Make Music Day is BACK!

by | Apr 18, 2024

YORK, PA – On June 21st, 2024 York County will host Make Music Day for the third year in a row; joining over 125 countries worldwide for the largest single-day music event since its beginnings in 1982 in France. Make Music Day, coordinated in the U.S. by the Make Music Day Foundation, is an inclusive DIY festival encouraging musicians, producers, promoters and music lovers to collaborate, and to organize in-person and online music performances in their communities.

In York County, Make Music Day will be a collaborative event between the Cultural Alliance of York County and a variety of partners including the York Music Teachers Association, the York Revolution, Weary Arts Group, Shine Music Foundation, the Appell Center for Performing Arts, and many more. The days activities will be followed by the first ever Make Music Night at the York Revolution home game at WellSpan Park. This year’s events are offered in partnership with M&T Bank and the National Endowment for the Arts, and are sponsored by York College of PA, Members 1st and Kindness Worldwide.

Music has been shown to strengthen social connectivity, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, stimulate memory, and is integral to a well-rounded, enjoyable life. By participating in Make Music Day, the Cultural Alliance and York County encourage every form of music making, and will culminate the day with the second annual kazoo parade, led this year by the York Temple Guard.

Get Involved: Registration is open now for organizations, musicians, and venues who would like to participate in Make Music Day. Visit and create an account and register as a venue or a musician. In 2024 all Make Music Day events will be organized through the MMD Matchmaking Website, where musicians can match with venues to host them, and venues can seek out programming. For the first time in 2024, musicians and organizations may also apply for dollars to help facilitate their program/event.

Find up to date information on the website, or social media: @makemusicyorkcounty on Instagram and Make Music Day, York County on Facebook. Email with any questions.

Nationwide Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. The official hashtag is #MakeMusicDay.

For editorial photos of previous MMD events, click here.

Founded as a United Arts Fund in 1999, the Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign currently supports arts organizations and artists that are essential to arts and culture in our community. Over the past 24 years invested $12.2 million in cash and $2.5 million in in-kind support for the arts. Through critical operational grants, the Cultural Alliance is the lifeline for arts and culture in York County.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Instagram.

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