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

Make Music Madison will return Wednesday, June 21st, 2023. 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.

Annually on June 21st

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
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