Music makers are being invited to take part in Make Music Day - a free celebration of music of all genres taking place across the UK and in over 120 countries worldwide on 21 June.

Anyone can get involved, from individual musicians and bands to community music groups and venues looking to host an event. The celebration is open to all ages, skill levels and musical styles and is a great opportunity to promote your music, reach new audiences and welcome new members.

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Flagship Edinburgh event - Making Music Scotland is organising an event in Edinburgh city centre on 21 June and is looking for groups to perform. Contact [email protected] if you are available and interested in getting involved. 

  • Organise an event - if you’d like to organise your own event, whether it be in a venue you use regularly, or in a new space such as your local town square, shopping centre or pub, you can register it on the Make Music Day website. Events can range from concerts and gigs to open rehearsals and participatory workshops.

  • Sign up as a musician - maybe you’re a band, singer or choir who would like to take part but have nowhere to perform. Register on the Make Music Day website and local venues can get in touch, or look into venues in your locality and contact them directly.

  • Sign up as a venue - if you’d like to host an event in a space that you own or manage, you can register your venue on the website then search for musicians in your area who are looking for somewhere to perform.

  • Get involved in one of the musical inspirations - themes include: Make Music Day song, brass bands, singing flashmobs, rural music, women in music.

  • Make Music Day Information and Advice Session - this is being coordinated by Making Music and will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 26 April, 5-6pm. This is a great opportunity to find out more about how you can take part and be involved in the flagship event, for more details and to register visit the Making Music website

What Make Music Day can do for you:

  • Practical support – practical support and advice to anyone wishing to organise an event, including, practical information and toolkits can be found on the Make Music Day website.

  • Musical stuff – there are different themes that you can get involved with that come with free musical resources you can use.

  • Marketing – once your event is set up, make Music Day will support you in promoting your event to the general public with branding and marketing templates and more. All venues and events will also be promoted through the make Music Day PR and media campaign, website and contacts.

For more information and to register your event, visit or if you have any questions or would like to discuss an idea contact the Make Music Day team on [email protected]