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Free concerts every year on the summer solstice.

Make Music Portland is Wednesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Join us for dozens of free concerts happening all around Portland, Maine.


Registration has closed for our 2017 solstice festival. We’re putting together the finalized schedule right now! If you are a performer who wants to play with us but missed registration, or if you’re just looking for info, email us at holler@makemusicportland.org. You can also check out our Facebook page to learn about upcoming Make Music Portland events.

Make Music Portland is a day-long, totally free musical event, aimed at bringing local performers into the spotlight. Along with hundreds of cities around the world, every year on June 21 we ring in the longest day of the year with music and artistry. Join us as we fill local parks, restaurants, backyards, and public and private spaces with hundreds of performances, ranging in style and genre.

This is a free event. There are no costs to attend any performance, or to come join us making music. In addition, we organize free community events (think jam sessions, musical lessons, and the like) that happen throughout the day on June 21.

A branch of the international Fête de la Musique, Make Music Portland is organized by a Maine-based non-profit, with the generous help of dedicated local volunteers. We are always looking for new ideas, new volunteers, and fresh input. Shoot us an email if you’re curious.

Registration to be included on the 2017 schedule is closed. To build our schedule and connect performers with places to play, we use matchmaking software provided by One Solstice. It may still be possible to get you on our 2017 schedule. If you are an artist or performer who wants to get on the schedule, please email us.

If you would like to reach us for any other reason (hosting a performance, volunteering, being part of our board of directors, or for any reason) please send us an email.