June 21st is just around the corner, and that means it is time to tune up your instruments, gather your friends and get ready to MAKE MUSIC!
If you haven't heard of it before, Make Music Day is a free celebration of music and its power to bring communities together. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. We have been celebrating Make Music L.A. since 2012 and are eager to make this the best year yet.
Want to play? There’s always room in the band.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
We invite musicians, rappers and instrumentalists of all kinds to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece. Singers, church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, MCs, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age group or skill level, are all welcome.
Anyone who wants to can register to perform as a musician, register their location as a venue (and invite others to perform) organize an event or just show up and participate in one of the special events (like MASS APPEAL group play/sing-alongs) being planned.
And just for fun, please check out this awesome promotional video that comedian and host of “The Late Late Show” James Corden generously made for Make Music L.A.: