June 21, 2018

Make Music Day / Fête de la Musique Northampton

Make Music Day /  Fête de la Musique Northampton

Date(s) - Thursday, June 21, 2018
12:00 am

Forbes Library

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Part performance, part participation, all fun!

Featuring The Massachusetts Walking TourVernon Valiquette & Liam Hurley, on the west lawn at Forbes Library, and in Pulaski Park with NCMC Band and Western Mass. Fiddle Orchestra, plus: AEIOUkes at both locations!

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Free performances and participatory music-making gatherings will take place all day in Pulaski Park and the Forbes Library lawn.

Check the facebook event for updates

Interested in performing a short acoustic set in the afternoon at Forbes Lawn?

Contact arts@forbeslibrary.org.

FREE for everyone! Bring a picnic, bring a blanket, bring the kids, bring a ukulele!

Event Schedule:


1-5 PM: Acoustic Open Lawn: You make the music!

5-6 PM: Vernon Valiquette & Liam Hurley

6-8 PM: The Massachusetts Walking Tour featuring local guest artists


morning: Northampton Community Music Center Band

afternoon: AEIOUkes

early evening: Fiddle Orchestra of Western Mass.



In case of bad weather, Forbes lawn events will take place in the Coolidge Museum on the second floor of Forbes Library.

Free parking is available after 6 PM in the library lot and after 5 PM at the Smith College parking garage, in the white spaces only.

Support for this event is provided by the Northampton Cultural Council, Friends of Forbes, community generosity and volunteers.

Event contact: 413-587-1013  fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org