Mayor Sylvester Turner announces the celebration of Houston’s Third Music Day
June 1, 2023 – Mayor Sylvester Turner is encouraging Houstonians to participate in Make Music in Houston Day again this year. This all-day celebration takes place on Tuesday, June 21, the longest day of the year – the summer solstice.
More than 100 cities across the country participated in nearly 4,000 free festive events last year, demonstrating the power of music to unite and uplift people, spread joy and build community. The celebration reflects each city and features patriotic programs, free performances, live singing, patio and park music lessons, jam sessions, and all-inclusive music.
“The City of Houston is thrilled to once again be a part of the international Make Music Day roster,” said Mayor Turner. Last year, we began celebrating in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Houston on the steps of City Hall. I once again invite all Houstonians, of all musical levels, to join us and bring music to our neighborhoods, offices, and communities on this festive day of music. »
Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as Fête de la Musique and has spread to more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Houston is once again partnering with the French Consulate and several countries represented by the Consular Corps in Houston to take part in the global event.
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Houston’s music industry. MOCA is also grateful to partner with Houston-based Reading with Rappers (RWAR) literacy program this year, and again with the Houston Professional Musicians Association (HPMA) providing funding for its members for the global event.
He said read with Rapper CEO Garen Small. “We encourage everyone in the city to use this day to make music and share it with anyone who wants to listen. We are also looking forward to our talented artist BuddieRoe performing at Houston City Hall on June 21.”
Musicians are invited to connect with the Houston Professional Musicians Association “Houston, Thank You for Supporting Professional Musicians in Houston!” Alex Navarro, president of the HPMA (the local chapter of the American Federation of Musicians!)
We encourage you to join Mayor Turner, our consular structure and cultural districts (Houston Arts District, East End Cultural District, Fifth Ward Cultural District, Houston Museum District, Midtown Arts & Entertainment Cultural District, Houston Theater District, Third Ward Cultural District) and more Much to Make Music Houston.
The Make Music Houston roster currently includes:
- City Hall Ceremonies – A series of performances including RWAR artist BuddieRoe on the steps of City Hall are planned after a few words from the Mayor and the Consulate General of France to launch Make Music Day in Houston.
- French consulate The Consulate General of France in Houston runs music programs to inspire and encourage the music industry among other local consulates.
- cultural spaces Houston’s seven designated cultural arts districts will energize facilities and community spaces with live music and musical collaborations.
- The iconic Midtown Cultural Arts District sign located in Bagby Park (415 Gray Street) will be wrapped in a design by a local Houston artist to honor and celebrate National Day on June 19. On June 21, musicians must perform in front of the banner. The backdrop is a reminder of our nation’s history as we conclude by celebrating the deep cultural heritage of Texas.
- The Houston Arts District will host Nameless Sound, a 17-person improvisational orchestra featuring original scores for improvisation, particularly suited to the SITE Gallery (2101 Winter Street, under the rice silos at Sawyer Yards). Participants are invited to cross the silos to listen to the various musical instruments around the room from 6 to 8 pm that evening.
- Abia’s scepterl – People of all ages and skill levels will join online and in-person setups to compose music in large groups using a single instrument.
Online registration is now open to local musicians and venues. The website provides a platform for venues and venues for Make Music Houston musicians. Create a profile to start matching calendar events! To add an event or register for a show, please visit MakeMusicDay.org/Houston.
On June 21, MOCA invited people to post photos from their MMD events using #makemusichou #mmdhou and the hashtag @houstonmoca. All events are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of events, visit MakeMusicDay.org/Houston.
About Music Day
Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Create a Music Alliance. Its goals are to promote participation in Make Music nationally, to provide the tools to help organize events in each community, and to promote collaboration, mentorship, and mutual support among its members.
About the Town Hall for Cultural Affairs City Hall
The Municipal Office of Cultural Affairs guides the city’s cultural investments with policies and initiatives that expand access to arts and cultural programs in the community, attract visitors and benefit from private investment.
Learn more at www.houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs. And follow us on Facebook and Instagram @HoustonMOCA.