Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across City as Part of Annual Global Celebration
Make Music Mentor will return for its second year with a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events throughout the city on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Make Music Mentor is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, 36 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.
Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 700 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.
Last year, almost 100 performers were involved Make Music Mentor, and even more are expected this year.
Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part by signing up at makemusicday.org/mentor. Registration closes on June 20th.
Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.
A full schedule of events will be posted at makemusicday.org/mentor on June 10th.