Make Music Day Syracuse is Here
Syracuse Celebrates Make Music Day on June 21st
With Special Performance by the Symphoria String Quartet
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - The public is invited to join the worldwide celebration of Make Music Day on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Syracuse. Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music, and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. Musical festivities in Syracuse, New York are part of a global celebration of music making in over 1,000 cities inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique.
“We are incredibly excited to join the worldwide celebration of music that will take place on the first day of summer in our neighborhoods, parks, and various locations across Syracuse,” said CNY Arts Executive Director, Stephen Butler. “We invite everyone to participate, celebrate, and bring our communities together through the universal language of music.”
A special performance by the Symphoria String Quartet will take place in M. Lemp Park in Downtown Syracuse on S. Warren Street starting at noon. Local rapper Crispyonthemic, who raps exclusively about potatoes, will use a Makey Makey to play fingerling potatoes and rap over it at the 24-hour shot clock in Armory Square at noon.
More than 20 bands and musicians will also perform in various venues throughout Syracuse including: Bare Bones Trombone Quartet, La Casita's Children's Guitar Ensemble, Thrift Store Gypsies, and many more individual musicians and bands. Venues include Downtown Farmers Market, Inner Harbor Amphitheater, and Wildflowers Armory. La Casita Cultural Center will also host several performances starting at 4 p.m.
See the full SCHEDULE and LOCATIONS of performances
To mark the occasion on the Summer Solstice, the Barclay Damon building and the iconic National Grid building will be lit up in orange, the official color of Make Music Day joining more than 40 iconic buildings across the globe.
Make Music Day is a global celebration of music, inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique. It is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music, and other musical events will take place at various locations throughout Syracuse on the longest day of the year - the summer solstice. The event is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician and music lover- young and old, amatuer and professional, and of every musical persuasion.
For more information, visit the Make Music Day Syracuse website at https://www.makemusicday.org/syracuse/
About Make Music Day
Held annually on June 21 to coincide with the summer solstice, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 85 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.