Make Music Portland’s goal is to provide an open, inclusive opportunity for Maine musicians to showcase their talents, and for non-musicians to engage in musical learning opportunities, all while celebrating our community. One of the best parts about the celebration is that participation is open to anyone and everyone; whether you make music, listen to music, or just enjoy it.
In collaboration with local organizations such as 317 Main Community Music Center, Friends of Congress Square Park, FLUKES, Portland Ukulele Social Club, and Ukuleles Heal the World, we have been able to expand our play-a-long events to involve more of the community. Last year we had nine participatory events including Singing in the Shower, an Instrument Petting Zoo, free Ukulele lessons, and an Instrument Building Garden where kids (and adults) could make musical instruments out of recycled materials.
Make Music Portland is produced and funded by an all-volunteer team, out of a love for the city, the people, the local sounds, and a passion for bringing everyone together through the universal language of music. We hope you will consider donating to help cover the costs of producing and promoting this fun, inclusive community event!
Funds raised will help cover:
-event insurance ($525)
-public space usage permits/concert/vendor permits ($950)
-parking permits (~$25)
-water & snacks for volunteers (~$25-$40)
-Make Music Alliance membership ($325 - this gets us free harmonicas, national promotion, drum sticks, etc.)
Any additional funds will help cover marketing materials.
- Nicole Poirier-Djonouma
- Loren Peters
- Lee Urban
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