Celebrate Make Music Day on June 21

Eskenazi Health is once again celebrating Make Music Day on Friday, June 21, where musicians of all ages and skill levels share their love of music with communities around the world through free music performances and events. There are several performances in the Indianapolis area and at Eskenazi Health locations.

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 and 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 second year Make Music Indy will be recognized in Indianapolis as a city-wide event. Eskenazi Health is excited to once again spearhead Make Music Day Indy 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. Free concerts will be held at the Eskenazi Health downtown campus and at the Eskenazi Health Thomas & Arlene Grande Campus on Indy’s eastside, in addition to several other performance venues throughout the city. A full listing of concerts happening throughout Indianapolis can be found here.

This year’s Eskenazi Health downtown campus lineup includes:

  • 11:30 a.m. – Community group drumming, led by Eskenazi Health board-certified music therapist Tori Davenport
  • 12 p.m. – Bashiri Asad, the “Everyday Soul Singer”

The performances will be held in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse.

At the Eskenazi Health Thomas & Arlene Grande Campus, a musical performance will feature Carl Hines on piano and Thomas Brinkley on bass at 3 p.m.

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