Make Music
Liberty - 2023



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 F√™te de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries. Forty years ago, the FeŐāte 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 ‚Äď amateurs and professionals, of all ages and musical persuasions¬†‚Äď perform in more than 1,200 free, outdoor concerts each June 21st, earning¬†praise for their ‚Äúinspiring‚ÄĚ (New York Times) and ‚Äúthrilling‚ÄĚ (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. This year will be the 40th Anniversary in the United States! Viva la France and Fête de la Musique!

Make Music Liberty (2023 – Our 8th Year):

On Wednesday, June 21 (2023)¬† – Liberty will join hundreds of cities in the US and¬†throughout the world as we mark the beginning of summer with Make Music Liberty (hosted by the Liberty Arts Commission), a citywide, celebration of music open to all ages, all genres of music, and all skill levels. ¬†And, it‚Äôs 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‚Äôs city parks, or at a public place of business that has volunteered to be a host venue. Currently (April 2021) Liberty is the only Northland location aside from Kansas City (it’s the third year of operation) of the nearest similar event, so we expect a great turnout (again) this year!

This is our 8th year for Make Music Liberty and it takes community involvement to make it all happen Рparticipation 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!


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

Letter from our Director:

Registration/Matching site:

Please join us in this year’s celebration and, if you have any questions or problems, please let us know.
Now, Let’s get back to Making Music, Liberty!

Bill Stilfield
Event Director
Make Music Liberty


Make Music Day Liberty Staff: 

Director & Event/Talent Manager РBill Stilfield:

Bill Stilfield

Bill Stilfield  (center)

General Event Information and volunteering:

Web Administrator – Shane Immelt:

Make Music Day Liberty is a fiscally sponsored organization working towards non-profit status. The event is free and open to the public.


It’s easy to get involved!

Please Note! If you are trying to register thru your cell phone, you MAY receive an error as your phone may have blocked a pop-up message confirming your registration.  We STRONGLY suggest using a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer at least for the initial registration step.

1. Be a Performer:  

Create your profile by submitting a photo, a 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.            Register Here for Make Music Liberty 2023

You may use the above link to go right to the Matching Site or search as the YouTube link suggests.

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.

The venue will confirm your request, and you’re good to go.            Register Here for Make Music Liberty 2023

For help in registering, check out this helpful YouTube page:

2023 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st


Mass Appeal

Organize YOUR Mass Appeal for 2023!

A Mass appeal can be any open introduction or instructional gathering open to all attending, it could be a drum circle, bucket drumming, harmonica clinic, guitar clinic or vocal networking. Form yours today


Current Press (2022)

a)  The Pitch KC 

b)  Liberty Courier Tribune РApril 1, 2022

c)   In celebration of Make Music Day/Make Music Liberty-2022 the City of Liberty will be dying the City Fountain in front of City Hall-Brite Orange.

Past Press Events (2021)

a)  Make Music-Liberty returns June 21

b)  Favorite Moments by Kellie Houx

(c) Images from 2021 Make Music Liberty (S. Immelt-Photog)

Past Press Event (2020)

a)  Event canceled due to Covid -19

Past Press Events (2019)

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

(b) Make Music Liberty Moves over two days this year (By Kellie Houx – 20 June 2019)


Past Events (2018) Articles

(a)    Make Music Liberty-Corbin Theatre

(b)  Make Music Liberty РHistoric 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 РJune 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 РJune 1st, 2016)