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Listen or Perform at Groth Music on June 21!

10 AM - 6 PM    Live Streaming of Make Music Events from Around the World.
Groth Music will be one of a select few locations that will be streaming live video (and sometimes audio) of Make Music Events as they occur around the world.  Stop in and see how others are celebrating the day, and check out one of our live jams too!

11 AM - 1 PM   Open Uke Jam Hosted by Twin Cities Uke Club (All Ages)
This group has been jamming at Groth Music for many years and has become part of the Groth family!   All ages and levels are invited and you'll feel welcomed by these great folks.  The group typically uses the "Yellow Book" available at Groth which has 365 popular and fun songs.  Bring your own uke, or arrive early and buy your first one from us! 

2 PM - 4 PM   Open Jazz Jam Hosted by Groth Staff (All levels, all instruments, voice)
Bring your own instrument or voice and join our house rhythm section for some jazz!  We'll have music stands, fake books, microphones and some talented staff ready to back you up.  If you're a rhythm section player, our house band will happily step aside for some songs so that you can play!

4 PM - 5:30 PM    Open Stage!
We’ll have a digital piano, amplifiers, drum set and microphones for you to use.  Stop by and make some music!  Please arrive early and let our staff know that you’d like to perform!  Please be respectful of other guests who wish to perform and limit your time accordingly.

Make Music Day 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.

Make Music Day at Groth Music
Make Music Day at Groth Music
Make Music Day at Groth Music
Make Music Day at Groth Music
Make Music Day at Groth Music