Venues, performers needed for this year’s Make Music Madison festival
All genres of music, skill levels, and ages of musicians are welcome.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Registration will soon open for the Make Music Madison festival.
The 2022 celebration is looking for venues and performers to sign up. The 10th annual festival will be held on June 21 and is an outdoor, city-wide event featuring live music all day long.
The goal is to have music going from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at several different locations around Madison.
Event organizers are looking for community spaces, places of worship, local businesses, and area parks to sign up to host concerts.
They’re also seeking performers to play music. All genres of music, skill levels, and ages of musicians are welcome.
Managing Director Meri Rose Ekberg says the event is all about inclusivity.
“We really want anyone and everyone to perform. You don’t even have to consider yourself a musician,” said Ekberg. “You don’t have to have any experience in the music industry in order to participate.”
Because this is the 10th annual festival, Ekberg says Make Music Madison is hoping for a record year.
Make Music Madison is part of the larger Make Music Day which takes place in over 1,000 cities around the world.
“It really brings the entire community together on this day,” said Ekberg. “It’s about having fun, engaging with one another, seeing your neighbors again, and learning about new musicians in your community.”
Kristian Petrov Iliev, a musician with The Racing Pulses, says he missed performing in front of people during the pandemic.
“It’s really hard to replaced the feeling of live music,” he said. “As music returns, I hope that the music scene here is revitalized as well and people enjoy more concerts.”
Petrov Iliev adds that performing outside in the summertime is extra special in Madison.
“It’s just a unique pairing of moments,” he said. “I think that it gives a musicians a chance to share their art which I think is important. It also gives people who enjoy music a chance to really find out about some of the art that’s happening in the community.”
Venue registration begins on March 25. Performer registration opens April 1. There are no registration fees or limits on the number of musicians or locations who can take part.
Registration will close on May 25. For more information, click HERE.
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