Stamford Make Music Day
April 30, 2019
There’s a lot to love about living in Connecticut’s Bay Area. From exceptional restaurants to premier shopping and a warm community, this locale has it all. Adding to the long list of lovable features here is a new event as of last year called Make Music Day that fills the streets around the apartments for rent in Stamford, CT with live music from local talent.
If you missed last year’s event, it was a smash hit and a fun time for all. This year’s Make Music Day is gearing up to be even better. Here’s everything you need to know if you want to take part in this special day.
What is Make Music Day?
Make Music Day is an event that takes place in Stamford’s downtown, though other cities around the world will celebrate as well. The event is entirely free, focusing on the encouragement of musical talent and how music can bring a community together.
The date for this day is June 21st, which aligns with the summer solstice. You can find amateurs and professionals ranging from young to old filling the streets of Stamford as they share their craft with the public.
Musicians in parks and sidewalk cafes will fill the air with music in nearly any genre you can imagine as they tun Stamford into an enormous stage. Meanwhile, people from all over the Norwalk area will fill the streets to enjoy local shops and fine dining.
The celebration initially started in France back in 1982. Titles the Fete de la Musique, this popular event quickly spread to over 800 cities in 120 countries. Stamford joined the masses in 2018 and are gearing up for another successful year.
Last year, residents were treated to everything from smooth jazz to freestyle rap by amateur artists throughout Connecticut. Performances varied from children playing keyboards to adults sharing cultural pieces from their places of origin. Stand up bass players, choir groups, drum circles, and even triangle players could be found from one end of downtown to the other.
Aside from music filling the streets, there are a few highlights to look out for. A project called Band Undercover features groups from across the country covering each other’s music, allowing these musicians to connect with one another no matter how far apart they may be.
Drum Set Duos is another popular tradition where local music shops place two sets of drums outside their storefront. Owners sit at one and invite people passing by to sit at the other for a spontaneous jam session.
Heart Chant, made popular in Tennessee, brings people together for meditative healing through the power of music. The Heart Chant itself was written in response to the September 11th terrorist stacks by Pauline Oliveros. It’s an interesting experience in vocalization and harmony.
Whether or not these events make their way to Stamford is up to those hosting venues. If you’re interested in seeing any of these take place, talk with local shop owners about making them happen or host them at your location!
Participating in Make Music Day
The event is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and styles. Hosted by local music communities, this is an excellent chance to show of your talent or simply enjoy the day playing your heart out. Anyone is invited to take part in this special event.
If you’re interested in playing, all you have to do is sign up through downtown Stamford’s website and check out the available venues. Different venues focus on different genres and styles, with each offering different accommodations for gear (acoustic, full bands, etc.).
When you sign up, you create a profile that venues can look at. After you request a venue, they’ll reach out to you to discuss accommodations. The process is 100% free, too.
If you’re looking to host musicians on Make Music Day, then opening up your venue to these artists is a simple process. Any business or organization can host a venue as long as it is outside, in the downtown district, and easily accessible to the public. That means you can have musicians playing right outside your store or restaurant.
Registering to become a venue is as simple as signing up on the downtown Stamford website. From there, you can browse musician profiles and help these artists connect with the public. Keep in mind that venues cannot charge an entry fee, keeping the day entirely free for everyone involved.
Apartments for Rent in Stamford, CT
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