Saturday, June 21st music could be heard all over LA from Santa Monica to Downtown, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, Griffith Park, Culver City, an Fernando Valley and many points in between. Our counterparts in New York, Chicago, Austin, Boston, Denver, Paris, and 794 cities around the world celebrated at the same time. The worldwide celebration brought thousands of people together to share in making music.
The free concerts brought seasoned musicians together with students who were thrilled to have the opportunity of playing with and learning from professionals.
On June 19th Congressman Adam Schiff introduced a House Resolution in Washington DC in support of June 21st National Make Music Day. This is very exciting because it is the first step toward making National Make Music Day a true national holiday honoring music and musicians and in particular music education.
Silver Lake Meadow with Tony White, Artistic Director, LAUSD, Beyond the Bell, Calling All Saxes
Santa Monica, Tongva Park Tom Nolan Harmonica Mass Appeal Event
The abundance of talent and the happiness spread over neighborhoods and communities across the city was infectious. Music filled the air from classical, jazz, hip hop, R&B, Hawaiian, pop, folk, plus many other genera of music. In addition the spoken word, Shakespeare and other forms of comedy and drama, and dance performances on indoor and outdoor stages.
Griffith Park Ukulele Mass Appeal event with Daniel Ho, GPACC Ukulele and Hawaiian Dance Class
Grand Park, HOLA Jazz Band and The Colburn School Adult Wind Symphony Orchestra
Culver City Arts District: Fresh Paint Art Gallery, Helms Bakery, The Washbow and Sixty29
YouTube video of The Culver City Senior Center Ukulele Club
Thank you to our partners, artists, organizations, communities and attendees for being a part of Make Music LA 2014. We couldn’t do it without you.
Make Music LA 2015 is in the planning stages. Now is the time to begin thinking about your community and a new outreach program to engage the creative capitol in your neighborhood. Next June 21st you could have music programs throughout your region. Meet members of the MMLA Board of Directors and special guests at the Congress of Neighborhoods September 20th. Have a great summer and be sure to attend free outdoor concerts.