Make Music


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

2017 Mass Appeal Events are coming soon!

Some events we are currently working on…

  • Drum Jam & Cymbal Jungle, sponsored by Zildjian, hosted by the Miles Ziskind at Dilsilvestro Playground (15th & Morris)
  • 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
  • Accordion Hour, sponsored by Liberty Bellows and the National Accordion Association at Headhouse Shutters
  • Street Studios, located at Broad Street Ministries and the Franklin Institute.
  • Rittenhouse Bluegrass Jam, from 12-1pm
  • Boomwhackers
  • pBuzz, sponsored by Warwick Music located at TBD
  • NextFab

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.