It’s always on 21 June! Here’s how to get involved
Whether you’re a music group, band or ensemble, an individual musician, a venue or space, or a business, Make Music Day is a great way to show your community what you do and connect with new people – new performers, new audiences, new partners, new customers.
And Make Music Day is celebrated globally, so here’s your opportunity to highlight your music, your work, on a larger scale: linking the local to the world at large.
What are the rules?
Anything musical goes as long as it is…
- free to the public to access
- open to anyone to enjoy, perform or take part
- in a public space, if possible outdoors (e.g. city centre squares), or (given the variable UK weather) in covered areas such as train stations, libraries, museums, forecourts, car parks, hospitals, moors, and more
It’s about taking the music to the people, so they trip over it unexpectedly in the course of their normal day, encouraging them to try or experience something new, encouraging them therefore to start attending more or different gigs, or to make music themselves.
It all started
In France in 1982, where, by 2017, two thirds of the population engaged with it – it’s practically a national holiday. That’s our aim in the UK. Make Music Day UK is only in its third year but in 2018 events tripled to 558, and in 2019 the target is to have 1,600 events nationally.
Globally over 120 countries and more than 800 cities celebrate music on 21 June, from Kyoto to Argentina, New York to Lagos, China to Milan, Berlin to Australia.
Get inspired and find out more!
Go to https://makemusicday.co.uk/local/ to connect with local networks to talk about past events and what you could do in the future. But you don’t have to be part of a network: anyone anywhere can create an event and be promoted on the website – register now and find out more at www.makemusicday.co.uk or you are very welcome to contact project managers Alison or Nick on firstname.lastname@example.org.