Make Music Madison wants you to participate in its 2024 event

Registration for Make Music Madison 2024 is now open, here’s what musicians and music lovers need to know about getting in on the action.

Make Music Madison performers on a small concrete outdoor stage

You’ll see musicians all over Madison on June 21. | Photo by Make Music Madison

Every year on the summer solstice, 1,000+ cities across the country come alive with music, and Madisonians are always happy to take part in the nationwide celebration. Make Music Madison (MMM) allows musicians of all ages, skill levels, and styles to take the stage at public spaces and venues around the city.

Registration is open now through Saturday, June 1 for this year’s event taking place on Friday, June 21. Those interested must create an account and register as either a musician or a venue.

Meet your match

With an account, you can search for a musician and/or venue to match with. Think of it as a musical dating site: if you find a match, you’ll reach out in hopes that the feeling is mutual.

Once a musician and venue connect, matches will move forward with locking in the schedule and production details. Note: Ultimately, the venue host gets the final say on performance length and frequency.

Musicians are also welcome to submit an event themselves, bypassing the matchmaking process.


The goal of this event is to offer free performances in public spaces.


  • Community centers and gardens
  • Parks
  • Private businesses
  • Private homes
  • Sidewalks

MMM will secure the required permits for sidewalk and public park performances. If you can’t find a private business or community center in the matchmaking portal, consider reaching out to encourage them to register as a venue.


Maybe you’re not musically inclined but still want to get involved. Fill out this form if you’re interested in joining the volunteer team.

Positions include:

  • Event photography
  • Poster distribution
  • Online promotion
  • Venue material distribution
  • Compiling venue materials
  • Outreach to artists and venues

Music lovers, stay tuned for lineup announcements on MMM’s website and socials.