Make Music Madison is a volunteer-organized event and thrives on the support of our community.
What does it cost and where does the money go? The cost of bringing more than 400 concerts to over 100 venues across Madison in one day is roughly $45,000. Less, we like to say, than the cost of installing a traffic light. Far less.
The work of small army of volunteers makes it possible to pull this off on such a limited budget, but unavoidable costs remain, including: publicity and advertising that are critical to the success of the event, software development for the matchmaking system, a part-time managing director to coordinate the many volunteers and handle the administrative aspects of the nonprofit organization, and many smaller items such as insurance and event permitting.
Help cover these costs, and be part of bringing the musical merriment to the summer solstice!
Or checks can be sent to:
Make Music Madison
PO Box 5311
Madison, WI 53705
Make Music Madison is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all contributions are 100% tax deductible.
Our partners benefit from co-marketing with an event that has become a summer highlight, and receive extensive exposure through print (including an Isthmus event program insert) and radio advertising, prominent placement on a highly trafficked website and mobile app, and on posters and banners at more than 100 venues. When the Solstice rolls around, we are everywhere.