Make Music Detroit 2016
Make Music Detroit, World is Listening
On June 21st, 2016 , Detroit will, for the first time, join cities in 120 countries for Make Music Day, the â€œworldâ€™s largest global music event.
Scheduled on the longest day of the year, the inaugural Make Music Detroit will take
place at multiple venues and will feature over 70 musical performances .
All participating venues will be free of admission and open to all ages.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Detroit is open to
anyone who wants to perform , learn , or teach music .
Make Music Detroit has coordinated more than a dozen sites around the city to serve as venues for the performers.
Most sites are dispersed within three walkable clusters situated within the
Cultural Center , Downtown and North End neighborhood.
Attendees are going to be able to visit
Detroit Institute of Arts,
The Carr Center at Harmonie Park,
Urban Bean Co.,
Northern Lights Lounge,
Third Man Records,
Jazz Cafe at Music Hall
sites along the Oakland Avenue Artist Corridor
to enjoy and experience every kind of musician young and old, amateur and professional,
of every musical persuasion
(from jazz to folk to experimental to soul to electronic).
Performances start at Noon and end at Midnight.
For complete schedule and venue detail, please visit the official
website at www.makemusicdetroit.org .
Make Music Detroit will showcase the eclectic and vibrant styles of the city through performances by some of its venerable music icons and rising artists.
These performances include:
Liz Larin, winner of more than 20 Detroit Music AwardsÍ¾
renowned youth and student choral ensemble T he Mosaic SingersÍ¾
Jazz Foundation of Americaâ€™s R J Spangler Quintet
featuring sax legend Larry Smith & vocalist Nikki Pearse Í¾
PhilHarmonic Sextet featuring Detroitâ€™s Queen of the Blues Thornetta DavisÍ¾
current C JAM & former W DET radio host/DJ Judy Adams Í¾
Metro Times 2016 Readerâ€™s Choice Best Electronic Artist recipient K evin ReynoldsÍ¾
platinum credited hip hop artist/producer Nick SpeedÍ¾
multiinstrumentalist & folk sensation Jennie Knaggs of Lac La BelleÍ¾
Skeeto Valdez, Paul Randolph & John Douglas â€™ The Mighty Funhouse Í¾
soul/funk legend Amp Fiddler Í¾
11 year old singer songwriter Sophia Avocado .
Make Music Detroit advocates the access to music education and performance space
to citizens of all ages and skill levels.
More than a festival, Make Music Detroit is an ongoing â€œmovementâ€ to highlight the vital role music and music education plays in promoting better social, academic and spiritual engagement. Furthermore, Make Music
Detroit s trives to recognize the indispensable work of local music institutions in youth development. Parents can take their children to any of the free music workshops available throughout the music making celebration.
Originated from France in 1982 a s FÃªte De La Musique in which the Ministry of Culture â€œimagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere,â€
Make Music Day i s now celebrated annually on the summer solstice in o er 700 cities
worldwide , including 37 cities across the U.S.
Letâ€™s make Detroitâ€™s first year an ode to joy!
general inquiry: email@example.com
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artistic director: ulysses newkirk II email@example.com
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