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Make Music Los Angeles

Your Neighborhood - Your Music

Make Music Los Angeles (MMLA) is based on France’s Fête de la Musique, a national musical holiday inaugurated in 1982. The festival has become an international phenomenon celebrated on the same day in more than 800 cities in 110 countries, including Germany, Italy, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Fiji, Colombia, Chile, Nepal, and Japan.

Make Music LA - June 21st 2018

Dorsay Dujon with the US Bank Tower lit in Make Music Day orange

Thank You LA for Making Music!

We couldn’t do this without the hundreds of musicians and venues that participate to bring joy to family, friends, and neighbors on June 21st.

All over the world, this iconic celebration brought people together for a shared cultural experience. Every year the number of cities and communities grow. This year there were 76 US chapters in the Alliance of Make Music along with 5 international chapters throughout Brazil, Canada, Nigeria, and the UK. Together, we joined the over 800 cities across the globe in celebrating Make Music Day.

Special Thanks

To James Corden — Thank you for supporting Make Music LA! We are grateful to you for your generosity and incomparable talent. You take music to the streets and showcase Los Angeles in a profound way by highlighting our city's beauty and musical roots.

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Many thanks to the Make Music LA team of volunteers (Vanessa Contreas and Kohei Matsuno); City National Plaza; Connect LA and Xandra Myers; The US Bank Tower and Hines Management staff; Linda Morgan of City Club for holding a very special jazz concert hosted by MMLA’s own President LeRoy Downs; Dr. Brandon Bernstein Jazz Standard Trio who delighted the audience at Maguire Gardens; and a big thank you to Andy Horwitz for coordinating and traveling with NBC Universal’s Sing Along tribute to “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” with a fun filled presentation of ABBA songs.

Pictured from left to right: Tomika Smalls, Dorsay Dujon, Linda MacShan and Shannon Mellace.

2019 LA County: A Small Town for One Day!

Imagine the city streets, sidewalks, alleys, plazas, community gardens, and public spaces filled with musicians, singers, and dancers for one day! The campaign for Make Music LA’s 8th Annual celebration of Make Music Day is an invitation to all 88 cities in Los Angeles County to participate and make LA a small town for one day.

The Impossible Possible

It is through the active participation of individuals, organizations, municipalities, students, music schools and institutions that we are all able to come together and bring music to every corner of Los Angeles County. With your help we can accomplish this goal again next year.

For more information on how you and your city can participate, please contact Dorsay Dujon at and check back to this site for more details in early November.

Mark your calendars for June 21st 2019 and join in the fun!

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