Make Music Day 2024

Event Details

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.

Would you like to share your music on one of two pop-up stages? Fill out this form to request a performance time. There are a limited number of performance times available. The Museum of Making Music will review all requests and will select performers by June 13. Please note: Performers will not be compensated and will be responsible for providing their own equipment and fulfilling their technical needs for their performances.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: StudioACE Kids Activity

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 drum and percussion items for the community drum circle.

11:00 AM & 12:00 PM:  Community Drum Circles (presented by Remo, Inc.)

Borrow a drum or bring your own and join one of two exhilarating 45-minute community drum circles with certified facilitator Arianna Monge of Remo, Inc. 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. View more information and order tickets here.