Issaquah joins with the world for Make Music Day

Issaquah joins with the world for Make Music Day

  • Monday, June 19, 2017 12:40pm
  • News

On Wednesday, June 21, Issaquah is standing in solidarity with the world through music for an event celebrated in 120 countries across the globe — Make Music Day.

Launched in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, the annual celebration sees both amateur and professional musicians coming out to give free musical performances as community members listen, dance and join in.

Issaquah is one of 750 cities around the world (and one of only four in Washington) officially registered as a Make Music City.

From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., local musicians and singers will be giving free performances all over Issaquah, at the steps of City Hall, the Historic Train Depot, the corner of Front and Sunset, Pedestrian Park, the Tiger Mountain Stage next to Pelage Spa and the Historic Shell Station. Indoor venues will include the Issaquah Senior Center, artEAST, Art by Fire, Yum-E Yogurt and Levitate Gastropub.

Anyone is welcome to participate, both as musicians and audience members.

An all-instrument “Louie, Louie” flash mob will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the steps of City Hall. Everyone is invited to bring their instruments and take part.

There will be an open mic in the parking lot north of Music and Arts, located at 170 Front St. N. Musicians and singers can sign up as early as 4 p.m., and will be given 15-minute time slots each on a first-come, first-served basis. A microphone, mixer and PA will be provided.

For more information, contact Brenda DeVore, executive director of the Downtown Issaquah Association, at 425-391-1112 or at events@downtownissaquah.com.


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