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Mass Appeal Events

What are mass appeal events? Well they are exactly as they sound, appealing to the masses. These events welcome participants to engage in some way in collaborative music making. Maybe its a music lesson, or a flash mob party, or a hands on activity. Interested in hosting a mass appeal event? Email us at

Examples from 2022:

Mr. Harmonica Man

12- 1 PM | Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703
Mr. Harmonica Man, DeWayne Keyes, returns to lead his popular group lesson and performance. Hohner musical instrument company provides free harmonicas to the first 100 participants.

Making Music with Makey Makeys

12:30-2 PM | Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716

17.2m (aka Scott Fradkin) will use Makey Makeys as a midi controller to play with synths and a drum machine. Come learn about electronic music and experience the power and fun of the Makey Makey. 17.2m will both perform an original piece he writes for Make Music Day and offer drop in interactive sessions.

17.2m (aka Scott Fradkin) has been making strange sounds with his computer for nearly a decade. Finding software that let him create sounds and sequence them using code piqued his interest in creating experimental electronic music. Over the years he has added a number of hardware synthesizers to his setup to go along with software synthesis. He combines these instruments together to make not quite danceable music that is live coded and typically improvisational. His music can be found at:


Play Along with Angela Puerta

5 – 6 PM | Giant Jones Brewing, 931 E Main St, Madison WI 53703
6:30 – 7:30 PM | Plymouth Congregational UCC, 2402 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53704
8 – 9 PM | Westmorland Park, 4114 Tokay Blvd, Madison WI 53711
Join Colombian singer-songwriter and guitarist Angela Puerta for eclectic music inspired by Alternative Rock, Rock en Español, Pop, Reggae, Colombian folklore and Latin American rhythms. Angela Puerta is a six-time MAMA award winner and Best of Madison 2019 and 2020 Latin Artist bronze and silver star. Generous sponsor RBI Music will provide hand percussion instruments so the audience can play along with Angela on some of her songs!