Make Music St. Louis - June 21

video featuring Make Music St. Louis musicians 2018-19

Make Music Day is an annual celebration of music that takes place on the summer solstice. On Make Music Day everyone is invited to take part: performing music for others, listening to music, joining in playing music and/or hosting musical performances.

Beginning in France (1982) as the Fête de la Musique, this free music festival is now held on June 21 in more than 800 cities in 120 countries around the world. Some cities have begun the tradition of sponsoring a parallel event on December 21.  Learn more at the Make Music Day U.S. heqdquarters site.

Make Music St. Louis - June 21

Make Music St. Louis  is a project of the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, in collaboration with the Make Music Alliance and St. Louis area partners, with funding from the Regional Arts Commission.

Contact if you'd like to become involved in Make Music Day St. Louis  -2023.

Make Music Day STL - June 21, 2023

MAAE executive director, Phyllis Pasley, and event coordinator, Marschnee Strong have teamed up to lead the Make Music Day - St. Louis team for 2023. The St. Louis group joins teams from around the world to celebrate the making of music on June 21. You're invited to become a part of the efforts in St. Louis and plan to attend the planning sessions on April 12, May 17 and June 14 at 7-8pm in preparation for the celebration on June 21. Contact to join the effort.

Other Missouri celebrations are planned for Kansas City, Liberty, Innsbruck, Columbia and Rolla. learn more

On Make Music Day EVERYONE is welcome to celebrate making music!

Sign up to host musicians at your venue.

Sign up to perform at one of the venues listed.

Special thanks to the Regional Arts Council for their financial support of this program.

Also thanks to program organizers. 

MAAE is proud to be a partner with other Make Music Day
local chapters. 

One day we hope to have all of Missouri participating.



Kansas City



St. Louis

A brief history...

Through the efforts of Nika Leoni and Kathy who began Make Music St. Louis with 17 events in 2016, and grew to more than 100 events in 2019. With virtual a celebration in 2020, Make Music St. Louis re-emerged in 2021 and 2022 with 27 participants each of those years. A leadership change brought Make Music St. Louis in as a project of the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education in late 2022 in time to gear up for the festivities in 2023. Marschnee Strong leads the Make Music St. Louis team alongside MAAE executive director, Phyllis Pasley. 

Make Music Day is for:

video featuring Make Music St. Louis musicians 2016


Every kind of musician - young, old, amateur or professional, and of every music genre may share their music. Even those who've never picked up an instrument before are invited to MAKE MUSIC on June 21!

image courtesy of Make Music Liberty


Nearly any space can become a venue. From big concert halls, to sidewalks, parks, businesses, cafes, libraries, and more. 

image courtesy of Make Music St. Louis

In any form! 

Any form where people are making and enjoying music is welcomed. This could include free lessons, a drum circle, guitar or ukulele circle, electronic music exploration, harmonica band... the only limits are our own imagination.

How it works: those interested in participating sign up with their local chapter of Make Music Day. Organizers will be in touch with each one. Performers are matched with venues at a time to which both parties agree, and volunteers are mobilized to make the day a fun and memorable experience of making music!

In Missouri 

you can learn more and register as a performer, a venue or as a volunteer by clicking the links below.

2017 Video sharing benefits of Make Music Day (NAMM member - Alfred Publishing)

International Music without Borders

Please spread the word among your community of musicians!

Songwriters and composers of all kinds are invited to join Make Music Day's 2nd annual global song swap, called #MySongIsYourSong.

Make Music, Missouri!

Questions? contact