(Received too late to be included in the June Flyer, posted by Janine Barber):
MAKE MUSIC FEDERAL WAY DEBUTS ON JUNE 21
Over 15 Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across Federal Way as Part of Annual Global Celebration
Federal Way Lions Club, Federal Way, June 21, 2019 – The first annual Make Music Federal Way, a wild and wonderful mix of over 15 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Friday, June 21. Make Music Federal Way is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.
Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.
Highlights of Make Music Federal Way will include:
Town Square Park, 31600 Pete Von Reichbauer Way South
o Sing-along at 9:30 am
o Flag Raising at 10:30 am with trumpet and drums
o Free Lessons in Blues Harmonica, Bucket Drumming, and Guitar strum-along (BYOG – bring your own guitar!)
o All day drawings for gift baskets
o A Touch of Class Big Band
o Arthur Murray School of Dance
o Japanese Calligraphy for Music Day
o Instrument Petting Zoo
- Libraries at 320th Street and 1st Avenue South
- Funeral Alternatives: Tibetan Singing Bowls
- Songs for Children: LA Fitness (Enchanted Pkwy) and We Rock the Spectrum
Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their spaces as concert locations.
A full schedule of events will be posted on the Facebook page for Make Music Federal Way
About Make Music Day – Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.
This event is sponsored by the City of Federal Way, the Federal Way Lions Club, 4Culture, Sound Publishing, and King County Libraries in Federal Way.