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Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on the summer solstice, returns this year on Friday, June 21 with over 5,000 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other magnificent music-making events being held in more than 80 U.S. cities. A worldwide phenomenon observed by hundreds of millions of people in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries, the daylong musical free-for-all on June 21 brings musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels together to make, enjoy, perform, teach and learn music.

Milford joins Make Music Day by filling the streets with music downtown and along our beautiful 17 miles of shoreline from Woodmont to Devon. A piano will be placed on the steps of City Hall so that people can pop by and tickle the ivories, bring a bag lunch, and enjoy the music in the parkette in front of City Hall. Stay tuned for more locations and follow Facebook @MilfordCityHall for updates.

Milford invites everyone from professional musicians to people who have never picked up an instrument to join in the global music celebration by registering at http://www.makemusicday.org/milford/ Please contact Julie Nash at jnash@ci.milford.us or call at 203-783-3230 for assistance.

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..

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. Reimagining their cities and towns as stages, every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion – pours onto streets, parks, plazas, porches, rooftops, gardens and other public spaces to celebrate, create and share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.

Launched in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. In addition to massive citywide celebrations, Make Music Day will also include smaller festivities in other communities nationwide.

We welcome all musicians, singers and music makers to register online at http://www.matchmilford.makemusicday.org