Make Music Day is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.
Make Music Philly is an all-day, open-access, free “do it yourself” festival taking place in various neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA on June 21st every year. Participation is encouraged from all ages, genres and abilities, from indie rock to bluegrass to a cappella, from music students to professional artists and everything in between.
Make Music Philly’s primary goals are to provide an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels, interests and walks of life and to inspire the next generation of musicians through innovative outreach programming.
This celebration is not limited to residents of Philly, but invites music enthusiasts from everywhere to come participate by performing, attending or volunteering. Join us to ring in the summer solstice as part of an international event with its heart and soul in our local community!
Performer and Venue Signups for Make Music Philly 2021 – Sign Up as a Performer or Venue
Are you 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!
After an all-virtual Make Music Philly last year, we are looking forward to a number of in-person events this June 21st. As of April 26th, Performer and Venue signups are now LIVE ! – Please click Sign Up as a Performer or Venue
For in-person events, we do encourage performers and attendees to be vaccinated and continue wearing masks until Covid numbers drop further (fingers crossed they will be way low by June 21st!). The entire entertainment industry is working to bring back large scale crowded concerts and other events we can enjoy and they can all get back to work.
2021 Make Music Day National Projects
There will also be over a dozen national Make Music Day Projects that Philadelphia and surrounding areas can participate in. To learn more please click https://www.makemusicday.org/listings/#national-projects
Local Listings for Make Music Philly 2021 will begin appearing in mid-May. Signups for venues and performers begins Monday May 4th on the Signup page at www.MakeMusicPhilly.org . In the meantime check out some of the National projects for Make Music Day that Philly and surrounding areas can also participate in this year at https://www.makemusicday.org/listings/#national-projects
Become a volunteer!
Make Music Day is free for the city of Philadelphia, so we rely heavily on volunteers to keep things running smoothly. That means we need your help on June 21st! If you’re available on this day and would like to help us, please let us know. Here are just some of the things that you might be doing throughout the day:
- Tell passersby about Make Music Philly and answer any questions audience and participators may have.
- Take photos of your stationed event.
- Help keep our performers happy.
- Help with setup and breakdown between artists.
- Help run sound.
If you would like to be a sponsor of Make Music Philly, please email us at email@example.com
Our commitment to sponsors
We value our partnership with our sponsors and will strive to serve as good stewards of the generous gifts by delivering valuable benefits and a positive partnership experience. With a donation, you are helping to make music accessible to everyone in our community.
If you would like to be a sponsor of Make Music Philly 2020, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past photos from Make Music Philly
Make Music Philly Still Jamming, by Eugene Zenyatta, Philadelphia Weekly, June 11, 2020
Make Music Philly 2020 Goes Virtual on Sunday, June 21. All Day, Free Live Music. by iRadioAl, iRadioPhilly, June 20, 2020
Press Release: “Third Annual ‘Make Music Philly’ Returns on Sunday, June 21, 2015,” June 11, 2015
“Weekend Event Picks,” by Allie Volpe, Philly.com, June 18, 2015
“18 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend,” by Bryan Buttler, Philadelphia Magazine, June 19, 2015
“This Sunday: Make some music with Make Music Philly,” by Drea Rose, The Key: WXPN 88.5, June 18, 2015
“Make Music Philly Rocks the City June 21,” by Melissa Greiner, Philadelphia Family Magazine, June 2015
“Make Some Music, Philly!,” by Allison Ector, NBC Philadelphia, June 16, 2014
“Make Music Philly returns on June 21, Lee Fields, Ted Leo, scores of others playing for free,” by Dan DeLuca, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 11, 2014
“Make Music Philly takes over the city June 21,” Metro Philadelphia, June 19, 2014
“Free events planned for ‘Make Music Philly’,” by Kimberly C. Roberts, Philadelphia Tribune, April 24, 2014
“Make Music Philly Returns This Saturday, June 21,” by Mary Brickthrower, Geekadelphia, June 17, 2014
“Free Concerts Throughout the City at Make Music Philly 2014,” by Ari Roth, That Mag, June 16, 2014
“Philly 3 For All: Baltimore Dollar Stroll, Make Music Philly and Rock to the Future,” Flying Kite Media, June 17, 2014
“Second Annual Make Music Philly Day returns June 21st,” by Matt Kelchner, Vinyl District, May 14, 2014
“June 16-22: Al fresco all week,” Plan Philly, June 16, 2014
“Join us and Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra for Make Music Philly,” Opera Philadelphia blog, June 16, 2014
“Make Music Philly’ day, coming in June,” by Dan DeLuca, The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 11, 2013
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