Tuesday, June 21, is International Make Music Day, and Columbia is getting into the spirit with live music events planned all over the city.
Make Music Day Columbia is a city-wide (and beyond) celebration of the creation of music, no matter how it’s done. The international celebration began in 1982 in France, and is now observed on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. All the events are free, and many offer amateur or aspiring musicians a chance to join in the performances.
More than 60 events are planned in the Midlands for Tuesday, with more being added. Free concerts will be happening in Five Points from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. Scenario Collective will host an open mic night at M Space in the Vista. Freeway Music students will be performing all day at the Village at Sandhill, and other events are scattered across the Midlands. A full list is available here.