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Make Music Day

In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture, France dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, storefronts and mountaintops.

And unlike a typical festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join play music or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fete De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)

Amazingly enough, this dream has come true. The Fete has turned into a true national holiday on the summer solstice and musicians take over. Almost 8% of the country (5 million people) have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fete de la Musique.

The festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 120 countries, including Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Lebanon, Ivory Coast, Australia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada. and Japan.

In the United States, Make Music is celebrated in over 40 states. Makemusicday.org spearheads the events, sponsored by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

In Africa, over 50 cities celebrate Make Music including Cote d’ivoire: Abijan, Benin: Cotonou, Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou and Togo: Lome.

And in 2016, Lagos joined the World Music Day Celebration.

In 2016, SHOWGEAR Limited (a supplier of musical instruments and audio equipment) teamed up with select Nigerian artists and brands to produce the first edition of Make Music in the city Lagos aptly tagged, Make Music Lagos. An entertaining edition that featured over 35 performances across 3 concert venues with over 5,000 in attendance, and thousands more tuning in online. Notable amongst the performers were BEZ, Cobhams, Wole Oni & Wura Samba. The venues were: Muri Okunola Park, Ozone Cinemas & e-Centre.

And following the success of the first edition, the Make Music Lagos team once again teamed up with select Nigerian artists and brands to present another edition in 2017. This time around, the number of venues grew to twelve (12) and over 120 artists performed to a live audience of over 6000. Some leading names amongst the performers were King Sunny Ade, Daddy Showkey, Adewale Ayuba, Omawumi, BEZ, Sound Sultan and Johnny Drille.
The venues were: Balmoral Convention Centre (Fed. Palace Hotel) which hosted the Grand Finale; Bogobiri; Select Cold Stone Creamery Stores around Lagos, Select Domino’s Pizza Stores around Lagos, e-Centre (Ozone Cinemas), Freedom Park & MUSON Centre.

WHO CAN COME?
ALL MUSIC LOVERS!

Make Music Day is a FREE day of music. The concerts are FREE and are open to the public to attend. The FINALE EVENT, however, requires prior REGISTRATION ONLINE. Click here to

Most of the events are designed to be family friendly, and care has been taken in selecting the venues. Click here for a full list of events and venues.

Do join our communities on social media (Instagram, Twitter & Facebook) @MakeMusicLagos for updates. Also subscirbe to our YouTube channel.

2018 EVENTS & VENUES

MASS APPEAL

JTT PARK ALAUSA IKEJA

Event:MASS APPEAL

Date: 17 JUNE

Time:2:00 PM

LAGOS
SHUTDOWN

MURIOKUNOLA PARK

Event:LAGOS SHUTDOWN

Date: 24 JUNE

Time:5 – 10PM

LEARN TO PLAY

IKEJA CITY MALL

Event:LEARN TO PLAY

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 2PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA: YABA

Event:LEARN TO PLAY

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 2PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: ADMIRALTY 2

Event:LEARN TO PLAY

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 2PM

CONCERT

DOMINO’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: IKORODU

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 7PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: FESTAC

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 7PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: OKO OBA

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 7PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: OGUDU

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 7PM

COLD STONE: SURULERE MALL

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 7PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: AJOSE

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 7PM

DOMION’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: AJAH

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:4 – 8PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA: ADMIRALTY

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:4 – 8PM

BOGOBIRI

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:6 – 9PM

UNILAG: DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE ARTS

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:4 – 7PM

HARD ROCK CAFÉ

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:7 – 10PM

MUSON

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:5 – 8PM

FREEDOM PARK

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:6 – 9PM

IKEJA CITY MALL

Event:CONCERT

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:6 – 9PM

STREET STUDIO

DOMINO’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: AJOSE

Event:STREET STUDIO

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 2PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: ADMIRALTY

Event:STREET STUDIO

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:2 – 4PM

UNILAG: DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE ARTS

Event:STREET STUDIO

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 2PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA / COLD STONE: AGIDINGBI

Event:STREET STUDIO

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:12 – 4PM

LEARN TO DJ

IKEJA CITY MALL

Event:LEARN TO DJ

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:2 – 5PM

UNILAG: DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE ARTS

Event:LEARN TO DJ

Date: 21 JUNE

Time:2 – 4PM

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