Make Music Day

Make Music Day

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Join WXXI and Classical 91.5 host Brenda Tremblay as we participate in Make Music Day, a free celebration of music around the world.

Make Music Day is a one-day event in which free live musical performances, opportunities to make music, and other musical happenings take place on the longest day of the year.  Festivities in Rochester are part of a global celebration of music-making in over 700 cities, inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique. Make Music Day invites everyone – from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument – to join in the celebration by attending one or more of our many events. Performances are scheduled all around the Rochester area including WXXI at Granite Mills Park.

Classical 91.5 host Brenda Tremblay and her music stand will be parked at Granite Mills at High Falls at 11 a.m. where she’ll perform a song or two and we hope you’ll join her for Make Music Day! Sign up for a performance time here.

Throughout the day, WXXI Kids have an instrument making station, where kids and kids at heart can make an instrument out of recycled materials. And, at 12 p.m. Brenda will break so that we can bring you our regularly scheduled Hochstein at High Falls concert series, featuring the Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers.  After the concert we’ll bring back the music stand for more Make Music Day performances until 3 p.m. That’s when the music stand moves to the Little Theatre for more performances throughout the East End.  

WXXI's Make Music Day schedule: 

  • 11am-12pm: Brenda Tremblay kicks off the event with a song of her own and then invites people up to the music stand to perform. We’ll also have two activity tables where kids and adults can make their shaker (or some other simple instrument). Our instrument making stations open, too. They will remain open through 3 p.m.

  • 12-1pm: We’ll break from the Make Music Day performances for the Hochstein at High Falls Concert with the Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers.

  • 1-3pm: We’ll bring the music stand back and invite the public to continue to make music. 

Please note: If it rains we will still be at this location under a tent, but we will not have the instrument stations. 

More about Make Music Day
Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries.  Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.  To learn more about the national organization, visit: