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Make Music Day St. Louis in the CWE
Let’s get ready to Make Music, St. Louis! The Central West End will once again be a hub for this annual world-wide celebration of music on Friday, June 21.
Anyone and everyone is invited to join in the celebration — and whether you prefer soul, jazz, bluegrass, or indie-pop — there is sure to be something for you!
You can listen to (nearly) 12 hours of continuous live music for FREE at various venues throughout the neighborhood, including:
2:30-4:30 p.m.- Tony Hall & The Saints
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.- Jeff Chapman of Brother Jefferson Blues Band
12:00-1:00 p.m.- Richlove
1:00-2:00 p.m.- Joe Metzka
2:00-3:00 p.m- Vendors of Substance featuring Richard Tralles & Carl Pandolfi
3:00-4:00 p.m.- Sharon “Bear” Foehner & Doug Foehner
4:00-5:00 p.m.- Ed Belling of Pik’N Lik’N Bluegrass Band
5:00 -6:00 p.m.- Jack Ahlert & Joe Crutchfield of Blues City Swing Band
6:00-7:00 p.m.- Brent Stewart
7:00-8:00 p.m.- Chance Stanley
8:00-9:00 p.m.- Walter Greiner & Paul Niehaus IV
9:00-10:00 p.m.- Tommy Halloran
10:00- 11:00 p.m.- Annie & Ceci Rayburn
6:00-6:45 p.m.- Eldraco & Free Nation
7:00-7:45 p.m.- Bob Baker
8:00-8:45 p.m.- Jazz Troubadours featuring Guy Cantonwine
9:00-9:45 p.m.- Alexandra Sinclair
10:00-10:45 p.m.- Amy Hawkins
11:00-11:45 p.m.- Al Holliday
12:30-2:30 p.m.- Pete Sigmund
4:30-7:00 p.m.- Landolfi Quartet
7:00-8:15 p.m.- Liz Fox
8:15- 9:30 p.m.- Giuseppe & Rodrigo
6:00-9:00 p.m.- Michelle DeFabio
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.- Chris Griffith
5:00-9:45 p.m.- The People’s
1:30-3:30 p.m.- Landolfi Quartet
8:45-9:45 p.m.- Vasiliy Fedotov
6:00-9:00 p.m.- Jason David Cooper
2:00-3:00 p.m.- Chris Griffith
3:00-4:00 p.m.- Chris Stephens – World Musician
Open Events — Don’t miss your chance to participate in these unique experiences during Make Music Day St. Louis!
Harmonica Group Jam- 4 p.m.
Musicians of all ages and skill levels 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. This event is is brought to you by Make Music St. Louis.
Bucket Drum Circle- 5 p.m.
Drum Circle, Make Music Day 2018
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 drumsticks.
Second Line Procession- 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.
What is Make Music Day?
Make Music Day is a global celebration of music that takes place every year on the summer solstice. This music festival first began in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, and is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries around the world.
Make Music is not a typical music festival. It is open to anyone who wants to take part. All musicians — young, old, amateur or professional — are encouraged to step outside and share their music. The entire festival is free and open to the public.
Make Music Day was held in St. Louis for the first time in 2016, and the Central West End was proud to host the most musicians of any neighborhood citywide. We look forward to continuing that tradition, year after year!