Make Music Day: Free celebration of music around the world on the longest day of the year

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world which takes place annually on 21 June, also in honour of the Summer Solstice.

Completely different from a traditional music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Make Music Day is a free and open invitation for everyone to make, enjoy, perform, teach, learn and experience the joy of making music on the longest day of the year. 

Each year, over 1,000 cities around the world throw citywide music celebrations on June 21. In France, where the festival originated, Make Music Day is a national holiday.

Make Music or Fête De La Musique was launched in France in 1982, when the country’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.

This year’s event will include both in-person events, with safety protocols in place, as well as virtual music-making events. A full list of events can be found on the Make Music Day website.

Make Music Day

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 

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