Make Music Nashville is today, Thursday, June 21. This year, Make Music Nashville hosts over 100 free performances at 38 venues and parks throughout the cities of Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro. Mayor Briley recently proclaimed June 21st Make Music Day in recognition of the organization and its flagship festival.
Make Music Nashville will donate more than 1,300 instruments and more than 1,000 music lessons throughout the day, all free to the public. Featured artists set to participate in this year’s festival include Chris Scruggs, Fats Kaplin, Aaron Hoke Doenges’s Wade [For River and People], and many more. Below are the two locations in Franklin and two other highlighted shows. See the complete schedule here.
Shuff’s Music 10 a – 3 p
118 3rd Avenue North, Franklin
Join in for a time of music playing the ukelele. Bring your own instrument or you can borrow one of Shuff’s Music instruments.
Franklin School of Rock 7:30 p – 8:30 p
615 Bakers Bridge Road, Franklin
Enjoy a performance by the School of Rock local performers.
Innovation Incubator at Adventure Science Center 10:30am-4:30pm
Join the Adventure Science Center in celebrating MMN! Experiment with unusual instruments, explore your own sounds using conductive materials, and listen in to performances that change the way we experience sound! Featuring demonstrations by Robbie Hunsinger, Santiago Cardenas, and more!
Wade [Music For River and People] at Riverfront Station 8:30am-6pm
Composer and sound artist Aaron Hoke Doenges, in partnership with Rivive! Nashville, created Wade [Music for River and People], an interactive music installation. Doenges uses live data from Nashville area rivers and the movement of people to compose constantly evolving and interactive music.