Performers invited to join Make Music Day 2020

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11:02 am EDT, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Make Music Day, hosted by the Northwest CT Arts Council, returns June 21 to the northwest corner.

Make Music Day, hosted by the Northwest CT Arts Council, returns June 21 to the northwest corner.

Photo: Contributed Photo

Make Music Day, hosted by the Northwest CT Arts Council, returns June 21 to the northwest corner.

Make Music Day, hosted by the Northwest CT Arts Council, returns June 21 to the northwest corner.

Photo: Contributed Photo

Performers invited to join Make Music Day 2020

TORRINGTON — Make Music Day NWCT returns for the third year to the Northwest corner June 21, through the Northwest CT Arts Council.

Make Music Day began in France in 1892 as the Fete de la Musique, and has spread to more than 800 cities across 120 countries. This event grew into an international celebration that takes place on the summer solstice of each year. People of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to create music at participating venues all over the region on the longest day of the year.

Registration is now open for venues and musicians across Northwest CT at nw-ct.makemusicday.org. As situations develop with COVID-19, venues and musicians should use their discretion when signing up to participate, and get creative to host safe and socially distant performances.

Venues are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible, and start promoting their participation in this event.

“I am so excited to coordinate Make Music Day this year,” said Maddie Stenson, program director. “Listening and viewing live performances will be as special as ever after we have been quarantined all spring. I am looking forward to the creative and innovative ways venues and performers will execute both live and virtual performances. I can’t wait to celebrate the summer solstice with a day full of local music.”

Make Music NWCT is sponsored in part by the CT Office of the Arts and Make Music Alliance.

The mission of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is to engage the public in building a strong and connected arts and culture community that is integral to the economic development and the collective well-being of the region.

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is supported in part by the DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation and the Connecticut Community Foundation.

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