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Published on May 31st, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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MAKE MUSIC COLUMBIA RETURNS ON JUNE 21

Columbia participates in a global celebration of making music on the longest day of the year. 

Columbia, SC – Make Music Columbia will return for its second year with a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events on Tuesday, June 21. Make Music Columbia happens each year on the summer solstice and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music.

Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. The organizers of Make Music Day Columbia, One Columbia for Arts and History, Rice Music House and WXRY FM, invite everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in and create music on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year. Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part by signing up at makemusiccolumbia.org; registration closes on June 19. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.

“Columbia is a tremendously talented city,” says Lee Snelgrove, Executive Director of One Columbia for Arts and History. “We’re fortunate to have such a large number of professional musicians and we hope to highlight that creativity and talent on June 21st.  “It’s also unique opportunity for amateur musicians,” said Jyotindra Parekh, President of Rice Music House.  “Many of our students and teachers are excited about the chance to perform publicly at an event that encourages participation from every level of musical experience.”

Music has been shown to strengthen social connectivity, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, stimulate memory, and is integral to a well-rounded, enjoyable life. Make Music Day encourages every form of music making. And encourages local musicians, and would-be musicians to register for the match-making site and schedule a time to play!

All events will be free and open to the public, with mass appeals taking place in the evening, where anyone can walk up and learn a new musical skill.

A full schedule of events will be available at makemusiccolumbia.org

Venues or performances can register at matchcolumbia.makemusicday.org

About Make Music Columbia

Make Music Day is held each year on June 21st, the summer solstice. Join the celebration by visiting www.makemusiccolumbia.org or www.ricemusichouse.com/makemusicday 

About Make Music Day

About Make Music Day Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, 36 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.

 

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