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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.

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 register now.

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.

2017 HEADLINE PERFORMERS

King Sunny Ade
Adewale Ayuba
Bez
Omawumi
Sound Sultan
Pita
Johnny Drille
Morayo
Wole Oni
Daddy Showkey
Jodie Great
Folabi

2017 EVENTS & VENUES

THE BALMORAL (FEDERAL PALACE HOTEL)

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Location: Victoria Island

Event: Concert
Time: 06:00pm – 10:00pm

IKEJA CITY MALL

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Event: Learn to Play Guitar
Featuring: Rainbow Fingers, Femi Leye & Pa. Oscar
Time: 11:00am – 02:00pm

Event: Learn to Play Drums
Featuring: Drum Network Africa & Solomon Eli
Time: 11:00am – 02:00pm

Event: Concert
Time: 03:00pm – 06:00pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA & COLD STONE CREAMERY

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Location: Yaba

Event: Street Studio
Time: 11:00am – 02:00pm

Event: Concert
Time: 02:00pm – 04:00pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA & COLD STONE CREAMERY

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Location: Lekki Phase 1

Event: Street Studio
Time: 11:00am – 03:00pm

Event: Concert
Time: 03:00pm – 05:00pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA & COLD STONE CREAMERY

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Location: Ogudu GRA

Event: Concert
Time: 11:00am – 04:00pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA & COLD STONE CREAMERY

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Location: FESTAC

Event: Concert
Time: 11:00am – 04:00pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA & COLD STONE CREAMERY

Wednesday 21st June 2017
Location: Victoria Island

Event: Concert
Time: 11:00am – 04:00pm

DOMINO’S PIZZA & COLD STONE CREAMERY

Wednesday 21st June 2017
Location: Surulere Mall

Event: Concert
Time: 11:00am – 04:00pm

e-Center: Ozone Cinemas

Wednesday 21st June 2017
Location: Yaba

Event: Concert
Time: 11:00am – 04:00pm

BOGOBIRI

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Location: Ikoyi

Event: Concert
Time: 04:00pm – 07:00pm

FREEDOM PARK

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Location: Lagos Island

Event: Concert
Time: 04:00pm – 07:00pm

MUSON CENTRE

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Location: Lagos Island

Event: Concert
Time: 04:00pm – 07:00pm

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Lagos State, Nigeria

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