Make Music
Rochester

About

Make Music Rochester is modeled after a Parisian tradition (Fête de la Musique) that began in 1982 as a tribute to the Summer Solstice.  More specifically, each June 21st Paris is filled with musicians of all kinds performing on sidewalks, lawns, balconies, in parks, etc. for anyone to enjoy at no cost.  In 2007, Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York.  Ever since, cities around the world have been starting their own Make Music days.  In fact, in 2016 there were 38 North American cities that gave 3,238 concerts at 1,078 locationsall on a single day!

In 2017, our founding members felt it was time this beautiful celebration come to Rochester!!  We hope that this sort of “pop-up”/”organic” event will help activate spaces that are frequently overlooked (i.e. lawns, parks) and play a role in strengthening the Rochester community.

Join us for the second annual Make Music Rochester on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 12pm to 9pm!! All Ages | Free

 

None of this would be possible without our gracious host organization, the Community Design Center Rochester.

Support

We are able to keep our concerts free and open to the public thanks to your generous donations!

Please send a check (made payable to the Community Design Center Rochester, “MMDR” noted in the memo) to the following address:

The Community Design Center Rochester
Hungerford Complex
1115 East Main St., Door #3B
Rochester, NY 14609

2018 Sponsors:

WXXI and The Little Theatre

Bernunzio Uptown Music

City Blue

CITY Newspaper

Community Design Center Rochester

Gray Locey, CPA, P.C.

Larry Axelrod / Mass Mutual

MPF Design

Richard “Dick” Storms / Record Archive

Symington Family Fund

Theresa Conroy / Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Attorneys and Counselors

Visions Federal Credit Union

 

LEVELS OF SPONSORSHIP

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000 (one available)

  • Recognition on all advertising and promotional materials and on Make Music Day Rochester website, prominently displayed as PRESENTING SPONSOR for one year
  • Speaking role in promotional video which will be shared on local and national website

Big Band: $2,500

  • Recognition on all advertising and promotional materials and on Make Music Rochester website sponsor page for one year
  • Recognition in promotional video which will be shared on local and national website
  • Sponsorship opportunity limited to one in each category (finance, legal, medical, developer, etc.)

Ensemble: $1,000

  • Recognition on all advertising and promotional materials and on Make Music Rochester website sponsor page for one year
  • Recognition in promotional video which will be shared on local and national website

Quartet: $400

  • Small logo recognition with a link to your website on Make Music Rochester website sponsor page for one year
  • Logo recognition on Make Music Rochester canopy signs

Duet: $200

  • Small logo recognition with a link to your website on Make Music Rochester website sponsor page for one year

Soloist: $100

  • Word recognition on Make Music Rochester website sponsor page for one year

 

All contributions to CDCR/MMDR are 100% tax deductible.

For further sponsorship inquiries, please email rochester@makemusicday.org

Participate

Click here to sign-up as a performer, venue, or both! We are THRILLED to have you join us for our first year.

Information for participants:

Thinking about performing for Make Music Day Rochester?  We’d love to have you!  Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind for your performance:

-Participants are welcome to perform throughout the city of Rochester either on sidewalks, or private property.  If you’re performing on a sidewalk, please keep a 5 foot path clear for pedestrians.

-If you wish to perform on a private property, you may choose from any of the pre-registered locations on our VENUES list.  If you choose to perform on a private property which is NOT a pre-registered venue, you must get permission from the property owner.

-Please remember that as a performer, you are responsible for providing your own equipment, or making arrangements with your selected venue for such.  Performers are also responsible for setting up and taking down equipment, as well as keeping the performance area clean.

Thank you for participating, we can’t wait to experience your performance!

Contact

Get in touch with us at rochester@makemusicday.org

 

2018 Listings: Thursday, June 21st