Annual Make Music Day brings concerts, jam sessions

June 21, 2019 GMT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — More than 30 buildings and landmarks around the country are taking on an orange glow to mark a day devoted to music.

Make Music Day is celebrated each June 21, the summer solstice, and celebrates musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels around the world.

Niagara Falls and the Peace Bridge in western New York, Rundel Memorial Library in Rochester and the Barclay Damon Tower in Syracuse are among the New York sites planning to glow with orange lighting leading up to Friday’s festival.

Organizers say this year’s Make Music Day will feature more than 5,000 free outdoor concerts as well as music lessons and jam sessions in more than 85 U.S. cities, including Buffalo, Los Angeles, Boston and Miami.


The festival began in France in 1982.