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Feel the rhythm during Winston-Salem’s first Make Music Day

The City of Arts and Innovation is joining the worldwide celebration of music.

Gray building with glass and a driveway. The city skyline is in the background.

The Good Madness will perform in the Main Gallery at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.

Photo by WStoday

Calling all music lovers. For the first time, Winston-Salem is joining the global chorus of Make Music Day. The citywide celebration is happening rain or shine around the city on Friday, June 21.

The event started in France in 1982 as Fête de la Musique. The creators wanted a day where music was everywhere. The festival spread to the US 17 years ago. The Make Music Alliance was created a decade ago to coordinate and expand efforts. This year, more than 100 cities and counties nationwide are participating.

It’s not too late to register to participate. Organizers will match musicians of any genre with host sites — restaurants, businesses, museums, and even front porches that welcome live music to their space.

If you want to listen to live music, check the listings + locations and show up. It’s free to participate.