Between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm, music will be filling the streets of Portland with lots of Music tomorrow, Thursday, June 21. There will be over 60 free concerts happening at 15 public and private venues all around the city. Many of the concerts are happening at public parks in the city. There are concerts of all genres, ensembles and play-along events and activities for kids and families.
Some of the public venues participating tomorrow include Congress Square Park, Fort Allen Park, Harbor View Memorial Park, Lobsterman Park, Longfellow Square, Post Office Park, Rising Tide Brewing Company, and Standpipe Park, (North Street) on Munjoy Hill.
The list of venues and the events taking place there is far too long to be reproduced here. However, Congress Square Park will host two events only between 5:00 and 6:00 pm; Bell Buoy Park will host seven events, Lobstermen Park will host five events and Monument Square will host five events. It appears that small Longfellow Square will host a whopping eight events between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
The Make Music organization encourages artists of all stripes to participate with it to participate on the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. It’s a family-friendly event that will feature a massive-day-long concert at Monument Square. There will be amplified music, vendors and a friendly atmosphere on the plaza from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. All of our performances are free, so grab your lawn chair and hang out. Or, if you are musically inclined, bring your favorite instrument and join in the action!
Make Music Portland, part of the International Fete de la Musique, is the official organization of Make Music Portland, a festival of sound. It rings in the first day of summer and is the longest day of the year by celebrating the transformational power of sound. It’s purpose is to support local music, bring attention to the arts in Portland and bring people of all different backgrounds together.
Portland was the 8th city in the US back in 2013 to participate in this June 21st event that started in Paris. Today there are more than fifth cities in North America participating in the event with 1,300 world-wide according to Max Mogensen, Organizer.