Make Music
Philly

2017 Make Music Philly

Participate

Interested in learning more about performing during Make Music Philly? Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join the celebration! The event is an all-ages, all-inclusive celebration of music, so whether you’re in a band, a solo artist, a child, a senior, a saxophonist or a thereminist, there’s a spot for you to perform!

A Make Music Philly venue can be a anything and anywhere. Last year we hosted shows at breweries, retail stores, a recording studio, restaurants and churches. Any corner of the city can become a backdrop for live music, from sidewalks to your front stoop to a busy SEPTA stop… you name it!

Sign Up as a Performer or Venue

EVEN MORE 2018 Mass Appeal Events are coming soon!

You can look forward to some great events like…

  • Bucket Drum Jam, sponsored by Vic Firth, hosted at Dilsilvestro Playground (15th & Morris)
  • Spice Girls Pop-Up Choir performance of Wannabe at Passyunk Singing Fountain (E. Passyunk & 11th)
  • Percussion Jam & Cymbal Jungle, sponsored by Zildjian, at Bainbridge Green (5th & Bainbridge)
  • Uke Night, accessories from Kala and songbooks from Alfred hosted by South Street Ukulele Club at BridgeSet Sounds (South Street)
  • Harmonica Huddle, sponsored by Hohner Harmonicas at Shakespeare Memorial Park At the Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Christ Church Park Evening Bluegrass Jam, hosted by Philly Bluegrass (2nd & Market)
  • Free Lunchtime Percussion Workshops at 12pm & 1pm, taught by Karen L. Smith at Philadelphia Folksong Society (Roxborough)

About Permits

Please Note: If you wish to utilize park space controlled by the Department of Parks & Recreation, a permit must be obtained through their special events office. The contact number is 215-685-0060, and a copy of the permit application can be found here.

If you wish to close a portion of a city sidewalk for a performance area, a permit must be obtained through the Streets Department Right-of-Way Unit. The contact number is 215-686-5501/5502, and a copy of the Equipment Placement Application can be found here.