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TO ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:
This Summer The World Joins Together To "Make Music"
NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's
largest annual music event, unified as the Make Music Day celebration
(www.makemusicday.org), will be held on the summer solstice-June 21st.
This international event began in France as Fête de la Musique, and
now takes place in 800 cities across 110 countries. This year the
number of participating cities in the U.S. will double to nearly 20,
including the additions of major markets such as Austin, Nashville and
Boston. Celebrations of music will also be taking place in New York,
Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. A full list of all
participating cities can be found at www.makemusicday.org.
What started in France more than 30 years ago has become a global
phenomenon with millions of musicians of all styles and skill levels
coming out each year to perform for the public. This year's daylong
musical free-for-all is the largest to date as it continues the mass
celebration of music in all its forms-encouraging absolutely everyone
to join together and play.
This year NAMM's Mass Appeal, a series of events supported by the
National Association of Music Merchants and its members, provides
people across the country with the opportunity to make music. This
includes people who have never touched an instrument playing and
learning alongside experienced musicians. Among this year's
all-inclusive events are multi-person harmonica and ukulele circles,
free guitar lessons, an ensemble of 100 saxophones, traveling
sing-alongs and drum-offs. These are a few of the thousands of events
in the U.S. and the hundreds of thousands worldwide all taking place
in unison on the longest day of the year.
On June 21, from morning to night, people of all ages, creeds, and
musical persuasions - from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock -
perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, parks and stores. From
high school bands to marquee names, this celebration is open to
absolutely anyone who wants to participate.
A few of the music making events that took place at Make Music Day in
400+ Guitarist Play Together In New York's Union Square On To
Celebrate Make Music Day
175 Keyboards Play Together Breaking Guinness World Record On National
GAMA Presents Free Guitar Lessons For All On New York Streets During
Make Music Day
Privia Piano Bar Travels Through New York Bringing Karaoke To The
People Learn To Play Harmonica On Make Music Day
Additional information on the events can me found at
www.makemusicday.org. Event special guests and spokespeople will be
announced in early June.
Media Contacts Jules Feiler The Pitching Staff 212-585-0973
About Make Music Day Held on June 21st, Make Music is part of the
international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 800 cities across
110 countries. The daylong musical free-for-all celebrates music in
all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free
public concerts. This year, twenty US cities are organizing Make Music
celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide. For more
information, please visit makemusicday.org.
About NAMM The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the
not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17
billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits
of making music. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to
promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of
approximately 9,000 Member companies located in more than 92
countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of
making music, interested parties can visit www.namm.org, call
800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter
SOURCE National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
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