Every summer and winter solstice, Make Music New York takes over all 5 boroughs, offering free concerts and other music-related events. To make this incredible free festival possible, they need you! If you are a musician or run a venue or know someone who is/does, check out their website for more information about participating this year. It’s totally free and a great way to connect with NYC’s arts community.
Here’s a message from the MMNY team:
Last year, on the summer solstice, Make Music New York organized one of the biggest musical events in the city’s history: over 1,350 free outdoor concerts in an incredible array of genres and locations. Thousands of musicians entertained New Yorkers on sidewalks, streets, parks, and gardens throughout all five boroughs of NYC in “an eleven-hour escapade of musical creativity” (The New Yorker).
This year, Make Music New York returns on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 — and it promises to be the biggest and best yet.
Enroll in the free program today, and Make Music New York will coordinate your concert with others in the neighborhood, secure all necessary permits, and promote your event through Metro New York, WQXR, and WNYC. From an acoustic sidewalk setup to a full-scale amplified block party, plenty of options are available.