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Make Music Day

Celebrate the summer solstice with Make Music Miami (MMM) and make the longest day of the year a special one with performances from local musicians!

MMM is the Miami edition of Make Music Day, which takes place June 21, 2023, and is billed as “a free celebration of music around the world.” There will be a variety of in-person concerts throughout South Florida.

The 2023 Miami edition of the global event will feature unique ways that everyone can encounter music. You can either be part of the event or partake in a special project.

“Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public,” according to the MMM website.

Attend Free Live Concerts

  • Elvis impersonator Larry Castro performs all of the King's greatest hits. Performance will take place from 9 a.m. to 11: 45 p.m. at 3605 NW 82 Ave., Miami
  • Take a free group guitar lesson. Lessons will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. at Guitar Center – South Miami, 7736 N. Kendall Dr., South Miami
  • Freelance Harpist and Music Educator Crystal Sawyer performs.  Noon to 1 p.m. at Healing Lotus, 8743 Stirling Rd., Cooper City
  • Colombian duo Maria Kali play electric guitar and congas. 4:15-11:45 p.m. at Jass Kitchen, 190 NE 46 St., Miami Design District/Buena Vista
  • Soul artist Douglas Quarteze performs. 7-10 p.m., Jungle Vibes, 1255 West Ave., Miami Beach
  • Performances by various artists throughout the day at Lincoln Rd.-Euclid Circle, 1623 Euclid Ave., Miami Beach. Schedule is as follows:
    4-5 p.m.: La Tribu Royale, a six-member Latin Urban Alternative band
    5-6 p.m.: KELS a jazz, pop, soul vocalist
    6-7 p.m.: Duck Romero an Argentinian pianist
    7-8 p.m.: Vincent Raffard of the French Horn Collective
    8-9 p.m.: Anemoia, a psychedelic funk trio
  • Performances by various artists throughout the day at Lincoln Rd. Busk Spot #1, 510 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Schedule is as follows:
    5-7 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Christopher Luv performs hip hop and rock
    7-9 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Kate Engelmeyer performs pop and folk standards
  • Performances by various artists throughout the day at Lincoln Rd. Busk Spot #2, 413 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Schedule is as follows:
    5-7 p.m.: Blue Talisman, the Cuban duo of Yesler de la Cruz and Julio C. Lopez perform jazz/pop/world music 
    7-9 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Kate Engelmeyer performs pop and folk standards (she's also performing from 3-5 p.m. at Shenandoah Park, 1800 SW 21 Ave., Miami)
  • Multi-instrumentalist and one man band Lone Wolf OMG performs Americana/bluegrass/folk tunes.  5-7 p.m., 810 Lincoln Rd..
  • Performance by Argentinian pianist Duck Romero. If you missed him at Euclid Circle you can catch him here. 9 a.m. to noon at Lummus Park, 1001 Ocean Dr.
  • Singer Isabella Velasquez is a 12-year-old sensation who has won several awards and performed in front of national audiences. 6-6:30 p.m. at Miami Circle, 465 Brickell Ave., Miami and 7-7:30 p.m., Normandy Fountain Plaza, 7802 Rue Vendome, Miami Beach
  • Mr. Entertainment & The Pookiesmackers entertain with their blend of songs and storytelling. 5-8 p.m., My Mama's, 218 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania
  • The duo Hermanos Gutierrez perform their blend of Latin and Blues music. 7-9 p.m., North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Performances by various artists throughout the day at Paul Walker Park, 46 W. Flagler St., Miami. Schedule is as follows:
    11 a.m. to noon: Charlemagne Sands Quartet perform jazz/blues
    12:30-1:30 p.m.: Spanish flamenco guitar player Andre Carvajal and his Ensemble
    2-3 p.m.: Soul and R&B by S.O.U.L. featuring LeNora Jaye
    3:30-4:30 p.m.: Jazz and soul by the quartet singers Ladies of Simone with a program paying homage to Nina Simone
    5-6 p.m.: Nikki Kidd Quintet performs jazz classics, pop and Broadway showtunes
    6:30-7:30 p.m.: Cachita Lopez & Friends perform pop classics with a Latin beat
  • Miami's great Mo Morgen performs jazz standards and swing on a variety of instruments. 7:30-10 p.m., Sagra Pizza Bar, 11052 Biscayne Blvd.
  • Percussionists perform Billy Martin's Stridulations, a selection of percussion pieces. 3-4 p.m., South Florida Center for Percussive Arts, 12770 SW 125 Ave., Unit 101, Miami
  • Performances by various artists throughout the day at The Dunns Josephine Hotel, 1028 NW 3 Ave., Miami. Schedule is as follows:
    9:30-10:30 a.m.: The trio Miami Room Music perform traditional Cuban music, pop, ballad, son and jazz.
    12:30-1:15 p.m.: Performance by singer/songwriter Timothy LaRoque
    4-5 p.m.: 12-year-old sensation and keyboardist Jason Paumier performs. Jason has performed at The Miami Beach Youth Festival and last year's Make Music Miami. 
  • Performances by various artists throughout the day at The Underline Sound Stage at Brickell Backyard, SW 1 Ave. and 8 St., Miami. Schedule is as follows:
    Noon to 1 p.m.: Kate Engelmeyer
    1-2 p.m.: Performance of indie rock and jazz by singer/songwriter Quiana Major
    2-3 p.m.: Performance by singer/songwriter Timothy LaRoque
    3-4 p.m.: Blues/folk/rock by Aura the Band
    4-5 p.m.: Pop/rock music by singer/songwriter Alexa Lash

This edition is presented by  Buskerfest MiamiThe Rhythm Foundation, Villa Albertine, Olympia Arts Miami and other civic partners.

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