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 .

Special Musical Classes  – LOLA will offer two free workshops Thursday, June 20, 201910:00 a.m. – Noon   or  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. as a part of LOLA’s Summer Art Venture & Make Music Day. A variety of music makers will be made during these special classes.  (Ages 5-6 must be accompanied by an adult.)  Colorful maracas, bongos and other instruments will be created.  Then join in on the fun of Make Music Day on Friday, June 21.  Bring your instruments to downtown Land O’ Lakes  and share your own music with the world. Pre -register by June 13. Click here to register.

SCHEDULE – Friday, June 21, 2019 – Land O’ Lakes Make Music Day Events:

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Street musicians, various locations – Including artists – Rachael Brain, Beth Hassler, Steve Kickert, Jon Franke, OneVoiceUP & more to come!

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Instruments outside LOLA   Come bang the drums! Play the piano! Hoot on the harmonica! Anyone can play and be a musician for the day! No experience necessary.

10:00 a.m. – 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.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Harmonica Workshop for Kids LOLA Center Art Room – Free Workshop!  Free Harmonica!  Ages 8 – 14.  Pre-register by June 18.  Space is limited.   Taught by blues harmonica player, Garry Schedin of Eagle River.  Each registered child will receive a free Hohner BluesBand Harmonica, generously donated by the Hohner Company. Click here to register.

TBA – Laurie Johnson – OPUS – Playing guitar and singing.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – One Voice UP – The Alley Lanes & Tavern – A soulful vocal group from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula singing a variety of classics from years gone by.

10:30 a.m. – Noon – Play the pBuzz! Music Workshop for Kids LOL Elementary School Commons –  Free Workshop! Pre-register by June 18.  Space is limited. Taught by Laura Plank, Northland Pines School District Elementary Music Teacher, and educators from the Land O’ Lakes Elementary School. After learning to play the pBuzz, students, parents & friends will parade down the road to Dairy Maid for one free small ice cream cone for registered students! Click here to register.

11:00 am – Carol Mason-Sherrill – Dari-Maid –  Playing the Autoharp.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Jon Franke Meyer Insurance Building – Acoustic guitarist featuring folk, swing and bluegrass music. 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Mery Krause  –  LOL Library  –  Playing the Qchord, an exciting digital instrument that strums like a guitar, plays chords like piano and melody like a keyboard.

1:00 pm – Carol Mason-Sherrill – Gateway Lodge –  Playing the Autoharp.

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.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – LOL Library – Steve Kickert – Acoustic guitar performer doing a mix of his own music and that of singer/songwriters from across the country.

3:00 p.m. – Beth Hassler Dairy Maid – Beth will delight customers on Violin & Viola at our popular Dairy Maid – ice cream spot, playing the soul infusing music of Bach.

3:00 p.m. – Dedication of Musical Play Ground Equipment –  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 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Hymn Sing – Ely Memorial Church –  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 w/ 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.

7:00 p.m. – Rachael Brain – Dairy Maid – Professional singer & comedian, who performed in Las Vegas, Rachael brings an up-beat energy and retro sound to contemporary songs.

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!

BUSKING IS PERMITTED.  You do not need to be a professional musician.  Contact LOLA for a time slot & spot!  715-547-3950

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