Make Music Day 2019


Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be held across the City as part of annual global celebration!

The second annual Make Music Middletown, a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Friday, June 21, 2019. Make Music Middletown is part of Make Music Day, Fête de la Musique 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, Make Music performances will occur 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 750 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.

A full schedule of events will be posted in early June. Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part by signing up, registration closes on May 31, 2019. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations. 

This year, highlights of Make Music Middletown will include events at these locations and across the city:

•    Harbor Park, Harbor Drive

•    Spear Park, Main Street

•    Union Park, Main Street

•    The Russell Library

•    Spear Park

•    Middlesex Music Academy

•    DeKoven House

•    Union Park at South Green

•    Klekolo World Coffee

About Make Music Day: Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, 52 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Rhode Island 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.