Make Music Detroit – June 21st, 2016 marked the inaugural Make Music Detroit celebration. Detroit joined cities around the world to celebrate music in its many forms. Inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique (a national music party day inaugurated in 1982), Make Music Day or World Music Day takes place on the same day in more than 700 cities in over 100 different countries throughout the globe, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Nepal, Kenya, and Japan. For more information, please visit Make Music Day or Fête de la Musique‘s websites.
All Make Music Detroit events are:
Free (no tickets, musicians and audience members are not charged)
Participatory (open to any musician at any level who wish to participate)
All ages with genre restrictions
At multiple locations
On June 21st (the longest day of the year)
Mission – Make Music Detroit is more than a music event. Our purpose is to bring attention the importance of early music exposure for kids and the benefits of music in people’s daily lives. Detroit became a fountain of reverence in culture and humanities, in part, because of how the availability of music and arts education enriched its citizens. Every Detroit child deserves quality music education, and Make Music Detroit is dedicated to supporting this goal.
Last Year’s Recap – For the inaugural MMD2016, we coordinated more than a dozen sites around the city to serve as venues for over 100 free performances. Most sites were dispersed within three walking clusters situated within the Cultural Center, Downtown and North End neighborhood. Attendees were able to visit Detroit Institute of Arts, Assemble Sound, The Carr Center at Harmonie Park, Urban Bean Co., Northern Lights Lounge, Cass Cafe, Third Man Records, Jazz Cafe at Music Hall and other sites along the Oakland Avenue Artist Corridor to enjoy and experience every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of various musical persuasions (from jazz to folk to experimental to soul to electronic).
This year for MMD2017, performances will start Wednesday, June 21st at Noon and end at Midnight. Mark your calendars and let’s Make Music Detroit!
2017 Artist List:
Ableton Workshop by DJ Heru (Spin Inc.)
Adventures with Vultures
Axis Music Academy Performances & Workshop
Battersby Takes Bronze
Billy Davis Band w/ Harmonica Shah & Mighty Michael
brave as a bear
Cayenne & Ginger
Chosen By Fate
Cosmic Music Collective
Detroit School of the Arts – Achievers Ladies Female Vocal Ensemble
Detroit Youth Volume with Leslie DeShazor & Scott Murphy
DIME Student Performance
DJ Bigum Detroit
DJ Judy Adams
DJ Mel Wonder
Drew Schultz & The Broken Habits featuring Melvin Davis
Ian Fink / Alex White & Friends
In Transit Detroit featuring Sean Blackman and Liz Larin
Inohs Sivad Evolution
JC & Royal Keys
Large Extra Large ( LXL )
Lia K Catallo
Mark Frechette & ANMLTALK (aka The Diers)
Mike Jellick Trio
Min. David A Whitfield II & Whitfield Productions
Open Mic Night at Park Bar
Pastor Waverly B. Bumbrey Sr & Refuge Temple Cathedral Voices
Phil Hale Quartet featuring Thornetta Davis
Planet Funk on 313.FM
Rebecca Goldberg, Greg Aubry & Nardo
RJ Spangler Quartet featuring Larry Smith w / Youth Jam Session
Sam the Saxman
Smiley & Friends
Sounds of Imani
Spin Inc. DJ & Production Workshop w/ DJ Jungle
The Masters of Harmony
The Matthews Brothers
The Mighty Ded Woods
The Mighty Funhouse
The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid – Matthew Ball
The Old Adage
The Original Vandellas
The Plastic Bears
The Sane Abandoned
The War Balloons
Tino G and The Dumpster Machine featuring Charles “Buddy” Smith
Vincie D & The Sensations
Wild Mountain Roses
Wingz Of Terror
Detroit Institute of Arts
Northern Lights Lounge
Bert’s (Eastern Market)
Garden Bowl at The Majestic
Alley Deck at Magic Stick
TheStudio Fitness Dance Culture
Red Door Great Hall of the People
Delores Bennett Park
The Baltimore Gallery
Fox Creek Feedom Freedom
Detroit Artists’ Test Lab
The Bottom Line Coffee House
ASHE Supply Co.
Urban Bean Co.
Hip n Zen in the Northend
Jazz Cafe at Music Hall
The Old Miami
Red Corridor Bar
PJ’s Lager House
Milliken State Park Lighthouse
Third Wave Music
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Sign-up for MMD2017 will open to the public March 1st.
It’s easy to get involved!
Completely different from a typical music festival, MMD is open to anyone who wants to perform, host, learn, or teach music.
No performer, venue, student or teacher will be turned away.
As long as you have a passion for music, Make Music Detroit is there!
How to sign up…
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Create your profile by submitting a description of your act, photos, times you are available and any other relevant info (i.e. website/social media links). Check out the available venues and bid on one that fits your availability. EACH PERFORMANCE REQUEST NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED AS AN ONE (1) HOUR INCREMENT, PER VENUE. All performers MUST arrive to the venue an hour before their scheduled performance, so give yourself time. For instance, if you are available from 3pm-6pm to perform, than the earliest you can start playing would be 4pm. Most performances will be 30-45 minutes long. When the venue operator confirms your request, you’re good to go. For Full Instructions CLICK HERE. Registration started March 1st.
Create a profile by submitting your location information and a description of the space. Peruse the musician profiles to request a performance, or welcome musicians to bid on your space independently (make sure you can accommodate the performers before you submit your request). EACH PERFORMANCE REQUEST NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED AS AN ONE (1) HOUR INCREMENT, PER ARTIST. Most performances should be 30-45 minutes long to allow ample change over time. Await the confirmation of your request or confirm the performers request, then you are ready to go on June 21st! Registration started March 1st.
Make Music Detroit advocates the access to music education to citizens of all ages and skill levels. More than a festival, Make Music Detroit is an ongoing “movement” to bring attention the vital role music and music education plays in promoting better social, academic and spiritual engagement. Furthermore, Make Music Detroit strives to recognize the indispensable work of local music educators and institutions in youth development.
If you or your institution would like to conduct a workshop, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make Music Detroit is a city-wide event hosted to highlight the importance of music in the daily lives of its communities and the city’s diverse music history. We rely heavily on volunteers to keep things running smoothly which means we need your help on June 21st! If you’re available on this day and would like to help us, please let us know!
Here are just some of the things that you might be doing throughout the day:
-Tell passersbys about Make Music Detroit and answer any questions audience and participators may have.
-Take photos of your stationed event.
-Help keep our performers happy.
-Help with setup and breakdown between artists.
-Help run sound.
-Help the kids and parents during workshops.
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MMD2017 ARTIST REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS (PDF Manual with Screen Shots Below or Click Here) Visit www.makemusicdetroit.org and click “Sign up as a Performer Now” link in the “Participate” section Click “Register” when the matchdetroit.makemusicday.org webpage loads on the separate tab Register with a current email and contact information. If you are a kid, please haveContinue Reading »
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