Make Music Portland, part of the international Fête de la Musique, is a festival of sound. Occurring annually on June 21, Make Music Day is a free event to attend and participate in and is open to all ages, genres, styles, and abilities. During this daylong celebration, the city comes alive with music. Performances take place on city sidewalks, in parks, patios, and even on back porches.
Make Music Portland is a community event that aims to strengthen social and cultural ties, elevate the profile of our city internationally, and support amateur and professional musicians. Our music festival falls annually on the summer solstice and is organized by the Make Music Portland board. Together with cities around the world, Portland rings in the first day of summer and the longest day of the year by celebrating the transformational power of sound.
‘ROCK MUSIC’ is a family-friendly interactive sound installation where boulders in downtown Portland were covered with colorful conductive pads. Community members can instigate sound and collaborate by touching the colorful rocks. The conductive pads generate synthesized sound.