MILWAUKEE — Make Music Day is an opportunity to find your inner musician.  

Arts Wisconsin Executive Director Anne Katz said it’s also a joyous occasion, much-needed after this past year.

“Coming together and making music together is pure joy,” she said. “It’s an annual, global celebration that started in Paris in 1982 and is now a national holiday in France.”

Make Music Day happens each year on the summer solstice to celebrate the longest day of the year. It encourages people to celebrate music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and put on free outdoor concerts.

Make Music Day happened virtually last year and on a much smaller scale. Thirteen cities in Wisconsin are participating this year.

To find a Make Music Day celebration near you, click here. To learn more about Arts Wisconsin, click here.

“We are Wisconsin’s community and social development organization, which means we’re all about the arts everywhere for everyone,” Anne said. ​