In partnership with Make Music Australia and Make Music China, the Make Music Alliance invites everyone to post a musical performance from home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to do the same.
For the past six years, open-air recording studios have appeared on sidewalks in cities around the world on June 21st to celebrate Make Music Day. In these Street Studio Cities, pioneered by Found Sound Nation and Harman, world-class DJs and producers invited passers-by to contribute to a spontaneous music production session, using only the audio recorded on the spot.
This year, while people around the world are staying safer at home, producers will continue this tradition with Bedroom Studios – live-streaming their production process from home, while creating a collaborative track with short audio clips sent in by viewers.
Bedroom Studios will offer a window into music production, and the challenge of producing with completely unknown inputs, bringing music makers together from bedroom to bedroom.
On June 21, music rings out simultaneously across more than 120 countries. Whether you are beneath a skyscraper in Beijing or along the shore of a small Greek fishing village, you will find people making music.
In 2020, for the second year, the Make Music Alliance is organizing a day-long video stream on June 21 showing the rich diversity of Make Music Day events around the world.
This Make Music Day, musicians around the country are organizing to share live music with our most isolated neighbors.
Selected nursing homes, and other facilities for vulnerable populations who are unable to leave their homes, are working with local Make Music chapters to invite solo musicians to serenade residents from outside their windows, while practicing social distancing. Residents may tape a piece of brightly colored paper to their window to request a song.
And More Featured National Projects found HERE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org