Make Music New York - MMNY

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival New York, New York, USA
Festival Contact Information

Phone: +01 917-779-9709

Festival Description

Make Music New York - MMNY began in 2007 as a free celebration of music, arts and the people of NYC. The festival takes place in the streets and public spaces that include the five boroughs of the city — sidewalks, parks, and community gardens with 1,000 free concerts. Make Music New York, has also launched a dozen participatory musical parades on the first night of winter (December 21) that is open to all. Live music of every genre, and impromptu musical stages and dance floors become an organic part of the cityscape by creating ‘social meeting points’. Thousands of amateur musicians have the opportunity to play to new audiences and established artists enjoy entertaining their fans and making new ones also.

Festival Dates June 21, 2013
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Festival Story:

First launched in France in 1982, la Fête de la Musique takes place on June 21, the day of the summer solstice, every year. During this one day, public spaces become informal musical stages for all alike, turning cities into festivals of live music-making. After beginning as an informal celebration, with professional and amateur bands playing spontaneously in the streets, it has now become a key cultural event in over 110 countries. Make Music NY has become the largest such event outside of Europe.


Festival Events:

Artist feature 2013:
  • Julia Weldon
    • Indie Folk Singer, guitarist, LGBT activist and self-professed “wide-eyed lover of life,” Julia Weldon takes to the road in support of her upcoming release Light Is A Ghost, due out in stores this summer. Julia will play various clubs, coffeehouses and LGBT Pride events in several east coast cities through late June. Visit Julia’s official website for more details on show times and ticket prices.
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