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Performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone.

Make Music Madison will be an annual one-day, city-wide, free, outdoor music festival to be held on the Summer Solstice, June 21. The goal is to generate a continuous wall of music as people walk around participating spaces. "Music" is whatever live sound an individual or group wishes to produce, and whatever the hosting space accepts. The festival will be inclusionary in terms of genres, ethnicities, styles of music, skill levels of musicians, and in the use of public and private spaces throughout our community. There now are over 450 communities around the world celebrating the Summer Solstice with a music festival.

The first Make Music Madison will be on:
Friday, June 21, 2013.

Musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions-from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock-will perform in public places like sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, bus transfer points, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names.

For more information and to sign up for announcements, visit the Make Music Madison.


  • June 21, 2013 - Make Music Madison Festival