Congress Square Park is excited to be a host for the 7th annual Make Music Portland! Portland once again joins hundreds of cities around the world in celebrating the Summer Solstice & Make Music Day by filling the streets with free musical performances, music lessons, and community play-a-long events.
Make Music Portland is a free, all-day celebration of sound that is open to all ages, genres, styles, and abilities. There will be play-a-long events for the musicians and non-musicians to participate in and a ton of performances by Maine musicians.
In Congress Square Park, join us for the Instrument Petting Zoo! — a FREE music playshop for kids!
Advanced high-school musicians will be setting up an instrument “petting zoo” for elementary and middle school students to explore! Introduce yourself or your child to a new instrument, participate in a casual mini-lesson, and gain further resources about any instrument of your choice. There will be stations in Violin, Cello, Viola, Guitar, Drum kit, Trumpet, Bass, Hand Drums, Saxophone, Banjo and more! There will be information on accessible and affordable lessons and highschoolers will elaborate on where music education has taken them (some have toured all over the country with orchestras, others are in rock bands, and all have made amazing friendships through music). Learning an instrument boosts SAT scores, improves coordination, and creates everlasting connections between people within communities.
Stick around for more Make Music Portland with a performance and playshop with the Boston Opera Outreach Troupe from 6-8pm.
See all Make Music Portland 2019 events at makemusicportland.org