Make Music
Pittsburgh

About

On June 21, 2019 Pittsburgh will host its fifth annual Make Music Pittsburgh in all of the inner city neighborhoods. Make Music Pittsburgh is a festival designed to showcase local musical talent and inspire others to play music. Originally started in France in 1982, Pittsburgh will be one of over 700 cities playing music on June 21, 2019 as part of a global Make Music Day celebration.  Whether it’s Hip-Hop in Lawrenceville, Gospel in Highland Park, Bluegrass in Squirrel Hill, Classical in the Hill District, or kids playing the harmonica in Bloomfield, Make Music Pittsburgh is about enjoying music in its purest form with Pittsburgh flare. Make Music Pittsburgh will be a day of music inspired and created by those who live in our region and visitors who decide to join us. Musicians sign up to play and businesses and homes sign up to host musicians outside of their places.  Every musician has the power to choose where they are located and every location can match with their preferred style of music – just keep it outdoors so everyone can enjoy!

This June 21st every quiet space in Pittsburgh will be filled with live music.  Everyone is encouraged to participate by either playing music outside, providing an outdoor space, volunteering, or walking around and listening to the various concerts around the city. Performers of all ages, levels, and styles of music are welcome!!

Participate

Performers: Interested in becoming a performer? Everyone is invited to play! The event is open to young and old, soloists and groups, blues, rap, classical – even all at the same time!

The three options available to musicians are as follows:

  1. Step outside and play!  Find a spot on a sidewalk, porch, or in a park and play music.  If you plan this spot ahead of time and would like to be listed on our website, please feel free to sign up as an artist and as a venue in our system.  
  2. Reach out to a business and ask them if you can play in front of their location.  If they say yes, ask them to sign up as a venue to match with.
  3. Wait for venues to sign up in our matching system and match with them directly.

*Musicians do not need to sign up with this site in order to play outside on June 21st*

(The City of Pittsburgh does not require street musicians/buskers to get a permit to play outside.  Musicians can set up anywhere in they city without a permit as long as they do not set up a stage, block the sidewalk/street, and no one complains about excessive noise.  In the event a stage is needed, please contact us at pittsburgh@makemusicday.org for more information.)

Venues: Whether the venue is a front porch, sidewalk in front of a business, in a coffee shop, or in a side lot, all venues are welcome! Please click here to sign up your location here to match with an artist.

Volunteers:  We are looking people who are willing to help get the word out, flier neighborhoods, help people sign up, make phone calls, and just be jazzy.  Contact us at pittsburgh@makemusicday.org  or fill out our Google Form

2019 Listings: Friday, June 21st

  

Support

Donate

All concerts are free and open to the public. That being said your donations help make it possible. 

If you would like to donate to Make Music Day Pittsburgh, please contact us directly at pittsburgh@makemusicday.org if you are interested in supporting this amazing day!

Volunteer

Having people join our team increases the chances for further success for Make Music Day.

If you would like to volunteer on Make Music Day, please contact us at pittsburgh@makemusicday.org  or fill out our Google Form

Press

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*If you are interested in writing about Make Music Pittsburgh, please contact us at pittsburgh@makemusicday.org – and thank you!*

Team

Make Music Pittsburgh has a rockin’ team! Thanks to these folks the festival gets bigger every year. Interested in joining? Contact us at pittsburgh@makemusicday.org  or fill out our Google Form

Jasmine Kurjakovic – Make Music Pittsburgh Founder

André Solomon & Michaela Kizershot White – Co-Coordinators 

Haley Noorden – Graphic Designer

Kasey Blezinger – Outreach Coordinator

Kevin Seklecki – Performers/Mass Appeal Concerts

Josh Rolon – Manages Community Development Corporation Relationships/Venues

Minuet Kurjakovic – Website

Carissa Weibley – Treasurer

Todd Williams – Lawyer

Advisory Board

Pete Spynda – Weather Permitting/Ryan Arts and Culture Center, McKees Rocks

Ben Soltesz – Deutschetown Music  Festival

Justin Strong – Spirit

Eric Sloss – Busker Street Union/Busking Stages

Tim Gaber – Pittsburgh  Winery

Sarah Aziz – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Mary Jo Coll – Hambones, Howlers artist booking

Henry Pyatt – Mayor Bill Peduto’s office

Erika Strassburger – Councilman Dan Gilman’s Office

Brian Crawford – Millvale

Volunteers

Jordan Pearlman

Tom White

Sarah Schreck

 

 

 

Gallery

 

Contact

Please feel free to contact us with questions or ideas at pittsburgh@makemusicday.org.