Make Music Day Chattanooga 2021

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Happy Make Music Day, Chattanooga. If you’re a Chattanewbie or haven’t yet experienced the glory of Make Music Day, it’s citywide celebration of music that features a variety of free events.

But Make Music Day isn’t just local — it’s actually a worldwide celebration that takes place every year on June 21 and, unlike your typical concert or festival, is open to anyone who wants to take part. 

Here’s a highlight of some of the events happening today in Chattanooga.

Free Music Lessons | Downtown, Northgate, Eastgate, and South Chattanooga Libraries | Various Times | Get a free lesson for the fiddle, banjo, guitar, ukulele, or harmonica. (Bonus: harmonica students get free harmonicas with the lesson).

Kazoo Parade | Downtown + South Chattanooga Libraries | 11 a.m. + 4 p.m. | If a kazoo parade isn’t on your bucket list, we’re not sure why. You’ll also get a free kazoo as part of the event.

Buddy Shirk and Friends | Miller Park Pavilion | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | A variety of musicians will be playing throughout the day at Miller Park pavilion. Lunch break plans? Made.

Ticket to Ride | Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens | 6-7 p.m. |  The Somersault String Ensemble + Ryan Oyer will be covering The Beatles — come prepared to sing along.

Electric Guitar Parade | Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens | 7:30-9 p.m. | Guitar players can register to play in this electric guitar parade + those not as skilled in the guitar world can still take part as egg shakers.

Flowerpot Music | Coolidge Park | 7-8 p.m. | Flowerpot music was written by award-winning composer Elliot Cole specifically for use on a flowerpot to produce bell-like tones.

Summer Solstice Jam | Coolidge Park | 8-10 p.m. | End the evening by bringing your favorite instrument, a blanket, and a snack to take part in this jam session.

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