Make Music


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

Make Music Madison will be live and in person Monday, June 21st, 2021 following COVID ordinances of Public Health Madison & Dane County. Coffee shops, restaurants, front porches, and businesses across Madison will fill with song 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 for Madisonians 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.


Music Everywhere! 100 venues hosted in 2019!

When and where will Make Music Madison take place?

On the summer solstice, Monday, June 21, 2021 at locations throughout the City of Madison!

Who is Make Music Madison?

Make Music Madison takes a dedicated team of volunteers to bring it all together. Our small board (Jamie Kember (president), Ashley Massart (treasurer) and Michael Anderson (secretary)) lead teams of volunteers focused on venues, musicians, matchmaking, technology, publicity, and fundraising. We have a single seasonal paid position, managing director Natasha Stevent Sattin. To join our merry crew, email us at