WISCONSIN (NBC26) — The world's largest annual music event, Make Music Day, is marking its 40th anniversary Tuesday. Sixteen Wisconsin cities and towns are joining forces to put together more than 500 free outdoor musical events for the global music celebration.
Make Music Day coincides every year with the summer solstice and brings together people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. The celebration is a free and open invitation for anyone regardless of skill level to make, enjoy, perform, teach, learn and experience the making of music on the longest day of the year.
This year, Appleton, Barron, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Land O'Lakes, Madison, Marshfield, Middleton, Milwaukee, Platteville, River Valley, Sheboygan, Sun Prairie, Superior, and Waunakee will join 100 plus other cities in the United States hosting Make Music Day performances. A full schedule of events in each Wisconsin location can be found at https://createwisconsin.org/make-music-wisconsin.
Make Music Day began in France in 1982 and is now celebrated in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The celebration is presented by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit organization Make Music Alliance, according to the press release.