Make Music


Madison Area Ukulele Initiative at Central Park by Mary Sweeney 2017 



RETURNING MUSICIANS AND VENUES: Welcome back and continue reading on. Our developers recently updated the matchmaking system.  If you have an account from 2018, you’ll need to reset your password with three quick steps: 1. On the login page, use the same email and password (or a made-up password if you forgot) 2. Click LOGIN (this step triggers the reset on your account) 3. Click FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD and follow the instructions from there.

If you were not registered in 2018 but played in previous years, please re-register your information by clicking the register button on the log-in page.

Email director@makemusicmadison if you have trouble logging in.


Monday, April 1st – Venue registration opens

Monday, April 8th – Musician registration opens

Tuesday, May 7th – Final day for new registrations

Wednesday, May 15th – Final day to book your shows

Make Music Madison is a citywide, street level music making celebration. There is a role for everyone and every organization in this DIY celebration – musicians, social media makers, businesses, restaurants, bars, neighborhood organizations, and non-profits. If you have an idea about how to add to the Make Music Madison merriment, and you have the time and skills to make your vision happen, we want to hear from you. Email us and we’ll hook you into the planning team.

Host a MASS APPEAL audience participation event

Got something share with a crowd?  From jam sessions to DJ lessons, samba workshops to a pop-up back-up band. Get in touch at  

When we say, Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone, we really mean it. And for 2019 we’re putting together a number of special events to draw even greater numbers of musicians and appreciators into the fun. You’ll be able to join in on mass appeal shows designed to bring together dozens — no, hundreds — of artists to perform pre-selected pieces together.  

Venues all over town hosted 2018 Mass Appeals which offered many chances for audience members participation including breakdancing with Jaruis King at the Memorial Union, a public piano at Alumni Park, jam sessions, sing alongs and kids’ open mic!  

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