Make Music Day Denton
Pick up an instrument to join in the global music celebration!
Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world held on June 21st. Join Denton's virtual celebration along with more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries around the world for this free celebration of music. More information will be posted soon.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
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The City of Denton joins the Make Music Day celebration with numerous events on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music, and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. Musical festivities in Denton are part of a global celebration of music-making in over 1,000 cities inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique.
Why join Make Music Day
Make Music Day brings joy, inspires creativity, and transforms communities. It celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. Make Music Day events turn sidewalks and streets into impromptu stages; lets amateur musicians share their passion and gain confidence; and gives established artists in all genres a chance to perform for new audiences. Special Make Music Day initiatives, like free instrument lessons and “Mass Appeal” events, invite everyone to join–even if they’ve never picked up an instrument before in their lives. And for those whose life’s work is to create more music-makers, it’s the perfect opportunity to spread the message of musical participation.
History of Make Music Day
In 1982, Jack Lang and the staff of France’s Ministry of Culture created a new kind of musical holiday they called Fête de la Musique, which means both “festival of music” and “make music!” They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners, parks, rooftops, gardens, storefronts, and mountaintops. Everyone was invited to join and play music, or to host performances, wherever they were. The Fête has turned into a national music-making holiday in France every June 21, on the summer solstice. According to surveys, almost 8% of the country—5 million people—have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique. Today, Make Music Day has become an international phenomenon, with millions of musicians of all styles, all ages, and all skill levels reimagining their cities as stages, and using music to spread joy to their communities. And Make Music Day is spreading quickly in the United States.