Make Music
Liberty - 2019

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Important Notice

The Make Music Liberty Planning Committee has decided to spread  Make Music Liberty over a two day period!

This year Make Music Liberty will take place over a two day period beginning on Friday, June 21st and concluding on Saturday, June 22nd.  This has entailed some changes to both the start and end times of the event and the registration/matching software. Although the software that is used to register participants, make matches between venues and musicians was not developed with a two-day event in mind, some adjustments and modifications have been made to accommodate the added day but there are still limitations to what the system recognizes.  

TIME CHANGES

Note that the event does not start until 4:00 pm on Friday and ends at 9:00 pm on Friday, then resumes at 7:00 am on Saturday and concludes at 4:00 pm on Saturday.  Please do not attempt to book a performance outside of these hours. Even though the system may accept it, we will either have to reschedule it or cancel it.

 

To register, visit our PARTICIPATE PAGE for further information

and changes to the system

History:

 

Make Music Day (and Make Music Liberty) is a free celebration of music around the world on the 21st. day of June 

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries. Ten years ago, the Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York.

Starting as a grassroots initiative by a team of volunteers, the event quickly became a critical and popular success. Today, over 6,000 New York musicians – amateurs and professionals, of all ages and musical persuasions – perform in more than 1,200 free, outdoor concerts each June 21st, earning praise for their “inspiring” (New York Times) and “thrilling” (New Yorker) performances.

In recent years, other cities across the continent have launched their own Make Music celebrations. On June 21, 2015, 22 North American cities organized 2,714 free concerts at 839 locations… all on a single day.

NAMM & Make Music Day 2017 – What it’s all about! (short YouTube Video)

Make Music Liberty (2019 -Our 4th Year):

On Friday, June 21st (2019)  – Liberty will join hundreds of cities in the US and throughout the world as we mark the beginning of summer with Make Music Liberty, a citywide, celebration of music open to all ages, all genres of music, and all skill levels.  And, it’s all free.  Throughout the day, you may hear music being performed on a sidewalk, a residential porch, the steps of a church, a parking lot, in one of Liberty’s city parks or at a public place of business which has volunteered to be a host venue. Currently (April 2018) Liberty is the ONLY location within 200 miles of the nearest similar event, so we expect a great turnout (again) this year!

This is our 4th year for Make Music Liberty and it takes community involvement to make it all happen – participation by musicians, businesses and public spaces to host performers, volunteers to keep things on track, and funding to advertise and promote the event. So PLEASE! Contact us and signup!

HELP US MAKE THIS ANOTHER GREAT DAY IN LIBERTY!

Make Music Liberty is sponsored by the City of Liberty through the Liberty Arts Commission and supported, in part, by the Liberty Arts Foundation based, 501(c)(3) not for profit organization supporting local arts).

Learn more about Make Music Day at www.makemusicday.org

Participate

It’s easy to get involved!

1. Be a Performer:

Create your profile by submitting a photo, description of your act, and any relevant website/social media links. Check out the available venues and select one that will fit your needs. The venue will confirm your request, and you’re good to go.  

 

IMPORTANT!!  BEFORE REGISTERING PLEASE READ

This year Make Music Liberty will take place over a two day period beginning on Friday, June 21st and concluding on Saturday, June 22nd.  This has entailed some changes to both the start and end times of the event and the registration/matching software. Although the software that is used to register participants, make matches between venues and musicians was not developed with a two-day event in mind, some adjustments and modifications have been made to accommodate the added day but there are still limitations to what the system recognizes.  

TIME CHANGES

Note that the event does not start until 4:00 pm on Friday and ends at 9:00 pm on Friday, then resumes at 7:00 am on Saturday and concludes at 4:00 pm on Saturday.  Please do not attempt to book a performance outside of these hours. Even though the system may accept it, we will either have to reschedule it or cancel it.

IF YOU WANT TO RENEW YOUR 2018 REGISTRATION

  1. Log in to your account by using the same email address which you used last year.

 Whether you do or don’t remember your password, first enter something, even a bogus password. Note: DO NOT click “forgot password” the first time around.  It’s important that you attempt to login at least once, in order to trigger the renewal process. Once you try to log-in once, you can then click on “forgot my password” and go through the resetting process. 

  1. Once you go through the renewal process and sign-in, you will be presented with a list of your 2018 profiles that are eligible for renewal this year. Choose which profiles are returning for 2019, click “import,” and update each profile as prompted. 
  2. You are now ready to create additional profiles, and start making concert plans!

* As always, when you request or book time for a performance, make sure that you include enough time for setup and breakdown.  If you want to perform for an hour and it takes 15 minutes for setup and 15 minutes to breakdown and clear the space, request or book for 90 minutes so that you don’t infringe on the time of another performer who follows you.

If you need help or have questions let us know at bill.s@makemusicliberty.org

If you are a New Registration, Click the link directly Below

REGISTER HERE FOR New PERFORMER

 

 

2. Host a Venue (location)

Create a profile by submitting your location information and a description of the space. Peruse the musician profiles to request a performance, or welcome musicians to select your space independently. Confirm the connection and make sure your space is ready to go on June 21st! 

 

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REGISTER HERE FOR  VENUE

 


Want to register more than one Venue Location? Don’t see how? Try this:

  • Once you have gone to the Link above and registered/Logged in, Go to Manage Profiles, then on the left, Create Venue, and follow the steps.  To toggle between them, you can switch via Manage Profiles or the orange box in the upper right.

 

3. Start a Mass Appeal

A “Mass Appeal” is a music event in which an audience participates. It can be as simple as a group of aspiring musicians learning to play the harmonica, as with this year’s “Blues Harmonica 101” partnered with Hohner), or ukulele as with this year’s “Ukulele Basics” (partnered with Alfred Music) or, for that matter, learning ANY instrument in a group setting; drums (percussion), saxophone, tuba, bagpipes, flutes, etc,

 

It can also be It be an event where the audience actually joins with the performing group to make music together such as we have this year with the KC Women’s Music Network, and The Kansas City Ukulele Alliance.

 

Harmonica Instruction by Hoehner & Palin Music of Liberty 

4. Donate or Be a Sponsor

If you can’t find that perfect performer to help support then help Us pay for banners to advertise, signage to inform and coverage by radio & TV. 

All the advertising, banners, support, volunteer shirts, stages cost money. Yes, we do need money..but ONLY to make this event bigger, better, safer and More Fun than last year

Donate to MakeMusicLiberty-2019 Now

6.  Volunteer

Any event needs volunteers to help us manage foot traffic flow, assist entertainers/musicians to proper locations and help our audience have a pleasurable experience.

If YOU would like to become a volunteer, click HERE for a form of entry

 

Mass Appeal

2019 “Mass Appeal” Events

 

 

Listings

As soon as we confirm 

Matching performers and Venues

They will be posted!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Make Music Day Liberty is a fiscally sponsored organization working towards non-profit status. The event is free and open to the public, and your contributions make it possible!

While Make Music Day Liberty is a combined event with the Make Music Day Alliance, the event is a result of the efforts of the Liberty Arts Commission – Liberty, Missouri and the Liberty Arts Foundation.

Make a donation today!

(click above to open a Square Donation Gateway for Liberty Arts Foundation)

the Liberty Arts Foundation (a tax exempt – 501 (c)(3) organization) is assisting in handling all our donations.

PLEASE! Make your checks out to:

Liberty Arts Foundation – Make Music Day Liberty
PO Box 283
Liberty, MO 64069

 

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Bill Stilfield at bill.s@makemusicliberty.org

Make Music Day Liberty Staff: 

(Click names to open mail link)

Director

Bill Stilfield & General Event Info –   (Click here to e-mail)

 

Bill Stilfield, director of Make Music Day Liberty click to hear a brief invitation-2016

 

Web Administrator

Shane Immelt 

 

 

 

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Press

Current Press Events (2019)

(a)  Liberty Arts Commission readies for Fourth Make Music Liberty  (by Kellie Houx-23 April 2019

 

 

Past Events (2018) Articles

(a)    Make Music Liberty-Corbin Theatre

(b)  Make Music Liberty – Historic Downtown Liberty 

 

Past Events (2017) Articles

(a)  Liberty Arts Commission ready for second Make Music Day   by Kellie Houx -Apr. 26, 2017

(b)  Courier-tribune article – June 8th. 2017 by Kellie Houx

(c)  Kansas City Star (816 section)  June 14th, 2017 by Karen Ridder

 

 

Past Event News Coverage (2016)

We apologize for the dis-connection of the archived links of the following videos.  
Transition of archive address are being sought since the newspaper changed names in early 2017

Arts Commission continues discussion on Make Music Day  by Kellie Houx, Liberty Tribune January 21, 2016

Let’s bring Make MusicLiberty to life.  Liberty Tribune,  Posted January 21, 2016

Liberty Arts Commission discusses “Make Music Day Liberty” by Kellie Houx, Liberty Tribune ,  March 15, 2016   [LINK]

Community to make a beautiful sound in Liberty :  [LINK]

Public welcome to sign up and perform at free celebration Festival is June 21, but musicians’ deadline to sign up is June 10   BY KAREN RIDDER Special to The Star (KC Star – June 1st, 2016)

 

Other News regarding “Make Music Day”


Make Music Boston to celebrate summer solstice,” by Kelly Gifford, Boston Globe, June 20, 2014  [link]

About Make Music Boston,” video by musicovation blog, September 3, 2014, [link]

Gallery

2018 Make Music Liberty Stills

Make Music Liberty-2018 participating musicians

2017 Facebook Photos & Video’s

2017 Video/Live Feeds

Under The Big Oak Tree live!

Posted by Make Music Liberty on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Elvis is in downtown for Make Music Day in Liberty, MO! Join in the fun at City Hall!

Posted by Make Music Liberty on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Posted by Make Music Liberty on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Posted by Make Music Liberty on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Deanna Ray

Posted by Make Music Liberty on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Madison Meyer @ 1st. Presbyterian Church of Liberty-Gazeebo.

Posted by Make Music Liberty on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 Stills

Phil Duncan-Hohner Harmonica’s and ukulele stand in teacher
Phil Duncan-Hohner Harmonica’s and ukulele stand in teacher
the Liberty Ukuladies
crowds watching the Liberty Ukuladies
the Liberty Ukuladies
Madison Meyer
the Clay County Museum Volunteers
2 of the Clay County Museum Volunteers
drummer for the Stilfield-Duncan quartet
the Stilfield-Duncan quartet
2 of the Stilfield-Duncan quartet
drummer for the Stilfield-Duncan quartet
the Clay County Museum Volunteers
Michael Smarr Trio @ Rotary Plaza
Michael Smarr Trio @ Rotary Plaza
crowd watching Michael Smarr Trio @ Rotary Plaza
Michael Smarr Trio @ Rotary Plaza
Michael Smarr Trio @ Rotary Plaza
Cools Cats @ 128 N. Jewell St.
Cools Cats @ 128 N. Jewell St.
crowd watching the Cools Cats @ 128 N. Jewell St.
Cools Cats @ 128 N. Jewell St.
Cools Cats @ 128 N. Jewell St.
Cools Cats @ 128 N. Jewell St.

 

2016 Video Clips (linked to still shots)

Harmonica Instruction by Hoehner & Palin Music of Liberty
Harmonica Instruction by Hoehner & Palin Music of Liberty
the Allen Meyer Jazz Orchestra at Make Music Liberty 2016
the Allen Meyer Jazz Orchestra at Make Music Liberty 2016

 

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2016 Liberty Performers

Katie Rose
Katie Rose
Madison Meyer
Madison Meyer
Victor James Dougherty
Victor James Dougherty
Allen Meyers Jazz Orchestra
Allen Meyers Jazz Orchestra
Kristin Wicklund
Kristin Wicklund

 

 

Julia Reynolds
Julia Reynolds
Michael Smarr Jazz Trio
Michael Smarr Jazz Trio
Hesitatin Blues Band
Hesitatin Blues Band
Kate & Grace McKown
Kate & Grace McKown
KC Jazz Band
KC Jazz Band
Terry Uhlman
Terry Uhlman
Larry Garrett
Larry Garrett
Emily Black
Emily Black
Tom Willbanks/Palen Music Center Mass Appeal Guitar Event
Tom Willbanks/Palen Music Center Mass Appeal Guitar Event
The Hesitatin Blues Band
Chris Foster
Bill Stilfield Trio
Bill Stilfield Trio
Zach Garland_FosterTrio
Zach Garland_FosterTrio
Kameron Gall
Kameron Gall
Joey_Ashleigh
Joey_Ashleigh
CoolCats
CoolCats
Martha Armstrong
Martha Armstrong
Phil Duncan/Palen Music Center Mass Appeal Harmonica Event
Phil Duncan/Palen Music Center Mass Appeal Harmonica Event