Make Music Day / Fête de la Musique Forbes Lawn

Date(s) - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Forbes Library

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Music on the Forbes Lawn from 4 – 5 and 6 – 8:30; and at the Mill River from 5 – 6. Northampton joins the worldwide celebration of music on “Make Music Day”, started as La Fête de la Musique in France. It’s part performance, part participation. Come enjoy the music, and start to plan for a bigger event next year. Fun for all ages!

4 – 5
Vernon Valiquette and Liam Hurley
“Glam-a-billy” remakes of songs from Johnny Cash to David Bowie. Kids’ facepainting by Marie. Glam-a-billy was launched at the Fête de la Musique in Nantes France two years ago:

Flame ’n’ Peach and the Liberated Waffles
“Bi-lingual Indie freak folk band, drawing from leftist histories of protest and music- audiences are Thinking, Dancing, Growling, Howling, Smiling and Laughing!”

5 – 6
From 5-6 there is a participatory performance of Dean Rosenthal’s piece Stones/Water/Time/Breath at the Mill River led by Sabine Merz.

6 – 7
Would you like to join in? AEIOUkes ukulele club will be hosting a sing and play along at 6 pm. We’ll be playing six songs; if you’d like the music for them, email <> to get the music, and you can join in!

7 – 8:30
The Alchemystics fuse reggae and hip-hop to form a beat-laden mold of world conscious groove music.

Interested in growing this event for next year? Contact Joe Pater ( to join the mailing list for people interested in helping make this event happen on a bigger scale in Northampton in 2018.