June 21, 2015
Make Music Chicago returns to International House for its fifth year! Join us at International House to enjoy an afternoon of free performances. Musicians, amateur and professional alike, join in celebrating Hyde Park’s own iteration of this fantastic global event. Over 500 cities around the world come together on the longest day of the year to celebrate music and music making. Last year, over 150,000 Chicago residents enjoyed the free music making at sites across the city.
Taking its cue from the Fête de la Musique, a national musical holiday in France, Make Music Chicago has been bringing together musicians of all ages and skill levels, neighborhoods and specialties. From Hyde Park to Humboldt Park, venues all over the city provide performances that are free for musicians and audience members alike. On the first weekend of summer, Chicagoans are encouraged to sing, dance, and groove along to formal concerts and informal performances in venues, parks, even sidewalks and CTA stops. Genres vary from classical to rock, gospel to electronic, and from international songs to local tunes.
Those who are unable to attend Make Music Chicago may tune into 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s only all-classical radio and web-streaming station, which features live broadcasts from multiple venues.
Sponsored by the International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series and Make Music Chicago.