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How to celebrate Make Music Day in Nashville

Enjoy a free concert on your lunch break or clear your schedule for all-day fun on Make Music Day.

A band of six people singing + playing instruments like drums, keys, and guitar are performing in a grassy area with the downtown skyline in the background.

Music City will turn the volume up on Make Music Day. | Photo by Make Music Nashville

It’s our time to shine (and sing), Music City. Make Music Day Nashville returns Friday, June 21 as a citywide celebration of music open to all ages, genres, and skill levels.

Did you know Make Music Day isn’t just local? It’s held annually on the summer solstice in cities across the world — and unlike your typical ticketed concert or festival — events are free and open to anyone who wants to take part.

Yazoo Brewing Company, 900 River Bluff Dr.

  • Coral Bay Steel Drum Band | 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Cherry Bomb: An Improvised Musical | 3-4 p.m.
  • The Ukedelics | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Todd London Trio | 8-10 p.m.

Rosebank House, 2718 Meadow Rose Dr.

  • Nashville Chamber Music Series | 7-8 p.m.

Studio NPL, 615 Church St.

  • Synth & Circuit Bending Bash | 3-5 p.m.

Jackalope Brewing Co., 429B Houston St.

  • Justin Leigh & Kelly Joy | 1-2 p.m.
  • Donna Frost | 3-3:45 p.m.
  • David Williford | 6-8 p.m.

Nashville International Airport (Green Beans Coffee Co. stage), 1 Terminal Dr.

  • Donna Frost | 9-11 a.m.
  • Arts at the Airport: Light-up Maraca Giveaway with Alison Brazil | 12-2 p.m.
  • Riders in the Sky | 3-5 p.m.

Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk.

  • Alison Brazil | 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Pro tip: This interactive map includes the locations and times of each performance.