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Come Celebrate an Entire Day of Music on June 21st. Make Music LA Day!!!

by on Jun.16, 2016, under Events, Jazzcat Hosting, News

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Over 200 Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across Los Angeles when Make Music LA will return for its 5th year with a wild and wonderful mix of over 200 free, outdoor musical events on Tuesday, June 21!  Make Music Day LA 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 – nearly twice as many as last year 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.

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Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fete de la Musique, and it has since spread to over 700 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music 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, storefronts, and other public spaces on the longest day of the Last year over 200 concerts were given for Make Music LA, and even more are expected this year. Highlights of Make Music LA will include Mass Appeal events where the public is invited to bring their instruments.

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This year will feature Brit Rodriguez leading Ukulele events, Tony White leading a Conn-Selmer, PBone Mini event, and Tom Nolan leading the Harmonica Mass Appeal events. Locations will be posted on the website along with musical performances in locations such as Downtown LA, South LA, Santa Monica, Monterey Park, and Pacoima among others.


Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part by signing up at Registration closes June 15th. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.

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A full schedule of events will be posted at in late May.


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As Part of Annual Global Celebration!!


About Make Music Day


Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fete de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-
for-all music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, 36 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont are organizing Make Music Celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.

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