Make Music Day Syracuse 2015

Make Music Day

What Is Make Music Day?

Make Music Day is most simply a day for musical appreciation and sharing and will involve hundreds of local music makers. Making Music magazine will host four “mass appeal” events for percussion, guitar, ukulele, and harmonica players in various Downtown Syracuse parks. All genres and ages of music makers are encouraged to participate, from beginning students to professionals, regardless of ability. 

Make Music Day Syracuse Events


1pm –  Second Line Parade at Skiddy Park—Otisco St., Syracuse (Led by Westside Neighbors)
1pm – Guitar League— Armory Square Park, Walton St./S. Franklin St., Syracuse
2pm – Harmonica Lesson with free Hohner harmonicas for participants—Armory Square Park, Walton St./S. Franklin St., Syracuse
2:30pm – Drum Circle— Armory Square Park, Walton St./S. Franklin St., Syracuse (Led by Wacheva Cultural Arts)
3:00pm – Cajon Demo with Kevin Dean — Armory Square Park, Walton St./S. Franklin St., Syracuse

3:30pm – Ukulele Jam — Armory Square Park, Walton St./S. Franklin St., Syracuse

Redhouse Rock Camp Jam — Students and teachers will be playing outdoors from 12pm-2pm in honor of Making Music Day! West St.& Walton St. in the gateway to Armory Square.

Kellish Hill Farm will also participate with a Make Music Day Jam— Open to all music abilities and music styles. In the Music Barn or the Amphitheater, weathering permitting.
Starting at 1pm with a 5pm break for a pot-luck dinner. 3192 Pompey Center Rd; Manlius NY 13104 –

Other events will continue to be added. If you are interested in participating in any of these events, or creating your own event, contact Making Music ( or find “Making Music Mag in CNY” on Facebook for more information.

Use the hashtag #MakeMusicSyr on instagram, facebook, and twitter to share how you are making music to celebrate the event! We might share your photos.

How Can You Take Part?

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. What do you want to do: perform your favorite songs, host a jam, invite others to play along with you?

2. Where you want to perform?

3. Email with your details so we can promote it and share with the community.

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact Making Music magazine <>. We look forward to working with you in this celebration of music making.

What Is the Mission of Make Music Day?

OUR VISION—Make Music Day, always held June 21st, the first day of summer, takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world. It is a global celebration of music making—the one day a year we celebrate the central role of music in our lives. The mission of Make Music Day is to create a day of musical sharing that gathers people from diverse backgrounds together to celebrate the unifying power of music. All Make Music Day events are free and are run by a team of volunteers. Syracuse Make Music Day events will be coordinated by Making Music magazine.


(From NYC Make Music Day 2013)

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