Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

We invite musicians, rappers and instrumentalists of all kinds to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece. Singers, church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, MCs, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age group or skill level, are all welcome.

Visit the the main website HERE


Chattanooga joined the alliance in 2016 under the leadership of Taryn Ballwinski and soon joined by Brian Auten as co-director. They did an amazing job of building this celebration into a wide reaching city wide event, from 2016 through 2021.

Taryn’s musical project is: Concert Hopper


Mark J. Anderson began leading the project in 2022. He loves the creative community he has found in Chattanooga since moving here in 2016 from Utah. Previously he was the event planner for the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild where he led the Chattanooga Readers and Writers Fair. He also manages Chattown Stages, an event company specializing in artistic experiences featuring Chattanooga’s amazing local talent. He is known locally as a poet and singer songwriter.

Chattown Stages: Website

MJ Anderson Creative Arts: Website