Music & Arts will participate in Make Music Day on Friday, June 21, 2019, with a complimentary Open Mic night at its participating locations across the U.S. Musicians and fans alike can join in the fun and celebrate music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to perform as a soloist or band, or to watch local favorites.
Make Music Day is a free global celebration of music on June 21. Founded in France in 1982, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., the presenting sponsor is the NAMM Foundation.
Said Make Music Alliance president Aaron Friedman, “Make Music Day invites everyone, from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument, to welcome the first day of summer with a free, joyous music celebration. As Make Music Day spreads around the country, companies like Music & Arts have played a key role, opening their doors on June 21 to anyone who wants a chance to realize their musical dreams.”
Special on-site programs and opportunities at Music & Arts include visitors can meet its university-trained, background-checked instructors. Those who enroll in a month of musical instrument lessons will receive their choice of a free Fender Squier electric guitar (select models); a free Laurel Canyon full-size or ¾-size acoustic guitar, or ukulele (select models); or $150 off select Casio digital pianos while supplies last.
Saturday June 22 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Complimentary beginner guitar classes will guide new players through the first steps of learning guitar, as taught by a professional instructor.
“We’re excited to participate in Make Music Day to share and support music making nationwide,” said Music & Arts marketing director Renier Fee. “We’ll be extending the celebration all weekend long in order to encourage new musicians to begin a lifelong relationship with music.”