Day of Music Returns on June 21

Over 150 Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across Fullerton as Part of Annual Global Celebration
Day of Music will return for its 5th year with a wild and wonderful mix of over 150 free outdoor musical events on Friday, June 21. Day of Music is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, 36 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

Rhythmo Mariachi Kids

Completely different from a typical musical festival, Day of Music 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.

Nelson Cade III

Last year, over 150 concerts were given for Day of Music at more than 40 venue locations, and even more are expected this year.
Our showcase venues include:
•Back Alley
•Black Hole Records
•Fox Theatre
•Fullerton Museum Center
•Hillcrest Park Great Lawn
•Villa del Sol
Highlights of Day of Music will include:
• Bach on the Block
• Bands Undercover
• Boombox Parade
•Harmonica Play-Along
• Sousapalooza
•Ukulele Jam
Musicians, amateur or professional, young or old, were invited to take part by registering on the website this past March.  Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions were askedthe website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.

The Captain’s Son

A full schedule of events will be posted at www.thedayofmusic.comunder the Listings tab and via a downloadable PDF to print.
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, 36 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.

The Darden Sisters

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