Make Music Day 2018 will take place on Thursday, June 21 in various locations throughout Uptown. 

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fete de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion – pour into the streets, parks, plazas and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.


Music at the Market

Melodic Minors is partnering with Charlotte City Center Partners to begin Charlotte’s own local chapter of the national festival, Make Music Day! Join Melodic Minors on June 21 at 7th Street Public Market all day for performances of all different styles and instruments. Everyone is invited!

ActTime Slot
Matthew Marcus10-10:30AM
Woodwind Chamber (Daniel Haller, Ellie Rasmussen, Gabija Zilinskaite)10:30-11:10AM
String Quartet (Andrew DeWeese, Daniel Chabeda, Gabija Zilinskaite, Drew Dansby)11:15AM-12:15PM
Jazz Piano and Violin (Holland Majors, Lois Majors)12:30-1:30PM
Sound Syndicate (Nailyah Gardener, Rixey Terry, Justin Hardy, JP Simpson, Greg Rubidge, Christoph Brown, Savr Hill, Alex Macri, Harrison Joyner)12:30-1:30PM
Jazz Vocal/Guitar (Aron Stornaiuolo)1:30-2:30 PM
Chamber/Solo Music (Andrew DeWeese, Drew Dansby, and Veronica Leahy)2-4PM
Trumpet Duets (William Kressner, Jasmine Leahy)4-4:30PM
Alex Lapuente4:30-5PM
Vocal with Piano (Arella Flur, Veronica Leahy)5:00-5:30PM
Duets (Nate Lambert and Ruth Shumway)5:30-6PM
Jazz Band (Grayson Boatright, Matt Gales, Veronica Leahy, Lovell Bradford, and Ariel Mejia)6-8PM
Fiddle Band (Ruth Shumway, Mary Shumway, Dave Shumway, John Renwich, Eric Svenson)6:15-7:15PM
Vocals & Ukelele (Griffin Knock)7:15-7:45PM





Guitar Hero on the Square

From noon until 2pm, we will have Guitar Hero set up on the Disc Plaza on the corner of Trade and Tryon. Bring a friend and play for free!


Drum for a Cause

Join drumSTRONG on the corner of Trade and Tryon from 4:30-5:30pm for a special Make Music Day interactive rhythm experience!