WATERBURY — Make Music Waterbury will return for its second year with a mix of free outdoor musical events from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, in downtown Waterbury.

The event is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music.

Last year, more than 50 performances were given for Make Music Waterbury, and even more are expected this year.

Food trucks and local vendors will offer a variety of food options in the afternoon and evening.

A full schedule of events and list of vendors will be posted at www.makemusicday.org/waterbury.

This year, 80 U.S. cities and communities across Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 and has spread to more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.

From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.

Musicians and locations that wish to participate can simply register and connect through the Make Music Waterbury website, which then helps to link them together.

Partners and sponsors of Make Music Waterbury 2019 include The Spirit of Waterbury, City of Waterbury, Connecticut Community Foundation, Waterbury Public Art Committee, Waterbury Arts & Tourism Commission, and Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts.

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