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On behalf of the Make Music LA Board of Directors I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the musicians and venues that participated in Make Music LA 2017.
June 21st is the one-day of the year that Los Angeles County becomes a small town where musical performances bring communities together to share in cultural experiences.
Thank you to the musicians, singers, and visual and performing artist who made this all possible. Your artistic gifts are treasured and we appreciate all that you do.
Thank you to the venues for opening your doors to Make Music LA and to bringing music to your communities. We are grateful for your generosity.
Thank you to Barbara Morrison for gracing us with songs for the Traveling Tribute celebrating the 100th birthday of legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald. The Tribute led by Dr. Alvin McKinney (the Prime Minister of Joyful Jazz) traveled from a noontime concert at Maguire Gardens, onto Baldwin Hills Crenshaw where we were greeted by AARP partners and ending at Beverly Cannon Gardens with the music of Tony White and Friends. Tony is the Director of the Los Angeles Unified School District All City Marching Band - you’ve seen him lead the Band during the Rose Parade and at the Playboy Jazz Festival every year.
Thank you to Jonathan Rios for debuting new poetry on a hillside just above Downtown Los Angeles, with Linda Ravenswood and a company of creative geniuses.
Thank you to Sergio Facci and Mauro Tarakdian for sharing your amazing drumming skills with students from the Newton Division and A Place Called Home.
A word to the Audience
The role we have to play in our communities is today far more important than it has ever been. The cuts to the National Endowment of the Arts, Humanities, and other vital programs that assist in the quality of life have made our work crucial. Our children deserve a well-rounded education and they can only have that when the arts are in the schools, and in after school programs.
Please join in the fight to protect arts education. Your support of the arts in your community will make a difference in the quality of life of your family and those around you.
Giving your support in any way you can is beneficial and will be greatly appreciated. There are many arts organizations doing amazing work with children and their families. Please reach out and help when you can.
We can no longer depend on government programs to be there with support. We have to become involved. Even if you never thought of joining a group or becoming a volunteer if you do I assure you of a truly gratifying experience. Giving to others is far more rewarding than you can imagine.
Thank you all for another great year of Make Music LA!
We look forward to seeing you all next year June 21st, 2018.
Look for news as early as November.
Make Music LA - June 21, 2017
Make Music Los Angeles is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the county.
Photos of the 2017 events are available on our gallery page.
Event posters can be found here.