All Free, All Day, All Over Town – Make Music Liberty

Starting in 1982 as Fete de la Musique in France, Make Music Day is now held in over 1,000 cities in 120 countries around the world. This event was created to bring communities a free musical festival-styled holiday that would take place all around town and allow everyone to participate. This meant all ages, performing styles and skill levels would be welcome to join an all parks, store fronts, street corners and roof tops would be invited to host performances.

Taking place on the Summer Solstice every year (June 21), Make Music Day made its way to the United States in 2007 and made its debut in New York City. After coming to the United States, this event has gained a significant amount of traction and popularity. In 2023, 117 cities organized 4,7191 free concerts all on June 21!

Make Music Liberty

This year’s event will mark nine years of the City of Liberty participating in this musical event, hosted by the Liberty Arts Commission. Throughout the day you may hear music being performed on a sidewalk, a residential porch, in a parking lot, outside a storefront or event in one of Liberty’s parks!

In 2023, Make Music Liberty set a personal record in host venues with 24 private and public spaces volunteering to host 93 scheduled performances! These record numbers could not have been achieved without the help of the amazing Liberty community – participation by musicians, venues and volunteers to help the event run smoothly.


Ready to join in on the fun? Registration is currently open for musical performers and host venues. Create a profile on the Make Music Liberty website and follow the step by step directions to secure your spot! Performers have the ability to select the time(s) and location(s) they would like to perform. For more information, check out the Make Music Liberty website or email the Make Music Liberty team.

This event is for everyone, all ages, all genres of music and all levels of musical ability. Whether you’re in a band, a solo artist, a child or a senior, there’s a spot for you to perform! Individuals and groups that have mass appeal events / workshops are encouraged to get in touch with event staff. This can be drum circles, bucket drumming, harmonica clinics or anything that is an open introduction or instructional gathering! We hope to see you celebrating with us on Friday, June 21!

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