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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


  1. Encourage all Pittsburgh community members to make music
  2. Encourage community members to continue to make music beyond Make Music Day
  3. Increase the number of neighborhoods involved in MMDPGH


  1. Connect community music makers to the resources available in their neighborhoods
  2. 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.

Coming soon:

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

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

Make Music Pittsburgh 2023 June 21st, is right around the corner!

Registration Information

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

If you need help with equipment (PAs, microphones, etc.) please contact Make Music Pittsburgh’s staff via email at we are happy to help you find the tools you need!

Who else is taking part?

Over 0 artists, including:

Over 0 venues, including:

Local Support Sponsor Page

Thanks to the support of our local business and partners! We could not do it with out you!

Brighton Music Center

Farina Foundation

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Unisound Pittsburgh 

The Frick Pittsburgh

Practice Makes Perfect Music Studios

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Volunteer and Donate

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  

Support Our Community

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!

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*If you are interested in writing about Make Music Pittsburgh, please contact us at Рand thank you!*


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¬†¬†or fill out our Google Form

Advisory Committee

Mark Despotakis

Emily Bovan

Brad Wittmer -President/Director

Music Ambassador

Bob Gally (photo and video)

Music Helper Volunteer

Cody Wittmer

Veronica Wittmer

Past Advisory Committee

André Solomon (Co-Director)

Michaela Kizershot White (Co-Director)

Kateyln Clement

Aubrey Carpenter

Zoe Sorrell

Sondra E. Woodruff II

Past Volunteers

Jiashun Fang

Tom White

Sarah Schreck

Rachel Kingham

Kara Kulinski


Jasmine Kurjakovic