Make Music Day festival is coming to U.S. cities

Published 8:09 am Friday, April 15, 2016

NEW YORK — More than 35 U.S. cities will be hosting Make Music Day, a free one-day outdoor festival celebrating music and music-making.

The annual event is June 21.

Performances — from classical to punk rock — will be held in the streets, parks and on porches and plazas.

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Highlights include Sousapaloozas in New York, Chicago and Cleveland.

It also features “Mass Appeals,” where musicians of all levels make music in large, single-instrument groups.

In New York, composer Philip Glass will play the piano in Riverside Park along with 19 public school students.

Other participating cities include Los Angeles; Boston; Nashville, Tennessee; Seattle; Philadelphia; Detroit; Denver; St. Louis, Missouri; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Washington, D.C., is also participating.

The festival began in France in 1982 and has since spread to 120 countries.