Make Music Portland

Free concerts every year on the summer solstice.

Our 6th annual summer solstice festival is coming up. Sign up to perform a concert. Or register to host music as an official venue. Click here to volunteer with us. Or learn about ways to support Make Music Portland.

Make Music Portland 2018 is happening Thursday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Join us for dozens free concerts happening all around Portland, Maine. Want to perform with us on the solstice? Click here. Interested in hosting concerts? Click here.

 

Make Music Portland is a day-long, totally free musical event, aimed at bringing local performers into the spotlight. Along with hundreds of cities around the world, every year on June 21 we ring in the longest day of the year with music and artistry. Join us as we fill local parks, restaurants, backyards, and public and private spaces with hundreds of performances, ranging in style and genre.

This is a free event. There are no costs to attend any performance, or to come join us making music. In addition, we organize free community events (think jam sessions, musical lessons, and the like) that happen throughout the day on June 21.

A branch of the international Fête de la Musique, Make Music Portland is organized by a Maine-based non-profit, with the generous help of dedicated local volunteers. We are always looking for new ideas, new volunteers, and fresh input. Shoot us an email if you’re curious.

Registration to be included on the 2018 is now open. To build our schedule and connect performers with places to play, we use matchmaking software provided by the Make Music Alliance. If you’d like to register to perform at this year’s event, please click here.

If you would like to reach us for any other reason (hosting a performance, volunteering, being part of our board of directors, or for any reason) please send us an email.