Make Music Day To Return This Summer With Over 5,000 Events

Make Music Day
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Benita Charles, Peter Archer and Jose Rodriguez perform during "Make Music Day: Uptown Funk/Street Studio Harlem" at Mist Harlem on June 21, 2016 in New York City.

The annual Make Music Day celebration is back again in 2019, returning on June 21 -- the summer solstice -- with over 5000 events in 80 different cities across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Buffalo, Nashville, Miami, Phoenix and more.

The celebrations seek to bring out the musician in all of us, regardless of skill level, with outdoor concerts, jam sessions, lessons and music-making of all kinds.

This year's events include Heart Chant, where participants come together to perform Deep Listening meditation; Drum Set Duos, where local drum shops will place two full drum sets on the sidewalk outside their store where passersby can join in for some impromptu drumming; and Bands Undercover, where bands in dozens of cities will take to the streets to cover each other's music and livestream their performances.

Artists interested in Bands Undercover must register here by April 15.

For a complete list of events, check the Make Music Day website in June.


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