Make Music
Liberty - 2017

About

Sign up NOW for Registration for our 2017 Event!

History:

Make Music Day (and Make Music Liberty) 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 700 cities in 120 countries. Eight 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 (2017 -Our Second Year):

On Wednesday, June 21st  – 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 (March 2017) 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 Second 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 A 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

2017 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st

  

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. [PerformersLINK]

Zach Garland_FosterTrio
Mike Hakan on Guitar at Make Music Liberty 2016

 

Joey & Ashleigh

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!   [VenueLINK]


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” can be as simple as a group of aspiring musicians learning to play the harmonica (partnered with Hohner)  and guitar (partnered with Alfred) last year-2016  here in Liberty!  It can be ANY instrument, drums (percussion), saxophone, tuba, bagpipes, flutes, trombones….even voices!

Harmonica Instruction by Hoehner & Palin Music of Liberty 

 

4. 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.

Click here to learn more about becoming a Sponsor

NAMM* Members share why they joined Make Music Day (* National Association of Music Merchants.)

 

5.  Donate

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-2017 Now

 

6.  Volunteer

Any event needs volunteers to help us mange 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

 

 

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 PayPal 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    (Click name to e-mail)

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

 

Social media & Twitter administrators

Anna Knackstedt

Katie Gregory

 

Web Administrator

Shane Immelt 

 

 

 

To subscribe to our updates bulletin/newsletter, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Sponsors

 Sponsors Can help us advertise and promote Make Music Liberty by supporting us by purchasing Ad and Logo space on our Banners, signage and T-shirts and by becoming a Venue (location sponsor).

Sponsorship Opportunity Packages  (click for a downloadable/printable pdf)

 

 

 

Key Sponsors for 2017

                         

 

Our Musical Sponsors:

          

Palen Music

Thank you to Alfred Music for the Ukulele Method music books and Hohner Instruments for the harmonicas for our Mass Appeal Events

 

Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce

 

DONATE TO MakeMusicLiberty.Org HERE*

(*donations are processed through our alliance with the Liberty Arts Foundation)
Click the title to learn more about each class of sponsorships or contact us at: shane@makemusicliberty.org

Press

Current 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

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