Make Music Portland

Free concerts every year on the summer solstice.

Perform with MMP

Interested in playing with us on the summer solstice? Great!

We’ve just opened registration for our 2018 festival. All musical performers of any genre and any ability are welcome to play with us. 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 be part of this year’s event, please click here.

Don’t want to be on the schedule? No problem! You can grab your preferred instrument and hit the streets. The city of Portland has graciously opened up sound permitting around the city from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 21. We ask that you be respectful of other artists and performers, but feel free to find an appropriate public spot anywhere in the city and make music.

Or, get your friends together to host a concert in your own backyard or living room. Just remember, performances associated with Make Music Portland must be free to attend and participate in, per our mission.

Other ways to participate include join us for one of our mass appeal events. This year, we’ll be hosting harmonica lessons, a ukulele jam session, a bucket drumming circle, sousapalooza, and street studios. You can find more information on those mass appeal events on our Facebook page or check the schedule to see when those are happening. Or just come out to listen.