Make Music Philly

Make Music Philly


Make Music Philly is an all-day, open-access, free “do it yourself” festival taking place in various neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA and its surrounding suburbs on June 21st every year. Participation is encouraged from all ages, genres, and abilities…from indie rock to bluegrass to a cappella, from music students to professional artists and everything in-between.

Make Music Philly’s primary goals are to provide an equal platform for musicians of all skill levels, interests, and walks of life, and to inspire the next generation of musicians through innovative outreach programming.

This celebration is not limited to residents of Philly, but invites music enthusiasts from everywhere to come participate by performing, attending, or volunteering.

Join us to ring in the Summer Solstice, as part of an international event with its heart and soul in our local creative community!


Are you interested in learning more about performing during Make Music Philly? Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join the celebration! The event is an all-ages, all-inclusive celebration of music, so whether you’re in a band, a solo artist, a child, a senior, a saxophonist or a thereminist, there’s a spot for you to perform!

For commonly asked questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions

Registration is open as of Tuesday, March 19 – click here to sign up!

2024 Make Music Day National Projects

Stay tuned for Make Music Day National Projects for 2024.  There will typically over a dozen national Make Music Day Projects that Philadelphia and surrounding areas can participate in.

2017 Make Music Philly


  • Getting The Word Out

    Many thanks to the lovely Carol Riddick of WURD Radio’s Love & Life program for inviting our Coordinator Stephanie Renée on the air to discuss MMD Philly 2024! If you missed it live, you can link below to the video or audio only versions of the conversation. Stephanie appeared as the first guest, right afterContinue…

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  • We’re Getting Ready To Welcome You!

    No need for a ton of fanfare. Just posting a quick note to let you know that registration for 2024’s event will open on Tuesday, March 19, on the Vernal Equinox. Cool, right?? I mean…our event takes place on the Summer Solstice, so it feels a bit preordained to follow Earth’s biorhythms with everything elseContinue…

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Make Music Day is free for the city of Philadelphia, so we rely heavily on volunteers to keep things running smoothly. That means we need your help on June 21st! If you’re available on this day and would like to help us, please let us know. Here are just some of the things that you might be doing throughout the day:

  • Tell passersby about Make Music Philly and answer any questions audience and participators may have.
  • Take photos of your stationed event.
  • Help keep our performers happy.
  • Help with setup and breakdown between artists.
  • Help run sound.

If you would like to be a sponsor of Make Music Philly, please email us at

Our commitment to sponsors

We value our partnership with our sponsors and will strive to serve as good stewards of the generous gifts by delivering valuable benefits and a positive partnership experience. With a donation, you are helping to make music accessible to everyone in our community.

If you would like to be a sponsor of Make Music Philly 2024, please email us at

Previous Sponsors


Make Music Philly Still Jamming, by Eugene Zenyatta, Philadelphia Weekly, June 11, 2020

Make Music Philly 2020 Goes Virtual on Sunday, June 21. All Day, Free Live Music. by iRadioAl, iRadioPhilly, June 20, 2020

Press Release: “Third Annual ‘Make Music Philly’ Returns on Sunday, June 21, 2015,” June 11, 2015

Weekend Event Picks,” by Allie Volpe,, June 18, 2015

18 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend,” by Bryan Buttler, Philadelphia Magazine, June 19, 2015

This Sunday: Make some music with Make Music Philly,” by Drea Rose, The Key: WXPN 88.5, June 18, 2015

Make Music Philly Rocks the City June 21,” by Melissa Greiner, Philadelphia Family Magazine, June 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