Presented by Rush Hour Concerts, this year marks the 5th anniversary of Make Music Chicago, a one-day, city-wide free music festival taking place Sunday, June 21, 2015, which is Father’s Day!
Inspired by the Parisian tradition of Fête de la Musique, which over the past 30 years has taken hold in more than 700 cities around the world on the Summer Solstice (June 21),
Make Music Chicago was pioneered by late Rush Hour Concerts founder Deborah Sobol in conjunction with the Alliance Française de Chicago, the Chicago Park District and other Chicago cultural partners.
Under the helm of Artistic Director and lauded pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, Make Music Chicago invites thousands of Chicagoans of all ages and backgrounds to participate in over 200 performances and participatory events across 70 locations in over 20 Chicago neighborhoods from sunrise to sunset.
Highlights of the 5th anniversary event include the returns of the popular “Sousapalooza” play-along for band instrumentalists;
the Rise and Shine Orchestra which invites amateur players to play alongside Chicago Symphony Orchestra members; a special Father’s Day Solstice Sing-Along event synchronized across Chicago through a specialized smart phone app;
mobile piano karaoke throughout the city plus performances in the newly-created 606 Bloomingdale Trail and Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall and many more.
For more information visit the Make Music Chicago website.
Photos courtesy of Make Music Chicago.