Art News by rbaldwin | June19, 2018

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world taking place on the same day in 800 cities in 120 countries, and Connecticut has joined the celebration!

On Thursday, June 21, across the State of Connecticut, musicians of every kind will take to streets, parks and plazas to celebrate the art of making music! Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. All events are free and open to the public!

Join the worldwide celebration of music!

Last year, over 800 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21! It all started 36 years ago in France. In 1982, France’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops. This dream has come true! Three decades later, the Make Music holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., the presenting sponsor of Make Music Day is the NAMM Foundation.

The Connecticut Office of the Arts is committed to growing Connecticut’s Make Music Day so that one day there will be music in all 169 towns. If you would like to be involved in Make Music Day 2019 as a performer, a host venue, a coordinating organization, municipality or as an individual, please contact Adriane Jefferson at the Connecticut Office of the Arts.