Make Music Chattanooga is a part of Make Music Day. Make Music Day, or Fêta De La Musique, is a worldwide celebration of music, where musicians – of all levels at any age – will fill the city’s streets, parks, restaurants, etc., playing live music on June 21 (the Summer Solstice). This event was started in France in 1982 and has grown to include over 700 cities in 120 different countries. All cities are given the freedom to celebrate Make Music Day in whatever way best represents their city’s talent, people, and musical culture.
Make Music Day events are organized in a format similar to Mainx24 and Start Up Week in that venues and artists register themselves and plan their events.
"June 21, otherwise known as Make Music Day, is fast approaching. Registration is officially closed. The schedule is set with over 50 local musicians performing free concerts and hosting other musical events in 15 locations throughout Chattanooga starting at 9 a.m. and ending after midnight," officials said.
The full lineup of artists performing can be viewed here.
Although registration has closed, all musicians, whether amateur, professional, young or old, are still invited to take part in the following events on Wednesday, June 21:
Music on the Move - Music on the Move will bring the music to the people! It is an opportunity for musicians to perform at multiple locations in about two hours. This will be great for creating a festive atmosphere with fun interactions between the public and performers. The designated route has approximately 6 stops with a short walk between each. Some stops are inside businesses and some are outside where there is plenty foot and street traffic to supply high visibility. If you are interested please email Chattanooga@MakeMusicDay.org with the subject, "Music On The Move."
Procrastinator's Passageway - Musicians who missed our May 21 deadline to schedule an official performance can take the stage at our open mic known as the Procrastinator's Passageway. This little stage will be located in the Urban Chandelier Passageway at 709 Cherry Street in downtown Chattanooga. To get on the list email Chattanooga@MakeMusicDay.org with the subject, "Procrastinator" or just mosey on up anytime between 3:00pm-6:00pm and wait your turn that day. RSVP and get more information here.
Surprise Saxophone Solos - Saxophonists will be popping into non-musical locations throughout the city to play "Careless Whisper" in memory of George Michael. Saxophonists, please email Chattanooga@MakeMusicDay.org with the subject, "Surprise Saxophone Solos" get more information about how you can win cool prizes for participating in this project.
Street Studios Hosted by Undaground – All performers are invited to walk up and sing and/or play an instrument at Undaground's Street Studios to be included in an original song created from the various samples recorded that day. The Street Studio will be located at the Garden Grass Inversion Passageway at 730 Cherry Street from 1:00pm-3:00pm. RSVP and get more information here.