Make Music Chicago is a day-long, citywide, DIY music festival that celebrates the musician in us all.
Make Music Chicago encourages all Chicagoans to make music regardless of age, ability or preferred musical style.
Based on the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Chicago was first presented by Rush Hour Concerts in 2011 at the request of French Consul General Graham Paul. Chicago joins 700 cities across the globe, making the Fête de la Musique the world’s largest single day music celebration.
MAKE MUSIC CHICAGO 2015
200+ PERFORMANCES, 90 VENUES
3 hours of live broadcasting from the Chicago Cultural Center by WDCB 90.9fm
9 hours of DJs in the Midway Plaisance
A Hip-Hop Festival at 2 North Riverside Plaza
A day of events with the Old Town School of Folk Music in Welles Park
Official launch of MMC’s Pianos in the Parks program
Bagpipers on the newly constructed Riverwalk, Fiddlers in Lincoln Park Zoo, and Taiko Drummers in the North Park Village Nature Center
PLAY-ALONGS & SING-ALONGS
The U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes joined Sousapalooza
A band play-along in Wrigley Square
Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra joined the Rise and Shine Orchestra
Newberry Library sponsored a sing-along in Washington Square Park
Hohner gave away free harmonicas at the Harmonica Jam in Steelworkers Park