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Huntsville Music Office announces return of Make Music Day on June 21

Published on May 28, 2024

Whether you’re an operatic tenor or play a mean didgeridoo, the Huntsville Music Office invites you to participate in Make Music Day Huntsville on Friday, June 21.

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The annual celebration is open to everyone, regardless of skill level. This event, part of a global initiative in over 1,000 cities, is hosted by the Huntsville Music Office and the Huntsville Hospital Music Therapy Program.

“This event embodies our vision of becoming a music city, offering everyone a chance to perform, whether you’re a seasoned guitarist or amateur pianist,” said Huntsville Music Officer Matt Mandrella. “This event is all about inclusivity and promoting our diverse music ecosystem.”

How to participate

Participation is easy. Visit the Make Music Day Huntsville website to register as a performer or a venue. Performers can create profiles detailing their musical style and instruments, while venues can browse and invite artists. Collaboration is encouraged, and performances can range from 15 minutes to longer sessions upon request.

Diverse venues

Confirmed venues include the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the downtown branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Institutional spaces like Huntsville City Hall and Huntsville Hospital will also host performances.

“From our hospital halls to downtown, Huntsville will resonate with amazing talent on June 21,” said Eugene Johnson, manager of the Huntsville Hospital Music Therapy Program. “This event showcases music’s healing power.”

About Make Music Day

Started in 2007 and presented by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, Make Music Day occurs on June 21, the summer solstice. Other Alabama cities participating include Decatur, Florence, Gadsden, Gulf Shores and Montgomery.

For more information, visit MakeMusicDay.org/Huntsville. Share your experiences on social media using #MakeMusicDay and #MakeMusicDayHSV. Participants are also asked to tag @HuntsvilleMusicOffice in their posts.

Have questions? Visit the Make Music Day website or email Mandrella at Matt.Mandrella@HuntsvilleAL.gov.