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Make Music Madison set to return June 21

Black Star Drumline performs at the UW Memorial Union at a previous Make Music Madison.

Performer registration is now open for Make Music Madison as the City of Madison will join 17 other cities in Wisconsin, 120 cities nationwide and 1,000 cities across the globe to host music concerts throughout the city as part of international Make Music Day which will take place on the first day of summer, June 21.

For the 11th year in a row, public and private spaces throughout the City of Madison will become stages with hundreds of free live performances. Coffee shops, community centers, front porches, public libraries, and park shelters will all feature a diversity of music. Last year, Make Music Madison featured 472 registered performances at 182 venues with over 1,000 individual musicians.

This summer extravaganza invites the community to celebrate the longest day of the year together outdoors, investing in the local and creative community, according to a press release from the City of Madison, the host of the annual event. Musicians represent all genres, styles of music, skill levels, and ages.

Make Music Day began in Paris as Fête de la Musique and annually brings communities together to celebrate the power of live music and its importance to our lives and our creative economy. A group of dedicated citizens with guidance and support from the City of Madison and the Madison Arts Commission, who are still major funders of the project, founded the local chapter spearheading this wonderful celebration of Make Music Madison in 2013.

Registration for performers and venues is open now through May 25 at makemusicmadison.org . Registration is free. All are welcome in this community-wide celebration of live musical entertainment.