Make Music Harvard Square: Volume 5

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Harvard Square hosts the fifth edition of Make Music / Harvard Square, a free, outdoors, live-music festival featuring more than 150 local bands. The event is expecting to bring in close to 10,000 attendees, and over 25+ Sonicbids artists are guaranteed to perform.

Starting at 1pm, musicians take over the streets of Harvard Square, in 22 different designated performance pitches, to celebrate the first day of summer with music. Musicians play for the enjoyment of new fans and old fans who come to hear new sounds and meet new people. Make Music / Harvard Square engages everyone from confirmed music-lovers to those just out for a stroll.

Last year, more than 75 bands performed covering all styles: rock, Caribbean, blues, r&b, electro, latin, gypsy, folk, world fusion, jazz, a capella singing, and much more.

Make Music / Harvard Square is an outdoor acoustic event, so selected artists will be asked to play unplugged or to bring their own battery powered amplifying system. Sets range from 30 minutes to more than one hour. We encourage all bands to sell cds and collect donations/tips from their listeners. Musicians will be acknowledged in an on-line Make Music / Harvard Square program on and in the printed event program. Performers are not compensated for this community event, which is free, family friendly and open to the public.

Make Music / Harvard Square is inspired by the “Fête de la Musique” a street-music festival which started 29 years ago in Paris. The “Fête de la Musique” is now celebrated, under many names, in more than 300 cities in 108 countries, from London to Beijing to Buenos Aires, all on the same day. Harvard Square is now a part of this worldwide celebration!

Make Music / Harvard Square is made possible through a special partnership and the support of the Harvard Square Business Association. In partnership with Marie Landel & Associates, the International School of Boston (located in Cambridge), Boston Accueil, and Boston French Party.