Make Music Philly
All Day, All Over, All Free!
On Friday, June 21, Philadelphia will join more than 500 other cities worldwide that celebrate music on the first day of summer, the longest day of the year. The inaugural Make Music Philly
event will be Philly’s first city-wide, free, “do it yourself” festival, featuring organized concerts and informal performances by professionals and amateurs of all genres and ages.
WXPN is hosting several events as part of Make Music Philly. Check out the list of events here,
the fun begins at 7:30am.
La Fetes de la Musique
Started in France, La Fetes de la Musique
launched on June 21, 1982 - the day of summer solstice - and is now celebrated worldwide in over 460 cities, in 110 countries.
Different than a music festival, the Fête de la Musique is a free popular fête, open to any participant (amateur or professional musicians) who wants to perform. It is a day to celebrate music, allowing the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful, outdoor atmosphere. Aimed at a large audience, the festival works to popularise musical practice for young and not so young people from all social backgrounds. Fête de la Musique gives an opportunity to communicate and share a very special moment through music.
The concept came to the U.S. as National Music Day
in 2006 and we are proud to help launch this event in Philadelphia.
Make Music Philly Kicks Off June 21, 2013
WXPN leads a committee for Make Music Philly
in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and other cultural organizations. The city-wide event launches June 21, 2013. A city-wide free, "do it yourself" festival!
Volunteers Needed for Day of Event
To make this event successful, we are relying heavily on awesome volunteers - like you!
Please consider volunteering your time to Make Music Philly.
We will have Make Music Philly t-shirts, program guides, and banners to help brand the events, but nothing can replace the one-on-one interaction with the public to let them know about this exciting new project. It’s the number one way we will get more people involved next year.
Please let us know if you have any questions… you can email the events producer at
. And you can sign up to volunteer by sending an email to
with the hours you are available that day, what neighborhood(s) you are interested in being located, and if you can help us distribute promotional materials in the days leading up to June 21.
Thanks, and we hope to see a lot of you at Make Music Philly!
Questions, send email to
features special software to match artists who wish to perform with available performance spaces. Venues, promoters, community and arts organizations, businesses and anyone who loves music and wants to see and hear it flourish in Philadelphia are encouraged to register at the site, and help create Make Music Philly
events. The website is also your resource for all information about Make Music Philly
and the free music events taking place on June 21!