Make Music Day started in France, 1982. France’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They created a full day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.
Unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)
Make Music Charlotte wants to keep the spirit of Fête De La Musique alive by celebrating Make Music Day on June 21. Anyone and everyone are invited to find a way to celebrate and make music! We invite YOU to celebrate Make Music Day with us!
There’s always room in the band! Join us in Uptown Charlotte to celebrate Make Music Day with the following activities.
12:00-1:00pm Bechtler Museum outside at Firebird
Join an interactive rhythm experience as you refuel during the summer day. Drums and various percussion instruments will be available to explore various rhythms and enjoy a groove with fellow neighbors and visitors of Uptown! No prior musical experience is necessary as we celebrate Make Music Day with Piedmont Music Therapy!
4:00pm-5:00pm Wells Fargo Plaza
Listen & learn from harmonicist, Kenny Shore. Free harmonicas will be passed out onsite, first come, first served.
5:00-7:00pm Disc Plaza at Trade and Tryon
Drum to the beat of your heart with DRUMSTRONG. Find a seat in the drum circle, grab an instrument onsite, and contribute to the rhythm. Make music with us for 2 minutes or 2 hours! No prior experience is needed, and instruments will be provided onsite.
4:00-8:30pm Victoria Yards 209 E 7th Street
Learn to play, singalong, or sing your own song. Tosco Music will host a guitar/ukulele class, sing-alongs & play-alongs, and an open mic. Bring your guitar to strum along or use your voice to sing!
4:00-5:00pm Beginner Guitar and Ukulele Class
5:00-5:30pm Beatles, Pop, and Country Sing-alongs/Play-alongs
5:30-6:00pm Open Mic
6:30-8:00pm Jazz Jam Session
After the Open Mic, stick around for a group jam session! Bring your own instrument, or voice, and play with local musicians. Food Trucks and chairs will be onsite.
We invite all musicians of all kinds to celebrate Make Music Day with us! Whether you are a choir, guitarist, glee club, rapper, violinist, jazz band, or anyone that makes music – we invite you to perform with us. Contact us at email@example.com discuss in-person performances.