Various locations • June 21st

On the summer solstice, Sunday, June 21, over five hundred cities worldwide will be celebrating World Music Day.  The 2nd Annual Make Music Nashville festival will be a part of this global jubilee.

This all-inclusive free event encourages participation by musicians and music-lovers of all ages, genres, and stages of ability. In neighborhoods throughout the area, Make Music Nashville includes organized, DIY, and pop-up musical happenings featuring everything from indie rock to bluegrass to a cappella.

Mass Appeal Flutes, Make Music New York. Photograph by Darial Sneed

Mass Appeal Flutes, Make Music New York. Photograph by Darial Sneed

The festival’s primary goals are to provide an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels, interests, and walks of life and to inspire the next generation of musicians through innovative and interactive mass-appeal outreach programming.

The schedule of events is growing daily, but so far events include a Drum Circle in Sevier Park, Sousapalooza in Downtown, a Cymbal Jungle in the Five Points area, a Guitar Jam (with a Martin guitar giveaway!) in Sevier Park, and Poverty & the Arts Music Outreach in Church Street Park. The Nashville Public Library teen center will host free guitar lessons for teens, and there will be a Harmonica Jam for kids only at the Nashville Zoo. Among the many confirmed musicians are Karim, Rutherford, Valentine, Jordan Hull, Rattle, Robert Gay & The Alarms, Charlie Whitten, Smooth Hound Smith, Peter Mercer, Dave Broyles, Kelly Hoppenjans, LG Spaid, Classy Mongrel, and Elizabeth Mossell.

The 2nd Annual Make Music Nashville festival takes place on Sunday, June 21, at noon. For the most current schedule of events and to volunteer, please visit www.makemusicday.org/nashville.

Make Music New York with Red Baraat. Photograph by Brad Barket/Getty Images

Make Music New York with Red Baraat. Photograph by Brad Barket/Getty Images

 

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