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Madison Music City

Make Music Madison

Performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone.

Make Music Madison is a one-day, city-wide, free, outdoor music festival held annually on the Summer Solstice (June 21). The goal is to generate a continuous wall of music as people walk around participating spaces. "Music" is whatever live sound an individual or group wishes to produce, and whatever the hosting space accepts. The festival is inclusionary in terms of genres, ethnicities, styles of music, skill levels of musicians, and in the use of public and private spaces throughout our community. Madison started participating in this global celebration of music on Friday, June 21, 2013. There now are over 450 communities around the world celebrating the Summer Solstice with a music festival.

Musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions-from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock-will perform in public places like sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, bus transfer points, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names.

For more information and to sign up for announcements, visit the Make Music Madison.

Make Music Madison Flyer - Friday, June 21, 2019

Last Updated: 06/13/2019