Make Music Day

Seattle, WA – Make Music Seattle celebrates its 3rd year of participating in the Worldwide Event MAKE MUSIC DAY, featuring the opportunity to participate in and observe free live music performances at all ages public venues across the city on the longest day of the year, June 21, 2017.

Spread the Word…you can participate by signing up to play, by coordinating an event at your location, or by telling your friends and attending a Make Music Day event! (info below)

JUNE 21, 2017: Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world always held on Summer Solstice, June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and participatory for everyone, all ages and genres, all live performances, at multiple venues and public spaces.

Watch Previous Highlights of Make Music Day!

Although this celebration has been going on for over 30 years around the world, this is just the third year for Make Music Day in Seattle. Make Music Seattle, a local non-profit organization, was created in 2015 to celebrate music in Seattle, the City of Music. Our goal this year is to spread the word and the music, so that more people will be aware of Make Music Day, and hopefully grow like it has in other US Cities over the past 10 years.  This year, 36 U.S. cities 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.

But Seattle, of course, will have its own special neighborhood flair and its vibrant music community; Make Music Seattle is a stage that’s open and welcome to everyone.


  1. Register as a Participantto Make Music at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle (2-10pm), or at Music Works Northwest in Bellevue. Sign up to play as a solo or group performance, or join in on group music-making such as harmonicas or boomwhackers.
  2. Register as a Venueto Host an Event at your location. Got a cool idea? We’ll help you promote it.

Sponsored by Verity Credit Union,  Seattle Parks and RecreationSeattle Office of Arts & Culture, SeafairAmerican Music,  and Gigs 4 U; with support from Downtown Seattle AssociationCity of Seattle Office of Film + Music, and Seattle City of Music.