For the first time ever, El Paso will join in the worldwide celebration of the joy of making music.
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will take place online on the Make Music El Paso Facebook page.
From 9am through 8pm MST on Sunday June 21st, the El Paso International Music Foundation will host a live feed featuring local artists and genres from Opera to HipHop, musical instrument lessons with local instructors, and special presentations from community leaders and music organizations.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part.
Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
“We invite you to also share your musical talents with the hashtag #MakeMusicElPaso,” EPIMF officials shared. “We strongly encourage everyone to take this day — the longest day of the year — to make music in your homes, out in your neighborhoods, or with your Dad on this Father’s Day.”
As an added incentive, officials will select one of the #MakeMusicElPaso participants to win free studio time at Star City Studio thanks to their generous donation.
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 1,000 cities in 120 countries.
“Have fun but stay safe…and always make music!” organization officials added.
The El Paso Community Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of the El Paso International Music Foundation.