Make Music Day Pittsburgh is thrilled to bring a hybrid model of music making, music education, music exploration and in-person live events to the community this June 21st!
Connect all Pittsburgh community members, regardless of age, musical experience, or ability, to make and enjoy music every summer solstice, while also encouraging further participation in music-making.
A city where all community members are enabled to make music and feel connected and supported in their musical engagement.
Make Music Day Pittsburgh
Make Music Day is designed to help with music exploration and to showcase local musical talent and inspire others to play music. Performers of all ages, levels, and styles of music are welcome.
This is the global celebration of music held annually on the summer solstice, announced that this year’s vast program will observe the festival’s 41st year and feature a full return to in-person events, with more than 5,000 live, free music-making events held nationwide on, June 21.
Strategic Goals 2020-2023
- Encourage all Pittsburgh community members to make music
- Encourage community members to continue to make music beyond Make Music Day
- Increase the number of neighborhoods involved in MMDPGH
- Connect community music makers to the resources available in their neighborhoods
- Foster an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages all community members to make music
About Make Music Day
Originally started in France in 1982, Pittsburgh will be one of over 1,000 cities playing music on June 21, 2023, 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 rocking out on buckets at The Children’s Museum, Make Music Pittsburgh is about enjoying music in its purest form with Pittsburgh flare.
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Make Music Pittsburgh June 21st 2023.
Our Sign Up page will be coming soon. If you wish to volunteer to play, participate, support or if you are a venue, we are alway available to help, just email us!
Make Music Pittsburgh will fill the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh with music. We are eager to bring musicians and music lovers together again. To register as a performer or as a venue, please create a profile *** here*** or email email@example.com.
We are also teaming up with several community spaces to music education events as well as an instrument petting zoo. Stayed tuned for more details as well as postings on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/makemusicpittsburgh
Make Music Pittsburgh 2023 June 21st, is right around the corner!
Registration is Closed at this time! Musicians and venues will be able to create a profile and register very soon.***. In the meantime, please reach out to our team with any questions regarding collaborations! You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help with equipment (PAs, microphones, etc.) please contact Make Music Pittsburgh’s staff via email at email@example.com we are happy to help you find the tools you need!
Who else is taking part?
Over 47 artists, including:
Almost Exactly Like Julia -- Ambridge Steel Drum Band -- Beaver County Symphonic Wind Ensemble Presented by Brighton Music Center -- Boom Rockets -- Brad Wagner -- Brian Junker -- Bucket Drumming: Tweens and Teens Its Now Your Turn To Rock Out! -- Buskers All Over Town, Hosted by Brighton Music Center -- Caleb Kopta -- Charmaine Evonne -- Dan Bednarczyk -- Devin Russian -- Donna Occhipinti -- Drum Circle Night! Hosted by Matt Mikeska -- Elizabeth Chase -- Farina Foundation Instrument Donation Drive, Drop off Spot! -- Free Group Guitar Lesson -- Free Live Music Make Music Day June 21st Hosted By Bob Gally -- Free Ukulele Lessons with Steel City Ukulele Club Sponsored by Alfred Music Publishing & Brighton Music Center -- Goats -- Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute, Community Music School -- Instrument Donation Drive- Presented by Farina Foundation "Play it Forward" -- Jake Epstein -- Jessica Bella Band -- Jim Skiff -- Katie Miller Yoga for Musicians -- Kristel Davis -- Madeline Jo -- Marel Hidalgo -- Mark Jackovic and The Jazz Influence -- Mary Lou Scherder -- Mermanda -- Mike Reese -- Munchkins, Music & Me class -- Open Mic -- OrangeG -- Paul Eisert and Joan Papalia-Eisert as FIRE & ICE -- Percussion and Strings Instrument Petting Zoo- Hosted by Unisound and Brighton Music Center -- Ronni Weiss -- Sing Move Play w/SRU Early Childhood and Elementary Music Community Engagement Initiative! -- Steel City Ukuleles -- String Together -- Tanner Saunders -- The Appalachian Soul Man - Aristotle Jones -- West View Hub Free Ukulele Lesson and Jam for Tweens and Teens -- West View Hub Free Ukulele Lesson for Kids 10 and under -- Wojo
Over 24 venues, including:
Brighton Music Center New Brighton PA -- Brighton Music Center, Pittsburgh PA -- Children's Museum of Pittsburgh -- Church Brew Works -- Cousin's Lounge -- Cranberry Twp Municipal Center -- Edgewood Borough Memorial Park -- Ernie B's Rock "N" Roll Barber Shop -- Green Beacon Gallery -- Guitar Center - Pittsburgh -- Inner Groove Brewery ALLENTOWN TAPROOM! -- Mellon Square: Summer in the Square Lunchtime Music -- Merchant Oyster Co. -- New Brighton Local Business- Buskers All Day -- Patricia Rooney Memorial Fountain Allegheny Commons Park -- Ruckus Cafe -- Schenley Plaza -- Sports Grille Cranberry -- Steamworks Creative -- Steep Mountain Tea Company -- The Cafe at The Frick -- Townsend Park New Brighton PA -- Trendy Bunny -- West View Hub
2023 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st
Thanks to the support of our local business and partners! We could not do it with out you!
Music Ambassador Volunteer Program
A Music Ambassadors can be a high school or college student who is involved in any school music program that would like to help represent our community. This can be done by volunteering their time with Make Music Day Pittsburgh.This opportunity includes being part of special events virtually or at various locations around the area. Connect with local musicians to represent the best and brightest within the local music community. This person also identifies opportunities with area schools and other musicians. This is an amazing opportunity to get involved with the Pittsburgh Music Community and meet other like minded students and network.
This volunteer opportunity allows for help with hours needed for community service or for college majors and degrees that need to be completed with credits or graduation. Complete this form/link to sent a request. Google Form
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.
Having people join our team increases the chances for further success for Make Music Day.
Complete this form/link to sent a request. Google Form
If you would like to donate, become a Music Ambassador or Volunteer on Make Music Day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Music Day Virtual Food Drive
In order to continue to support our neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity during these difficult times, we are hosting a virtual food drive! For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide up to 5 meals for the children, families and seniors they serve across Southwestern PA. Thank you for your continued support!
Join the global song swap for Make Music Day!
Learn a song by another artist and hear yours covered in return. Songwriters, composers and bands of all styles and walks of life are invited to participate!
Partners will be introduced by June 5th, carefully matched. This year, we’ll focus on far-flung pairings to connect you to musicians in new places. You’ll make their song your own, share a video of it on Instagram or YouTube June 21st, and use #MySongIsYourSong to join in the celebration!
We are also excited to announce special prizes for two lucky #MySongIsYourSong participants: two concert ukuleles from Flight, two Scarlett 4i4 audio interfaces from Focusrite, and two Launchkey 37s from Novation. One pair of songwriters will be selected at random to receive these prize bundles. To enter to win, just:
- Register using the form, below
- Receive your pairing with another songwriter
- Record your cover of their song
- Post it on Instagram or YouTube, and
- Send the link to email@example.com by midnight (New York time) on June 21, 2023.
Special thanks to The Koppers Building, Federated and also the Gulf Tower from 2022.
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette: What’s Happening in Pittsburgh
- Next Pittsburgh: 14 Things To Do This Weekend by Jenifer Baron
- Vox Culture : The Global Midsummer Musical Bash by Alissa Wilkinson
- Kidsburgh: Wanna Play On Your Drum All Day by Kristy Locklin
- Slippery Rock University: SRU Music Facultry and Students Team Together to Compose Youth Experience by Megan Bush
- Local Pittsburgh: Make Music Festival Brings PGH Musicians Out of Woodwork by Julianna Bagwell
- Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Pittsburgh Picks Up the Beat of Global Make Music Day by Rex Rutkoski
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Let the Music Play all day Sunday by Amy Brooks:
- Tribune Review: Outdoor Concerts to fill Pittsburgh with Music on Make Music Day by Rex Rutkoski
- Pittsburgh City Paper: This Sunday, the international Make Music festival comes to Pittsburgh by Margaret Welsh
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Make Music Pittsburgh – Call for Artists and Venues by Elizabeth Bloom
- 3-minute video of various concerts from 2015: edited by Tom Weber
*If you are interested in writing about Make Music Pittsburgh, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org – and thank you!*
These are some of our favorites from the last couple of years.
Make Music Day Pittsburgh has a rockin’ team! Thanks to these amazing people the events gets bigger every year. Interested in joining? Contact us at email@example.com or fill out our Google Form
Brad Wittmer -President/Director
Monica E. Soderman
Bob Gally (Media Manager)
Music Helper Volunteer
Past Advisory Committee
André Solomon (Co-Director)
Michaela Kizershot White (Co-Director)
Sondra E. Woodruff II