Musicians and audience invited to Middletown Make Music Day on June 21

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MIDDLETOWN — Residents and visitors to Middletown are invited to make music and into the summer solstice on June 21 in a free, global celebration of the art form by local artists.

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, the event is held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries, according to a press release.

Every June 21, Paris fills with musicians of all kinds who perform for free for everyone’s enjoyment. In 2007, the Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York. Since then, cities around the world have launched their own Make Music Days, the statement said.


Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wishes to participate, the press release states. “Musicians of all types – young and old, amateurs and professionals, of all musical persuasions – pour into the streets, parks, plazas and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors and strangers.”

Make Music Middletown is coordinated by the Middletown Arts & Culture Office/Middletown Commission on the Arts in collaboration with the Middlesex Music Academy, businesses, organizations, community members and downtown and city arts stakeholders. The mission is to contribute to Middletown’s cultural identity, economy and quality of life by supporting arts, heritage, cultural and business activities and organizations.

Registration is now open. Musicians can register, create profiles, and find a match for their Make Music Middletown performance by visiting makemusicday.org. For assistance, email [email protected] or [email protected]

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