Celebrate ‘Make Music Day’ in Huntsville—here’s how

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Huntsville is one of more than 1,000 cities participating in Make Music Day June 21. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

Huntsville’s music scene is a growing and vibrant one, and the Huntsville Music Office wants to celebrate that community on Make Music Day on June 21.

The day will include live music performances all over the city from local talented musicians. Here’s more info:

Make Music Day Huntsville

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The local music scene is vibrant, and local musicians can sign up to participate in Make Music Day 2023. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

Make Music Day Huntsville is a collaboration between the Huntsville Music Office and Huntsville Hospital Music Therapy Program, This is a free, community-driven live music celebration with concerts in various spaces across the city. 

Huntsville is one of more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries that will participate in the program, which encourages people of all ages and abilities to make music.

“This gets to the heart of our efforts to make our city’s music environment as dynamic and diverse as possible because it’s something everyone can participate in, no matter whether you’re a professional or just play tambourine around the house for fun with your kids. Make Music Day is about inclusivity, which is key to building a successful music ecosystem. No matter what kind of music you make, there’s a stage for you.”

Matt Mandrella, Huntsville Music Officer

How to participate in Make Music Day

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There are talented musicians everywhere in Huntsville. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

If you are a local musician wanting to participate in Make Music Day here in Huntsville, the Huntsville Music Office has made it easy by creating the Make Music Day Huntsville website.

This website serves as an online “matchmaking” database for both artists and venues. Groups can create accounts and register either as a location interested in hosting a performer or as a performer seeking a venue.

Performers can create artist profiles with information about them, their genre, what instrument(s) they play and more. Registered venues can do the same and then browse artist profiles and invite them to play.

Musicians can also browse venue profiles and offer to perform where they have openings. Performers who don’t want to play solo can browse other profiles and make contact in a bid to form a duo, trio or full-fledged band.

Performances can be as short as 15 minutes, although venues may request more time from a performer.

Participating venues

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Honest Coffee Roasters is one of the businesses that is participating in Make Music Day. (Hville Blast)

Venues and organizations that have already signed up include:

  • Ditto Landing
  • Fret Shop
  • Panera Bread
  • Honest Coffee
  • Downtown Huntsville, Inc.
  • Downtown Huntsville Public Library
  • Jeff & Blues
  • Huntsville Hospital (11 locations)
  • UAH
  • Huntsville City Hall

More venues are expected to join in on the celebration.

Performers and venues are asked to share Make Music Day Huntsville posts to social media with the hashtags #MakeMusicDay and #MakeMusicDayHSV. Photos and video can also be shared with the Huntsville Music Office through Facebook.

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Michael Seale
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