The Central West End welcomed more than 35 performers to the neighborhood on Make Music Day!
June 21, 2018. The first day of summer, the longest day of the year, and a day where people all over the world step outside and share their music. Make Music Day 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.
In 2016, the Central West End was among the city’s first neighborhoods to participate in this global celebration of music, and hosted more performances throughout the day than any other part of St. Louis. This year, more than 35 performers helped liven up the neighborhood! From Straub’s to Evangeline’s, live music could be heard throughout the day.
In addition, youth ages 5-18, were able to participate in a Drum Circle at the Maryland Plaza Fountain. Instructors from School of Rock provided a FREE lesson to all aspiring drummers, and the first 25 children even received a free set of drumsticks.
The day wasn’t complete without the Saint Boogie Brass Band. At 7 p.m., they helped lead a Second Line Procession throughout the streets of the CWE. Students from the Normandy High School Marching Band even joined in the fun!
Thank you to all of these amazing performers for participating in Make Music Day in the CWEscene.