Let’s make some music!

*A number of events have been affected by wet weather conditions – please check individual websites for the most current information. 

Create NSW Make Music Day 2019, EORA College at Grand Concourse, Central Station. Image by Create NSW.

Create NSW Make Music Day 2019, EORA College at Grand Concourse, Central Station. Image by Create NSW.

Be a part of Make Music Day 2021! Create NSW is encouraging widespread community participation and engagement for Make Music Day (Sunday 20 June & Monday 21 June 2021), having facilitated a series of events for audiences and musicians with support from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Transport for NSW and more.

Since launching in France in 1982 as Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on 21 June which now takes place in more than 1000 cities, towns and villages.

This year, Create NSW has partnered with the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) to offer six grants worth $15,000 to help fund live music events cross Sydney and will coincide with DPIE’s The Festival of Place.

From Parramatta Square, to the Art Gallery of NSW, Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club, and our busiest railway concourses, the planned events are a fantastic opportunity to connect a diverse range of NSW musicians with the local community.

This year’s line-up includes events from TAFE NSW Eora, Sydney Conservatorium students, Meteor Infant, a string quartet called Quartet-Ed, and even performances by the Ukulele Circus.

Commuters will also be delighted at a number of train stations as performers re-imagine familiar transport hubs around Sydney with musical acts.

Make Music Day Australia is initiated by the Australian Music Association and coordinated in partnership with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS.

Make Music Day (Sunday 20 June 2021) performances:

Crescent Head Point Reserve, Surf Life Saving Club 
Time: 11am -5pm
Who: DJ Lis Faraway, Relax with Max, Garage Bones, Jayden William Smith, DJ RIXY
Where: Crescent Head Point Reserve, Surf Life Saving Club
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Skate Park, Leeton
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Who: Jannah Beth and True Vibenation
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Northern Beaches: Manly Corso – John Speight Stage, Dee Why – Meriton Square Stage, Narrabeen and Berry Reserve Markets, Mona Vale – Village Park
Time: this event has been postponed due to wet weather conditions
Who: 24 acts including young local talent and professional musicians
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Globe Lane, Wollongong
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Who:  Good Lekker, Big Twisty and the Funk Nasty, Body Promise
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Make Music Day (Monday 21 June 2021) performances:

Coffs Harbour City Centre, Coffs Harbour, Coffs Central Shopping Centre and Coffs Harbour Jetty
9am – 5pm
Who: DJ Coco Varma, Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh, Sarah Hyland
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Parramatta Square, Jacaranda Square, Olympic Park Railway Station, Cathy Freeman Park, the Abattoir Heritage Precinct and Epping Railway Station.
Time: 9am- 9pm
Who: 30 acts from Western Sydney’s vibrant live music scene including jams and open mic spaces to live music from shipping containers, on railway stations and concerts in Parramatta Square.
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The Calyx, The Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney, Mrs. Macquarie’s Rd, Sydney
Time: 11am – 12noon
Who:  EORA College

The Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney 
Time: 12 noon – 1pm
Who: Meteor Infant
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Central Station, Concourse and The Red Rattler Train
Time: this event has been postponed until further notice
Who: TAFE NSW and Eora College
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Bowden Centre, The Royal Botanical Garden at Mt Annan
Time: 11am- 1pm
Who: The Ukulele Circus

Argyle Street, Camden, Town Centre
Time: 11am-5pm
Who: The Honey Sippers, Kombee, Nebula Fuzz, Avenyou, Asteroid Blues
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The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus
Time: 2pm- 9pm
Who: student performance
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The Connection at Rhodes, Canada Bay City Council
Time: 5pm- 9pm
Who: Capitana, Frank Sultana, Hinterlandt, Eamon Dilworth’s Crawfish Po’Boys, RMCA Choir, PeterG, Brain & Stephanie Simmons, Edgidio Valastro.
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AIM- Surry Hills, 1 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
Time: this event has been postponed until further notice
Who: Students and Elana Stone (free music lessons)
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The Marrickville Pavilion
Time: 6pm- 8.30pm
Who: Vincent Sebastian
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Camden Civic Centre
Time: 5pm- 9pm
Who: local talent
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Musical Soiree hosted by Sydney Conservatorium of Music and The Women’s Club
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Who: Professor Liza Lim, Brenda Gifford, Bree van Reyk, Jane Sheldon and Fiona Hill
Where: The Women’s Club, Level 4, 179 Elizabeth Street

Elana Stone Duo – Space is the Place
Time: this event has been postponed until further notice
Where: AIM- Surry Hills, 1 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
Who:  Elana Stone Duo

Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Playing on the freedom of spontaneous improvisation and expression, this series curated by Stu Hunter celebrates the delicate dance of engagement that underpins this exciting art form.
Time: tune in at your leisure
Where: Online

TSU Live Music Marathon
The Street University has coordinated a live music marathon
Time: tune in at your leisure
Where: Online

Music People – Live from Newcastle – 8 Hour Live Stream
A small team of passionate music-lovers from Newcastle NSW are broadcasting a live music television series called Music People, showcasing a diverse pallet of well-known and unknown acts.
Time: 4pm – 12 Midnight
Where: Online

For more information and a full list of Make Music Day Australia 2021 events visit: makemusicaustralia.org.au

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Published: 17 June 2021