Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!
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 800 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. Learn more at http://www.makemusicday.org/ .
10:00 – 4:00 p.m. – On this day of musical celebration, ALL are welcome to come PLAY OUR KEYBOARD out front of the LOLA building on the sidewalk. And, BANG SOME DRUMS, BLOW SOME HARMONICAS, listen to the various buskers in town, and watch for band performances in other locations.
SCHEDULE: (check back for updates!)
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. outside the Gateway Lodge for music and dancing with Gloria Andersen and the LOLA Stateliners!
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Make it Rain Music ( With Rainsticks) Class – $12 per person OR $10 each – for a Child & Adult together. Ages: 5 – 105 (Age 5-6 MUST be accompanied by an adult)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Make Music outside the LOLA Center for the Arts. Keyboard, drums, harmonicas will be available for music making to anyone, any age! Watch for musicians up and down the sidewalks of Downtown Land O’ Lakes throughout the day!
Drumsticks generously donated by: Vic Firth http://vicfirth.com/ Harmonicas generously donated by: Hohner https://www.hohner.de/en
3:00 p.m. Sound Suit Performance outside LOLA – LOLA’s art students will give a short performance using Sounds Suits they created, inspired by artist Nick Cave.
4:00 p.m. at Ely Memorial Church for a Hymn Sing. Enjoy listening to the ELy Memorial Church Choir and Men’s Choir, then join in for a public sing-a-long! (Ely Memorial Church is located on Hwy B in Land O’ Lakes, just down the street from LOLA.)
7:00 p.m. Special Giant Jam – Porch Songs Performance on the LOLA Porch. Members of Heartwood https://www.facebook.com/heartwoodwi/ plus other local and visiting musicians will join the Giant Jam. Bring your instrument and join in! Let’s make some beautiful music together!
Watch for more musical happenings to be added to the day’s offerings in the coming weeks!
Are you a musician? Would you like to be a part of LOLA’s World Make Music Day Celebration? We are looking for a few more musicians to perform around town during the day. For more information, give us a call at 715-547-3950 and join in the celebration!
9:45 am - 9:00 pm