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.
Registration is now open. Sign up by June 1st to take part!
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!
Ready to sign up as a venue or a performer? Let’s get started!
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.
Photos from Make Music Philly 2013 and 2014
“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