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Make Music Festivals in the US Southeast

Since its inception in Paris in 1982, the Fête de la Musique has inspired performances and festivals in over 800 cities in 120 countries each year on June 21.  Make Music, one of the US branches influenced by France's Fête de la Musique, invites musicians of all ages, skill levels, and genres to take to the streets of their cities and participate in this series of free and public concerts. Last year, 53 North American cities organized 4,138 free concerts at 1,179 locations, all on the same day.

This year, several cities and towns throughout the southeastern United States will participate in Make Music Festivals.

The Huntsville, Alabama festival will feature events such as Stevie Wonder karaoke, a bucket drumming instruction and competition, and Sousapalooza, where a large pick up wind band to  perform en masse to the patriotic and military music of American composer John Philip Sousa.

Suwanee, Georgia will host the first Making Music Day in the state featuring a Summer Porch Jam, with musicians playing outdoors at multiple venues throughout Old Town Suwanee.

Nashville, TN maintains its reputation as America’s Music City with a series of free concerts by local musicians.

Celebrations will also take place in Cary and Asheville, NC