It’s a town-wide celebration of free music and new for this year — it’s three days long!
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 800 cities across 120 countries. Make Music Day is a day where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year.
Back in 2014, Montclair held its first Make Music Day with help from Terry’s Serendipity Café and 73 See Gallery. For the fifth consecutive year, Montclair will join more than 65 cities across the U.S. taking part in Make Music Day. New for this year, Montclair is expanding the day of music into a three-day celebration of music and the arts running from June 21-23.
Check out music events happening all over town! Highlights include:
* A kick-off parade Thursday morning at Watchung Booksellers with Music Together.
* A Superman mass appeal singalong! Join the Tiny Instruments and many others on Montclair Makes Music day to sing the Cliques and REM classic “Superman” at East Side Mags.
* Satchmo Pops at Just Kidding Around.
*Jazz House Kids at Montclair Center Stage kick off a night of music on Church Street Saturday.
* Art and music events on DIY Friday.
* More events all over town Saturday!
The Montclair Make Music Day collective is made up of volunteers, musicians, non-profits, small business owners, and students. Local arts organization, Indie Arts Montclair (IAM), is also partnering with Make Music Day this year, sharing resources and helping with organization.