Make Music Day Columbia is a city-wide celebration of the creation of music, no matter how it’s done. Part of the Make Music Day Alliance, Columbia is proud to be a participating city. Join in!
Make Music Day Columbia is a city-wide celebration of the creation of music, no matter how it’s done. Part of the Make Music Day Alliance, Columbia is proud to be a participating city in a worldwide celebration of making music on June 21st.It doesn’t matter your level of experience in making music, you can participate and enjoy other events throughout Columbia. There will be a few featured events, as well as many impromptu concerts played all over. All events are free and open to the public. More information about the day itself can be found on this site, including how to register as an artist or a venue.
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All Instruments • All Genres • All Levels • All Ages • All FREE
Make Music Columbia is a celebration of music and everyone’s innate ability to make it, from amateurs to professionals.
On June 21st, we’re planning to fill Columbia with as much free and fun music as possible. From parks and parking lots to sidewalks, store-fronts, and stoops, anywhere in the city can be a backdrop for music on Make Music Day.
(And if you just want to watch, we’ll see you on June 21st!)
Mass appeals bring us all together to make some noise. This year we will be learning how to play the harmonica (and passing out 50 free Hohner harmonics), we’ll be jamming on some ukuleles and feeling the rhythm while bucket drumming. We’ll have extra ukes on hand and tons of hand percussion instruments. Feel free to bring your favorite instrument out to the park!
Relax along the banks of the Congaree River with friends and family and watch the sun go down! Mass appeals* bring us all together to make some noise. Join us at Riverfront Park’s historic riverfront pump house complex (312 Laurel Street) where we’ll be making some noise and Bierkeller Columbia will be holding their rescheduled Spider Lilly Happy Hour! Come out and enjoy live music from The Time Pirates! This year we will be learning how to play the harmonica (and passing out 50 free Hohner harmonics!), feeling the rhythm while bucket drumming with Girls Rock Columbia‘s Jess Oliver and strumming some ukuleles. Feel free to bring your own instrument, we’ll have extra ukuleles and hand percussion at the park! There’s something for everyone.
5:30pm – Ukulele jam!
6:30pm – Bucket Drumming 101! Learn a little percussion and we can create beautiful music with the uke players! We’ll have drumsticks and buckets for you to play. Girls Rock Columbia director Jess Oliver will lead!
7:30pm – We’ll have free harmonicas from Hohner and the legendary Jim “Wallstreet” Coulliard will tell us about the harmonica and will teach us the basics!
*Mass Appeal, part of Make Music Day, brings together musicians – of all levels and ages – to make music in large, single-instrument groups. All are welcome to join these free events on June 21st.
*Mass Appeal, part of Make Music Day, brings together thousands of musicians – of all levels and ages – to make music in large, single-instrument groups. All are welcome to join these free events on June 21st.
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In the News
The Free Times – Make Music Day Brings Culture of Participation to Columbia
GoColumbia (The State) – Get out and jam (or just listen) on Make Music Columbia day
The Columbia Star – Make Music Columbia returns June 21
The Post and Courier – Columbia among 20 cities to host Make Music Day festival this summer
Midlands Biz – Mayor Benjamin to Declare “Make Music Day” in Columbia
ABC Columbia – Mayor Benjamin Declares June 21 “Make Music Day”
WACH Fox – Make Music Day Columbia
The Free Times – A Day for Music
GoColumbia (The State) – Meet some of Columbia’s Music Makers
The Herald Journal – Columbia joins Make Music Day
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