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Make Music Day

About the Event

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

The Museum of Making Music joins the celebration with a variety of fun, free activities, hands-on music-making, performances, and more!

Here’s what you can hear, see, and do at the Museum of Making Music on Make Music Day!

Make Music Day LIVE! Acoustic Pop-Up Performances
The Museum will transform its 270-degree immersive media gallery and lobby space into temporary small performance stages with short pop-up performances! These 30-minute performances will take place inside the museum and in our lobby.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: StudioACE Kids Activity
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., our friends from StudioACE will be hosting a fun make-and-play music and arts craft for kids and families! Build and decorate your own musically-themed art project!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Community Drum Circles (presented by Ari Monge and Remo, Inc.)
Borrow a drum or bring your own and join Arianna “Ari” Monge, a Board Certified Music Therapist and Director of the Health & Wellness program at Remo, Inc., for three exhilarating outdoor community drum circles that are sure to boost your energy and enjoyment. Guests are invited to come and go as the music and mood move you.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Evening Concert with OkCello (Paid Ticketed Event)
Okorie Johnson is an American cellist-songwriter who performs under the moniker OkCello. His artistry integrates cello performance, live-sound-looping, improvisation, and storytelling – all culminating in original compositions that collide classical with jazz, EDM, reggae, and funk.


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