Milford’s first annual Make Music Day will take place this Thursday, June 21, on the summer solstice.
Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world on the longest day of the year. Musical festivities in Milford are part of a global celebration of music making in over 750 cities inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique.
There is still time to sign up and find a corner to strum, drum or sing. Milford invites everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in the global music celebration by signing up at http://www.makemusicday.org/milford/ and choosing your location, or email Julie Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A piano will be placed on the steps of City Hall and city officials encourage the public to stop by and tickle the ivories, bring a bag lunch and enjoy the music in the parkette at the front of City Hall.
Scheduled events are as follows:
10AM-11AM Steve Bettencourt Singer/Folk City Hall
11AM-12PM Elana Singer/songwriter Café Atlantique
11AM-12PM Justin Rugg Singer/Piano/Pop City Hall
12PM-1PM Jay Rowe Piano/Jazz City Hall
12PM-1PM Kayte Devlin Pop/Folk Café Atlantique
12-1:30PM Steve Bettencourt Singer/Folk Milford Arts Council
12-12:30PM Kevin Gunther Bagpiper Gazebo on the Harbor at High Street
1PM-2PM Music by Tony Pop/Country/Blues Café Atlantique
1PM-2PM Bob Nunno Piano/Pop/Jazz City Hall
2PM-3PM Steve Bettencourt Singer/Folk Café Atlantique
2PM-2:30PM Jonathan Law Choir Classics City Hall
5PM-6PM Frank Critelli Rock Milford Public Library
5PM-7PM The Sabbs Brothers Rock Armory Square
5PM-7:30PM Peter Michael Cardella Pop/Folk Country Café Atlantique
5PM-7PM Stratus Rock Milford Arts Council
5:45PM-7PM Tim Sather & Chris Cartelli Folk/Bluegrass 62 Cricklewood Rd
6PM-9PM Tom Ferrara Acoustic Rock Broad Street Café
6PM-9M Open Salon All Firehouse Gallery
7PM-9PM Jeremy Hilliard Indie-Rock 62 Cricklewood Rd
Look out for pop up events and stay tuned for more locations on Facebook at @MilfordCityHall..
“To fill our streets with music on the summer solstice will give an opportunity for friends, neighbors and others to come out and enjoy our community. Milford is filled with phenomenal talent and I look forward to hearing and seeing it all,” said Mayor Blake.