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Free concerts every year on the summer solstice.

About performing

Make Music Portland is all about shining a spotlight on area musicians and bringing free music to the streets of Portland.

We encourage all forms of participation, whether that means banging a symbol on a street corner, getting together and jamming with friends in the backyard, or signing up with us and registering for a spot at one of our official venues.

We only have two rules.

First, all public performances are free to attend and free to participate in. Make Music Portland is a totally free event.

Second, while all public space around Portland will be permitted for music, we ask that performers be respectful of other musicians around them. Please, no competing performances, unless that’s your setup.

We’ll be making music on June 21 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Feel free to grab an instrument, or your a cappella group, and make music in any public space around town. Or talk to your friends and neighbors about holding your own private performances at home. Either way, feel free to shoot us an email to let us know what you’re doing and tell us how we can help.

Registration has closed for the 2017 events. But that shouldn’t stop you from coming out to join us, either by attending one of our free concerts or by grabbing your instrument, finding a quiet, public spot in Portland, and jamming out.