About Make Music Day
Make Music Day was dreamt up by France’s Ministry of Culture in 1982. The idea is that everyone could play music or host free outdoor performances. (In France, it’s called Fête De La Musique.)
Musicians with a range of abilities and specializing in a wide array of genres give free performances outdoors — in parks, storefronts and public spaces, and even on sidewalks and in backyards.
Make Music Day has become a national holiday in Paris, where around 70 per cent of Parisians have participated in the event at some point.
Make Music Day happens each year on the summer solstice to celebrate the longest day of the year. It encourages people to celebrate music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and put on free outdoor concerts.