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Make Music Day

Join Us in Downtown Canandaigua for a celebration of Music on Friday, June 21st! Stay tuned to our Facebook Page as we share more details of this fun, family-oriented community event!

Here is our lineup for Friday on the Maxion Stage at the Commons Park:

11:30 am - Nathan Merrill with ARC (Student Performance)
12:00 pm - Meyer & McGuire: Classic Folk, Country, Bluegrass & Original Tunes
12:45 pm - Harmonica Lessons
1:30 - 4:30 pm - Open Stage (Open Mic Community Performances will be scheduled in order of arrival)
4:30 pm - YCFL Youth Chorus of the Finger Lakes
5:15 pm - Mike Joseph
6:00 pm - Josh Miller and George Scherer
7:30 pm - Brian Lindsay Band (performing at Nick’s Chophouse, NOT at the Commons)

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 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 — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

Make Music Day brings joy, inspires creativity, and transforms communities. It celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. Make Music Day events turn sidewalks and streets into impromptu stages; let amateur musicians share their passion and gain confidence; and give established artists in all genres a chance to perform for new audiences. Special Make Music Day initiatives, like free instrument lessons and “Mass Appeal” events, invite everyone to join–even if they’ve never picked up an instrument before in their lives. #MakeMusicDayCDGA

For more information on Make Music Day, Check out our website!

Earlier Event: June 8
Plein Air Festival Quick Draw
Later Event: July 19
Art & Music Festival