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The friends’ group is encouraging attendees to bring a picnic supper while they enjoy a performance by Peter Blackstone and friends. The concert is set to start at about 6:15 p.m. “We want Portlanders to be able to enjoy the local talent all around them and, at the same time, we want local music makers to have a chance to ...
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“The idea is to bring free music to spots all over the city,” Catherine Tanous, a founder of the event and president of the nonprofit Make Music Portland,  said. “The event began in Paris, in 1982, and was called Fête de la Musique. And it’s grown around the world since then." Thanks to the Sun Journal for a great piece on ...
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Make Music Portland is part of a larger, global event called Make Music Day that takes place on June 21 in more than 700 cities and 120 countries around the world. Each year, these cities invite artists and musicians to take to the streets, public parks, and private venues to perform free concerts for local audiences. Big thanks to downeast ...
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