Make Music Day is approaching. Every year on June 21st, the world comes together to make music. Buffalo doesn’t seem to have an official Make Music Day status, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t venues and musicians who support the cause. For example, The Cave at 71 Military Road celebrates Make Music Day with the Fete de la Music event. The event was produced in collaboration with three local French organizations (Alliance Française de Buffalo and Buffalo Lille) and features a number of local bands. Association, Inc., and the American Association of French Teachers (AATF).
While it’s great to see people gathering around Make Music Day in Buffalo, it would be nice to find a local, music-oriented organization to formally register and coordinate a more comprehensive community effort. Even better. Admittedly, this requires strategic organization, but there must always be a group with the drive, the know-how and the ability to bring Make Music Day back to its official status.
Heck, if the area can host multiple porchfests, why can’t it once again host an official Make Music Day across the city?
Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day celebrates on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries around the world.
For more information about Make Music Day, visit this official website or visit the Buffalo Facebook page. And remember, if the city doesn’t have official MMD status at this point, that doesn’t mean we can’t all contribute to the movement.
Save date: June 21st is a day to celebrate all kinds of musical creation, no matter where we are, what we play (and sing), or who we work with.
In the meantime, join us for a music festival at The Cave on Wednesday, June 21 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Buffalo, we unite to make music.