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5/4/2021 - Make Music Fairfield JUNE 21, 2021

INTERNATIONAL MAKE MUSIC DAY RETURNS TO FAIRFIELD

Make Music Day Fairfield returns to Fairfield on Monday, June 21 from 3-9PM (EDT). Venues and artists are asked and encouraged to register to participate at makemusicday.org/fairfield.

Make Music Day is a free, outdoor music festival celebrated worldwide on the Summer Solstice each year. This year, the solstice falls on Monday, June 21.

Created in Paris, France in 1982 (Fête de la Musique), Make Music Day has grown to more than 1000 cities, making this the world’s largest music event.

“Music by the People, for the People.”

The festival features music of all styles, and is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Performances take place in parks, sidewalks, town squares, beaches, front porches and parking lots. Each performance throughout the day is completely free and open to the public.  Everyone is invited to join the fun.

"Participating in Make Music Fairfield 2020 was an amazing way to connect with the community. In fact, the event was actually the catalyst for the formation of our band, The Low Darts! We are looking forward to performing again on June 21st."—Colman Connolly, (age 16; FWHS Junior & member of local band, The Low Darts)

2018 was Fairfield’s inaugural Make Music Day event and a tremendous success. Since then 40+ venues and 60+ performers have participated.

This year, Make Music Fairfield is renewing the call for new and returning artists and venues to join in the festival.

Artists ranging from students, amateurs, and professionals are all encouraged to participate.  Venues can be sidewalk storefronts, front porches, lawns and parking lots, etc. 

Both artists and venues sign up through the online match-making software, available at fairfield.makemusicday.org.  Venue profiles include contact information, performance durations, style of music desired, and equipment provided. Artist profiles consist of contact information, sound bites, and genre of music performed. Pictures, social media, and website links can all be uploaded to venue and artist profiles.

Once the profiles are created, venues may browse the list of artists and vice versa, each requesting an amount of time from the other for a performance.  Requests are accepted or declined at the discretion of the artist, venue or city administrator.  Before a performance is finalized, the venue and artist must both accept and agree on the terms. Once approved, the performance is posted to the live, interactive map on the MMD website which the public can view and explore to start planning their Make Music Day itinerary.

To enroll your venue: fairfield.makemusicday.org

To enroll as a musician: fairfield.makemusicday.org

For more information, please contact: fairfield@makemusicday.org