10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!
See schedule below – with more updates to come. All music events free and open to all ages.
LOLA is a member of the Make Music alliance.
Are you a musician? Would you like to be a part of LOLA’s World Make Music Day Celebration? We are looking musicians to perform in Land O’ Lakes during the day. For more information, give us a call at 715-547-3950 and join in the celebration!
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/ .
Gather your friends, take it to the streets, and make some music!
All of it is FREE and open to the public.
BUSKING IS PERMITTED. You do not need to be a professional musician. Contact LOLA for a time slot & spot! 715-547-3950
Special Musical Classes – Thursday, June 20. As a part of LOLA’s Summer Art Venture & Make Music Day, LOLA will offer two free workshops.
Thursday, June 20 10:00 – Noon OR 1:00-3:00 Instrument Making for All Ages. Free Classes! Students must preregister, space is limited. Go to Calendar for more information and to register. Get creative, colorful and musical! LOLA students will create instruments out of a variety of objects. Use your instruments to participate in Make Music Day on Friday.
SCHEDULE for Friday, June 21 Land O’ Lakes Make Music Day Events:
10:00 – 5:00 p.m. Street musicians, various locations. Watch for updates to schedule.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instruments outside LOLA. Come bang the drums, play the piano or keyboard, hoot on the harmonica! Anyone can play and be a musician for the day! No experience necessary.
10:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wandering Musical Art – Sound Suits. Watch for the colorful characters in musical suits! Inspired by artist, Nick Cave, LOLA’s creative crew have created some funky, clunky, chunky and loud! wearable art. Artists will be traveling up and down County Road B in the downtown area of Land O’ Lakes.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eclectic Duo – Cindy Pesek & John Oliver – LOLA Deck Guitars and voices together, with an eclectic mix of popular song.
Time TBA/Location -Dairy Maid – Beth Hassler of Eagle River on the Viola, playing the soul infusing music of Bach.
Noon/LOLA/performers TBA – a musical celebration of the Summer Solstice.
3:00 p.m. Dedication of Musical Play Ground Equipment. Held at the LOL Town Hall Art Park. Join the LOL Public Art Committee to cut the ribbons, play on the new equipment, and make the flowers sing! Also, join in on making the old jungle gym into a new piece of art! Free event.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Hymn Sing at Ely Memorial Church – downtown Land O’ Lakes. Listen to the Ely Memorial United Church of Christ Choir and the Ahh-Men Singers, and raise your voices by singing along! What’s your favorite hymn?
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Street Dance with Open Tab of Wausau, in front of the LOLA Center. RAIN location – LOL Snowflake Building – behind LOL Town Hall.
Open Tab is husband and wife duo, Nick & Carmyn Hoen of Wausau, who also head up their other band, The Third Wheels. Putting their own twist on covers, no song is off limits to be played acoustically or with high energy backing tracks. Nick’s full rich guitar tone built from years of playing, mixed with what the City Pages described as “Carmyn’s charismatic presence and confident voice” make it easy for Rebel Yell to rock and Higher Ground to groove. Their originals are a great mix of stunning riffs, and clever lyrics. Lyrics are always written from the music. So the music dictates the emotion of the song. Open Tab performs across the state.