Second Annual Make Music Philly Day returns June 21st

The day long event filled with free music performances around the city kicks off and closes with a pair of new events.

Last year we shared with you the inaugural Make Music Philly Day devoted to celebrating the important role music plays in everyone’s lives. The event was scheduled to take place simultaneously with World Music Day last year on June 21st. The world-wide event first began in 1982 with the French and their Fetes de la Musqiue. This year Make Music Philly returns June 21st as the city’s only DIY, free festival! This time around, the event organizers have a few special events already planned.

A little over a year ago, Make Music Philly encouraged everyone across the city to link up with others in the community to help put on their own musical performances. Big or small, professional or amateur, events were thrown across the Philly from 8AM to 8PM. Make Music Philly returns again this year on June 21st as the City of Brotherly Love joins over 500 other cities worldwide in their celebration of World Music Day. Two new events are being introduced this year to help commemorate the day.

The first of these two special performances begins at 10AM in the city’s historic Love Park. There, city officials and event organizers will kick things off. Shortly after, members of the Philly Drum Project will throw a “percussion party” for any and all those willing. There is only one requirement for the open-invite party, it’s BYOD (bring your own drum).

The second of the two events comes at the end of the day, along the water at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Starting at 6:30PM, a harmonica jam session will begin and everyone is allowed to come and join in. Don’t have your own harmonica? Don’t worry! The good folks at Hohner will be providing to those in need.

After that, Lee Fields & the Expressions will take the stage to close out the night. Presented by WXPN and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, the concert will begin at 7:30PM. Additional acts will be announced as we get closer to the date.

Beginning on May 15th, the Make Music Philly website will be the go-to place for all of the official performances and gatherings taking place throughout the day. No matter the size of the event, it will be listed. Interested in creating your own event for Make Music Philly? All you have to do to get started is head over to the website and register by May 21st. If not, then don’t worry. There will be plenty of things happening all throughout the day. Keep checking to find the right one for you. And no matter what you do, make sure you take the time to appreciate music and what it does for you!

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