“Music in Motion” Project To Feature Local Musicians On A Mobile Stage On June 21

Local and National Make Music Day Organizers Developed New, Creative, Socially Distanced Ways for Anyone to Participate in the Annual Global Celebration on June 21

St. Louis, MO – On June 21st, a mobile stage with performing musicians, will be cruising at 12PM in the Cherokee Street area and at 4PM in the Central West End. The Music in Motion project is designed to bring awareness of the global music celebration on Make Music Day, while practicing safety and social distancing. Performing musicians will be Alex Sinclair and Ryan Torpea on Cherokee Street and Al Holliday in the Central West End. This project is sponsored by Jackson Pianos.

Make Music St. Louis is joining more than 1,000 cities around the world in the global celebration of music on Make Music Day, June 21st, by offering participation in a variety of online music events.

Typically featuring free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons, jam sessions, and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks, and public spaces in the greater St. Louis area, this year’s Make Music Day STL is offering a variety of online music events to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. These online events will include:

* Virtual Music Jams

* Global Livestream

* My Song Is Your Song

* Bash the Trash

* 25×12: Live Online Music Lessons

* Live From Home Challenge

* Track Meet

* Recording with ACAPELLA

Detailed information on these events can be found at www.makemusicstl.org/events.html.

MAKE MUSIC ST. LOUIS is sponsored by the Regional Arts Commission, Arts & Education Council, Jackson Pianos, The Delmar Loop, and the Central West End North Community Improvement District.

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, free-for-all festival celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts.  Over 85 U.S. cities and the entire states of Connecticut,

Hawaii, Vermont and Wisconsin will take part in Make Music Day 2020, further demonstrating the power of music to unite and uplift people, spread joy and build community amid this challenging and unprecedented time.  Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance (www.makemusicday.org).