Make Music Philly – Free, Outdoor Concerts All Day on June 21st
On Sunday, June 21, Philadelphia will join more than 700 other cities worldwide in celebrating music on the first day of summer.
Now in its third year, Make Music Philly is Philadelphia’s only free, “do it yourself” music festival, with organized concerts and informal performances by professionals and amateurs of all genres and ages.
See below for this year’s complete Make Music Philly schedule, or download our app for iOS or Android to find concerts on the go!
Make Music Philly: June 21, 2015
Any corner of the city can become a backdrop for live music, and anyone can sign up to play!
Make Music Philly includes organized concerts and informal jam sessions, from punk rock to Latin jazz to opera, at playgrounds, sidewalks, store fronts, your front stoop, a busy SEPTA stop… you name it!
Registration for 2015 is closed.
See all performances listed here, or join one of the “Mass Appeals”!
This year, Make Music Philly is hosting three Mass Appeal events, a chance for you to come together on June 21st and make music with dozens of other players of your instrument.
Philly Drum Project
at The Porch at 30th Street Station, 12-1pm
Join The Philly Drum Project as they play along with some of Philly’s greatest drummers, including Rob Brosh (UArts), Chuck Treece (G. Love, McRad), Mario Crew (Electric Wire Hustle, Kindred), Charlie Patierno (Melody Gardot, Jef Lee Johnson), and Matt Scarano (Son Step). Drummers of all ages & experience levels are welcome! Sponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund.
Make sure you come out early for a chance to win drum accessories from Zildjian!
Mass Appeal Harmonicas
at The Porch at 30th Street Station, 1-2pm
Live at the Porch at 30th St, a free and participatory introduction to harmonica event with John Colgan-Davis of the Dukes of Destiny. Free harmonicas for the first 100 players in attendance, courtesy of Hohner.
at BridgeSet Sound, 710 South Street, 7-8:30pm
Strum along with us! Ukulele players of all experience levels are welcome! Free uke accessories from Kala and songbooks from Alfred will be provided.
Please Note: If you wish to utilize park space controlled by the Department of Parks & Recreation, a permit must be obtained through their special events office. The contact number is 215-685-0060, and a copy of the permit application can be found here.
If you wish to close a portion of a city sidewalk for a performance area, a permit must be obtained through the Streets Department Right-of-Way Unit. The contact number is 215-686-5501/5502, and a copy of the Equipment Placement Application can be found here.
Download the Make Music Philly logo here!
Photos from Make Music Philly 2013 and 2014
Press Release: “Third Annual ‘Make Music Philly’ Returns on Sunday, June 21, 2015,” June 11, 2015
“Make Some Music, Philly!,” by Allison Ector, NBC Philadelphia, June 16, 2014
“Make Music Philly returns on June 21, Lee Fields, Ted Leo, scores of others playing for free,” by Dan DeLuca, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 11, 2014
“Make Music Philly takes over the city June 21,” Metro Philadelphia, June 19, 2014
“Free events planned for ‘Make Music Philly’,” by Kimberly C. Roberts, Philadelphia Tribune, April 24, 2014
“Make Music Philly Returns This Saturday, June 21,” by Mary Brickthrower, Geekadelphia, June 17, 2014
“Free Concerts Throughout the City at Make Music Philly 2014,” by Ari Roth, That Mag, June 16, 2014
“Philly 3 For All: Baltimore Dollar Stroll, Make Music Philly and Rock to the Future,” Flying Kite Media, June 17, 2014
“Second Annual Make Music Philly Day returns June 21st,” by Matt Kelchner, Vinyl District, May 14, 2014
“June 16-22: Al fresco all week,” Plan Philly, June 16, 2014
“Join us and Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra for Make Music Philly,” Opera Philadelphia blog, June 16, 2014
“Make Music Philly’ day, coming in June,” by Dan DeLuca, The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 11, 2013