2020 Madison Make Music Day
Making Madison a Stage
By Angela Puerta

Make Music Day is one of the world's largest music events held annually on June 21st. Make
Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities
across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms,
encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. 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 streets, sidewalks, front porches, balconies, parks, gardens, store fronts and
other public spaces on the longest day of the year.

Eight years ago, Madison decided to host Make Music Day all around the city, achieving great
results in our community. Make Music Madison supports economic development and tourism, highlights Madison's diverse neighborhoods, and
celebrates talent and amateur local musicians. Our city has experienced some of the highest levels of participation out of 80 American host cities.
Last year, Madison presented over 400 concerts at 100 venues performed by over 1,000 musicians of all ages and genres. Venues included
businesses, parks, museums, schools, cultural institutions, places of worship, retirement communities, hospitals, and cooperatives. Each year,
more private residents are hosting house concerts in gardens, backyards, and even on balconies.

Make Music Madison welcomes you to participate in 2020! Locations within the city of Madison that are accessible to the public could be great
candidates to host music. Venue registration starts Wednesday April 1st and ends Friday, May 15th. Musician registration begins on Tuesday, April
7th. Musicians and venues can book shows through our online matchmaking system.

It’s free and registration is easy! Send your questions to
director@makemusicmadison.org or call 608-216-6189 if you need any assistance.