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

2018 Mass Appeal Events are coming soon!

In 2017, we cooked up some great events like…

  • Bucket Drum Jam : sponsored by Vic Firth, hosted at Dilsilvestro Playground (15th & Morris) w/ Mad Beatz
  • Cymbal Jungle, sponsored by Zildjian, at Gloria Dei Old Swedes Church (Front & Christian)
  • Uke Night, accessories from Kala and songbooks from Alfred hosted by BridgeSet Sounds at 8pm
  • Harmonica Jam, sponsored by Hohner Harmonicas at the Main Branch of Philadelphia Public Library.
    3:30 – 4:15 Music listening and drawing in the Music Department
    4:30 – 5:15 Harmonica John in the Children’s Department’s Story Hour Room.
  • Accordion Hour, sponsored by Liberty Bellows and the National Accordion Association at Headhouse Shutters from 5-7pm
  • Street Studios, located at Broad Street Ministries and the Franklin Institute.
  • Rittenhouse Bluegrass Jam, from 12-1pm
  • Boomwhackers
  • pBuzz with music teachers from the Philadelphia School District
  • NextFab, taking part by hosting a gathering of local music oriented craftspeople including luthiers, amp and speaker creators, pedal conjurers, synth magic makers, and drum thumpers.

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.