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Make Music Day

Thursday, June 21 @ 5:00 pm

live at The Upper Bout
723 S Neil St, Champaign, Illinois 61820

FREE

Celebrate Make Music Day!

The Upper Bout is proud to host an open jam on June 21st in honor of Make Music Day!

Our jam session will be open to players of all instruments, skill levels, and styles! The Upper Bout will provide a song book, but feel free to bring your own materials. So grab your guitar, bass, ukulele, harmonica, washtub, tambourine, or anything that makes music and join us!

MAKE MUSIC DAY
THE UPPER BOUT
723 S NEIL ST
5PM-6PM
FREE

What is Make Music Day? It all started 35 years ago in France.

In 1982, France’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.

And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)

Three decades later, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., the presenting sponsor is the NAMM Foundation.

Our jam session will be open to players of all instruments, skill levels, and styles! The Upper Bout will provide a song book, but feel free to bring your own materials.