ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The first annual Make Music Roselle Park will make its debut on Thursday, June 21. The event is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, 70 U.S. cities in 31 states will host more than 4,500 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other exciting music-making events as part of the world’s largest annual music event. Roselle Park is just one of four New Jersey communities participating.
Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique and has spread to over 800 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, storefronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.
While scheduling performances are still in the works, a couple of highlights from the inaugural Make Music Roselle Park will include:
An evening of performances at Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park, capped off by various musicians performing a tribute to The Beatles
A large harmonica lesson, in which up to 50 Hohner harmonicas will be provided free to anyone (ages 5 and up) who is interested in learning the basics of the harmonica
Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part by signing up at MakeMusicRosellePark.com. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations. Host venues may schedule their own performers or use the website to connect with interested musicians.
A full schedule of events will be posted at MakeMusicRosellePark.com when finalized.
Make Music Roselle Park is coordinated by the Roselle Park Arts Committee.
For more information, contact Ryan Chatelain at email@example.com, or (917) 754-5340.
Sign up for our daily e-news!