Norwalk CT Celebrates International Make Music Day

Published June 2nd 2019
Make Music Day June 21, 2019
Norwalk, Connecticut to be Included in the Over 5,000+ Live and Free
Music-Making Events to Launch this Summer in Over 80 U.S. Cities
June 2, 2019, Norwalk, CT:  Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on the summer solstice, returns this year on Friday, June 21 with over 5,000 free indoor/outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other magnificent music-making events being held in more than 80 U.S. cities. A worldwide phenomenon observed by hundreds of millions of people in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries, the daylong musical free-for-all on June 21 brings musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels together to make, enjoy, perform, teach and learn music. Among the U.S. cities hosting major celebrations is Norwalk, CT. Spearheaded by the Wall Street Neighborhood Association and supported by Norwalk Now, Make Music Day in Norwalk recently announced its preliminary music line-up which can be viewed at
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. Reimagining our cities and towns as stages, every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion – pours onto streets, parks, plazas, porches, rooftops, gardens and other public spaces to celebrate, create and share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. Joined by statewide cities including Stamford, Fairfield, New Haven, and Hartford, Norwalk venues will also include restaurants, bars, theaters, and attractions.
“When I became aware of Make Music Day I asked ‘Why not Norwalk?’ We have more live music here than practically any other city in Connecticut,” says Marc Alan who is on the Board of Directors for the Wall Street Neighborhood Association and serves as the Co-Chair of the Norwalk Arts Commission, “Make Music Day is going to consist of free, non-ticketed music events happening all over the city. Everything from solo instrumentalists, singer-songwriters, vocal groups, classical ensembles, music students - you name it - in every possible style, by musicians from all walks of life, from kids and hobbyists to professional touring artists. It’s a city-wide celebration of music!”
“Working as a cohesive unit, Norwalk neighborhoods working with Norwalk talent and city-wide venues, will come together for one very simple pleasure – music, “says Norwalk Now Director Linda Kavanagh, “We are fortunate to be the recipients of numerous amazing events year round.  Make Music Day cuts through all the red tape and ticket prices and simply makes music all day long for all to enjoy. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Launched in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.
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