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Make Music Madison
June 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Make Music Madison is an annual citywide, free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. Initiated in 2013 as Madison’s entry into the international summer solstice music celebration, we join over 700 communities around the world in kicking off summer by filling the city with music. Make Music Madison turns the city into a stage, and offers a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.
In 2017 our celebration takes place on a Wednesday. Coffee shops, restaurants, front porches, and businesses all over Madison will fill their locations with song. Lunch patrons may find themselves serenaded by a middle school strings quartet. And after 5, the city will explode with music.
Make Music Madison is: Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone.
A way for all Madisonians to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a buffet of musical merriment.
A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
Make Music Madison is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.
Paul Filopowicz playing guitar in a shiny yellow jacket, dancing on top of a wooden picnic table while he plays. Audience members are smiling up from their seats on the benches, and snapping photos.
Paul Filipowicz performing at Make Music Madison 2015. Photo by Hedi LaMarr Rudd.
When and where will Make Music Madison take place?
The next Make Music Madison will take place on the summer solstice, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Who is Make Music Madison?