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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional support from the Dane County Nonprofit Assistance Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation.
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 email@example.com
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!
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.
#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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a screenshot of the donation confirmation and the mailing address you would like the sticker sent to.
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 email@example.com, and we’ll reserve it for you if it is still available; no permitting or fees required!