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Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!

Click here to view the performance lineup at Groth Music

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

Last year, over 700 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21.

It all started 34 years ago in France.

In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.

And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)

Amazingly enough, this dream has come true. The Fête has turned into a true national holiday: France shuts down on the summer solstice and musicians take over. Almost 8% of the country (5 million people) have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique.

Three decades later, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., the presenting sponsor is the NAMM Foundation.

Learn more about Make Music in North America, and the Make Music Alliance.


Come to Groth Music and listen or perform in our all-day live music marathon in celebration of ...
Make Music Day June 21st!

All performers are automatically entered into a random prize drawing. Groth Music gift cards, and other items.

Need some performing ideas? How about a drum circle, karaoke, accordion solo, cello duet, vocal trio, piano solo, rock band, church choir, bluegrass band, recorder consort, bagpipes and drums, koto solo, pep band, slide whistle and nose flute brigade...? 

To sign up or for more information, e-mail liz@grothmusic.com,
or call Liz at (952)884-4772, ext. 212, between 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Guidelines

1.       The schedule will be divided into five-minute blocks. Longer performances may have multiple blocks.

2.       The stage will be set with the following equipment, available for use by all:

·         Drum set

·         Digital piano

·         Amplifiers

·         Microphones and PA

·         Music stands

·         Chairs

3.       Other instruments and equipment may be available for use by prior arrangement.

4.       A professional jazz rhythm section and/or limited piano accompaniment are available by prior arrangement.

5.       If the stage is too small for your ensemble, other spaces can be arranged.

6.       Maximum set-up time allowed will be five minutes.

7.       There is no age limit. Performers under the age of 18 need to have a parent/guardian contact us for confirmation.

8.       All instruments, voices, ensembles, and musical genres are welcome. We ask you to follow these guidelines:

·         Language, subject matter, and clothing should be appropriate for a family music store.

·         Volume levels should be kept moderate.

·         Each performing unit may sign up for one performance.

·         Individuals may perform in multiple units.

We can't wait to hear you!




You guessed it... We'll be sounding the Minnesota Vikings Gjallarhorn throughout the day!
Check back to see our preliminary performance schedule!

Hours & Location


We are closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and all Sundays.

Groth Music is located 2 blocks south of 494 on Nicollet Ave. in Bloomington, MN Less than 5 minutes from the Mall of America!

Groth Music is located one block south of American Boulevard on Nicollet Avenue South. Our address is 8056 Nicollet Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420.

Groth Music Regular Open Hours:

Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday Closed


We are closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, 

Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and all Sundays. 



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