Make Music Wisconsin

Click here for an information flyer about Make Music Day.

Sign up for an informational webinar about Wisconsin’s participation in Make Music Day on Tuesday, December 3 at 12 noon CST, featuring Aaron Friedman, Director of the Make Music Alliance.  The webinar will provide information about the global Make Music Day event and Make Music Wisconsin participation by communities large and small throughout the state. Musicians and performers, elected officials, for-profit and non-profit businesses, educators, civic leaders, and the general public are invited to participate.  Sign up for the webinar at Send an email to with your questions.

Arts Wisconsin has teamed up with Make Music Day, a worldwide celebration of music, to get people, organizations, businesses and communities throughout Wisconsin interested and involved in music and community, and to promote Make Music Day in Wisconsin as an annual event.

Aaron Friedman, Director of Make Music Day, based in NYC, and Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin Director traveled around Wisconsin in October 2019, to promote Wisconsin’s participation statewide in Make Music Day. The next Make Music Day will happen worldwide on Sunday, June 21, 2020.  

Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and Wisconsin School Music Association are interested in assisting with promotion of this statewide event.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music Day concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.   Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, and businesses, buildings, schools, churches and synagogues, and other institutions, can participate.  All performances are free and all are outdoors (weather permitting).

Make Music Day is a great opportunity for amateur musicians to get their own stage, as well as for community building, civic engagement, and creative placemaking around a musical holiday. 

Six Wisconsin communities (Appleton, Land o’Lakes, Madison, Milwaukee, Platteville, and Reedsburg) are already involved with Make Music Wisconsin, Green Bay has already signed up to participate starting in 2020.  Join the growing list of involved communities today!   Go to for information. 

Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. More info at   Arts Wisconsin is Wisconsin’s community cultural development organization, the only independent statewide organization providing a leadership forum to advance the local and statewide creative economy, integrate the arts and creativity in education, educate entrepreneurs and activists, and engage policy-makers and the public as a catalyst for dialogue, information, and action. More info at

Contact Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin, 608 255 8316 | to discuss your community’s participation in Make Music Wisconsin!