Mornings with Kristen Herrmann

Mornings with Kristen Herrmann

Mornings with Kristen Herrmann

Mark your calendar for June 21st – Make Music Day 2023. Make Music Day is a music celebration held worldwide each year on June 21st. It’s also typically the Summer Solstice, and the longest day of the year. The perfect day to pack in lots of music and fun on the first day of summer.

Known internationally as Fête de la Musique, the concept is simple. Make Music Day is a celebration of music!  If you haven’t participated in Make Music Day in Philly, 2023 is your year. Make Music Philly will join over 100 cities across the US and 120 countries worldwide to celebrate Make Music Day this year. There will be over 100 musical performances and special events in and around Philadelphia to enjoy.

For a full schedule of events, check HERE and select 2023 Listings. Musicians and venues are encouraged to plan and register their own in-person or virtual Make Music Philly events too. Head HERE to learn more.

And be sure to check below for some of the highlights!

~ Kristen

Make Music Philly


  • LIVE In Person Performances

    Several Philadelphia area venues are showing live performances, including Billy Penn Studios, Bouvier Community Garden, Concert Garden, Cosmic Cafe, Crooked Eye Brewery, FDR Park, Free Library (Shakespeare Park), Hard Rock Cafe, Harriett’s Bookshop, JT Brewski’s, Kelly Music, Malelani Cafe, Milkboy South Street, Montgomery Twp Rec Center, Powers Park, Rail Park, Rose Tree Park and Valley Creek Park.

  • Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

    Keep Music Alive will host a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at The Free Library of Philadelphia outside in Shakespeare Park. This interactive exhibit will include guitars, ukuleles, keyboards and dozens of different types of percussion instruments. The event also features numerous musical performances and presentations by Noteworthy Phila Acapella, Philly Drum Project, Madeleine Le Bouteiller (French Cellist), Tucker Weiss, Global Philadelphia, the Caribbean Community in Philadelphia, BuildaBridge International and All Around the World Music. A great chance for kids (or anyone) to get up close to musical instruments, and hear talented artists play theirs live.


  • Delaware County Symphony

    Rose Tree Park in Delaware County will kick off its Summer Concert Series on Make Music Day with a stellar performance by the Delaware County Symphony at 7:30 PM.

  • Build A Bridge International

    BuildaBridge Intl is hosting a special Make Music Philly event with LIVE musical performances, hand drumming, songwriting workshops and more at Concert Garden from 3:30 to 7 PM.


  • Hohner Harmonica Jam

    Malelani Café on Germantown Avenue will present a Hohner Harmonica Jam with Boaz Kim from 11 AM to 1 PM, followed by several musical performances.

  • Hard Rock Cafe Acapella

    Noteworthy Philadelphia (Acapella) will join other performers celebrating Make Music Day at The Hard Rock Café on Market Street from 6 to 9PM.

  • Make Music West Chester

    The town of West Chester in Chester County is hosting over 60 musical performances at 20 different downtown venues from 11:30AM to 9PM. The full schedule can be found HERE.

  • Valley Creek Park Blues Fest

    Valley Creek Park in Malvern is presenting a Blues Fest featuring Papa Chubby and Deb Callahan starting at 6:30 PM.

  • String Together at George's Music

    George’s Music in North Wales is participating in the String Together national event for Make Music Day, offering free guitar strings, re-stringing guidance and free intro guitar lessons starting at 6:30 PM. Sponsored by D’Addario & Alfred Music.

  • GEGISOM Camp Dancers

    George E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music is presenting the GEGISOM Camp Dancers at their North Philadelphia location from 11 AM to 2 PM.

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