Take center stage: Make Music Seattle is happening June 21

MMSGenericLogo2OL.fwThey say all the world’s a stage, and this Sunday that statement rings true. On June 21, for the first time, Seattle will be joining more than 700 cities in a worldwide music celebration called Make Music.

Make Music is a free festival held each year on the summer solstice across the globe where musicians young and old, amateur and professional, of every genre pour into streets, parks and plazas to share their talent with the community. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is partnering with Make Music organizers to host dozens of performers and events in downtown parks throughout the day.MMS_Poster ArtOnly.fw2.Smaller

Confirmed performances include:

Westlake Park (401 Pine St.)
Noon:  Mercedes Nicole
1 p.m.:  Clavinova Frank Sinatra Piano Bar (details below)
2 p.m.:  CeeCee James & the Mission of S.O.U.L.
3 p.m.:  Susan Haas
4 p.m.:  Jim Marcotte

Occidental Square (117 S Washington St.)
Noon:  Clavinova Frank Sinatra Piano Bar
1 p.m.:  Guitar Mass Appeal (details below)
4 p.m.:  Randy Bowles

Alki Beach Park (1702 Alki Ave. SW)
3-9 p.m.:  206 Zulu Jam (Hip Hop DJ’s and Emcees)

Oxbow Park (6430 Corson Ave. S)
1-9 p.m.: Various Georgetown-based bands

The Clavinova Frank Sinatra Piano Bar
A Yamaha Clavinova keyboard will travel from park to park on a pickup truck to lead park users in a sing-a-long tribute to Frank Sinatra.
Noon:  Occidental Square (117 S Washington St.)
1 p.m.:  Westlake Park (401 Pine St.)
2 p.m.:  Victor Steinbrueck Park (2001 Western Ave.)
3 p.m.:  Waterfront Park (1301 Alaskan Way)
4 p.m.:  Madison Park (4201 E Madison St.)
5 p.m.:  Space Needle (400 Broad St.)

Guitar Mass Appeal Event
From 1-3 p.m. in Occidental Square, local performer and teacher Judd Wasserman will teach a giant group guitar lesson. The public is invited to show up to the park with their guitars, learn some new songs and have the opportunity to win a beautiful acoustic Martin guitar, complete with cloth case and Ernie Ball strings.

For more information on Make Music Seattle and the most up-to-date schedule, visit the organization’s website at www.makemusicseattle.com.  Make Music Seattle, LLC, is a 501(c3) nonprofit corporation whose existence is for the sole purpose of creating this new Seattle event.