Make Music Portland

Free concerts every year on the summer solstice.


We haven’t finalized our 2018 schedule yet. But we can give you a few details about the event, below. And come back here very soon to see the full schedule for Thursday, June 21. If you’d like to register to either perform or host shows on June 21, click here.

WHERE: Full-day schedules of shows at Post Office Plaza, Bell Buoy Park, Congress Square Park, and Longfellow Square. We’ve also got music at Deering Oaks Park, Lobsterman Park, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Porthole Restaurant, and b.good on Exchange Street, Cool as a Moose in Brunswick and Portland, Peppermint Park, Rising Tide Brewery, Andy’s Old Port Pub, The Thirsty Pig, and Monument Square (after the weekly farmers’ market).

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, Congress Square Park, or the Maine State Pier. 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.