Make Music Washington, DC Debuts

Over 50 Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held Across Washington, DC as Part of Annual Global Celebration

Washington, DC –– Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – The first annual Make Music Washington, DC, a wild and wonderful mix of over 50 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Tuesday, June 21st. Make Music Washington, DC is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, 36 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 700 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on strMeridian Hill Park Mass Appealeets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces, on the longest day of the year.

Highlights of Make Music DC will include but not be limited to performances in the following DC area locations:

Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part by signing up at http://matchdc.makemusicday.org/. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.

A full schedule of events will be posted at http://makemusicday.org/washington-dc on June 1st, 2016.

About Make Music Day

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries. The day-long, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free, public concerts. This year, 36 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont 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.  Make Music Day DC is presented by B&B Music Lessons.