June 11, 2020 5:20 PM
by Allison Ostrovsky
Make Music Los Angeles (MMLA) is a day of making and enjoying music and is celebrated in 800 cities and 110 countries around the world on the summer solstice.
On the Summer Solstice, this Sunday, June 21, whether you’re in your home, or safely physically distancing outside, you’re invited to experience the sounds of music throughout Santa Monica both in-person and virtually. You can also join people nationwide in a range of free online performances and lessons that will be offered as part of Make Music. Make sure to grab your dad and celebrate a musical Father’s Day!
We've been keeping track of participants through our partners at Make Music LA. Santa Monica performances include:
The North of Montana Association (NOMA) presents a Virtual Tribute to Make Music Day
Tune in Sunday, any time day or night at smnoma.org for:
- Captain Dan for Kids w/ Little Buckerooo Maximum - a classic and joyous children’s sing-a-long
- Maurock – Ecuadorian guitarist and multi-instrumentalist
- Ben Anderson & The ABC’s - classic, bilingual rock
Performances may continue to be added so check https://makemusicla.org/event-listings for the most up-to-date listing.
Anyone can pick up an instrument and participate informally. Anytime this Sunday, June 21, toot your horn, strum your guitar, and tickle the ivories from wherever you are!
If you’re going to watch or play with others, please make sure to take precautionary measures so as to not spread COVID-19 by adhering to the LA County Department of Public Health’s Guidance for Physical Distancing, including maintaining at least 6 feet from others, wearing a cloth face covering, and avoid groups of people.
For a list of Make Music featured national projects, including music lessons for 25 different instruments, visit http://www.makemusicday.org/listings/.
Band in photo: El Santo Golpe
Cultural Affairs Supervisor