Make Music Day – 21st June 2018 – Free music events on the longest day of the year celebrated in over 120 countries around the world!
Make Music Day is an annual celebration, with free music events taking place in venues and public spaces – from town squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls and arts centres. It takes place on the longest day of the year – 21st June. You can organise or attend an event near you while joining thousands of other music lovers around the world in over 120 countries!
Music Lovers – find an event near you on the 21st June!
Have a look at the Make Music Day map to see what events are happening near you on the day. Whether you’re interested in watching choirs or bands or would like to get more hands on at a music workshop, there’s bound to be something for you. More events will be added in the run-up to Make Music Day and you can view the full listings over on the Make Music Day Events page – https://makemusicday.co.uk/events-listings/
Get involved – organise an event, sign up as a musician, involve your venue
We’re calling all musicians, venues and volunteers to be a part of Make Music Day! Make Music Day is performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone, and we really mean it. We want the day to be filled with as many different events as possible in all sorts of spaces and places. Make Music day is a DIY celebration of music that needs YOU to make it happen.
Organise an Event
If you’d like to organise your own event, in a venue you use regularly or in a new space, you can list your event on the Make Music Day map.
Your event can be anything, as long as it’s free entry and involves music. It could be:
- A performance or gig in any kind of venue, indoors or outdoors
- An open mic night
- A music festival in your local park
- An open rehearsal
- A come and sing event
- A taster music lesson
- A drumming workshop
- A battle of the bands
- A DJ night at a local venue
- A flashmob
Sign up as a musician
Maybe you’re a band, singer, DJ or choir who would like to take part but have nowhere to perform. If this is you, register on the Make Music Day website. Venues in your area will then be able to contact you to offer a performance slot.
Make Music Day is open to anyone regardless of age, ability or style of music. You could be:
- An orchestra, band, choir or ensemble
- A school or youth music group
- Singer-songwriter, soloist, DJ, electronic musician
- Workshop leader or community musician
- And anything else, as long as what you do is live music!
Involve your venue
If you’d like to put on an event in a space that you own or manage, you can sign up to get involved. Once you’ve registered your venue, you can search for musicians in your area and get in touch with them to offer them a performance slot.
We want music to pop up in all sorts of places. Your venue doesn’t have to be open to the general public, but most will be. This is a fantastic way of opening your venue to new audiences and getting to know your local community. A performance space can be indoors or open air, e.g:
- Arts centre, live music venue or concert hall
- Park, open space, bandstand, moor, beach
- Shop or shopping centre
- Library, school, village hall, community venue
- Pub, café or restaurant
- School playground
- Top deck of a bus, train carriage
- Car park, train station, airport
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