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MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO TO GO VIRTUAL THIS YEAR
Local and National Organizers and Musicians Have Developed New, Creative,
Social Distanced Ways for Anyone to Participate in the Annual Global Celebration on June 21
Chicago, June 2020 – Make Music Chicago is going virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Make Music Chicago is part of Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, the summer solstice. Typically featuring free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks, and public spaces in Chicago and across the U.S., this year’s Make Music Day 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, and 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.
We encourage you to embrace your inner musician, share music freely with your peers, and celebrate the rich musical diversity of your communities all day on June 21st. This virtual event is free and open to the public.
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.
A full schedule of events is now posted at http://makemusicchicago.org/attend/