Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be held across the City as Part of Annual Global Celebration
The first annual city-wide Make Music Kansas City, a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Monday, June 21. Make Music Kansas City is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together. This year, over 80 U.S. cities will host thousands of Make Music performances as part of the world’s largest annual music event. Make Music Kansas City is being coordinated by Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation.
“Make Music Day is a great showcase of Kansas City’s vibrant live music scene,” says KC Parks Director Terry Rynard. “Artistic talent can be found overflowing the streets in every neighborhood. With performances from individual amateurs to world-class ensembles, Make Music Kansas City will give all of our residents and visitors a chance to experience the city’s diverse musical riches in their own backyards – or explore the sights and sounds of other neighborhoods.”
Highlights of Make Music Kansas City include:
- Lyric Opera performance at Dunbar Park
- KC Symphony Ensemble Performance on The Great Lawn in Parade Park
- Undercover Bands at Knuckleheads
- Window Serenades at Residential Care Facilities
- Kazoo Bands, Harmonica Clinics and Bucket Drumming
How to Participate as a Performer or Venue: Any musician, amateur or professional, is invited to take part by signing up at https://www.makemusicday.org/kcmo/. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.
About Make Music Day
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.
For more information, contact:
Heidi Markle, KC Parks Marketing & Events, 816-335-5672