Free outdoor music-making events to be held across Cincinnati on June 21, 2018, as part of annual global celebration.
Cincinnati, OH – The first annual Make Music Cincinnati, a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Make Music Cincinnati is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, 52 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Rhode Island will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.
Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique and has spread to more than 750 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.
Highlights of Make Music Cincinnati will include the following events:
- Antonio Violins, 7721 Montgomery Road in Kenwood, will be offering music-making opportunities on violins, violas, cellos, string bass, ukuleles, banjos and guitars.
- Third Rock Music Center, 1232 Eight Mile in Anderson Township, will be hosting ukulele, drum and harmonica circles from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Three Dogs Kouzina, a Greek restaurant at 7417 Hamilton Ave. in Mt. Healthy, will be opening up its patio to local musicians.
- Tikkun Farm, 7941 Elizabeth St. in Mt. Healthy, will be hosting a drum circle in the evening.
Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part by signing up at http://www.makemusicday.org/cincinnati/; registration closes on June 18. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations. Spectators attend events for free.
Make Music Cincinnati is sponsored by Buddy Roger’s Music in collaboration with Halftime Magazine. Buddy Roger’s Music offers musical instruments and related products for sale to customers in the Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana regions through its retail showroom, school specialty in-school service, repair service center and associate stores. Halftime Magazine is a bimonthly print publication and website presenting the sights, sounds, and spirit of the marching arts.
About Make Music Day
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 750 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, 52 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Rhode Island are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music-making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.