Get ready to make music, St. Louis!

Make Music Day returns to St. Louis’ Central West End on Friday June 21, with nearly 12 hours of continuous live performances at 8 venues, including Evangeline’s, Left Bank Books, and Straub’s. 

The Central West End will also host three free events for all ages during this worldwide celebration of music.

At 4 p.m., musicians can participate in a harmonica group jam at the Maryland Plaza Fountain. The first 40 participants will receive a free Hohner harmonica during this instructional event, led by Gateway Harmonica Club Member Mark Olesnicki.

At 5 p.m., the fun continues at the corner of Maryland and Euclid with an interactive drum circle. Musicians from School of Rock will be providing a free lesson to all aspiring drummers. The first 40 participants will receive a free set of drum sticks. 

At 6 p.m., all brass and horn players are invited to join a second line procession through the streets of the CWE. Saint Boogie Brass Band will be leading the march, but all are welcome to join in this terrific celebration of music.

“We are excited to once again host musicians of all genres and experience levels as part of Make Music St. Louis,” says Kate Haher, executive director of the CWE Business Community Improvement District. “Music is integral to all of our neighborhood events and we’re incredibly proud to be a part of this music-centric event. Friday will be a great day to shop, dine, and stroll through the neighborhood enjoying all the ambiance our scheduled performers are sure to offer.”

Make Music Day is a global celebration of music that takes place every year on the summer solstice. The first “Fête de la Musique” was held in France in 1982, and today, more than 800 cities around the world celebrate their own “Make Music” events on June 21.

Make Music Day is a rain or shine event, and all performances are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Via Press Release