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Make Music Worcester Returns on June 21
Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across City as Part of Annual Global Celebration
Worcester, MA (April 19, 2019) – Make Music Worcester will return for its 3rd year with a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events on Friday, June 21. Make Music Worcester is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.
Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.
Last year Make Music Worcester hosted over 50 performances and participatory events; even more are expected this year.
“Now, going into our third year, we are seeing a lot of support from the community and a lot of interest in participating this year, said Meaghan Hardy-Lavoie, Chair of the Worcester Arts Council. We’re pretty confident that this year’s schedule will offer a robust and diverse selection of performers not only from Worcester, but from the New England region and beyond.”
In addition to performances Make Music Worcester will host music lessons, jam sessions, and open mics. We will wrap up the day with an evening concert at the Worcester City Hall Common. All Make Music Day events are free and open to the public.
Musicians who wish to perform, or businesses, schools, churches, and other institutions who are willing to host musical events, may register at https://matchworcester.makemusicday.org/. Registration closes on June 15th.
For more information, to volunteer or to view the full schedule of events please visit http://www.makemusicday.org/worcester/.
Meaghan Hardy-Lavoie, Chair, Worcester Arts Council
Samantha Fiakofi, Vice Chair, Worcester Arts Council
About the Worcester Arts Council:
The mission of the Worcester Arts Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretative sciences to improve the quality of life for Worcester residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our City.
The Worcester Arts Council is a municipal body consisting of nine members appointed by the City Manager. The Council is charged with promoting the cultural affairs of the City of Worcester and allocating funds received by the Council for cultural projects and programs.
About Make Music Day
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.