Now in its eleventh year, Make Music New York is a unique festival of 230 artists performing 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 700 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making.
Completely different from a typical music festival, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part.
From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions – from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock – perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.
For a full list of performances, see the Make Music New York calendar.
Here's a few of the planned acts of note, especially for families, some playing in more than one location during the day:
Wild Turkey Surprise Presents ...
The Rock-a-Silly Band
The Pizza Bats
TCCS Fourth Grade Choir
Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trils
Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats
Liz and Andy
The Black Star
Cantus and Chamber Music Center of New York
WTC @ WTC