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

Make Music Madison will return Tuesday, June 21st, 2022. Coffee shops, restaurants, front porches, and businesses across Madison will fill with songs 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.


Over 100 venues participated in 2021.

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

Over 100 locations throughout the City of Madison!

Who is Make Music Madison?
Make Music Madison is a dedicated team of volunteers and a seasonal Managing Director (Meri Rose Ekberg). Our board (Jamie Kember – president, Ashley Massart – treasurer, and Michael Anderson – secretary) lead teams of volunteers focused on venues, musicians, matchmaking, technology, publicity, and fundraising. To join our merry crew, email us at