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Make Music
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About

Angela Puerta and Carlos Ramos at Lakeview Library Photo – by Ben Zastrow of Laura Zastrow Photography

Make Music Madison will return Tuesday, June 21st, 2022. Coffee shops, restaurants, front porches, and parks across Madison will fill with music for anyone to enjoy!

Make Music Madison is a free, citywide, outdoor day of music held annually on the summer solstice. Initiated in Madison in 2013, our festival is part of the larger Make Music Day, an international summer solstice music celebration occurring in 1,000+ cities across the globe.

Make Music Madison is:

  • Performed by Anyone, Enjoyed by Everyone.
  • A way to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoy the longest day of the year, and sample a buffet of musical merriment.
  • A DIY city-wide celebration when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  • Open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

When?
On the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Where?
Over 100 locations throughout the City of Madison!

Over 100 venues participated in 2021.

Who is Make Music Madison?
Meri Rose Ekberg, Managing Director
Jamie Kember, Board President
Ashley Massart, Board Treasurer
Kristian Petrov Iliev, Board Secretary
Adem Tesfaye, Board Member
Alex Squitieri, Board Member
Charlie Koczela, Board Member
Crystal McDaniels, Board Member

+ Volunteers in outreach, matchmaking, publicity, and fundraising.

To join our merry crew, email us at info@makemusicmadison.org.

Participate

Musicians: All styles, ages, and experience levels are invited to register to perform! You can play one set or schedule as many shows as you like.

Venues: Whether you have a garden, pontoon boat, sidewalk, cafe, or other space in mind, it’s easy and there’s no cost to participate.

Important Dates:

    • Venue Registration Opens: March 25th at 8 AM
    • Musician Registration Opens & Matchmaking Begins: April 1st at 8 AM
    • Registration Closes: May 25th at 11:59 PM
    • Matchmaking Ends: June 1st at 11:59 PM
    • Venue Material Pick Up: June 5th 10 AM – 1 PM

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date!

What is Matchmaking?
Matchmaking is our system of connecting musicians with venues. After creating an account, venues can browse musician profiles and vice versa and participants request a booking. A few tips:

  • Don’t be shy! Feel free to send requests. It helps to put yourself out there and you can book as many shows as you want.
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner. No one likes to wait to hear back. If it’s not a good fit, let the other party know so they can move on.
  • Follow up! You can send direct messages through the system or reach out via phone or email.
  • In the end, just about everyone who wants to participate will match up. If you need assistance, send a message to match@makemusicmadison.org.

Who can host?

  • Is your venue located in the City of Madison?
  • Is it free and accessible to the public?
  • Can you maintain a 6′ clearance on the sidewalk for the pedestrian passage?
  • And of course, everyone must abide by the most up-to-date Public Health Madison and Dane County COVID orders.

Parks: Want to claim a city park for your stage? Use Find-a-Park to explore Madison Parks alphabetically or with the neat interactive map. Once you identify a park that meets your needs, email match@makemusicmadison.org and we’ll reserve it for you if it is still available, no permitting or fees required.

Questions? – See our FAQ which covers many questions about matchmaking, registration, marketing, and more! Or email match@makemusicmadison.org.

2022 Listings: Tuesday, June 21st

Support

Willie Wright at Blaze the Stage Hip Hop Experience at Warner Park. Photo by Ben Zastrow of Laura Zastrow Photography

Make Music Madison thrives on community support

Donate via PayPal Giving Fund

Or  send a check to:
Make Music Madison
PO Box 5186
Madison, WI 53705

Make Music Madison is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all contributions are 100% tax-deductible.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our partners benefit from extensive exposure through print, radio and digital advertising. When the Solstice rolls around, we are everywhere. To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact us at info@makemusicmadison.org.

2022 Sponsors

Madison Arts Commission Logo

Dane Arts LogoCinnaire LogoSherwin-Williams Logo
Capital Music GearMetcalfe's Market

Additional support from the Dane County Nonprofit Assistance Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation. 

2022 Media Partners

WORT - 89.9 FM

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ATTENTION ALL PERFORMERS AND HOSTS!
Congratulations on registering for Make Music Madison! Here are your next steps:
Matchmaking closes June 1st! Finalized listings will appear on the "listing" page of our website. Do not forget about this step!
If help is needed, reach out to us at info@makemusicmadison.org
#MakeMusicDay #makemusicmadison
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Make Music Madison was recently on air with @wortfm !
Special thanks to Tony Castañeda for helping us get the word out last week on the 8 O'Clock Buzz!
Listen to the full press release on our website now!
#makemusicday #makemusicmadison
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Registration to perform/host closes TONIGHT at 11:59 PM!!
Make sure to sign up through our website for your chance to play for the Madison community on June 21st!
#MakeMusicDay #makemusicmadison
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LAST CALL TO REGISTER AS A PERFORMER OR HOST!! 🎵
Registration closes Wednesday at 11:59 PM! Do not miss this opportunity to be apart of a wonderful day of music and community! Sign up through the link in our bio today! Any level of musician is welcome.
#makemusicday #makemusicmadison
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Last Call! 📣

Register by May 25th to perform or host for Make Music Madison 2022 🎶

Click the link in our bio to learn more.

#MakeMusicDay #MakeMusicMadison
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Make Music Madison turns 10 this year! 🥳

#MakeMusicMadison is a free, citywide, outdoor day of music held annually on the summer solstice. Our festival is part of the larger Make Music Day, an international summer solstice music celebration occurring in 1,000+ cities across the globe.

Thank you so much for supporting us and participating in Make Music Madison. We are looking forward to filling the streets with music for many more years to come!

Want to register as a performer or venue for Make Music Madison 2022?

Click the link in our bio learn more.

#MakeMusicDay #Anniversary #MadisonWisconsin

Photo by Benjamin Zastrow
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Want to perform at Segoe Park on June 21st for #MakeMusicMadison? 🏞️

Search for Segoe Park in our matchmaking system to claim this park for your performance on Make Music Day!

We will take care of the permitting, but park performances are totally DIY - no host on site and you must provide your own PA if needed.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about Segoe Park!

Interested in other park options?

Click the link in our bio and select ‘Find-A-Park’ to explore all Madison Park options.
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Want to perform at Marlborough Park on June 21st for #MakeMusicMadison? 🚴

Search for Marlborough Park in our matchmaking system to claim this park for your performance on Make Music Day!

We will take care of the permitting, but park performances are totally DIY - no host on site and you must provide your own PA if needed.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about Marlborough Park!

Interested in other park options?

Click the link in our bio and select ‘Find-A-Park’ to explore all Madison Park options.
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Get Involved!

Register by May 25th to perform or host for Make Music Madison 2022 🎶

Click the link in our bio to learn more.

#MakeMusicDay #MakeMusicMadison
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Want to perform at Aldo Leopold Park on June 21st for #MakeMusicMadison? 🚴

Search for Aldo Leopold in our matchmaking system to claim this park for your performance on Make Music Day!

We will take care of the permitting, but park performances are totally DIY - no host on site and you must provide your own PA if needed.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about Aldo Leopold Park!

Interested in other park options?

Click the link in our bio and select ‘Find-A-Park’ to explore all Madison Park options.
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#MakeMusicMadison officially has 200 performances scheduled!

Want to get involved but aren't sure how?

Click the link in our bio to learn how to register as a performer or a venue. We can’t wait to see you at #MakeMusicDay 2022!
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June 21st is officially Make Music Day in Madison 📢

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway signed a proclamation declaring June 21st as Make Music Day in Madison for this year and many years to come!!!

Want to get involved as a performer or venue for #MakeMusicDay?

Click the link in our bio to learn more.

#MakeMusicMadison
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THANK YOU to Dane Arts, for sponsoring Make Music Madison 2022! We are so happy to count on their support!

Dane Arts – aka Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission – supports all Dane County citizens and residents leading expressive lives in connection with one another.

Follow their page to learn more about them 🦋

@dane.arts

#DaneArts #MakeMusicDay
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Support Make Music Madison 2022 with a donation of $10 or more, and we will mail you one of our new logo stickers! 🎵

To donate, click the link in our bio and select ‘PayPal Giving Fund Page’. Once you have donated, email info@makemusicmadison.org with a screenshot of the donation confirmation and the mailing address you would like the sticker sent to.

#MakeMusicMadison #MakeMusicDay
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“Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed”

- W. C. Handy

Do you play an instrument? Comment down below with the instrument(s) you play.

#fridayquotes
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Want to perform at Elver Park on June 21st for #MakeMusicMadison?

Email match@makemusicmadison.org to claim this park for your performance on Make Music Day!

We will take care of the permitting; all you need to do is reserve the park with us and report the show in our matchmaking system.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about Elver Park!

Interested in other park options?

Click the link in our bio and select ‘Find-A-Park’ to explore all Madison park options.
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Make Music Day is 2 months away 🎸

Want to get involved but aren't sure how?

Click the link in our bio to learn how to register as a performer or a venue. We can’t wait to see you at #MakeMusicDay 2022!

#MakeMusicMadison
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Attention Musicians 🎶

Want to perform at Demetral Park on June 21st for #MakeMusicMadison?

Email match@makemusicmadison.org to claim this park for your performance on Make Music Day!

We will take care of the permitting; all you need to do is reserve the park with us and report the show in our matchmaking system.

Click the link in our bio to learn more about Demetral Park!

Interested in other park options?

Click the link in our bio and select ‘Find-A-Park’ to explore all Madison park options.
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THANK YOU to Sherwin-Willaims Paint Store #3501, for sponsoring Make Music Madison 2022! They are providing 200 buckets to collect tips on Make Music Day. We are so happy to count on their support!

Looking for some paint-spiration ? 🎨
Visit their store in person or visit their website at https://bit.ly/3JfyKar

#MakeMusicMadison #MakeMusicDay
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Want to claim a city park for your stage?

Use Find-a-Park to explore Madison Parks alphabetically or with a neat interactive map based on your address. Once you identify a park that meets your needs, email match@makemusicmadison.org, and we’ll reserve it for you if it is still available; no permitting or fees required!

Find-a-Park Link 🎵 https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/find-a-park/

#MakeMusicMadison #madisonparks
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Contact

Get in touch with us!

Email: info@makemusicmadison.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makemusicmadison/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/makemusicmadison

Mail: PO Box 5186, Madison, WI 53705