Madison makes music for summer solstice

June 4, 2018 by  

Making Music Madison will be ushering in the summer solstice in a couple of weeks. Amateurs, students, semi, and professional musicians will be giving free concerts in a wide variety of music genres. This will be the fifth year that our city has held this welcoming summer live music celebration.

Performances will be located outside all over town – on sidewalks, in parks, at community gardens, plazas, and centers, as well as at private spaces such as businesses, restaurants, and people’s homes.

Dancing, singing and organizing music flash mobs will be welcome also. The Madison Public Libraries will have several venues for those performing short sets. Some of these locations will also be set up for open-mike performances.

For those individuals who wish to play in a band or be part of a large vocal group, they can either join or create a “Mass Appeal” event. Some that have been organized for this year are 100 harmonicas, a drumming jam session, bluegrass jam session, and a Wingra Boats singalong (a community singing event at Lake Wingra).

Ali Brooks has been selected as the local visual artist for this year’s event. She has created the graphic design and submitted it for poster printing and event brochure printing.

Make Music Madison will be Thursday, June 21 (on the summer solstice), with the first performances starting at 7:00 am and the last wrapping up around 9:00 pm.