Make Music Portland

Free concerts every year on the summer solstice.



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* All performances are roughly an hour, unless otherwise specified below.

Andy’s Old Port Pub

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jeanette
1:30 p.m. Mockingbirds @ Moonlight
3 p.m. Rick Ray
4:30 p.m. The skidmarks

Bell Buoy Park

11 a.m. Morrison Center Sunshine Band
12:15 p.m. Djembe Drum Circle
1:15 p.m. Brian Hallinan / Ryan Moody
4 p.m. Mockingbirds @ Moonlight
5 p.m. Ukulele Play-a-Long
6 p.m. The Montsweagers
7 p.m. Bellatrix

Congress Square Park

5 p.m. Bellatrix
6 – 8 p.m. Casco Bay Tummlers

First Parish Church Memorial Garden

5 Р8 p.m. Robert ÆOLUS Myers

Fort Allen Park

12:30 – 1 p.m. Tom Buckley
2 p.m. Karina Lily
4 p.m. Jason Melanson
5 p.m. Entropy Son
7 p.m. Little Monk

Harbor View Memorial Park

12 p.m. Sassquatch
5 p.m. Chris Kemp White

Lincoln Park

12 p.m. Stan Davis
5 p.m. Onward
7 p.m. Getmo

Lobsterman Park

11 a.m. brian thomas
12 p.m. Shower Singing
2 p.m. Community Bucket Drumming
5 p.m. FletcherBrothersBand(FBB)
6 p.m. Prides Corner Pickers
7 p.m. No Agenda

Longfellow Square

10 a.m. Maestro
12 p.m. Mainely Folk
1:15 p.m. Jason Melanson
2 p.m. Jeanette
3 p.m. Tom Buckley
4 p.m. Jonathan Call
5 p.m. Love Cemetery
6 p.m. Tom Emerson

Monument Square

12 p.m. David Karl Roberts
2 p.m. Jenny Jumpstart
5 p.m. Sparxsea
6 p.m. Maine Squeeze Accordion Ensemble
7 p.m. Bill Binford & 13 Scotland Rd

Post Office Plaza

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Instrument Building Garden
12 p.m. The Chives
3 – 4:30 p.m. Harmonica Lessons & Jam Session
5 p.m. Sea for Miles
6 p.m. Heather Trio
7 p.m. Those Electric Nights

Rising Tide Brewing Company

1 – 3 p.m. Community Participation Zimbabwean Marimba Music with Instruction
4 – 7 p.m. Maine Marimba Ensemble

Standpipe Park (North Street Park)

6:15 – 6:45 p.m. Kleffner

The Porthole Restaurant & Pub

11 a.m. The Pages
12 p.m. Jason Melanson
1:30 – 3 p.m. The Side Chick Syndicate
3:30 p.m. Jenny Jumpstart
5 p.m. Jason Roman
6 p.m. Ian Ryan Band

We welcome artists of all stripes to participate with us on the solstice, whether or not they register to be on our official calendar. Come join us! If you’d rather listen, head to Post Office Plaza, Bell Buoy Park, Congress Square Park, Longfellow Square, Lobsterman Park, Porthole Restaurant, Rising Tide Brewery, Andy’s Old Port Pub, and Monument Square to see who’s making music.

2018 will include more family-friendly PLAY-ALONG events then ever before! Click here to learn more about our six PLAY-ALONG events planned for this year.

WHEN: Thursday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WHAT: Free music from talented local artists

Our festivities are completely free and everyone is welcome to join us on Thursday, June 21. This family-friendly event will feature a massive, day-long concert at Monument Square. We’ll have amplified music, vendors, and a friendly atmosphere on the plaza from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. But we’ve permitted public spaces all over Portland for the entire day, so if you’re out and about you may hear some of our musicians playing in venues like Post Office Park and Congress Square Park. All of our performances are free, so grab your lawn chair and hang out. Or, if you’re musically inclined, bring your favorite instrument and join in the action.