Make Music Wisconsin

For immediate release
Anne Katz, Director, Arts Wisconsin
608 255 8316 | akatz@artswisconsin.org
June 8, 2020

MAKE MUSIC WISCONSIN GOING VIRTUAL THIS YEAR
organizers and musicians statewide have developed new, creative, social distanced ways  for anyone and everyone to participate in the annual global celebration on Sunday, June 21
Go to www.makemusicwi.org for more information

Make Music Wisconsin is part of Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, the summer solstice.  Make Music Wisconsin, with 13 participating communities throughout the state this year, is going virtual in 2020 on Sunday, June 21, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Typically featuring free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and public spaces in Wisconsin  and across the U.S., this year’s Make Music Wisconsin  will take a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. Over 85 U.S. cities and the entire states of Connecticut, Hawaii, Vermont, in addition to Wisconsin, will take part in Make Music Day 2020, further demonstrating the power of music to unite and uplift people, spread joy and build community amid this challenging and unprecedented time.

Make Music Wisconsin communities in 2020 are Appleton, Barron, Burnett/Polk Counties, Chequamegon Bay (Ashland, Washburn, Bayfield, Red Cliff, Cornucopia, and Port Wing), Fitchburg, Green Bay, Kenosha, Land o’Lakes, Madison, Milwaukee, Platteville, Reedsburg, and Waupaca.

 

All Make Music Wisconsin communities are going virtual this year, with additional opportunities for appropriately “socially distant” performances on sidewalks, in parks, on docks, porches, bandshells, pavilions, and gazebos (if you’re going to be in the audience, make sure you wear a mask).

Partners in Make Music Wisconsin include Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Wisconsin School Music Association.  A full schedule of events – to be continually updated as June 21 approaches – is at www.makemusicwi.org.  For more information, contact Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin, 608 255 8316 | akatz@artswisconsin.org

About Make Music Day:  Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts.. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the non-profit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.