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MAKE Music Day is back!

Updated: Jun 15

and better than ever!

What is MAKE Music Day? Make Music Day is a free, annual celebration of music that takes place on June 21st, the summer solstice. It's an international event that encourages people in over 1,000 cities in 150 countries to make music together.

How did it start in Anaheim? Anaheim Elementary School District's Mark Anderson approached Anaheim Packing District's marketing director in 2019 with a grand idea for Anaheim to take part in the worldwide celebration! Together, they created and launched MAKE Music Day Anaheim! The inaugural event was a hit with street performers filling Center Street Promenade parklets with symphonic sounds, interactive bucket drumming, Ukulele and guitar classes as well as a surprise ska concert by Half Past Two at Farmers Park, live entertainment inside the Anaheim Packing House and harmonica lessons at the MAKE Building. Even FRAN, Downtown Anaheim's public electric vehicle micro-transportation had FRAN-aoke where guests could sing as they rode between the Packing District and Center Street Promenade. The nearby music shop even hosted open mic at their establishments.

Video Recap of the Inaugural year of MAKE Music Day Anaheim!

City Council Recognition MAKE Music Day Anaheim 2019

A Monkey Wrench in the Works: In 2020, the momentum of Anaheim's MAKE Music Day came to a screeching halt as news the changed the world as we know it was announced in early spring. As restrictions surrounding Covid lifted, the Anaheim celebration of music gradually started again. The celebrations in 2021, 2022 and 2023 were scaled back with only Anaheim Packing District as a participating venue.

From Setback to Come-Back: With many venues "back in business" and with MAKE Music Day falling on a Friday this year, 2024 is going to see the best lineup yet for Anaheim's free day of music!

Below is a full list of MAKE Music Day Anaheim activities happening throughout the day. In a city most visit for angels and magic, this day will be a day to visit for the music!

At the Anaheim Packing District

Live Music from:

  • Darden the Band (Americana) 6:30-9:30pm at Packing House 440 S. Anaheim Blvd

  • Aubrey King (Acoustic Soul) 6-9pm at MAKE Building 500 S. Anaheim Blvd

  • Flash Sitar & Fontain 7-10pm at Sacred Junk Bar 440 S. Anaheim Blvd

  • Oscar Rodriguez (Guitar) 7-9pm at Pali Wine Co 500 S. Anaheim Blvd

At Downtown Anaheim - Center Street Promenade

At Carnegie Plaza - next to MUZEO

4:00pm Learn to play Harmonica with Dick Anderson part 1

5:00pm Live Music with The Microphone Doctors

5:30pm Learn to play Ukulele with Special Guests

6:00pm Live Music with Caleb Santos

7:00pm Learn to play Harmonica with Dick Anderson part 2

7:30pm Live Music with New Edition

At Radiant Beer Company

It’s Radiant's very first Battle Of The Bands, featuring friends from around the SoCal! They’ll have music from Brewheim (390), Jonathan Fraser Music, Orange Lotus, Dead Never Sleep, and a Full House Jazz Trio! You get to vote - the fun starts at 7pm!

At Pearson Park Amphitheater

Kids Imagine Nation at 6:30pm 401

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