Celebrate Make Music Day on June 21

On Make Music Day, musicians of all ages and skill levels share their love of music with communities around the world through free music performances and events on June 21.

Eskenazi Health is excited to spearhead Make Music Indy, the inaugural celebration of Make Music Day, on June 21. Make Music Indy will be a collaboration of new and existing partners and supporters of the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique and is now celebrated on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Make Music Day made its American debut 15 years ago in New York. Since then, over 100 cities throughout the country have established city-wide celebrations providing free music listening and music-making opportunities for the community.

This is the first year Make Music Day will be recognized in Indianapolis as a city-wide event. Free concerts will be held at the Eskenazi Health downtown campus in addition to several other performance venues throughout the city. A full listing of concerts happening throughout Indianapolis can be found here.

Bring your lunch, lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free performances on The Matthew R. Gutwein Commonground in front of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital on June 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s lineup includes:

  • 11 a.m.: Sirena Huang, 2022 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Gold Medalist, and Chih-Yi Chen, piano
  • 11:30 a.m.: Community Group Drumming, led by Eskenazi Health board-certified music therapist Tori Obermeier
  • 12 p.m.: Pavel & Direct Contact
In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved inside the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital to the Eli and Lilly Company Foundation Concourse. Should you have any questions, please contact Brian Van Bokkelen, media and public affairs manager with Eskenazi Health, at Brian.VanBokkelen@eskenazihealth.edu.

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